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The "Modern" architectural style became popular in the 1920's and 30's and is similar and often referred to as "Art-Deco".

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A Cape Cod style home is a popular first home since they are often smaller and more affordable. We explore why there is so much to love about this smart design.

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Early in the 1920's a group of architects developed the Prairie style of architecture. The most popular among them was the well-known Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Spanish or Mediterranean style house plans are most commonly found in warm climates where the clay tile roofs assist in keeping them cool during the hot summer months.

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These floor plans are designed to accommodate the American way of life. Traditional homes are kind of a mix of several other styles but there are some basics that are usually consistent throughout traditional designs...

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This house seems as though it was hewn from the mountain side with its rock base and wood finish. The exposed rough cut beams unite it with the landscape.

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This Spanish-Tuscan house plan features a breathtaking exterior and dramatic entrance. The home enjoys a spacious interior with the conveniences to make everyday a get-away.

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This Spanish-Tuscan house plan features a breathtaking exterior and dramatic entrance. The home enjoys a spacious interior with the conveniences to make everyday a get-away.

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There is a certain magic to the Farmhouse style that creates a feel of comfort that is both formal and informal, luxurious and common at the same time.

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Our goal is to bring you the best designs from the greatest house designers and architects at roughly a tenth of the price of a custom design.

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This house design is full of character, charm, and a good blend of masculinity and femininity. It has a rustic nature to it that's cottage enough to be cute and craftsman enough to keep a mature, slightly rigid, architecture.

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We added a new house designer to The Plan Collection. Each house plan seems to have a traditional style, but there is always a modern twist to make it unique.

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Mountain house plan styles were developed foremost for function. They combine rough-cut quality of craftsman design with rustic appeal found in log cabins.

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Even with their bold style, European Home Plans offer the utmost comfort. In fact, European-style architecture is sometimes synonymous with Luxury Home Design.

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There are a few current trends that I really enjoy. By far, the most common style that is catching my eye can be categorized as "Mediterranean" or "Tuscan". It seems that, in general, style is starting to favor a more rustic and classical feel.

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There's just something about older homes - especially when decked out for Christmas - that fills them with character and sets them apart from their more recent counterparts. Unfortunately, with old homes comes a whole slew of age-related problems -- old pipes, outdated wiring, sewage problems, etc. -- Talk about a mess! Fortunately, there are designers out there who are still able to capture the unique character that was once common in American architecture.

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If you're looking for a house plan that epitomizes the word quaint, then you might just want to check out this rustic craftsman home.

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Prairie Style and wheelchair accessible house design from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition used for Westbrook family home in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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Back in 2007, we started selling a remarkable Modern House Plan known as "The Barbados." Right from the beginning, we knew we had something phenomenal on our hands.

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From HGTV to Dwell, modern design is a hot topic. What might be surprising is that modern house design can be affordable -and it actually begain in the 1900s!

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A great Texas style house plan with many modern and appealing features

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“Simplicity is beauty” truly captures the essence of the ranch house plan. The earth-hugging, one-story sensations of the 1950s-1960s are basking in a revival. It’s time to revisit these houses that feature open floor plans, large windows, sliding glass doors leading to a rear patio; and how their endless possibilities continue to intrigue 21st century architects.

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Today’s Cape Cod house plans are often much more than first meets the eye. Sure, the house designs are steeped in tradition and practicality – that’s what made them so popular for generations. But today’s Cape Cod home plans offer a certain elegance and even modernity in their floor plans design that has homeowners more excited than they have been in decades.

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Today’s Cape Cod house plans are often much more than first meets the eye. Sure, the house designs are steeped in tradition and practicality – that’s what made them so popular for generations. But today’s Cape Cod home plans offer a certain elegance and even modernity in their floor plans design that has homeowners more excited than they have been in decades.

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No other house style can be more innately American than the farmhouse. If beauty in its simplicity defines the ranch house, then classic American ingenuity and creativity epitomize the farmhouse.

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With its turrets, gables and ornate trim, the “Victorian” house may be deemed as Bleak House or The House of the Seven Gables as depicted in classic literature. Quite the contrary. Perhaps the most colorful, romantic and vibrant architectural style, the “Victorian” took flight during the reign of Queen Victoria and continues to excite and delight homeowners and architecture fans today.

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With its turrets, gables and ornate trim, the “Victorian” house may be deemed as Bleak House or The House of the Seven Gables as depicted in classic literature. Quite the contrary. Perhaps the most colorful, romantic and vibrant architectural style, the “Victorian” took flight during the reign of Queen Victoria and continues to excite and delight homeowners and architecture fans today.

