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18th Feb, 2022
Articles, House Plan of the Week

Craftsman Duplex Plan Holmberg 60-060

Designed for a corner lot, the Holmberg duplex plan is graced with a charming Craftsman-style exterior. Each unit is a single level but more importantly designed for maximum privacy. The units are almost identical.

From either entry, the Holmberg almost appears to be a single-family residence. A cozy covered porch frames each of the entries. The entry in Unit A is slightly recessed from the main living area where in Unit B the entry is seamless to the great room. Both units offer great room style living with vaulted ceilings that add to the sense of spaciousness. C-shaped kitchens can be found in both sides and each are equally well appointed and offer a raised eating bar for additional seating or serving space. A wall pantry is just steps away off the hallway that leads to the bedrooms.

Both units offer two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The larger of the bedrooms is a suite with a private bathroom with walk-in shower, walk-in closet, and direct access to a back patio through a sliding glass door that also helps to fill the room with natural light. The smaller of the bedrooms shares its full bathroom with the gathering space and offers a combination tub/shower.

The Holmberg floor plan has an attached two car garage with direct access to the interior for both units. In Unit A, the garage access is direct to the entry while in Unit B it leads to the vaulted great room. Laundry appliances can be found at the back of each of the garages.

11th Feb, 2022

Hillside House Plan Forest View 31-281

The Forest View is a stunning modern house plan ideal for a lot with views out the front. From the driveway the front door is a half-flight of stairs up and is sheltered by a covered porch and framed by slender posts. Through the front door the entry landing provides two directions.

Heading down leads to the mud hall and garage level. The mud hall is well appointed with a bench and cubbies. A pocket office has views out the front of the home. At the end of the hall is the attached two car garage with additional storage or room for a shop.

From the entry, heading up leads to the main level and living area. At the top of the stairs, straight ahead is a half bathroom along with the laundry room. Through a cased opening the floor plan opens up to the great room with soaring 12’ ceilings and a rich display of windows that surround a double sliding glass door that opens to the covered balcony. From here views out the front of the home can be enjoyed inside or out. When the days are shorter the fireplace centered in the great room fills the space with warmth and light. At the back of the great room is the dining room which has mirrored double sliding glass doors which open the room to the covered patio. Off the dining room is the kitchen which offers ample counter space, a center work island with eating bar and a corner step-in pantry.

Off the dining room, French doors open to the den which could be furnished as a home office. Rounding out the main floor is the owners’ suite. Accessed off the great room the owners’ suite looks out the front of the home and boasts a private bathroom complete with twin sinks, soaking tub, separate shower, and a walk-in closet.

There is one more floor to the Forest View. Continuing up the staircase from the entry the stairs end at a loft which could be used as a play area for families with children. At the end of the loft is a storage closet with a laundry chute which is a great feature allowing quick delivery of clothing directly to the laundry room below. There are also two bedrooms on this floor, each with their own walk-in closet.

The Forest View 31-281 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. To learn more about this design visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com

4th Feb, 2022
Articles, Blog

With winter a time to enjoy the warmth and comfort of home, it’s also the ideal time to imagine what that dream home plan might look like. From bestselling pre-designed plans to customized home and garage designs, The House Plan Company is a perfect design partner to find all the inspiration you need. 

Numerous designs currently presented by The House Plan Company highlight how trending design features can be incorporated into just about any owner’s vision for an exquisite home.

The Tarpon #18927 design featured on The House plan Company is a prime example of contemporary flair in an urban setting. This 2,400-square-foot floor plan packs a modern design and tons of amenities into a multi-story plan with a three-car garage, ideal for a narrow lot footprint. A stucco, siding and stone exterior supports a multi-leveled truss roof frame.

Inside, an entry hallway extends past a bedroom and bathroom to an open living room with a fireplace, as well as an adjacent kitchen and dining room. Step out through doorways on either side to reach a pair of rear-facing decks, one of which is covered to provide year-round outdoor relaxation. A stairway off the living room accesses a vast second floor that’s open on one side to the living room below. A hallway branches left to access a spacious sitting area through double doors that lead to the master bedroom. Sliding doors provide access to a private deck, a master bathroom and adjoining walk-in closet. Back by the top floor landing, the hallway branches right to a pair of additional bedrooms, a shared bathroom and laundry room. Finally, the main level staircase also leads down to a finished basement foundation, adding flexibility with a large family room, additional bedroom and full bathroom, plus a walk-in closet.

If a cottage is more your style, The House Plan Company’s #15187 design may be the perfect blend of modern luxury and quaint charm. Four bedrooms, three full baths and a half bath are spread across 3,250 square feet spanning two floors. A classic wood frame exterior places a covered front porch beneath pitched stick roof framing. Front doors open to a foyer, extending past a bedroom with a private bath and into a living room with a fireplace under cathedral-style ceilings. The open floor plan connects the living room to a kitchen with a center island and step-in pantry. An adjoining dining room opens out to a broad rear porch with an additional fireplace and food preparation area, making this an ideal space for entertaining guests or enjoying a meal with family.

