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1 Bedroom House Plans
Are you looking for a 1 bedroom house plan for a starter home? A getaway cottage? Or, maybe you’re working with a modest budget and would like to keep costs down. Whatever your situation is, be sure to check out the ePlans collection of one bedroom home plans.
1 Story House Plans
Single story house plans (sometimes referred to as "one story house plans") are perfect for homeowners who wish to age in place.
2 Bedroom House Plans
Two bedroom house plans offer flexibility in a variety of styles! Two bedroom house plans are an affordable option for families and individuals alike. Young couples will enjoy the flexibility of converting a study to a nursery as their family grows. Retired couples with limited mobility may find all they need in a one-story home, while the second bedroom provides the perfect quarters for visiting guests.
2 Story House Plans
Many people think of 2 story house plans as the perfect compromise—not too small, not too big. Two story house plans also offer many advantages.
3 Bedroom House Plans
Three bedroom house plans are popular for a reason! By far our trendiest bedroom configuration, 3 bedroom floor plans allow for a wide number of options and a broad range of functionality for any homeowner. A single professional may incorporate a home office into their three bedroom house plan, while still leaving space for a guest room. In another 3 bedroom house plan a young couple can set up the perfect bedroom for their child while maintaining space for a study, for guests, or even for another addition to their family.
3 Story House Plans
3 story house plans embrace luxury and practicality. Yes, three story house plans can in fact be a highly practical choice, especially if you're working with a narrow lot. As land become more and more scarce, building up rather than out is often the best and smartest choice a homeowner can make.
4 Bedroom House Plans
4 bedroom house plans offer space and flexibility. Four bedroom house plans (sometimes written "4 bedroom floor plans") are popular with growing families, as they offer plenty of room for everyone. At the same time, empty-nesters who expect frequent out of town guests (like grandchildren, adult children, family friends, etc) may also appreciate an extra bedroom or two.
5 Bedroom House Plans
5 bedroom house plans present homeowners with a variety of options. Large families tend to like five bedroom house plans for obvious reasons. On the other hand, 5 bedroom house plans are also appreciated by smaller families who simply require extra rooms (remember that a bedroom can be transformed into something other than a bedroom, like a den, playroom, exercise area, home office or theatre, or whatever else you can imagine).
A-Frame House Plans
Ski House Modern! A-Frame house plans suit rugged climates. A-Frame Houses look like three dimensional versions of the capital letter A. Or, as author Chad Randl puts it in his book A-Frame: "An A-frame is a triangular structure with a series of rafters or trusses that are joined at the peak and descend outward to the main floor level." Becoming popular in the 1950s, A-Frame home plans set a new standard for dramatic, contemporary vacation homes.
Adam/Federal House Plans
The popularity of Adam and Federal style architecture coincided with the end of Colonial America. Federal style house plans present a formal, rigorously balanced face to the street. Rooflines can be peaked with little overhang, although larger versions sometimes feature a flat roof flanked by a decorative balustrade. Architectural details are small but telling, providing a formal feel to the living areas inside.
Adaptable House Plans
Think beyond starter home, family-sized, and empty nester: these homes adapt to fit many stages of life. The plans feature flexible rooms like bonus spaces and basements that can serve a variety of purposes as your needs change, whether that means housing a returned college student or an aging parent. Many also have layouts that make growing older easier with master suites on the main level and easy-to-navigate hallways.
Affordable House Plans
Never underestimate the potential awesomeness of a simple, affordable house plan! Having budget concerns? It's okay. You are definitely not alone! Check out the simple house plans below and consider purchasing a Cost to Build Report to make sure your finances are in order.
Award Winning Plans
Thousands of Award Winning Architect Designs ePlans is a proud sponsor of the American Institute of Building Design’s annual American Residential Design Awards competition. Garnering entries from all over the world each year, ARDA honors the finest in residential and community design.
There's a reason these designs are so popular: fabulous curb appeal plus accommodating layouts. The best and most popular house plans for sale on ePlans.com often include flexible spaces, welcoming porches, island kitchens, and adaptability to neighborhoods across the country.
