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Attractive cotemporary style house plan with simple, clean lines.

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Throughout the late 1960s and into the '70s, contemporary house plans became quite popular. What is it? Contemporary house design is a combination of several styles and is often seem in multi-level homes. Some of the characteristics are:

  • Garage placement on the front of the home for cost effectiveness.
  • Shallow pitched roofs that often extend from a higher level down over the lower level.
  • Simple, clean lines that are cost effective to build but attractive.
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Throughout the late 1960s and into the '70s, contemporary house plans became quite popular. What is it? Contemporary house design is a combination of several styles and is often seem in multi-level homes. Some of the characteristics are:

  • Garage placement on the front of the home for cost effectiveness.
  • Shallow pitched roofs that often extend from a higher level down over the lower level.
  • Simple, clean lines that are cost effective to build but attractive.
  • Windows are large and sometimes trapezoidal following the roof pitch in gables.
  • Exteriors are a mix of materials, such as wood, brick, rock, siding and stucco.
  • Vertical ornamentation is in simple patterns.

Contemporary homes are still being built across the nation and have been a very popular style both in tract home developments and custom home neighborhoods. Contemporary modern is another popular design that takes this style and combines it with more modern looks and features.

If this style appeals to you, browse through our collection of contemporary floor plans below and find one that fits you and your lifestyle.

 
 
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Contemporary House Plans & Home Designs

Attractive cotemporary style house plan with simple, clean lines.

Throughout the late 1960s and into the '70s, contemporary house plans became quite popular. What is it? Contemporary house design is a combination of several styles and is often seem in multi-level homes. Some of the characteristics are:

  • Garage placement on the front of the home for cost effectiveness.
  • Shallow pitched roofs that often extend from a higher level down over the lower level.
  • Simple, clean lines that are cost effective to build but attractive.
  • Windows are large and sometimes trapezoidal following the roof pitch in gables.
  • Exteriors are a mix of materials, such as wood, brick, rock, siding and stucco.
  • Vertical ornamentation is in simple patterns.

Contemporary homes are still being built across the nation and have been a very popular style both in tract home developments and custom home neighborhoods. Contemporary modern is another popular design that takes this style and combines it with more modern looks and features.

If this style appeals to you, browse through our collection of contemporary floor plans below and find one that fits you and your lifestyle.

 
 

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5 Features to Look for in Contemporary House Plans


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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. . . .  


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