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Jul 27 2017

Five Stunning Mountain House Plans

Mountain house plans deliver comfortable living spaces and panoramic views. They are designed for hillsides, sloping lots, and mountainous terrain. Take some time to review six of our featured mountain house plans below.

Mountain House Plan 053H-0002053H-0002 –  If you don’t have a mountain to build this beautiful house plan, just about any sloping lot will do. Gorgeous inside and out, this plan will even please flatlanders. The floor plan boasts spacious volume ceilings, two fireplaces (one outdoors), stately columns and other decorative details. The main level enjoys an open floor plan featuring an island kitchen, great room with fireplace, breakfast nook and formal dining room. A “fit for the king of the hill” master bedroom presents a luxurious bath and two walk-in closets. The optional lower level is a walkout basement offering a wet bar to serve the rec room, media room, and office. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. Enjoy the outdoors with views from the many windows, plus a deck and screen porch.


Mountain House Plan 072H-0206072H-0206Naturally, homeowners are interested in the creature comforts provided by this vacation-style mountain house plan. There are three bedrooms, a full bath, a kitchen with snack bar, laundry closet, a great room with fireplace, and a gorgeous deck.  But one must concentrate on the beautiful views that this open floor plan provides. Look at that fabulous wall of windows!  Whether you are on the first floor or second floor or outside looking in, the wall of windows is the focus of this design. Just image viewing the sunset or watching the wildlife outside your home. Long after you vacation is over, you’ll still be contemplating all that you saw through the sparking widows of this mountain house plan.


Mountain House Plan 012H-0134 012H-0134Comfort and convenience are wrapped in the solid, attractive exterior of this mountain house plan. And open floor plan boasts a living room that is open to the second story above. Enjoy warming up by the fireplace on chilly evenings. Your master bedroom is located on the second floor, and it has its very own balcony for stargazing. Keep your overnight guests comfortable and happy with a guest room on the second floor. Entertain outdoors with a first-floor deck that cleverly provides shelter for the porch below. Plenty of storage space and a two-car garage complete this home plan.


Mountain House Plan 066H-0024066H-0024This picturesque plan is pleasing inside and out. Notice the fabulous wrap-around deck, perfect for outdoor entertaining with your choice of panoramic views. Special volume ceiling treatments will have you looking up while an array of windows will have you looking out.  Two second floor bedrooms enjoy their own baths and a measure of privacy. Read quietly in the study or play pool in the rec room. You can equip your own gym in the finished basement and start each day with a morning workout. Cozy up to the fireplace in the master bedroom or soak in corner tub. Both are perfect ways to wind down your day. This plan is so beautiful and full of exciting opportunities for enjoying life with your family, you’ll never want to leave home!


Mountain House Plan 027H-0350027H-0350Two stories plus a finished lower level offer comfortable living and sleeping spaces in this ski chalet. Sweet and inviting from the outside, this plan does not disappoint on the inside. The floor plan places the master bedroom on the main level, with two secondary bedrooms upstairs accessed by loft balcony overlooking the great room. On the lower level you will find two more bedrooms plus a family room for gathering and socializing. Snack at the kitchen snack bar or eat a meal in the dining area. Check the weather out on the main-floor deck and warm up at the wood stove. This is a perfect place to come home to and kick back, after a day on the slopes.

For more mountain house plans like these, please view our entire collection of designs.

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Jun 20 2017

Now Featuring Some of Our Newest House Plans!

The House Plan Shop is currently featuring some of our newest house plans. We continuously add new house plans and multi-family plans to our website, so we are taking this opportunity to feature some of the new house plans that were added tour website within the last six months. These plans range in size and architectural style from tiny homes to luxurious Mediterranean home designs and everything in between. Take some time to review these six new house plans.   


House Plan 069H-0034069H-0034 – Cool, yet grand relaxation, is generated by this one-story coastal house plan. An open floor plan leads one through the grandeur of volume ceilings to a wall of glass, and beyond to the outdoor living room under the covered lanai. Step back inside to grab a snack at the spacious kitchen food bar or warm yourself on a chilly evening at the great room’s homey fireplace.  A split floor plan has the master of the house in mind with the voluminous master suite on one side of this design and the secondary bedrooms on the other. Treat yourself with twin walk-in closets, access to the lanai, and a deluxe master bath fit for royalty.  After a dip in the pool, a soak in the tub, and a good night’s sleep, you won’t even care about that lost shaker of salt.