Whether you're building in California or just want to bring some West Coast style to your neighborhood, you're sure to find your California dream home on Eplans.com. Modern ranch house plans could also be called "California house plans" because they were popularized in California, and are descendants of Craftsman house plans, Bungalow house plans, and Ranch house plans…all of which became identified with California living.
From Cottage Country cabins to everyday traditional homes, you'll find the best of Canadian house plans here. Want to know a secret? Our Canadian house plans (sometimes written "house plans Canada") don't necessarily have to be built in Canada. In fact, they can potentially be built anywhere (be sure to discuss your specific plan with your home builder **). So, why is the collection labeled "Canadian House plans?"
Cape Cod House Plans
The Cape Cod house plan is designed for practicality and comfort in a harsh climate. Originally developed in New England in response to harsh winters and the need for simple construction techniques, Cape Cod houses can be found anywhere residents want clean, symmetrical lines.
Castle Floor Plans
Our collection of castle floor plans are full of lavish details that maximize luxury and feature smart amenities at every turn. These upscale home plans are designed to impress. Castle floor plans make a bold statement with their steeply pitched mansard rooflines, complex facades, tall chimneys, and corner turrets.
Chalet House Plans
These charming house plans make perfect mountain getaway homes. Drawing on the rustic farmhouses of the European Alps, the romantic Chalet style gained popularity in America around the middle of the 19th century, where it was employed in snowy mountain settings where its storybook charm is complimented by spectacular scenery.
Chateau House Plans
For those who want to live like royalty, you’ll find your castle house plan in the Chateauesque style. Inspired by French Chateau house plans of the 16th century, the Chateauesque style is a popular choice for lavish homes designed to impress.
Watch outdoor living take center stage in our collection of beach house plans! If you're looking for beautiful coastal home plans or lakefront layouts layouts for vacation or retirement, you've come to the right collection! Whether you want to build a small bungalow or a multi-level waterfront cottage, you're sure to discover a beach house plan you love below.
Contemporary-Modern Floor Plans
What's the difference between contemporary house plans and modern house plans? Put simply, contemporary house plans are the homes of today. Basically, any architectural style that's popular today can be considered contemporary. What's more, contemporary house plans often feature a mixture of styles (e.g. modern with [Craftsman](collection:craftsman) touches).
Cottage House Plans
Explore small cottage house plans that combine efficiency, informality, and country character. Today's cottage plans can be cozy without skimping on living space. Cottage house plans offer details like breakfast alcoves and dining porches, helping them live larger than their square footage.
If you’re planning to choose (or already have) a mountain or lakefront home plan, you should definitely browse the ePlans collection of deck design plans. Decks are a great addition that allow you to take advantage of the breezy and beautiful wilderness that surrounds you. Deck plans are also perfect for entertaining house guests.
We asked some of our most popular designers to identify their favorite home designs plans...the house plans they think have the the most curb appeal, the best layouts, and the best features and amenities for modern lifestyles. These were the designs that came to them in moments of genuine inspiration, and they want to share their inspiration with you.
Dutch Colonial House Plans
The Dutch Colonial house plan is very simple in nature and is suitable for families. The Dutch home plan is a variation of the Colonial style most popular in New York and New England. Though they typically exhibit the same one or one-and-a-half-story form and no-nonsense façade as the Cape Cod, the defining characteristic of a Dutch Colonial home is the flared eaves and/or gambrel roof form (think of a barn roof).
From small but fabulous homes with space-saving designs to spectacular dream estates, we've assembled our top picks in this collection. Hand-picked from the tens of thousands of house plans available on ePlans, these designs offer a wide range of sizes, architectural styles, and amenities.
Energy Saver Plus House Plans
Imagine your home as a mini power plant, generating its own energy while you pocket the money you'd otherwise pay the utility company. When built to specifications, Energy Saver Plus Home Plans use 40 to 50 percent less energy than a standard new home, without any renewable energy systems. Innovative design and building techniques account for impressive energy savings, but add a solar photovoltaic array, and your days of paying the power company could be over.
