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Contemporary/Modern Style House Plans

Sleek designs with open floor plans and abundant daylight embody this style.

Modern home plans have a long history that ranges from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style in the early 1900s to European Modernism of the 1920s to Mid-Century Modern homes to A-frame and geometric house plans of recent decades. Unifying factors are a disregard for historical precedent, a general sense of minimalism, open floor plans, and strong indoor-outdoor connections through abundant doors and windows. Many modern home plans take advantage of advances in building technology and materials to create unique and innovative designs. Glass, concrete, vinyl and wood, often with an industrial look, emphasize the concept of progressive architecture. Modern/contemporary style house plans offer flexibility, allowing the homeowner to tailor the home to their lifestyle. Modern home plans reward the adventurous owner with up-to-date functionality and design.

HWEPL12295 from ePlans' Modern Home Plans collection

Architectural Features of Modern Home Plans:

  • Open, flexible floor space
  • Minimalist decorative elements
  • Extensive use of modern or "industrial" mixed materials throughout home
  • Extensive use of glass for natural light and views
  • Unobtrusive front entrance
  • Often exhibit flat or unconventional shed roofs

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