House Plan 019H-0192019H-0192 – This small, Craftsman house plan is nothing short of amazing. It has an endearing front façade highlighted with windows, a covered front porch with decorative columns, a shed dormer and gable bracing. Inside, you’ll find a spacious open floor plan topped with volume ceilings. Storage is king with walk-in closets for all the bedrooms, a walk-in pantry for the kitchen, a coat closet in the foyer and even a storage closet in the two-car garage. The covered terrace offers a place to relax outdoors. Ideal as a starter home, this one-story Craftsman house plan has more to offer than you might expect!


House Plan 059H-0219059H-0219 – Here’s a tiny house plan packed full of efficiency and covered with an attractive exterior. Enter through the front door and be amazed by the sense of spaciousness as the living room opens to the windows above. There is plenty of room to eat with a kitchen snack bar and a dinette. Capture a bit of privacy or pay bills online with the study alcove under the stairs. Take care of the laundry with a space-saving stacked washer/dryer in the utility closet. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the second-floor master bedroom, complete with a walk-in closet. If you are looking to downsize, change to a minimalist lifestyle, or maybe build a cozy vacation home, this tiny house plan is worth taking a closer look.


House Plan 046H-0150046H-0150 – A double door entry invites you into this two-story house plan. With its family-style open floor plan, Mom and Dad can keep an eye on the kids from the kitchen, dining room or great room. When need be, the study offers private quietude, plus the master bedroom resides on the first floor and the rest of the bedrooms are located upstairs. Show off the great room to guests with its volume ceiling and cozy fireplace. Step outside on the covered back porch to enjoy the outdoors protected from the sun. Conveniently located first floor laundry keeps the families clothes clean and walk-in closets keep them stored. Carefully designed for family living, you can’t go wrong with this two-story house plan.


House Plan 031H-0274031H-0274 – Decorative columns support the front porch roof of this stalwart Colonial house plan. Family oriented, the open floor plan emphasizes the family center as the focus of the first level. Whether watching television, warming cold toes at the fireplace, or eating at the kitchen snack bar, family remains connected. When day is done, everyone retires to the second floor where all the bedrooms are located. There is a bonus room over the garage that gives you room to grow.  Perhaps it will be another bedroom, playroom, or a hobby room. Planning your vision is sure to be a great family collaboration with this two-story house plan.


House Plan 062H-0112062H-0112 – Fashioned with shed dormers and a multi-material façade, this Craftsman ranch house plan will spark visual interest in any neighborhood. Inside, the floor plan delivers practical elements and special amenities that are sure to enhance family living. The kitchen features a snack bar and a walk-in pantry for extra storage, while both bedrooms boast walk-in closets and easy bath access. The garage offers storage space too! A corner fireplace in the family room lends a homey feeling to this open floor plan, and the easy-to-access laundry room makes light work of weekend chores. Whether you are a new family just starting out or an empty-nester streamlining your life, this is an attractive and well-balanced house plan.


We continuously add new house plans to our website. Check back often to discover more new house plans like these!

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May 24 2017

What’s Hot? Modern House Plans!

Building modern house plans is a growing trend from the East Coast to the West Coast and everywhere in between. These modern designs are usually recognizable for their unique and futuristic architecture. Modern house plans are available in a broad range of sizes and typically offer up-to-date amenities. While our collection of modern house plans continues to grow, we would like to share a few noteworthy modern house plans with you.


Modern House Plan 072H-0198072H-0198: Check out the clean crisp lines of this modern house plan. It is sure to fit in anywhere as a stunning vacation home whether it is built by the lake or on a mountain top. An open floor plan provides efficient and comfortable spaces for dining, lounging and cooking. The kitchen features an efficient island. Cozy up to a fireplace/woodstove in the living room or the master bedroom. The full bath offers a soaking tub and separate shower, a feature not common in a home of this size. No need to take dirty clothes home at the end of your vacation. With a convenient laundry room laundry chores are a snap. Make this neat modern house plan your home away from home.


