James Abram Garfield, who was born on a frontier farm in Ohio, chose a farmhouse for his family’s “forever” home. The lush lawns of Lawnfield, with its famous front porch, provided the stage from which Garfield conducted the campaign that got him elected the 20th President of the United States.
From the modernization of foreign embassies to memorial landmarks, convention centers, college residences, state-of-the-art libraries, and more, Peter Cook, Marshall Purnell, William Stanley III, and Ivenue Love-Stanley have made marks in architecture, design, and interior planning. During Black History Month, we showcase their work and creative vision.
Did you know that you can save on energy costs and ensure a bright home with lots of natural light by strategically planning your home’s position on an empty lot? Be smart about your home’s orientation and benefit from better temperatures, ideal lighting, and reduced costs.
With the media filled with news of wildfires, hurricanes, and damaging floods, it should be no surprise that weather proofing a newly built home is on the mind of many a new and potential homeowner. Learn what materials and building techniques will help protect your home against the elements.
From home automation technology, energy-efficient innovations, multi-generational design concepts, and lighting styles to trends in cultured-stone and wood decor, mix-and-match doors, kitchen appliances, door locks, and tiles, the 2018 International Builders’ Show showcased amazing and exciting ideas that may shape the future of the building industry.
The main attraction of the International Builders’ Show, The New American Home 2018 is a stunning contemporary Tuscan home built on a 65,000-square-foot property just outside Orlando. The home showcases state-of-the-art building technologies, open spaces that highlight outdoor living, and spectacular views of Lake Apopka.
Did you purchase plans from The Plan Collection? Have you built your amazing new home and wish everyone could see it? Now they can with our first photo contest! Submit a photo of your home and share it with friends and family for a chance to win a $300 Visa gift card!
Part of building the best possible house from home plans is making sure it’s built on a solid foundation that will support your structure and serve your purposes. But different homes in various parts of the country will require different types of foundations. We’ll help you make the best foundation decisions.
Will the open floor plan continue to be in demand? Or will more formal spaces be on the horizon? What about farmhouses and exposed beams? With 2018 looming, residential architects and house designers weigh in on the top trends that may be “must-haves” for new and potential homeowners.
Imagine walking amid waterfalls and lakes in Texas ... hosting a ball in the Grand Salon of a Bel Air mansion … savoring fine wine in a Tuscan villa … or enjoying London on the roof terrace of a Regency townhouse. Dreams can come true. But there are intriguing simple pleasures within your reach.