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What started as a rest house in British India became the rage in the U.S. in the early 1900s. The bungalow style defined Americans’ desire for simple house plans that were affordable and cozy. At the bungalow’s height, when manufacturing was at a boom and cities were flourishing, young families wanted a permanent home, close to town yet away from the sights, sounds, and smells of the business districts. Today, as more young Americans are drawn to putting down roots near an urban environment, the bungalow style house has experienced a reawakening among Generation X and Y.

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Perhaps the most difficult architectural design to define and describe – because it is an amalgam of several styles – try a mix of Colonial, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod, Ranch, Tudor, and Victorian – the traditional house plan is never boring or dull. Traditional homes display a casual, relaxed, homey, and friendly feel that is pure American.

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Who would have thought that the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair would catapult the Prairie Style into prominence? High expectations for fresh, new designs were dashed when European forms dominated. Change was inevitable once a group of architects led by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright seized the moment and introduced the Prairie Style.

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. So, when choosing a floor plan, the kitchen and surrounding space deserve your time and attention. What could you do to make the kitchen your dream kitchen? We explore today’s most popular kitchen design styles and kitchen floor plan layout ideas -- and how to make them work with your house plan.

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When some think of a “Southern” home, the first images that come to mind are the grand plantation style homes from Gone with the Wind, The Help and movies in between where Southern or plantation homes took center stage. Yet true Southern homes are so much more than just those stately facades. A Southern style house plan captures the spirit of Southern living in its elegance combined with comfort, warm interior design and floor plans, attractive exteriors and keenly designed landscapes that embrace the surroundings.

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From Florence to Siena and Pisa, the Tuscany region of Italy is filled with quaint villas and homes built on sloping hills. You don’t have to live there to experience Tuscany at its best and most magical. Today, you can recreate the Old World charm and allure of Tuscan style homes in your own hometown.

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“Less is more” when designing a dream home for an urban or dense suburban environment. With shrinking home lot sizes and a desire to decrease their ecological footprint, potential homeowners are looking at narrow lot house styles; and employing more creativity and imagination to build their homes.

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The first in a series of articles featuring some of the most unique, iconic, but also downright quirky home designs in America, starting with the famous Los Angeles mid-century modern Stahal House.

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From the sophistication of Paris apartments to the tranquility of country homes in Provence, and the quaintness of the half-timbered buildings in Normandy, French style house plans are marvelous sights. Think chateaus, rustic country farmhouses, and cottages – and you get the idea of the uniquely eclectic, romantic, and charming style of French home design. Each region in France is known for its own distinctive character – and has inspired countless homes in the United States and Canada.

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For most of us, Texas means rambling ranches, mission-style homes, stately mansions, and plantations. To others, it’s also the Alamo, John Wayne, the Dallas Cowboys and those feuding Ewings of Southfork. And to anyone who was raised or spent significant time here, it is also the home of quaint towns, rolling hills, creeks, and rivers. So, it should be no surprise that Texas house styles are dictated by the state’s natural landscapes and unique geographical characteristics.

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If you’re fascinated by Elizabethan England, castles and turrets, or the tranquil beauty of an English cottage and its garden, then the Tudor house plan is for you! Influenced by architectural designs of the Medieval Ages, the Tudor home design with its storybook charm has withstood the test of time.

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One of the most beautiful and colorful house designs in the world, the Mediterranean house plan is a mix of the romantic, elegant, and exotic. Its attractive lines, courtyards, stucco walls, low-pitched roofs, arches, and columns create a bold – and yet inviting presence.

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When you think of the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod, what architectural style comes to mind? Most likely it is the New England shingle style house plan. Its weathered, wood shingle exterior siding and often irregular floor plan give shingle style homes a warm and inviting feel – that is simply perfect for a summer day.

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Whether you dream of the Mount Vernon mansion, the house in “Driving Miss Daisy” or the home where Kevin ruled in the “Home Alone” movies, the Georgian house plan remains a classic American favorite that captures the historic, elegant, and stately.

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Described in 1991 by The New York Times as the “the enticingly titled bonus room,” the distinctly American term for an extra room can serve as a family room, play room, den, home office, guest room, or anything the homeowner desires. Here’s a look at house plans with the very popular bonus room.

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From the Arts and Crafts bungalows of the 1900s, to beachfront properties, classic ranch homes, Mediterranean and Spanish Mission designs, the row houses in San Francisco, and modern contemporary plans, California house styles are distinctly casual, comfortable and made for relaxed living.

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From the Arts and Crafts bungalows of the 1900s, to beachfront properties, classic ranch homes, Mediterranean and Spanish Mission designs, the row houses in San Francisco, and modern contemporary plans, California house styles are distinctly casual, comfortable and made for relaxed living.

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The courtyard style is alive and well in the 21st century. Going back as early as 2000 BC, the courtyard design seamlessly fused the outdoor space with the indoors to allow abundant light and air, while also providing a comfortable and secure home.