Modern House Plan 027H-0336027H-0336: This modern two-story house plan is trendy and fresh. Large windows admit natural light into both levels of the home. What great views they create for the great room and master bedroom! Living spaces stay connected as does the modern family with this open floor plan. Whether grabbing a snack at the kitchen island, watching movies in the family room, or napping in the great room, family members can be close at hand. The second floor provides a master bedroom and two secondary bedrooms arranged with privacy in mind. A deluxe bathroom accommodates everyone’s needs and a convenient laundry closet completes the plan.


Modern House Plan 035H-0087035H-0087: Visual excitement is created by this modern house plan with its many layers of repeating geometric shapes. Exciting exterior spaces such as decks and patios only hint to the many treasures to be found inside. A space-age semi-circular food bar in the kitchen serves both the eating nook and great room with sophisticated coziness. Stylish features and thoughtful extras include a formal dining room, den, media room, and wine cellar. Enjoy five comfortably designed bedrooms, two of which are suites. Top that off with walk-in closets, a wet bar, second-floor laundry, a walk-in pantry, and a three-car garage. Your family will live luxuriously in this modern house plan.


Modern House Plan 037H-0250037H-0250: Imagine coming home to this modern Sunbelt house plan with its simply handsome front entrance and friendly drive leading to a three-car garage plus storage. The open floor plan delivers in style with vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace, huge kitchen island, plentiful storage, walk-ins, and even a wine closet. Oh! But to be the master of the house! He or she will delight in the luxurious master suite where you can step out onto the covered lanai from the sitting area!  Designed for warmer climates, outside spaces are as exciting as the indoor amenities. Enjoy entertaining outdoors, grilling on the lanai, or taking a dip in the pool.  Now that’s living!


Modern House Plan 051H-0246051H-0246: Sleek clean lines, with an eye toward minimalism, define this simple yet gracious modern house plan. Taking advantage of the gabled roof, the dining and great rooms as well as the owner’s suite boast vaulted ceilings. The kitchen features a large island as it overlooks the hearth-warmed great room. A split-bedroom design emphasizes the centrality of this open floor plan while lending a bit of privacy to Mom and Dad.  A rear entry garage provides shelter for two vehicles. If you’re looking for a modern house plan that fits a narrow lot, this one packs quite a punch!


If you liked these modern homes, you’re going to love the rest of our collection. Browse more Modern House Plans now!

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Apr 24 2017

Tiny House Plans Have More to Offer than You Might Expect

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With the popularity of tiny house plans, you might find yourself wondering how anyone could live in a tiny house plan. But don’t be fooled! Tiny house plans have more to offer than you might expect. While some homeowners consider them to be just the right size for a secondary home or weekend getaway, others build tiny homes for their permeant residences. Whether you prefer a tiny home due to its minimal home maintenance or you are concerned about minimizing your carbon footprint, tiny house plans are the ideal solution for many homeowners. Below, we described five of our tiny house plans presenting an example of the various architectural styles and features you can find with tiny homes.


Tiny House Plan 052H-0032052H-0032: If you have a piece of land deserving of 360 degree views, this unique tiny house plan may just fit the bill. Surrounded by glass windows and doors, panoramic views are provided all the way around this open floor plan. Plus, the roof overhangs the exterior walls to protect and shade the outside space as well. The living and dining areas share space with a kitchenette making it easy to enjoy conversation with guests while meals are prepared. Two bedrooms share a full bath and are tucked behind the gathering spaces for privacy. Wherever you plan to build this tiny contemporary house plan, waterfront or mountaintop, you will enjoy looking good in this unique design.


Tiny House Plan 066L-0002066L-0002: This tiny log house plan works great one a wooded lot with its log exterior. The floor plan makes efficient and practical use living space. All the necessities for sleeping, eating, and relaxing are met in a cozy and comfortable way. A rustic fireplace echoes the beauty of the forest while a kitchenette and full bath deliver modern conveniences. The studio-style floor plan combines the sleeping area with the living spaces ensuring you’ll enjoy the warmth of the fire all through the night. Designed with the outdoorsman in mind, a friendly front porch offers shelter for enjoying sunsets and starry nights, or grilling your favorite dinner after a day of hiking in the woods. Simply rustic and practically designed, this tiny log house plan delivers peace and solitude for those who want to get away from it all.


