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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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Feb 23 2017

5 Thoughtful Waterfront House Plans

Waterfront house plans are designed for relaxed and comfortable living with a view of your favorite body of water whether it’s a lake, river or stream. These plans feature plenty of windows, porches, and decks for outdoor enjoyment while delivering stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape. Some waterfront house plans are built on silts or piers to accommodate rising waters due to occasional flashing flooding near a river or stream. Others are designed with walkout basements to accommodate a sloping lot that slopes downward and away from the home, towards a lake or river. Our waterfront house plans range in size and architectural style and feature a multitude of special appointments from gourmet kitchens and finished basements to cozy lofts and lavish master baths. The designs below are just a few of the waterfront house plans we offer. Take some time to learn more about them…you just might find the one you’re looking for!


Waterfront House Plan 049H-0005049H-0005: This sophisticated waterfront house plan is well suited for a lakefront lot (or a golf course). It features a finished walkout basement, and it is loaded with everything you’ll need to enjoy life beside the lake. The specially appointed lake room features a decorative ceiling, fireplace and sparkling windows taking in the stunning panorama. The dining room, greeting room and master bedroom deliver lake views too! You’ll appreciate the screened porch and grilling deck too, ideal for entertaining guests outdoors. This delightful waterfront home plan delivers other special extras that are sure to provide comfortable living like the luxurious master bath, His and Her walk-in closets, decorative ceiling treatments, and the huge kitchen with island, snack bar and pantry. Everyone is sure to love the rec room, bar and media room on the lower level! If you want to live and entertain in style beside your favorite lake, this waterfront house plan is second to none!


Waterfront House Plan 052H-0088052H-0088: Here’s a charming tiny house plan that is suited for waterfront living. This 477 square foot house is built on pilings raising the living areas up one level. Just right for a romantic weekend, fishing cabin, or rental property, this vacation home enjoys a large covered porch, ideal for grilling or relaxing at the end of the day. Just imagine sitting in a rocking chair, sipping iced tea and listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the water’s edge. The compact kitchen delivers all the basics and connects with the bedroom/living space. A pair of closets offer storage. Though small in stature, you’ll be surprised by the deluxe bath boasting a clawfoot tub, separate shower, and laundry closet! Relaxing and comfortable, you’re sure to enjoy this waterfront home!


Waterfront House Plan 012H-0212012H-0212: Stepping up from your starter home? This waterfront house plan is family-friendly and offers room to grow. Designed with a walkout basement, this home is perfect for lakefront property (or even a mountainside.) Floor to ceiling windows in the vaulted great room make a dramatic first impression as the windows reveal an impressive view of the lake. Furthermore, the wrap-around deck begs to entertain delivering enough room for a grill and outdoor dining area. Family and friends won’t turn you down for weekend cookout! You’ll appreciate other special features like the main floor master bedroom, convenient kitchen and dining room arrangement, charming second floor loft (with a view of the lake), and ample storage in the secondary bedrooms. As your family grows or your lifestyle changes, you might consider finishing the basement to satisfy your needs. Carefully designed for active families, you can’t go wrong with this waterfront home plan!


Waterfront House Plan 073H-0041 073H-0041: Do you have a large family or plan to entertain family and friends for the weekend? This waterfront house plan boasts four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and a bonus room, so there will be plenty of room for everyone! The open floor plan features a spacious family room lined with windows and topped with a two-story ceiling allowing you to see the lake or river from either the main floor or the upper level. Two porches further the enjoyment of the waterfront view providing a great place to kick back and relax, grill, or just enjoy conversation with visitors. Practical features include a half bath on the ground level, a large cooking island with eating bar, main floor master bedroom, and a loft/balcony upstairs. Fashioned for comfort and practical living, this waterfront house plan is worth taking a closer look!


Waterfront House Plan 074H-0025074H-0025: Expansive porches and decks paired with extensive use of glass is a winning combination for this luxurious waterfront house plan! The back of the home is lined with windows on both levels maximizing your lakeside view! Additionally, the great room showcases a vaulted ceiling and windows that stretch to peak further enhancing the view! Friends and family alike will never want to leave this tranquil and conformable home. The floor plan reveals four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. Thoughtful features include a sophisticated master suite, main floor guest room, gourmet kitchen, office and kids’ nook. The grilling porch will allow you to cook and dine outdoors beside a fireplace, while the finished basement showcases a huge game room, wet bar and more!


The possibilities are endless with waterfront house plans, but for more ideas, please view our entire collection!

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