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An elegant and endearing part of the American architectural landscape, the country house style – with its fluid and beautifully simple outlines - has fascinated and attracted generations since it first appeared in the Southern states during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Throw in a little Spanish Colonial, a dash of the Native American, terracotta roofs and arches. Voila! You get a picture of the wonderful Southwest style house plan blending into the desert landscape with its charm, warmth, and splashes of color in the interior and exterior designs.

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Each and every room in your new home plan can benefit from having beautiful windows, and there are many unique architectural window styles.

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Whether it’s a rustic cabin, a bungalow, an Arts and Crafts or Craftsman, Queen Anne, modern contemporary home, or a houseboat, the Pacific Northwest home accents the area’s natural beauty and landscapes. It’s a style where architecture doesn’t get in the way of nature.

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Steep hip roof, brick or stone siding, sometimes a covered front porch—these are some of the hallmarks of Acadian style, a typically Southern style that is sweeping the country. With all if its good looks and modern features, there is no reason for you not to consider it!

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Remember when the Modern house, with its simplistic, geometrical design stuck out like a sore thumb in neighborhoods with traditionally designed homes? Those years are long gone as the style has gone mainstream and more homeowners are going for the benefits of a Modern house plan.

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Remember when the Modern house, with its simplistic, geometrical design stuck out like a sore thumb in neighborhoods with traditionally designed homes? Those years are long gone as the style has gone mainstream and more homeowners are going for the benefits of a Modern house plan.

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Home gyms, exercise pools, courts and spas offer home owners a healthy lifestyle.

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Do you think of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” or maybe Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon when somewhere refers to cottage homes? Yes, a cottage is a small and cozy dwelling. However, today’s cottages offer much more. Designers and architects are now creating cottage homes that offer the feel of plenty of space as well as the features you would expect in the most modern styles of homes.

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Do you think of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” or maybe Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon when somewhere refers to cottage homes? Yes, a cottage is a small and cozy dwelling. However, today’s cottages offer much more. Designers and architects are now creating cottage homes that offer the feel of plenty of space as well as the features you would expect in the most modern styles of homes.

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Say goodbye to crowded streets and uninspired views, and take a break from the sounds and sights of city living. Pack your bags and get ready for the magic of mountain living and its endless lake views, rolling hills, spectacular sunsets, and warm fireplaces.

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Say goodbye to crowded streets and uninspired views, and take a break from the sounds and sights of city living. Pack your bags and get ready for the magic of mountain living and its endless lake views, rolling hills, spectacular sunsets, and warm fireplaces.

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Artistic protest launched the Arts & Crafts Movement in the late 1800s. British artists like William Morris revived the use of handicrafts and natural materials in architecture. While the British spurned industrialization, American architects combined the artistic and modern in Arts and Crafts-style homes that were beautiful, decorative, and functional.

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Wide, covered porches, courtyards, windows and verandas that allow cooling breezes inside, low-pitch roofs with red clay tiles, and spacious floor plans that open to rear patios and screened-in swimming pools. The classic Florida style home blends Mediterranean, coastal and Spanish influences in its architectural design.

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Wide, covered porches, courtyards, windows and verandas that allow cooling breezes inside, low-pitch roofs with red clay tiles, and spacious floor plans that open to rear patios and screened-in swimming pools. The classic Florida style home blends Mediterranean, coastal and Spanish influences in its architectural design.

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From Cape Cod to Ranch—and a lot more in between—there are many design terms and styles that you need to wade through on your way to finding the house plan that’s right for you and your family. We examine seven of the most popular architectural styles in America.

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From Cape Cod to Ranch—and a lot more in between—there are many design terms and styles that you need to wade through on your way to finding the house plan that’s right for you and your family. We examine seven of the most popular architectural styles in America.

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From Cape Cod to Ranch—and a lot more in between—there are many design terms and styles that you need to wade through on your way to finding the house plan that’s right for you and your family. We examine seven of the most popular architectural styles in America.

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Influenced by the classic culture of Rome and fanciful Moorish structures, the Spanish-style home continues to attract people from all over the world—and coast to coast. With its arched windows and doorways, balconies, courtyards, and patios, the Spanish style captures the Mediterranean spirit and its expressive nature.

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Influenced by the classic culture of Rome and fanciful Moorish structures, the Spanish-style home continues to attract people from all over the world—and coast to coast. With its arched windows and doorways, balconies, courtyards, and patios, the Spanish style captures the Mediterranean spirit and its expressive nature.

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All families need to have a place to call home but military families need a home away from home where they can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Fisher House Foundation makes sure these families have that place, with 64 comfortable residences across the country, five of which we spotlight for their reflection of local architectural style.

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Nostalgia runs strong in farmhouse design. Once a functional dwelling for agricultural family life, the farmhouse home plan is now a distinct architectural style. Today, Farmhouse style house plans have experienced newfound popularity across North America, both in their original rural context and within the framework of urban neighborhoods.

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