English Cottage House Plans
Romantic and full of unique character, English Country homes (also known as English cottages or cottage style) make charming in-law units or full-sized family homes. Clay or mud was used to fill the walls between the timber framing members, creating the familiar "half-timbered" appearance. Prominent chimneys are evidence of the fireplaces used to heat the home and cook food.
Estate House Plans
These estate homes deliver much more than just generous square footage. Luxury living is about exceeding conventional expectations and attaining a highly customized level of convenience. Look for homes that deliver thoughtful amenities designed for your lifestyle; for example, an office with built-in shelves if you work from home, a butler's pantry with a wet bar for the oenophile, or a home theater for the movie lover.
Exclusive House Plans
The magnificent plans in this collection come from four of the country's most talented designers, brought together here on ePlans. These design firms have more than 100 years of experience among them, and their award-winning plans have been used to build hundreds of thousands of homes nationwide and around the world.
Family House Plans
Family house plans are full of practical, flexible, and convenient home features. These smart home designs cater to a more relaxed, but busy lifestyle. With organized mudrooms, island kitchens, and open floor plans, our collection of family house plans combine comfort and functionality – no matter the size.
Are you looking for a tropical retreat? Check out our collection of Florida home plans. Florida’s heritage is evident in its architecture. The Spanish colonial era lives on in Mediterranean mansions and more modest ramblers, while the region’s strong connection to the deep South is evoked by gracious Neoclassical homes and Cracker cottages.
French Country House Plans
French Country house plans recall simple but stately manor houses in the European countryside. French Country style became popular after World War I when soldiers returning from Europe settled down and began building homes inspired by the country cottages and manors they saw in France and other parts of Europe. French Country style house plans typically offer two stories of living space in a rectangular footprint under a hipped roof.
Detached garage plans provide way more than just parking! Whether you want more storage for cars or a flexible accessory dwelling unit with an apartment for an in-law upstairs, our collection of detached garage plans is sure to please.
Garage Plans with Apartments
Garage apartment plans offer homeowners a unique way to expand their home's living space. Garage plans with apartment are popular with people who wish to build a brand new home as well as folks who simply wish to add a little extra living space to a pre-existing property. Why? Because a garage with living quarters can be used for a variety of things. Some homeowners may use a garage apartment plan to build a private, detached space in which to house an office.
Georgian House Plans
Popular in Colonial America, Georgian house plans imitate English architecture of the period. Imported from England during Colonial days, the Georgian style has maintained its position as one of the most popular residential architectural styles in the United States. Its stately stance often appeals to those seeking to make a statement of elegance and good taste.
Gothic Revival House Plans
Gothic Revival is a variation of the Victorian architectural style characterized by a church-like appearance. An eclectic Victorian style, Gothic Revival homes feature asymmetrical and unpredictable floor plans. Easily identified by the pointed arch shape which is repeated in windows, doorways, and other decorative features, Gothic Revival home plans are built with a steeply pitched cross-gable roof and a one-story porch.
Greek Revival House Plans
Stately and refined by design, Greek Revival house plans are ideal for large family homes sited on estate-sized properties, but they are also suited for sophisticated in-town homes and neo-urban cottages. Elegant, bold, and simple, neoclassical Greek Revival home designs started appearing in America in the early 19th century when tastes turned toward the ideals of the ancient world.
Green House Plans
Green is one of the hottest movements in house building today. Recycled-glass countertops, insulating wall systems, and non-toxic interior paint may have important roles to play in the building of your next home, but don't forget that every sustainable home begins with a green design. Choosing a home plan designed with green features, meaning with adequate natural lighting and ventilation, environmentally conscious materials, a modest size and footprint, is the foundational decision in the building of a comfortable, sustainable home.
Whether you're a movie buff or just need an extra room to use as bonus space, a house plan with home theater (sometimes written "theatre") could be your best bet.
House of the Week
The home plans in this collection have been featured in newspapers nationwide in the popular "House of the Week" feature. Showcasing a variety of styles, their broad appeal and up-to-date layouts make them fit right into most any neighborhood. Learn more about each one by perusing additional images, taking a closer look at the floor plans, and even leaving comments.
