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 Many of our clients are looking for something small, simple, and economical. Some are building for their own home, and others are hoping to build for less and sell for more. No matter which category you fall under, there are a few key factors in creating a comfortable, enjoyable dwelling, while optimizing the price tag.If you want to save money during the build, then build less. Simple? Of course! In fact, simple is the best word for it. Build a box. A box is the most space efficient shape for builders and designers. Glamorous? It can be! Architecture is the art of making the structure both sound and interesting. A box doesn’t have to be boring. What architectural elements should I look for while I search for a home? Here are a Read more
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Published On : 05-16-2007
Author : Steve Donegan
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Affordable Modern House Design: Great Modern Style Can Be Done on a Budget
Modern home design is now not only popular -- but can be affordable too.   There continues to be a lot of buzz about Modern Design recently – from headlines in my Twitter feed, to the magazines at the checkout line, and on cable TV (you can't even turn on HGTV without hearing about it). Of course, we probably shouldn’t be too surprised – the Millennial generation has arrived! What might be surprising is that modern design actually began back in the early 1900s.   Although there have been numerous different movements and schools of design, modern style generally focuses on strong geometric shapes. Polished surfaces are a predominant feature -- as are large windows, neutral palettes, and c Read more
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Published On : 06-05-2013
Author :Brian Toolan
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Frank Sinatra’s Modern House Plan at Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs
By Brian Toolan If you have ever been to Palm Springs, California you will know that this resort town has always been known for its inspirational modern house plans. The town is located about a hundred miles southeast of Los Angeles. A midcentury design mecca to the stars for more than a half of a century, this community continues to influence artists and architects thanks to its iconic modernist architecture such as Frank Sinatra’s modern house plan at Twin Palms Estate. Palm Desert has been popular since the 1920s, and as a famous spot for celebrities, it was a second home to thousands of celebrity entertainers including A-list stars from Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Clark Gable to Lucille Ball and Elvis Presley, just t Read more
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Published On : 01-01-1753
Author :Brian Toolan
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How Big or How 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 : 01-01-1753
Author :Brian Toolan
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Are You Dreaming of a Beachfront Home?
Sometimes all it takes is one fabulous summertime holiday in a beach community to spur people into the decision to build their dream beach house. This two-story, four-bedroom beachfront home from The Plan Collection (Plan # 130-1108) features a covered front porch with white pillars. Guests climb up the short steps to the large deck, Great Room, and inside a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, breakfast nook, and a loft. More of The Plan Collection’s beachfront home designs can be found here. Read more
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Published On : 07-15-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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