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Great Photos of a Great Plan
  We just got some fresh pics from one of our favorite designers. The house shown is the Plan 153-1781, a great solution for mainstream suburbia. The house is built with practically no modifications, which makes it nice for comparison with the plan. Check out the beautiful pictures below.     The great room is wide open with an eating bar at the kitchen. Though the plans won’t come with any decoration packages, the designer has a Design Plan in a Can for sale.     The kitchen is probably my favorite part of this house. It’s plenty large and packs a whole lot of storage. The style here is great. I love the industrial look of the ceiling in contrast to the more traditional Read more
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Published On : 05-27-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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Luxurious Mountain Craftsman House Plans
  This is the Avalon. It is a spacious craftsman lodge home with its style rooted in the past.   Near the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, society was changing forever. Everyone was interested in machinery, and automobiles were the all the rage. The world was caught up in the Industrial Revolution, and Home Design was also in the midst of change.   Victorian Homes, with all their pomp and pageantry, had been the height of style, but views were changing. While much of society was caught up in everything modern, there were some people that still remembered and cherished the workmanship of yesteryear. Names like William Morris and Gustav Stickley were strong advocates for the return to Craftsmanship. Read more
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Published On : 06-13-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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European and Luxury House Plans, Large and Small!
Are you looking for a Luxury Home Plan with a comfortable floor plan? You want plenty of style, but you don't want to waste a lot of space? Well, allow me to introduce you to a collection of house plans that may be the answer you've been looking for.   All of these elegant European and Luxury House Plans come from the same designer --- one of the most elite in the industry. Aren't they great? The best thing about these houseplans is that the designer understands that not everyone needs or wants a 5000+ square foot home. Most of these Luxury Home Plans are 2000-3000 square feet. This is the Worthington house plan, offering plenty of amenities in a 1539 square foot package!   Perhaps you're loo Read more
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Published On : 07-09-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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Christmas Lights and Old Pipes
      The holiday season is so wonderful! People seem to be a bit more cheerful, Christmas music can be heard while strolling around the grocery store, and all of the decorations just make the world a cozier place.   The other day we woke up to a blanket of fresh white snow here in Northern Utah, so that night I decided to go on a little ride with my family to look at all of the Christmas lights on people's houses. It was so fun! We drove through an older section of town where the majority of the homes were built before 1950. It never ceases to amaze me how even the smallest, most simple houses from that period can still find crafty little ways to stand out. They all seem to ha Read more
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Published On : 12-09-2009
Author : Steve Donegan
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Craftsman House Plans from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Awhile ago, we featured this craftsman-inspired home plan on our homepage. Plan #149-1454 is a really great 1 1/2 story home, but what made it unique was the fact that it had been built on national television.     For those of you who are unfamiliar with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", it is ABC's Emmy Award-winning reality TV series that brings entire communities together in service to provide a deserving family with a new home and a new chance at life. Since early 2004, the Extreme Makeover Team has been traveling the country in search of families that are in serious need of a new home. The family is then given a week-long, all-expense-paid vacation, meanwhile, the Extreme Makeover Team jo Read more
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Published On : 03-02-2012
Author :Brian Toolan
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Passive Solar: A Smarter Set of House Plans
Today, we take a look at one of our best selling house plans. Not only is it one of the best selling home designs on our website, it is also our top passive solar design. Designed by renowned architect Charles Koty, house plan  # 151-1017 has all you can ask for. It is a lovely, angled plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It weighs in at just over 1,600 square feet total living area. It is a modest sized house plan with an ingenious floor layout. The exterior of the this homeplan is as traditional as anyone could want, but one thing you don't notice is the passive solar construction that allows you to save on heating bills. You receive the benefits of solar p Read more
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Published On : 01-11-2011
Author : Steve Donegan
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Country House Plans -- An American Classic!
        Country House Plans are the most popular style in America. If you take a drive through any new housing development you can see dozens of country style houses. They are both conservative and attractive. Country House Plans have the right amount of style for the average family and they are some of the most function-oriented house plans out there.   One of our best-selling country house plans is House Plan HPG-2000-2. This aesthetically-pleasing home plan comes with a cozy exterior that invites guests in. The big covered porch is what every American family needs. You can do so many fun things when you have a big porch like this. The three dormers above the porch are anot Read more
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Published On : 01-28-2011
Author : Steve Donegan
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