House Plans for Narrow Lots
Utilize space wisely with a narrow lot house plan! Whether you're working with a small lot or you just want an affordable compact home, our collection of house plans for narrow lots is sure to please.
House Plans with Courtyards
Courtyard house plans deliver a well-deserved dose of luxury! Courtyard house plans (sometimes written "house plans with courtyard") provide a homeowner with the ability to enjoy scenic beauty while still maintaining a degree of privacy. They are also a symbol of luxury and can be utilized in many different ways, including: guest entertainment, family barbecues, sun-bathing and gardening.
House Plans with Elevators
A home elevator can provide unparalleled convenience in a wide variety of house designs, from simple country plans to luxurious Mediterraneans. Imagine carrying all the laundry from second floor bedrooms to the basement washing machine in a single trip. For those who need help getting up and down stairs, a home elevator can be an absolute necessity. Incorporating an elevator into a new home design doesn't have to be extravagant. Dozens of our house plans include room for elevators, and the cost may be less than you think.
House Plans with Fireplaces
One of the most popular amenities in a house plan is the fireplace. In fact, more than half of our floor plans have them. Besides having one in the great room, family room, or living room, some plans incorporate fireplaces outside on a screen porch, in a hearth room near the kitchen, or even in the master suite. Browse through all of our home plans with fireplaces here, or get more specific with a gas fireplace, a fireplace in the master bedroom, or an outdoor fireplace on the patio.
House Plans with Great Rooms
Great rooms are where everything happens. Instead of a formal living room and family room, as in the past, most of today's house plans feature open-concept layouts with great rooms that open to the kitchens. You'll often find a grand fireplace here.
House Plans with In law Suite
House plans with mother in law suite give you a ton of flexibility. Looking for house plans with in law suite (sometimes referred to as "house plans with 2 master suites")? If so, you've come to the right spot! All of the house plans in this collection contain bedrooms with private baths (in addition, of course, to the master suite) in which you can house an in-law, elderly parent, caregiver, older child, short-term renters, or special guests.
House Plans with Large Kitchens
Love to cook? Explore house plans with large kitchens! Parties, casual family meals, holidays, quick breakfasts, chatting with friends while preparing dinner — it all happens in the kitchen. For maximum interaction, select a large kitchen floor plan that features an open layout so the chef of the house isn't left out of whatever fun is happening in the main living area.
House Plans with Open Layouts
Open layouts are modern must-haves, making up the majority of today's bestselling house plans. Whether you're building a tiny house, a small home, or a larger family-friendly residence, an open concept floor plan will maximize space and provide excellent flow from room to room. Open concept homes combine the kitchen and family room (or other living space) into a single great room that's perfect for relaxed entertaining and informal gatherings.
House Plans with Patios
Nothing complements a new home and invites outdoor entertaining like a well-designed patio. All of the house plans in this collection include specially drawn patio plans that work seamlessly with their house plans, for a unified overall design.
House Plans with Pool
If you'd like your pool to reflect your individual aesthetic, you're in luck. Today's design trends are wide and varied. Once upon a time, when it came to pool design you had two choices: rectangular or kidney shaped. But these shapes suit few landscapes perfectly. Today's options including pond or beach-like designs and elegant, classical edge treatments, allow homeowners to match their pool to the landscape that will surround it and Eplans is here to help provide with that private oasis you have been yearning for.
House Plans with Porches
House plans with porches offer curb appeal and outdoor living! In the collection below, you'll discover house plans with front porches, side porches, rear porches, wrap around porches, covered porches, and screened porches. All porch types add flavor and class to a house by offering the homeowner attractive outdoor scenery 24/7 and a shaded refuge on a hot summer afternoon.
House Plans with Wraparound Porches
Wrap around porch house plans boast rich curb appeal and spacious outdoor living. Imagine relaxing evenings enjoying the summer breeze, or catching the morning sun on the other side of your house, with a porch that wraps all the way around. Wrap around porch house plans help make the most of outdoor scenery by offering multiple vantage points.
