Regional Influences

House Plan Design - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #935-5
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 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.
House Plan Design - vacation house plan
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?"
House Plan Design - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1017-168
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.
House Plan Design - Bungalow Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #930-19
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.
House Plan Design - Traditional Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #497-3
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.
House Plan Design - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #23-2478
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?
House Plan Design - Southern Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #930-18
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.
House Plan Design - Prairie Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-657
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.
House Plan Design - Cabin Exterior - Rear Elevation Plan #118-167
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!
House Plan Design - Colonial Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #991-26
New England
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.
House Plan Design - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #930-10
North Carolina
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.
House Plan Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-1031
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.’s collection of Northwest house plans reflects the character of the landscape with a selection of Craftsman, Bungalow, and lodge-like mountain homes.
House Plan Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-160
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 Neoclassical influenced designs 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.
House Plan Design - Mediterranean Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1017-169
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.
House Plan Design - Craftsman style home by Texas architect David Wiggins - 2200 sft
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 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.
House Plan Design - Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #935-14
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.
House Plan Design - Craftsman style home Plan 21-246 front elevation
Settling down in Virginia? If so, 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.
House Plan Design - Modern Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #895-60
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.