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House Plans Teddy Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill: A Modern Home for America’s First Modern President


TR’s Shingle-Style Home in Oyster Bay, New York, Lives On       Long before JFK’s white-frame clapboard summer White House along Nantucket Sound in Hyannis Port, there was Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s beloved home on Long Island, in Oyster Bay, New York. The sprawling two-story brick and frame mansion was Roosevelt’s retreat, summer White House, and home to his family from 1885 until his death in 1919. Sagamore Hill was also the only home Roosevelt ever owned.        Shingle Style Meets Queen Anne    In Sagamore Hill, built in 1885, two main architectural styles with a lot of similar features have been fused to produce a wonderfully l Read more
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Published On : 02-10-2016
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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4 Top Trends in New Kitchen Design for House Plans
High Style, Utility, and Family Living Play Key Roles in Today’s Kitchen     Traditionally, the kitchen has always been known as the “heart of the home.” That’s where meals are prepared, family members grab a quick bite during the day, and often parents catch up with the kids as the youngsters do homework at the kitchen table.   Today, with the popularity of open floor plans, that sense of the kitchen has never been more true. In an open plan, the living and dining areas typically branch out from the kitchen, which becomes the hub of activity and family life.   The recent 2016 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Survey, unveiled at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show,  demons Read more
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Published On : 02-03-2016
Author : Tim Bakke
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Top Benefits – and Design Ideas – for Adding a Mud Room to Your Home Plan
Put Some Style and Imagination in Your Floor Plan’s Mud room     “Walk from the gravel path to the back patio… take off your shoes, school bags on the bench, get your sandals from the rack before going into the house”.   My nephews heard this over and over when they were little kids – until it became second nature to them. It got to the point where they even instructed guests on the drill. To this day, this exercise is repeated in the rear patio, which has served as an informal mud room for the family.   By definition, a mud room is a room, an entryway, or a corner in the home that is the transition point from the outdoors to the indoors. In a number of home plans, the Read more
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Published On : 01-27-2016
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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5 Home Design “Don’ts” for 2016
Say Goodbye to These House Design Trends!     So you think you’re ready for the hottest home design trends in 2016!   Before you get into the redecorating mode – or start your search for new house plans – take a look around your home to see if you have any design “dinosaurs” that you can ditch. What may have been trendy in 2000, a few years ago – or even in 2015 – may be old news by now.   Let’s take a look at five design “don’ts” that every homeowner should avoid in 2016.          1.   Whirlpool Bathtubs – A great idea in the 1980s but totally “out” this year. With today&r Read more
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Published On : 01-20-2016
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Glass Window Trends for Contemporary Homes
The use of large spans of floor-to-ceiling glass windows has become an integral part of modern architecture and contemporary house plans. Once seen primarily in commercial construction, today’s technology has enabled glass makers to make windows better — more energy efficient and affordable. Homes with big glass walls continue to be of interest to many people.   In prior decades, glass used to have low energy efficiency and the potential to cause interior damage to home furnishings and carpet from sunlight, whereas now it’s considered one of the staples of modern green building with a financial upside. When building your dream home, it is worth remembering that the environment, efficiencies and economics al Read more
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Published On : 01-13-2016
Author :Brian Toolan
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Top 7 Design Ideas from The 2016 New American Home
This House Plan Is Versatile, Stylish, Comfortable, and Eco-Friendly     With magnificent views of the Las Vegas skyline, the 2016 New American Home soars in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, with its stone façade, huge glass windows and doors, high ceilings, sky deck, and impressive interior and exterior living spaces.   The highlight of the annual National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show (NAHB IBS), the 2016 New American Home is a contemporary two-story structure that sits on more than 5,000 square feet of space. Like all the other previous house plans in the NAH series, the 33rd edition offers “an advance look at new products, design trends and construction Read more
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Published On : 01-13-2016
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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5 Features to Look for in Contemporary House Plans
Surprise! Contemporary House Plans – Often Misunderstood and Overlooked – May Be Your Next Favorite Home Style   You’ve searched through many, many house plans to find the dream home to build for your family, but you haven’t found any right for you. Modern house plans, with their industrial, stripped-down design seem too sterile. And the myriad traditional home plans you have seen, like Colonial, Victorian, and Craftsman, seem plucked out of the past, and you want something that feels current. . . .   Contemporary house plans may be just the ticket! Contemporary is in a strict sense present-day architecture. As a result, it is a somewhat amorphous style of architecture that can encompass other d Read more
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Published On : 01-07-2016
Author : Tim Bakke
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Top 5 Most-Sought-After Features of Today’s Master Bedroom Suite
  What Do You Really Want in Your Master Bedroom Suite?   It’s not just the amazingly large bedroom in your home.   For most homeowners, the master suite is also their safe haven – a private place where they can disappear for a few minutes or a few hours to take it easy, read, watch television, or listen to their favorite music. If you’re thinking of renovating or you’re building new from house plans, here are some popular features to think of for your perfect private space.      1. First-Floor Master Suite (with a fireplace) One of the hottest trends is what builders and home-plan architects call the “master-on-main” design – the first-flo Read more
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Published On : 12-26-2015
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Hot Fireplace Trends for New Home Plans
A Fireplace Can Warm Your Heart and Decor – in Addition to the Interior or Exterior!   As winter settles in and the temperatures drop, there's nothing quite like a cozy fireplace to warm your home and lift your spirits. If you're planning to build a new home, adding a sleek fireplace design to your new home plans not only enhances the look of any room but also adds a sense of warmth and welcome. To give you a few ideas, here are a few current hot fireplace trends in new home design plans.       STONE FIREPLACES Stone has been a popular choise for fireplaces for centuries. Today many architects are using natural stone from the region in which the home is being built.  Read more
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Published On : 12-24-2015
Author :Brian Toolan
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2015’s Top 10 Most-Expensive Christmas Gifts in Real Estate – And House Plans Alternatives
Enjoy Our Annual List of the World’s Priciest Homes (And Similar House Plans You Can Afford)!     For the fabulously ultra-rich who own magnificent homes all over the world, it’s time once again to assess which property is ready for the real estate market.  Sit tight as we take you on a dizzying ride of breathtaking homes with price tags that will send shock waves through your system. But don’t worry! We have suggestions for similar luxury house plans from The Plan Collection – that you can afford!       1.  Tour Odeon Sky Penthouse – Monaco: $400 Million   It’s no surprise that the most expensive property on the 2015 real estate market is Read more
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Published On : 12-21-2015
Author : Tim Bakke
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10 Features to Look for in House Plans 2000-2500 Square Feet
Living Large in a Modest-Size Home     My first house after getting married was a 980-square-foot two-bedroom Ranch-style home. When our second child was on its way, it became obvious that we were going to be stretched for space. We needed to find a bigger place!   It’s not unusual for a young couple to start off married life in a small home of less than about 1,000-1,500 square feet. Then the children start to come along, and space gets tight. Even more typical these days are Baby Boomers facing the empty nest syndrome, where the family has moved on and the married couple face living in a too-big house.   That’s where the 2000-2500-square-foot house plan comes in. Like the momma bear&rsq Read more
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Published On : 12-10-2015
Author : Tim Bakke
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