Italianate House Plans
Breathtakingly beautiful on estate-size suburban property and strikingly sophisticated in smaller scale settings, Italianate house plans offer a fresh take on Old World style. First popularized in America in the 1830's and influenced by both the rural farmhouses of Italy and the classical architecture of Italian city houses, the Italianate style remained a staple in cities and towns through the end of the 19th century.
If Kentucky is the state that's nearest and dearest to your heart, the below collection of Kentucky house plans is sure to please! ** Like many states, Kentucky offers a range of architectural styles. Ultimately, it all depends on the exact neighborhood that you wish to build in, so do your research. Talk to your builder, ask the HOA (if applicable), and simply browse the neighborhood you plan to live in. For instance, if the area offers lots of Ranch and farmhouse designs, select a Ranch house plan or farmhouse home plan. On the other hand, if you're building in an urban area, perhaps a more contemporary/modern style design could work. Note that it's also very important to think about the size and shape of your lot. Consider things like: is my lot narrow? If so, check out our collection of narrow house plans. If the lot slopes, explore our hillside home plan collection. ** Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.
Lake house plans offer sweet outdoor living! What's the first thing you would do after building a lake home plan? Maybe you would grab a cup of coffee and sit out on your newly built porch. Can you imagine not being able to hear anything except birds chirping and the gentle lap of the water?
Large House Plans
Looking for space? These large house plans have it, each of them totaling 3,000 square feet or more of finished living space. With expansive living areas for entertaining, charming nooks, sunrooms for relaxing afternoons, and extra bedrooms for a growing family, these big house plans let you spread out.
Low Country House Plans
The Low Country house plan is best suited for Southern climates and coastal locations. With abundant windows and doors and large shade porches, the distinctive features of Low Country style are designed to keep the home comfortable in marshy Southern marshy climates. A Low Country home is often raised and resting on piers to capture cooling breezes and prevent flooding.
Luxury House Plans
Just what is a 'luxury' home? While all homes should provide comfort and function, a luxury home surpasses these basic purposes and offers much more flair. In a crowded city, it could mean a compact yet comfortable three-level home in an exclusive neighborhood. In more spread-out areas of the country, it may have sizable square footage and sit on rolling acres of land. However you envision your new luxurious home to wind up, you've landed at the right place to start the process.
Mansion Floor Plans
Get yourself a big, beautiful mansion blueprint today! Mansion house plans reflect your success and help you enjoy it! In the collection below, you'll discover mansion floor plans that feature elegant touches and upscale amenities (like ultimate baths and amazing kitchens) that surround you with luxury and comfort.
Master Bedroom Downstairs
Master bedrooms on the first floor, and other universal design elements, mold a home to serve its homeowner at all stages of his or her life. First floor master bedrooms also allow the master(s) of the house to be separated from those who are dwelling on the upper floors.
Master Bedroom Upstairs
Master bedroom suites are normally found on an upper level of a home. "Master up" plans give a house a standard, classic layout. And really... why mess with a classic? ePlans’ collection of house plans featuring a master bedroom suite on an upper level is decorated with an assortment of styles – from intricate Craftsman houses, to imposing Victorians, to quaint Country abodes, and much more. You’ve waited long enough to build your dream house—it’s time to start making it a reality! Take the first step by searching for a home plan that is perfect for you on ePlans.com.
Mediterranean Modern House Plans
Take a fanciful Mediterranean villa and pare down the curlicues to more contemporary, streamlined forms and you’ll have a Mediterranean Modern style home.
If you’re building anywhere in the Midwest, check out our collection of Midwest home plans. Midwestern home design pays homage to the architectural style born in and of the region: the Prairie School. Developed in the early 20th century by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, Prairie style homes rely on low-pitched roofs, long horizontal lines, and earth-colored materials to evoke the landscape of the Midwest.
