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With the Emmys right around the corner, we are seeing lots of news about the shows and stars who are up for awards. Popular television stars have some of the most extravagant homes we will ever see – from Malibu to New York City to Chicago and Miami, many U.S. cities are popular hot spots for celebrities. It is always kind of fun to take a peek at where the rich and the famous live. In fact, this year’s Emmy host Seth Meyers recently purchased a $3.5.million West Village condo. The Saturday Night Live cast member bought the 994-square-foot apartment last January around the same time he started as the host of Late Night, taking over for Jimmy Fallon.   Patrick Dempsy of Grey’s Anatomy owns a home (right) Read more
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Published On : 08-21-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Award-Winning TV Celebrity Home Designs
With the Emmy’s right around the corner, we are seeing lots of news about the shows and stars who are up for awards. Popular television stars have some of the most extravagant homes we will ever see – from Malibu to New York City to Chicago and Miami, many U.S. cities are popular hot spots for celebrities. It is always kind of fun to take a peek at where the rich and the famous live. In fact, this year’s Emmy host Seth Meyers recently purchased a $3.5.million West Village condo. The Saturday Night Live cast member bought the 994-square-foot apartment last January around the same time he started as the host of Late Night, taking over for Jimmy Fallon. Perhaps the most interesting architectural projects belongs to one Read more
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Published On : 01-01-1753
Author :Brian Toolan
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Country House Design: An Expression of Picturesque and Rustic Simplicity
The Country Style Home: An Expression of Picturesque and Rustic Simplicity   One of the most popular and distinctly American architectural styles, the country house design has fascinated and enthralled generations with its mix of the beautiful and practical. Much simpler than its English counterpart, country homes in the United States take their cue from the renowned landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing, who introduced lawns and open spaces to his simple cottages.    Typically one-story to two-story structures, country homes can be informal, elegant and luxurious as one’s lifestyle dictates.  The one thing that remains the same is the feeling of comfort and ease both inside and outside the home. Read more
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Published On : 08-07-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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How Big or Small Should Your House Plan Be?
People wonder if they should get a big, average or a small-sized house plan. Ironically, what seems small to one person may feel like a castle to another, so it is subjective and based on current life needs. Although housing market statistics and trends today indicate that many baby boomers are thinking ahead. Surprisingly not everyone is thinking about downsizing to a smaller home. Some folks are looking at building their “forever home” now, and a house plan that averages 2,598 square feet. According to a new study - U.S. Census Bureau 2013 Characteristics of New Housing - the average size of a new home was 2,598 square feet, topping 2007’s record of 2,500 square feet for a single family house plan Out of 569,000 singl Read more
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Published On : 07-07-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Smarter, Efficient, and Trendier Designs for House Plans 2500-3000 Square Feet
Smarter and Trendier Designs Spice Up House Plans   There’s a lot to be said about house plans that address a family’s needs and - at the same time – are attractive, trendy and efficient.   Take home designs with 2500-3000 square feet of living space.  While this may be “sizing up” in an environment more conducive to smaller footprints, it is definitely not a return to the excesses of the pre-crash housing market. But rather a lifestyle – and to some extent, an architectural – choice, especially for growing families, “empty nesters” and Baby Boomers.      With all the interesting and distinct house plans at a buyer’s fingertips, it&rs Read more
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Published On : 07-24-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Courtyard Entry House Design: A Style that Offers Intimacy and Serenity
The Courtyard Entry Style Home: A Touch of the Intimate and Serene     Some things never change.  They just get better.   Take the courtyard entry house plan and its popularity today among builders and would-be buyers. You’ve seen the beautiful gardens, stately columns and other attractions of the courtyard plan. It’s no surprise that people are drawn to the charm and comfort of this house style.     The courtyard design goes back to 2000 BC, but its appeal is timeless  Frequently found in Mission and Mediterranean home plans, and in places with warm climates, courtyard entry styles – then and now - provide abundant light, air, needed peace and quiet in the home; and Read more
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Published On : 07-09-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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California House Styles: Living with Flair, Casual Chic and Comfort
California House Styles: Living with Flair, Casual Chic and Comfort   There’s nothing boring about California style homes.   From the Arts and Crafts bungalows of the 1900s, to beachfront properties, classic ranch homes, Mediterranean and Spanish Mission designs, and modern contemporary plans, California style house plans are casual, chic, comfortable and individually trendy.   On a recent visit to Southern California, I basked in the sun, strolling around tree-lined neighborhoods and gazed at houses.  Extremely captivated by their different styles and sizes, I made mental notes of homes that really caught my eye and planned return trips to take a second and third look.   Concentrated i Read more
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Published On : 06-24-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Today’s New Single Family Homes: Building Bigger for a “Forever” Residence
Today’s New Single Family Homes: Building Bigger for a “Forever” Residence -  Goodbye “McMansion,” Hello, Friendly and “Built-to-Last” -     From the extra bedroom to the unfinished bonus areas, most home buyers in 2013 chose plans that provided plenty of living space for their families – and to enjoy with them.  A new study - U.S. Census Bureau 2013 Characteristics of New Housing - showed that the average size of a new home was a record-setting 2,598 square feet. This figure of almost 2,600 square feet topped 2007’s record of 2,500 square feet. While a casual observer may conclude this represents a return to the “McMansion,” a closer look at Read more
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Published On : 06-16-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Trends in Residential Single-Family Homes
The industry trends in home plans for average single-family homes are in for 2013 from the Survey of Construction (SOC), a partially funded analysis by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   Of the 569,000 single-family homes completed, the average house plan was 2,598 square feet. That would be similar to this 2,525 square foot four bedroom, three bath ranch style home plan from The Plan Collection. There is a spacious great room, and plenty of room for entertaining on the spacious grilling porch.   The SOC analysis also showed the average sales price of new single-family homes sold in 2013 was $324,500, compared with the average price of $292,200 in 2012. The average new single-family Read more
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Published On : 06-06-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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The Bonus Room: A “Hot Button” in Architectural Design
The Bonus Room: A “Hot Button” in Architectural Design     The “enticingly titled bonus room” – once offered as a creative solution to all the noise and activities in an open floor plan, including the blaring music of teenagers - has evolved into one of the hot trends in architectural design. Usually a large room in a house, the bonus room can serve as a family room, a den, home office, play/recreation area, a hobby room, or whatever the homeowner can imagine.   Originally located on the bedroom floor, that extra room can now be built atop the garage, in the attic, or basement.  The room’s size and design usually determine what it is best suited for in the overall loo Read more
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Published On : 06-03-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Modern Landscape Design Trends for America’s Modern House Plans
  According to The American Society of Landscape Architects’ February 2014 survey, the latest landscape design trends Americans want their outdoor residential landscape designs to be attractive, sustainable and low maintenance, and primarily for relaxing and entertaining. The survey asked residential landscape architects in the United States to rate the “expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements.  Following is a summary of the results highlighting the percent ratings for popular or somewhat popular: The category known as “gardens and landscaped spaces” received a 94.2 percent rating, but perhaps more interesting is the strong trend for modern house plans to incorporate Read more
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Published On : 05-29-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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