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Dec 17 2013

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A Home for the Holidays – The House Plan Shop

House Plan 025H-0124There are so many aspects involved in your decision of choosing a house plan. As the holidays approach, consider whether your home plan will accommodate your needs to host or house your friends and family.  With that in mind, take a look at this Southern two-story house plan. Its stately columns are just begging to be wrapped in garland and holiday lights. Imagine your guests approaching the front door following a walkway lined in luminaries. With the dining room windows in the front of the house, this is a perfect place to display a menorah. Your guests can turn left into the formal dining room with its Kwanzaa feast already on the table, or they can continue straight into the great room. Just think of a grand Christmas tree to fill that great space with its spacious two-story ceiling. While the guests enjoy the view through the multitude of windows or cozy up to the fireplace, the family chef can take command of the kitchen. With plenty of elbow room and work space including a stand-alone island, don’t think twice about recruiting helpers. The walk-in pantry makes it convenient to store snacks for the bowl games. Even if you’re not located in a warm climate, stalwart tailgaters will certainly be willing to step out onto the covered deck and grill up some goodies by game time. Dining options are plentiful. Too many for the dining room? Some traditions separate the younger ones by seating them at the “kids’ table” which works well in the breakfast room. The snack bar provides adequate space for serving buffet style meals whether it’s latkes or the Christmas goose. Informal munching can be accomplished in the great room lap style. Chase the kids upstairs to that bonus room that you’ve converted to a playroom, while you clean up the kitchen and then enjoy visiting with the rest of the guests. When it comes time for that long winter’s nap, you are well equipped to handle all those that sleep over. Convert the study, conveniently located near a full bathroom, into a guest room. Utilize that bonus room on the second floor or double up in the two secondary bedrooms. Once you have settled everyone in, take a moment for yourself. Wash away an exciting but hectic day in your own whirlpool tub in the bathroom of your master suite. Happy holidays to all and to all a good night.

If you’d like to view the details of this design please check out home plan 025H-0124. And if you’d like to see some of the other home plans we’ve features in the past, check out our blogs representing this featured collection of home plans.

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Nov 20 2013

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Modern home Plan Offers Efficient Living for a Narrow Lot – The House Plan Shop

Modern Home Plan 052H-0001Short on space but big on ideas? This unique house plan is perfect for those that are looking to do a lot with little by allowing you to make the most out of your space. The ground level is barrier free with zero walls, creating an open environment ensuring that space is not lost due to walls taking up space or creating corners that are inaccessible. This results in a perfect area for hosting parties, gatherings, or simply lounging with friends and family. It promotes a community feel as individuals are allowed to mingle in one collective area. The large floor to ceiling windows contribute to this open impression by allowing plenty of natural light to enter in addition to seamlessly blending the ground level with the joined patio. The upper level serves as a great juxtaposition to the lower level providing a great amount of privacy within its three bedrooms and two baths. Located separately from the common areas downstairs assures that noise won’t as easily disturb those sleeping. For those looking to build in urban areas where space is limited, this modern two-story house plan can make a narrow lot feel like a whole lot more. For more contemporary house plans please view our entire collection.

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Sep 23 2013

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Featured Craftsman Home Plan Accommodates an Active Family – The House Plan Shop

Craftsman Home Plan 023H-0133This two-story luxury home plan has plenty of storage space to keep a busy family organized. In addition to a three-car plus attached garage and walk-in basement, there are walk-in closets, built-ins, a cedar closet off the upstairs bathroom, a dining room butler’s pantry and lockers in the vestibule between the garage and main house. The homeowners can enjoy the convenience of a second floor laundry, a wet bar in the master suite and separate tub and shower in the master bath. Family togetherness is accommodated in the eat-in kitchen featuring a built- in snack bar island, the spacious family room with an open two-story ceiling and a comfortable screen room with a fireplace. There is also space for individual activities. There is a private deck off of the main bedroom, desks for homework in the two secondary bedrooms and a room on the main floor that can be made into a den, music room or office.   This house has a beautiful covered porch supported by columns atop stone pedestals, inviting for both the inhabitants and guests alike. View floor plans and details about this family-oriented Craftsman home design.

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Sep 03 2013

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Featured Vacation Home Plan Is a Comfortable Getaway – The House Plan Shop

Vacation House Plan 010H-0016Providing a welcoming break from the daily stresses of city life, this two-story vacation home offers a chance to relax and reconnect with nature. A sundeck surrounding a third of the house provides a perfect vantage point for overlooking nearby waterfronts or distant mountains. The interior of the house also allows for great views of the surrounding areas with large windows located throughout the house including a set of French doors in the great room and the master bedroom along with a window seat creating a perfect backdrop to enjoy your latest book. On the lower level a workshop offers space for those who enjoy working with their hands or a covered patio for the couple who enjoy a glass of wine while watching the rain fall in their own little slice of county.

Click here to view floor plans and details about this vacation house plan, # 010H-0016.

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Aug 12 2013

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Featured Coastal House Plan for Seaside Living – The House Plan Shop

Coastal House Plan 041H-0033Nothing says seaside living like a thoughtfully planned coastal design. This featured coastal home offers a floor plan that makes the most of oceanfront or shoreline property. Expansive decks and screened porches promote outdoor living and relaxation while delivering the perfect places to listen to the sounds waves crashing on the nearby shore and seagulls calling out above. Furthermore and array of windows enhance the living spaces and cozy loft revels the best ocean views from the interior. Additionally, the common gathering areas are situated on the highest level where you are sure to enjoy the panoramic seascape. Starting on the top level, you’ll find the open living areas arranged for gathering, relaxing and entertaining. Special features include easy access to the deck and screened porch, as well as, a kitchen island, window seat, great room fireplace and stairs to the loft. Your master suite completes the upper level boasting a private bath and decorative ceiling. Three bedrooms occupy the middle level including Master Suite 2 with its own private bath and a compartmented bath that accommodates Bedrooms 3 and 4. A covered porch and entry complete this level. Finally, the ground level offers a rec room the whole family can enjoy as well as an extra bedroom and bath and the laundry facilities. Don’t miss the carport. Fashioned with distinct seaside styling, this coastal house plan allows you to ease into everyday as if it were the middle of vacation.

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