Mission House Plans
Remember the Alamo? Before it was a landmark it was a Spanish mission, and its distinctive parapet is the hallmark of Mission style architecture. Mission or Mission Revival house plans share the stucco walls and red tile roofs common to the other architectural styles indigenous to California and the American southwest, but they have one distinguishing feature: at least one curvaceous parapet adorning the façade.
Mountain home plans are perfect for rustic living. Whether you're looking for a rugged vacation retreat or a rustic primary residence, you're sure to find what you're looking for in our collection of mountain house plans!
Mudroom House Plans
Mudrooms keep your family organized by taming clutter. Not just for cold or snowy climates, a mudroom house plan provides a transitional space between the outside and the inside, typically where the garage leads into the home.
Multifamily House Plans
Whether you're looking for a duplex, triplex, or a building with even more units, this collection of multifamily house plans has you covered.
Neoclassical House Plans
A Neoclassical house plan reflects the grace and beauty of classical architecture. Neoclassical home plans evoke a sense of grandeur by incorporating traditional elements drawn from Greek and Roman classical architecture. Graceful proportions are the hallmark of Neoclassical architecture, evident in the symmetrical façades and balanced arrays of windows.
New American House Plans
The New American house plan embodies expansive space and style. What is American house design? The New American home is big, inside and out. American house design represents a melting pot of architectural traditions, borrowing the asymmetrical massing of European country cottages and Victorian-era designs, and applying the formal architectural flourishes of Colonial and Neoclassical styles for a uniquely American house design.
This collection of New England house plans represents the nation’s architectural roots. The entire history of American architecture can be found in New England. The homes of the early Settlers reflected their European heritage, evolving into the Colonial styles that still enjoy countrywide popularity, like the ubiquitous Cape Cod. Colonial influences can even be seen in New England’s later contribution to American architecture, the Shingle style home.
Newest House Plans
Do you like to stay on the cutting edge, jumping on the latest design developments before they become the next popular trends? Explore our newest plans, just added to the eplans collection. You'll find plans with the best features of contemporary plan design: open layouts, island kitchens, great rooms, master suites on the main floor, mudrooms, e-spaces, flex rooms (which are increasingly taking the place of designated living and dining rooms). Check back here often, since these plans update frequently.
Where will your dream home be built? If North Carolina sounds good to you, come check out the below collection of North Carolina house plans. While North Carolina offers a variety of architectural styles, country and farmhouse home plans that sport inviting porches and other outdoor living spaces are especially common (North Carolina is, after all, a Southern state!) Since North Carolina is also a coastal state, you'll discover beach homes and cottages in the below collection as well. Classical style house plans can also be found in this collection and may work perfectly for you if you're looking for a big, bold design that will make the neighbors jealous.
Northwest home plans convey a connection to the earth through rugged materials and sensitive design. Among the evergreens of the Pacific Northwest, rustic materials are right at home. Eplans.com’s collection of Northwest house plans reflects the character of the landscape with a selection of Craftsman, Bungalow, and lodge-like mountain homes.
Outdoor Project Plans
Have you been talking about a project for a while, but haven’t gotten around to actually doing it? Don’t let the "Honey-Do" list get too long! The designs on ePlans.com will help you build whatever structure you have in mind. Our collection of project plans includes breezy, sun-filled gazebos, fun houses and several outdoor constructions that can be turned into anything you desire – from decorative covered patios to dog houses.
Plantation House Plans
Firmly rooted in Federal and Greek Revival architectural styles, Plantation home designs feature a medium-pitched gable or hipped roof, elaborate friezes, and breezy balconies that sometimes wrap around all four sides of the home. Although imposing, façades tend to be simple and symmetrical, with evenly spaced floor to ceiling windows that provide maximum natural light and ventilation to the gracious, well-proportioned rooms inside.
Queen Anne House Plans
Like the Victorian age, Queen Anne house plans are grandiose and opulent. Think about “Victorian architecture” and what probably comes to mind is a Queen Anne house plan. Queen Anne style is in fact one of the sub-styles of the Victorian school. Replete with towers, wings, wraparound porches, and intersecting gables, the multistory Queen Anne house plan presents an eccentric asymmetrical façade to the street.
