Category: Architectural Styles

Design Trend: Farmhouse Chic

Farmhouse design makes its way indoors!

Reclaimed wood, aged metals, and distressed details are showing up everywhere in interior design. Farmhouse Chic decor has a soft elegance with a rustic edge – perfect for dressing up a small cottage or a Craftsman Bungalow.

Sliding barn doors are a great way to save space, and typically work anywhere you might use a pocket door. You can find a brand new, ready-to-install barn door, or get crafty and salvage one. A salvaged door can be refinished or simply cleaned up for a distressed look, and mounted with new hardware, like wall-mount kits from Johnson Hardware.

Farmhouse Chic Barn Door: The Lariston Plan #815

Master Bath of The Lariston Plan #815

Home Plan Designs: Walkout Basement

Walkout basement home plans are ideal for sloping lots!

If you’re planning to build your dream home plan on a sloping lot, you’ll want to check out our selection of walkout basement home plans. A walkout basement design features one or two stories above ground and a basement level that is partially above ground and open on at least one side. Hillside walkout basements allow access to rear porches and patios. They also offer additional room for families with private bedrooms, rec rooms for entertainment and flexible spaces for storage or expansion. Take a look at a few of our most popular  walkout basement designs and get inspired for all the possibilities your dream home can bring!

Walkout Basement - The Jasper Hill

The Jasper Hill #5020

Dream Home Plans: Mediterranean Style

Dream Home Plans with Mediterranean influences!

Dream home plans the firenze front exterior

The Firenze #5025

By Charles Richardson and Chuck Tripp

Oceanfront porches. Warm sea breezes. Gently lapping waves.

Open, free-flowing design. Whether you live on the beach or not, Mediterranean House Plans capture the magic and romance of the Greek Isles and are ever-increasing in popularity with homeowners, especially in warm locales like the southeastern United States. Mediterranean floor plans give families a multitude of options in terms of features and design. Typically, this style lends itself to rectangular floor plans, lots of windows, and large, impressive exterior facades with grand columns and porches.

Dream Home Plans: The Classic Cape Cod

The Cape Cod Dream Home: Learn the history, influences and features of this popular home plan style.

Dream home The Hatfield rendering

The Hatfield #1136

History of the Cape Cod

The Cape Cod dream home made its American debut in the early 18th century and is characterized by its sloped roof, symmetrical design, shingles, dormers, and ornate window shutters. Favored in colder climates with lots of snow, this classic New England-style home was modeled after the half-timbered houses of England and over hundreds of years has become known for its modest one-to-one-and-a-half-story floorplan. Former Yale University President Reverend Timothy Dwight is credited with coining the term “Cape Cod.”

Dream House Plans: Southwestern Home Design

Dream house plans - 986 front exterior

The Sedona Ridge #986

When searching Dream House Plans, Southwestern house plans are one of the most easily recognizable designs in the United States.

By Charles Richardson and Chuck Tripp

With an architectural history that dates back to the Spanish Colonial era,

Southwestern home designs are especially prevalent in warmer, arid climates, such as Arizona, California, and New Mexico, among others. Southwestern dream home plans have evolved over the course of several centuries and have incorporated a range of influences, in particular classic Spanish Colonial, Mission, and Mediterranean.