Tiny House Plan 072H-0186072H-0186: Here is a tiny house with an emphasis on modern design. A front wall of windows spills natural light into the main living and dining space while delivering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Check out the L-shaped kitchenette, ready and waiting for your inner chef. Two bedrooms offer closets for storage, plus there is a coat closet at the front entry. The front porch provides plenty of room for chairs where you can sip lemonade and enjoy the gentle breeze.  Whether you are dreaming of downsizing or want to build a vacation paradise, this modern tiny house plan won’t disappoint you!


Tiny House Plan 027H-0462027H-0462: This tiny house plan would make a great home for retirees looking to downsize. A handsome multi-material exterior delvers eye-catching curb appeal. Inside you’ll find all the necessities for comfortable living. Two bedrooms are separated by a full bath with a laundry closet. The open floor plan provides space for dining, lounging, and preparing meals. Windows drawn natural light indoors and encourage you to enjoy the view. Efficient yet comfortable, this tiny house plan is suitable for year-round living or for use as a guest home or in-law cottage.


Have we peaked your interest? If so, please browse our entire collection of Tiny House Plans.

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Mar 21 2017

Four Thoughtfully Designed Multi-Family House Plans

Multi-family house plans offer economic housing for multiple families within one structure. These homes can range in architectural style, the number of living units offered within the structure, and the size of each unit. We offer a wide variety of multi-family house plans from modern and country-style duplexes to modern row-houses, Craftsman-style multiplexes and even traditional apartment plans. Below are just a few of our thoughtfully designed multi-family house plans. They feature both convenient elements and luxurious amenities. Take some time to explore what we have to offer in our collection.


Multi-Family Plan 062M-0001062M-0001: This one-story, Craftsman-style duplex house plan affords the occupants plenty of privacy with the common wall placed between the garages. There is storage space in the garage accessed with a service door into the backyard. The open floor plan features a corner fireplace in the great room and an island in the kitchen. Each bedroom enjoys ample closet space, and the master bedroom has a full bath. There is even a laundry room tucked away behind the garage.  Wrapped in an attractive multi-material exterior, this plan would make a great starter home for two families or ideal rental property for those looking to earn an income.


Multi-Family Plan 012M-0008012M-0008: Here is a multi-family house plan that provides five townhouses for five lucky families. The first floor features an open floor plan.  Enter the front from a covered porch into the living room.  A patio can be accessed from the family room, and the kitchen features an eating island. The 1-car garage includes a storage closet for stowing away potential clutter. On the second floor, four bedrooms and two full baths accommodate large or growing families. The laundry room is conveniently located upstairs, making it easy to move clothes from dryer to closets. The Northwestern-style exterior presents a rustic but handsome look of wood and stone.


Multi-Family Plan 021M-0014021M-0014: This multi-family house plan provides eight apartments on two floors with a most attractive exterior.  The open floor plan presents a kitchen with a food bar and a living room with a cozy fireplace. There is access to a covered porch from the dining area. Both bedrooms feature walk-in closets. A dressing room in the master bath provides a place to get ready for facing the day or painting the town. Occupants of the secondary bedroom can discreetly move in and out of the full bath with ease through their own door. Such a clever and appealing apartment plan will make these units desirably filled.


Multi-Family Plan 050M-0009050M-0009: Here’s an appealing traditional-style duplex plan that features a two-car garage for each of the units. Enter from a covered porch into the open living spaces. Cozy up to the fireplace in the great room or gather round the kitchen island for a snack. There’s a walk-in pantry to store lots of staples or kitchen utensils. A split-bedroom arrangement separates two secondary bedrooms from the private master bedroom. A 10’ ceiling, private bath and a walk-in closet are the highlights of the master retreat. Concealed behind bi-fold doors, the washer and dryer are opposite a nifty bench and hooks near the entrance from the garage. This thoughtful combination keeps things neat and tidy. There is no doubt with this duplex plan, you build it, they will come.


For more stunning and thoughtfully designed multi-family house plans like this one, take some time to browse or entire collection

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