Second Empire House Plans
The characteristic mansard roofs gives Second Empire house plans a full level of attic or living space under the roof. Looking like a crown atop the stately home, a mansard roof is not really a roof at all. Dressed in shingles with dormers peeking through, it appears to be a roof, but it is actually the angled, flared, or curved wall of the house’s uppermost story.
Shed House Plans
Shed house plans are a good choice for environmentally-minded homeowners who like modern contemporary style. A common variation in contemporary and modern architecture refers to the roof form. A shed roof slopes in only one direction, with no gable peak. A shed house plan may have multiple roof planes, each sloping a different direction. Shed home plans are particularly well suited for mounting solar panels, since they provide large expanses of roof space.
Shingle House Plans
The Shingle style evokes images of seaside towns and slower lifestyles. Shingle style house plans vary in form, but maintain a constant theme of irregular shapes and unadorned surfaces unified by rustic shingle cladding. Rooflines are complex, with multiple elements of varying shapes and heights.
Sloped Lot House Plans
Are you concerned about building your dream house on a lot that slopes? Don't be! Sloping lots can be a pain, but they don’t have to be when you shop on ePlans.com. Our sloping lot home designs were created with you (and your sloping lot) in mind. These plans use the sloping lot to their advantage and often feature a beautiful walkout basement.
Small House Plans
Small house plans, smart, cute, and cheap to build and maintain. Whether you're downsizing or seeking a starter home, our collection of small home plans (sometimes written "open concept floor plans for small homes") is sure to please.
You don't have to live in the South to enjoy the gracious hospitality and outdoor living of a Southern house plan. Architectural details run the gamut from the narrow dimensions and layered porches of Charleston row homes to antebellum plantation homes that reflect Neoclassical influences with stately columns. Modern farmhouses are a contemporary choice. They all have one thing in common: a shady porch designed to enjoy balmy weather, capture breezes, and keep the inside cool.
The ePlans collection of Southwest style home designs are all about keepin’ it cool! The hot, sometimes scorching weather indigenous to the Southwest region makes it critical for houses to maintain temperate conditions. You’ll see re-occurring features in this collection that help these homes do just that. For instance – Southwest house designs generally have shaded areas as well as outdoor retreats, like courtyards, decks and porches, through which the homeowner can flirt with the sunshine drenched climate without being cooked by it.
Southwest House Plans
Southwestern house plans combine simple wood, brick, and stucco construction with decorative details evoking the desert southwest. Inspired by the residences and architecture of the desert southwest’s native inhabitants and its Spanish colonizers, the Southwest style utilizes wood, brick, and stucco to create homes that blend with the desert landscape.
Spanish Revival House Plans
Spanish or Spanish Revival house plans feature heavy ornamentation inspired by the Spanish and Moorish architectural traditions. Found primarily in the southwest, Texas, California, and Florida, Spanish Revival home designs draw on the heritage and architectural detail of America's Spanish colonial history. The red tile roofs and thick stuccoed walls serve to keep the interior cool in hot southern climates.
Split Level House Plans
The Split Level house plan is a variation on Ranch style, designed to maximize smaller lots. A relative of the Ranch home, the Split Level house plan features three levels of living space on a floor plan that makes economical use of the building lot. Split Level and similar Split Foyer house plans are particularly well-suited for sloping lots.
Starter House Plans
Starter homes mark the beginning of an exciting new phase in your life. This is your opportunity to pick a design that perfectly suits you. This collection features plenty of affordable small plans that have plenty of style and features you'll love, like kitchen islands and open floor plans.
Want a home with striking curb appeal and castle-like allure? Check out these designs with stone. Whether you opt for natural or manufactured product, even a little bit of stone adds a lot of interest to a home exterior.
