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Jan 12 2011

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Featured Traditional House Plan with Family Friendly Layout

025H-0032 Traditional House PlanShowcasing traditional styling, this one-story house plan delivers an all American look with its front facing gables and brick façade. Inside, you’ll find a floor plan designed to offer functional family living with its practical layout and features. Stepping in from the covered front porch, the foyer quickly introduces the dining room and great room. The open and spacious gathering areas deliver a warm and inviting feel your guests will immediately notice, while the 10’ and 11’ ceilings create a sense of grandness. A unique layout reveals the hearth room at the back of the home mirroring the great room. This space offers a more casual gathering area while the great room handles formal affairs and special occasions. A pass-thru fireplace warms both gathering spaces. Serving breakfast to the kids before school or a snack after classes is a snap with the eating bar enhancing the step-saver kitchen. Multi-tasking and unloading groceries are a breeze with the laundry room and 2-car garage situated near the kitchen. You can easily prepare dinner while you wash clothes for work tomorrow and deliver groceries to the kitchen without leaving the kids in the unattended in the hearth room for too long. Split bedrooms afford privacy to your well appointed master suite. Notice the elegant 10’ box ceiling and pocket door access to the deluxe master bath sporting a whirlpool tub, separate shower, double bowl vanity and compartmented toilet. A huge walk-in closet completes this space. Across the home, two family bedrooms share a full bath. Filled with all the things you’re hoping for, this traditional house plan is second to none!  


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Nov 24 2010

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10 Characteristics of Traditional House Plans

020H-0019 Traditional House PlanTraditional house plans are found throughout the United States and Canada topping the list as the most commonly built style of home. They appeal to all ages and lifestyles from singles and new families starting out to growing families, retirees and empty nesters. Traditional home plans are designed to satisfy the needs and preferences of the typical American lifestyle. Below are 10 characteristics of these popular designs:


1.    They are sometimes referred to as American house plans or American style floor plans.

2.    Traditional house plans are available as Ranch house plans and Two-Story homes.

3.    The exterior and floor plan of these designs incorporate a unique mix of architectural styles and features from styles throughout history.

4.    Simple rooflines, covered entries and at least one front facing gable are characteristic of most traditional style houses.

5.    There are no specific guidelines regarding the size and shape of these houses. They can range from a simple starter home to an expansive luxurious residence filled with state-of-the-art amenities.

6.    The exteriors of traditional house plans are warm and inviting while the interiors offer practical features and layouts suiting the needs of a broad range of homebuyers and builders.

7.    Traditional floor plans blend familiar features with modern and up-to-date elements while satisfying the requirements of everyday living.

8.    Functionality is key. Open floor plans with the kitchen overlooking the family room or great room creates a functional and central gathering area. A meal prep island and walk-in pantry are practical kitchen features than lend functionality and efficiency.

9.    American homes plans often include convenient elements such as a home office for the work-at-home-parent or built-in cabinets in the family room.

10.  Traditional floor plans are available with a variety of foundations including basement, walkout basement, crawl space and slab foundations.


No matter what size or what features a traditional home design includes, one thing is certain, they deliver comfortable and functional living for today’s busy lifestyles.


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