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Beautiful L-shaped contemporary home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath, all on one floor

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The famous architect Le Corbusier describes “the house” as a highly functional machine that breathes, lights up, shades, protects, and p...

L-shaped home plans are often overlooked, with few considering it as an important detail in their home design. This layout of a home can come with many benefits, though, depending on lot shape and landscaping/backyard desires.

Architects know that there is a real purpose to the L shaped home, beyond aesthetics, and more homeowners should know about it.

Purpose of an L-Shaped House

Architects didn’t create floor plans with an L shape just because they look good. They created these homes to fit deep-seeded needs – and...
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L-shaped home plans are often overlooked, with few considering it as an important detail in their home design. This layout of a home can come with many benefits, though, depending on lot shape and landscaping/backyard desires.

Architects know that there is a real purpose to the L shaped home, beyond aesthetics, and more homeowners should know about it.

Purpose of an L-Shaped House

Architects didn’t create floor plans with an L shape just because they look good. They created these homes to fit deep-seeded needs – and problems.

Designers and architects are constantly met with challenges – how to fit a five bedroom home with a large garage on a sloped or narrow lot; how to combat the intense winds of the region; how to provide privacy in a crowded neighborhood.

The L shape came as a solution to many of those problems. Here’s how:

  • The unique shape can be used to box off a backyard or courtyard, where a family won’t be seen from the street.
  • The shape provides shelter in a backyard against winds. It can also protect the home in a high-wind area because the wind likely won’t be hitting the home head on but rather at an angle.
  • The layout creates separate areas in the home for cars (sometimes in the form of a porte cochere), bedrooms, a study, or an entertainment space. This often helps with noise reduction and privacy issues.
  • The shape may take full advantage of a view or views.
  • The design may allow for a private space in the backyard where a pool or outdoor entertainment area can be created.

While the L shaped ranch house is the most popular style chosen, it is not the only architectural style available.

No matter the depth, width, or slope of your lot, an L-shape house can work for you. Find the layout for your next dream home here!

 

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L-Shaped Floor Plans

Beautiful L-shaped contemporary home with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath, all on one floor

L-shaped home plans are often overlooked, with few considering it as an important detail in their home design. This layout of a home can come with many benefits, though, depending on lot shape and landscaping/backyard desires.

Architects know that there is a real purpose to the L shaped home, beyond aesthetics, and more homeowners should know about it.

Purpose of an L-Shaped House

Architects didn’t create floor plans with an L shape just because they look good. They created these homes to fit deep-seeded needs – and problems.

Designers and architects are constantly met with challenges – how to fit a five bedroom home with a large garage on a sloped or narrow lot; how to combat the intense winds of the region; how to provide privacy in a crowded neighborhood.

The L shape came as a solution to many of those problems. Here’s how:

  • The unique shape can be used to box off a backyard or courtyard, where a family won’t be seen from the street.
  • The shape provides shelter in a backyard against winds. It can also protect the home in a high-wind area because the wind likely won’t be hitting the home head on but rather at an angle.
  • The layout creates separate areas in the home for cars (sometimes in the form of a porte cochere), bedrooms, a study, or an entertainment space. This often helps with noise reduction and privacy issues.
  • The shape may take full advantage of a view or views.
  • The design may allow for a private space in the backyard where a pool or outdoor entertainment area can be created.

While the L shaped ranch house is the most popular style chosen, it is not the only architectural style available.

No matter the depth, width, or slope of your lot, an L-shape house can work for you. Find the layout for your next dream home here!

 

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4 Advantages of L-Shaped House Plans and How They Solve Common Problems


TPC author Rexy Legaspi
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Get That Private Backyard Space and More with an L-Shaped Home   Design is never static. It grows, adapts, and creates great things each day. As home styles evolve and demands change from generation to generation, architects are faced with challenges when given the task of constructing a potential dream home for their clients. They have to consider a number of factors when choosing and designing the ideal house plan for a family. First and foremost are the family’s needs and lifestyle . . . then the budget, property siz


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