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A-Frame House Plans

A-frame houses are one of the most popular home styles for getaway homes found in the mountains, woods or other rustic settings. An A-frame home is most easily recognized by its steep, gable roof, which runs down to almost the ground. This feature is also very practical ? it allows snow to easily slide off the roof and to the ground, taking the load off the roof.

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Builder-Friendly Homes

A Builder-Friendly home is designed with a square footprint, or a more simple footprint, and the interior features less angles for easier, less complexed building.

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Cape Cod House Plans

Cape Cod home plans developed their signature style in the 1700s. These homes are traditional in style, simple and often symmetrical. Typically, Cape Cod houses are one or one-and-a-half stories with dormer windows. The exterior is generally covered in clapboard or shingles and has a fairly steep roof.

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Colonial House Plans

Colonial home plans are those styles that are most often associated with the home styles found in the thirteen original colonies and the early days of the United States. Newer homes today based on these styles are considered Colonial Revival home plans and are very popular throughout the country. These homes typically have a traditional, symmetrical layout with a center-hall entry plan. The exterior is generally covered in wood or brick. Other exterior features often include columns or pillars, porches, dormers and shutters.

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Contemporary House Plans

Contemporary homes include such distinctive features as asymmetrical design, clean lines, flat roofs and large windows. The exteriors of such homes can be found using a variety of materials, including wood, stucco, brick and stone.

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Cottage Plans

Cottages are typically smaller, more picturesque homes and are sometimes also referred to as bungalows. They may also be vacation or recreation homes ideal for a lake of mountain setting.

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Country Home Plans

Country houses are known for their traditional, well-proportioned architectural style. These homes are noted for their porches and gabled roofs. They can be either one or two stories. Popular throughout the country, country-style houses can be found most often in the South and the Northeast.

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Craftsman House Plans

Craftsman style homes are usually one-and-one-half stories, with low-pitched roofs sometimes classified as Bungalow style houses. This style home typically has exposed eave brackets, wood siding and stone accents. Some Arts & Crafts homes also incorporate tapered columns. These homes were created as a simpler style as compared to the Victorian style of the late 1800s. Arts and Crafts style homes originated in the early 1900s and have a cozy natural feel about them.

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Deck Plans

A deck is outdoor living space. This can be an expansion of the great room, or an area for dining in the fresh air. Decks can also be the transition between the home and a pool area. Adding a deck design to your home really enahnces your outdoor living space and is perfect for outdoor entertaining!

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Easy-to-Build Addition

Easy to Build Additions can be purchased to add a second story to an easy to build one story plan.

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Easy-to-Build Additions

Easy to build additions can be purchased to add a second story to an easy to build one story plan and offer tremendous flexibility for a growing family.

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European House Plans

European homes are both one or two story in design and typically have stucco, stone or brick exteriors. They generally have multiple roof lines and ornamental detailing. These homes display an elegant look and have some similarities to a castle.

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Farmhouse Plans

Farmhouses remind us of an earlier, simpler period of time in America. These homes typically focus around the kitchen and family room. Usually one-and-a-half or two stories, these houses have several bedrooms that are often clustered together. The exteriors are generally covered in wood siding and include a simple porch or a more dramatic wrap-around porch.

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Garage Apartment Plans

Garage apartments are 1, 2, or 3-car garages with living area above. Perfect for grown children, a live-in parent, or as rental property, apartment garage plans are the perfect way to add living space to an lot with a pre-existing home already built.

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Garage Apartment Plans

Garage apartments are 1, 2, 0r 3-car garages with living area above. Perfect for grown children, a live-in parent, or as rental property, apartment garage plans are the perfect way to add living space to an lot with a pre-existing home already built.

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In-Law Plans

In-Law home plans features a home with an attached apartment, perfect for a live-in parent or college aged child returning home.

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Log Home Plans

An American tradition dating back to the early days of the pioneers, present-day log homes remind us of that spirit but include the modern features and elegance that today's homeowners desire. The layout typically features open spaces, such as in the kitchen, living and family areas. The exterior incorporates natural wood and stone.

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Long Island Collection

This Collection of home plans was designed for the rebuilding of Long Island after hurricane Sandy.

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Luxury House Plans

A luxury home is one that is specified with features or amenities that are considered more upscale than those of the average home. Generally, luxury home designs are larger than the average home, but smaller homes can be considered luxury if they include premium features such as high-end cabinets and trimwork, pool areas, guest suites, and theater rooms, to name a few.

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Multi-Family Plans

Multi-family home designs can be duplex, triplex, 4-plex or more and are perfect for multi-generational housing, or an investment property.

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Ranch House Plans

Ranches are typically one-story houses that make terrific starter homes. Asymmetrical designs and low-pitched roofs are common features with ranch homes. The exterior is often covered in wood and brick. Expanded ranch houses are known as raised ranches or split-level ranches.

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Southern House Plans

Most Southern styled home designs have exterior finishes of brick or stucco, although some use wood siding. The exterior design elements feature stacked porches with large columns, verandas, transom windows, a shallow pitched hipped roof and dormers. Southern styled homes include Federal, Georgian and Plantation styles and typically have symmetry with decorative elements.

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Southwestern Homes

Southwestern-style house plans are noted for their stucco walls and low pitched roofs. Many of these features are designed to reduce the effects of the heat and sun in the American Southwest.

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Spanish or Mediterranean

Spanish and Mediterranean-style houses are typically one story with shallow, tile roofs with wide overhangs. Both are generally covered with stucco exteriors.

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Store Front Plans

Commercial rental space plans are available for all types of businesses. Build your own storefront and get the exact space you need for your business.

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Traditional House Plans

Traditional houses include a wide variety of classic styles - Cape Cod, Colonial, Craftsman, Georgian, Federal, and more. These house plans may also mix a number of classic styles into the home's design. The exteriors of these homes may be of brick, stone or wood siding and include light ornamentation, gable or hip roofs, and symmetrically spaced windows.

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Tudor Style Home Plans

These traditional, European-style houses are typically two stories and have steep roofs that come down to the upper level windows. They are generally covered with stucco exteriors.

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Vacation Recreation Homes

Recreation and vacation house plans are noted for their open living spaces. Many styles are represented in this category, including A-frames, log cabins, farmhouses, cottages, beachfront, Florida, Southwest and Contemporary.

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Victorian House Plans

Noted for their turrets, steep roof pitches, bay windows and porches, these are typically two story houses. Gingerbread-style ornamentation and decoration as well as wood siding are very common.

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