Building a home in Tennessee? Check out our collection of Tennessee house plans below. Tennessee home plans come in a wide range of architectural styles, including ranch, Craftsman, farmhouse and more. It all depends on what you want and require. First, consider where in Tennessee you plan to build. For instance, if you plan to build in an area where nearly every single home offers a farmhouse feel, it may not be wise (or, even allowed, per the HOA) to build a bold contemporary/modern home. Likewise, consider your plot of land. For example, if you have a narrow lot, a sprawling Ranch home plan may not work. But don't despair! Considering ePlans.com offers tens of thousands of designs, we're sure to have a blueprint that works for you, your lot, and your neighborhood. Plus, don't forget that almost any home plan can be customized to meet your exact needs. Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.
If you’re building in Texas or Oklahoma, you’re sure to find your dream home in this diverse collection of Texas house plans. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Rio Grande, Texas homes are as diverse as the landscape. In the east you’ll find gracious residences similar to other Gulf Coast locales. The ratio of Spanish-inspired homes increases as the country turns to desert. In the middle is the Texas Hill Country, with Austin - the star of the green building movement - at its center. The result is a vast variety of traditional and innovative styles to choose from if you’re building in Texas or Oklahoma.
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The home plans in this collection have been designed by Certified Professional Members of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD). A nonprofit professional organization established in 1950, AIBD strives to protect and enhance its membership's ability to practice their profession.
Tiny House Plans
Live simply with a tiny house plan! Tiny house floor plans come in multiple styles. To maximize space, tiny house plans often feature open layouts and outdoor living areas. The tiny house movement has been growing fast as homeowners look for ways to declutter or downsize, or simply want to live small.
Here's where you get to add all those amenities you've been dreaming of. But, with so many options on the market, it helps to know what you're looking for before you head to the showroom or home center. We've compiled the basics on tubs, whirlpools, toilets, showers, and more.
These homes make splendid first impressions with stunning doorways, arched entryways, and more. When it comes to homes, realtors call this curb appeal — something that's critically important in today's volatile real estate market. Since the entry door is one of the first things guests and neighbors see, making the entry magnificent can go a long way in furthering your home's attractiveness and your pride of homeownership.
It's important to remember your kitchen isn't just where you cook but where you live. It's the heart and soul of your home. Many of today's home plans offer open layouts that eliminate barriers between the kitchen and the main gathering room so that you can interact with family and friends while you cook.
Universal design homes are crafted to be accessible to those with wheelchairs or limited mobility. But they are an easy-living choice for everyone. To accommodate special needs, universal design house plans offer wide hallways and easy access to bedrooms and bathrooms. Homes for the aging Baby Boomer population will require attention to their physical comforts, particularly with the "aging in place" movement gaining popularity.
Settling down in Virginia? If so, ePlans.com offers many house plans that are sure to please!** In terms of architectural styles, Virginia pretty much runs the gamut. If, for instance, you plan to build a home in Southern Virginia, you may want to consider a colonial, country or farmhouse home plan, as these designs tend to be popular in this area. On the other hand, if you plan to retire to Northern Virginia (which can be thought of as a "suburb of Washington DC"), just about any architectural style is possible, depending on your exact neighborhood. Furthermore, if you plan to build near the water (such as Virginia Beach), you might want a house plan that offers piling (or pier) foundation and a fun, beachy look and feel. Then again, if the western part of the state is calling you, a more rustic type design might be just what the doctor ordered. **Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.
Walkout Basement House Plans
Building on a hill? A house plan with walkout basement could be your best bet. Walkout basement house plans make the most of sloping lots and create unique indoor/outdoor space. Walkout basement house plans also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Whether you're looking for Craftsman house plans with walkout basement, contemporary house plans with walkout basement, sprawling ranch house plans with walkout basement (yes, a ranch plan can feature a basement!), or something else entirely, you're sure to find a design that pleases you in the collection below.
If your ideal location for building a home is Washington State, you've landed on the right page! * While many architectural styles are represented in the great state of Washington, you'll typically find lots of rustic Craftsman and Bungalow designs that display earthy elements, like stone, wood, etc. Contemporary/modern house plans are also popular in Washington State, as the Northwest (in general) embraces sustainable design. As you browse the collection below, be sure to remember that most house plans can be customized to meet your exact requirements. We also offer cost to build reports which will help you determine how much your home building project is going to cost upfront. * Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.
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