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.
Stepping out of the shadows into the limelight, today’s women architects – like their predecessors – are changing the face of house plan design, and forging a legacy for the next generation. As we observe National Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the remarkable and amazing women architects of the 21st century.
It’s a far cry from the simple cabin on Little House on the Prairie and the handcrafted single-room log house introduced by Swedish immigrants in the 1700s. But the 2016 Cabin-style home plan – with all its modern twists and luxury – continues to captivate with its quaint and rustic charm.
Called the “most vividly personal of the presidential shrines,” the picturesque, sprawling two-story Shingle-style Queen Anne home stands atop a hill in Cove Neck and overlooks Long Island Sound. Teddy Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill estate exudes every part of his energetic personality and his passion for nature, hunting, and the environment.
You are looking for home plans to build your family’s dream house, but you can’t seem to find the right ones. Modern plans are too sterile, and the myriad traditional styles are not cutting-edge enough for your taste. Take a look at Contemporary house plans. They may surprise you!
Once the rage in the United States, concrete block / ICF home plans are back in today’s architectural landscape. Along with being energy-efficient, durable, and storm-resistant, concrete block house plans are comfortable and quiet – and they come in classic styles that appeal to today’s home seekers’ aesthetic.
Just as trends in interior design change from year to year, so do trends in exterior design, as people building new homes choose house plans to fit their evolving lifestyles. Here are some of the do's and don'ts - and overall trends - we've identified in modern house plans for today.
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.
The arrival of Columbus Day inspired us to celebrate another famous Italian, architect Andrea Palladio. Discovered when he was 30 years old and brought to Rome from Vicenza, Palladio’s concepts of balance, harmony, and classic design had a powerful impact on American—and worldwide—architecture.
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.