Let's face it - it is extremely difficult to reduce the square footage of a home without reducing the livability. The only way that you can really get a smaller home with the same great style is to have the home entirely re-thought and re-designed, and that takes a lot of time and money. Here are two examples of great house plan designs that accomplish this for both a larger and smaller home.
Have you ever heard of Frank Lloyd Wright? Not only was he recognized in by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time", he was also one of the primary developers of the Prairie Style of architecture.
According to The American Society of Landscape Architects’ February 2014 survey, the latest landscape design trends Americans want their outdoor residential landscape designs to be attractive, sustainable and low maintenance, and primarily for relaxing and entertaining. The survey asked residential landscape architects in the United States to rate the “expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements.