Today’s Cape Cod house plans are often much more than first meets the eye. Sure, the house designs are steeped in tradition and practicality – that’s what made them so popular for generations. But today’s Cape Cod home plans offer a certain elegance and even modernity in their floor plans design that has homeowners more excited than they have been in decades.
No, it’s not Elvis... but the triangular A-Frame house plan with its striking, dramatic and steep rooflines was taking the country by storm in the 1950s -- and it is finding plenty of fans today in it form as an affordable vacation home or mountain retreat.
So why a one-and-a-half story house? Well, in addition to being visually appealing, the 1 1/2 story house plan allows for a great deal of flexibility at a relatively lower cost if you want to expand your home in the future.
From Dwell to HGTV, modern design gets a lot of love. But what about the cost? Architects and house designers of modern home design are now not only creative about design but also how do it and still be affordable. A modern house plan with great looks and at a price you that will fit within your budget can be done.
“Simplicity is beauty” truly captures the essence of the ranch house plan. The earth-hugging, one-story sensations of the 1950s-1960s are basking in a revival. It’s time to revisit these houses that feature open floor plans, large windows, sliding glass doors leading to a rear patio; and how their endless possibilities continue to intrigue 21st century architects.
So you’ve found your perfect house plan – or about to start building your home? Today’s approach to whole house design also includes thinking about how to landscape your home. We’ve identified some trends and offer tips and advice about landscape architecture and gardening. From the English landscape garden to the Public Park Movement and now modern gardens, these pioneers of sorts can offer great and often affordable ideas for your own home.
How much do people really know about Thomas Jefferson? Of course we all know he was the third U.S. President, influential Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. But did you know he was one of America’s first and finest architects and landscape artists?
When looking for experts to discuss the growing popularity of luxury home plans online and the latest trends in residential architecture and house design, The Wall Street Journal talked in-depth with The Plan Collection.