You may be wondering, what is a concept plan? Is this the right option for me? Associated Designs’ concept plans provide an economical alternative to having a custom home designed. If you are building in an area where there are strict building requirements, or you and your builder want the flexibility to customize the technical pieces (framing, foundation, roof) to your area’s preferred practices; a concept plan is a great option!
A concept plan provides you with the essentials of the home design – exterior elevations, floor plan(s), and roof outline. While simple sounding at first, these elements would account for 50% or more of the time spent crafting a custom home design. Starting with a concept plan helps speed up your design phase while giving you the flexibility to complete the construction documents to your local building practices, codes, and site conditions.
To help get your design search underway, here are three new concept house plans!
The Villa Bella is a classic Tuscan villa. It’s grand and bold exterior make an impressive first impression. The main floor is filled with formal gathering spaces. The core of the home is a large great room which can be opened to the covered patio. The kitchen is out of site but its spacious and well-appointed layout would make any home chef happy. Harkening back to an era where fireplaces where a key source of heat – many of the rooms in the Villa Bella feature a fireplace. Spaces like the office and owners’ suite feature a modern 2 sided fireplace. The second floor features three additional bedrooms, each with direct access to a full bathroom, walk-in closets, plus private fireplaces. A recreation room with covered balcony plus two large bonus rooms are also upstairs. This luxurious house plan is sure to transport you to the warm Tuscan country side.
A comfortable 2788 square foot country house plan, the Idyllwild is a great family home plan. This 5 bedroom floor plan offers informal living with a vaulted great room that fills up most of the first floor. For those who enjoy outdoor living, double sliding glass doors open the great room to the covered patio and just off the dining room another set of sliding glass door expand the room to the screened porch. The main floor master suite has a private bathroom and pass-through, walk-in closet that leads to the utility room – no walking laundry through the house! The 2 car garage provides separation between the main house and a 1 bedroom apartment that features a vaulted living room with kitchenette, stacking washer and dryer, and private covered patio. Long term guests or family members are sure to have a comfortable stay.
This 2 story house plan offers 1916 square feet of open living. Off the entry, the floor plan opens up to the right filled with a 2-story great room which is open to the dining room and kitchen. Framed by sliding glass doors both the great room and dining room can be opened to the patio spaces. Rounding out the main floor is the combination utility room and pocket office plus the main floor master suite which features a private bathroom with twin sinks plus a walk-in closet. Upstairs a loft overlooks the great room and there are two additional bedrooms. The side entry, 2 car garage allows this plan to be constructed on a corner or ally accessed lot.
The flexibility afforded by concept plans extends to the wide range of styles and sizes as seen in these new home designs. Looking for more concept plans? Check out our growing collection!