A separate door from the dining room accesses the private master bedroom, master bath with dual sinks beneath a barrel vault ceiling, and massive walk-in master closet with plenty of space for two sets of wardrobes. Back by the entry foyer, a door opposite the entryway bedroom accesses a two-car garage, additional half-bath, utility room and additional storage. Stairs off the garage lead to a smaller upper floor featuring a versatile den, two additional bedrooms, a shared bath and attic space that can be used for storage.

If luxury is top of mind, the Basset #74969 design featured on The House Plan Company packs unparalleled grandeur in a craftsman plan. Ideal for sloping lots, this spacious ranch design maximizes a footprint of 2,800 square feet, with three bedrooms, multiple flex spaces and a four-car garage. A wood frame with pitched roofing and siding and stone exterior gives the design a sleek, modern feel. Through the front door, an entryway opens past a versatile den and a bedroom with full bath into the open great room, an adjoining dining room and kitchen. Wraparound countertops, an island and a walk-in pantry provide plenty of space for meal preparation. Beyond a half-bath and laundry room off of the dining room, a mud room offers space to hang coats and place shoes by a doorway leading to an adjoining pair of vast two-car garages.

On the other side of the great room, double doors open up to the luxurious master suite, featuring a private bathroom with large walk-in shower and a large walk-in closet. The master bedroom provides private access to the three rear-facing decks, which can also be reached from the dining room. This plan’s versatility is really highlighted in the basement, which includes an optional finished floor plan. A staircase off the main level den steps down to a vast open recreation space, complete with a game nook and bar on opposite sides. Three bedrooms, two baths and an unfinished storage space make this a perfect area for children to let their imaginations run wild, with limitless possibilities for crafts and games. 

 

4th Feb, 2022
Articles, House Plan of the Week

Craftsman House Plan Tillamook 30-519

A trio of materials – shingle, lap siding, and stone – along with tapered columns and stickwork gable ends blend to give the Tillamook house plan its timeless Craftsman charm. From the street this two-story design is a treat for the eyes.

The first impression of the home is welcoming. The delightful, covered porch makes a fantastic location for a porch swing or bistro set for those who enjoy catching up with neighbors who pass by. Through the entry door, the foyer is spacious with a coat closet available just a few steps down the hall. Immediately to the left, pocket doors glide back to reveal a guest suite with private en-suite. Located next to the front door this room would also make an ideal home office if the guest accommodations were not needed. Across the entry through a cased opening is the dining room. Along the back wall a pocket door provides direct access to the kitchen.

The open concept living fills the core of the Tillamook. The great room offers built-ins and a cozy corner fireplace. On warm summer days the sliding glass door along the back wall opens the room to the vaulted covered patio. Partially opened to the great room is the nook and kitchen. The kitchen is well-appointed and offers ample counter space along with the eating bar, center island, and corner walk-in pantry. Steps away is a mud room that connects the home to the attached 3 car garage.

On the opposite side of the first floor is the owners’ suite. This private retreat offers two walk-in closets and a luxurious owners’ bathroom with dual vanities and separate shower and soaking tub.

Upstairs are two additional bedrooms which share a full bathroom. Over the garage is a bonus room providing home owners’ with the flexibility to use this space as storage or finish it as a game room or exercise studio.

The Tillamook 30-519 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. To learn more about this design visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com

28th Jan, 2022

Cottage Duplex Plan with Unique Floor Plan Columbine 60-046

At first glance, the cottage-style Columbine appears to have mirrored units, but this duplex plan offers unique floor plans between the units. What each unit has in common is an attractive exterior where gables filled with shingles, horizontal lap siding, and tapered columns lend a Craftsman feel to this multi-family design. Step inside and the floor plans show that each unit offers something different.

Inside Unit A, the entry offers a coat closet immediately to the right along with a half bathroom, laundry room (with direct access to the attached tandem bay garage), and to the left the great room. Traveling to the great room, a set of stairs leading to the second floor rises to the right.

The great room in Unit A is completely open – living room, dining room, and kitchen are combined in a nearly seamless space. The kitchen has an eating bar that extends out increasing the available counter space while providing some visual separation from the dining room. At the back of the kitchen a door opens to the back covered patio. A cased opening off the dining room leads to the main floor master bedroom complete with private bathroom with dual vanities and a walk-in closet.

Unit A, offers a two-story floor plan where two additional bedrooms are on the upper level along with a full bathroom and some storage closets.

Unlike Unit A, Unit B offers a one-story floor plan. With similar great room style living, the kitchen, dining room, and living room are all open to each other. A short hallway off the kitchen leads by a sliding glass door that opens to the back patio and ends at the laundry room and access to the attached one car garage. Filling the right side of the floor plan are two bedrooms. The bedroom at the back of the unit offers a step-in closet. The single full bathroom is nestled between the bedrooms and is shared.

The Columbine 60-046 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers.

21st Jan, 2022
Articles, House Plan of the Week

One Story Ranch House Plan Anacortes 30-936

Clean and simple lap siding graces the front of the nearly symmetrical Anacortes ranch-style house plan. Those who enjoy outdoor living will appreciate the two large, vaulted covered spaces on the front and back side of the home. 

Inside, double doors open to the vaulted great room where living room, dining room, and kitchen are all part of a seamless room. A fireplace is tucked in the corner and can be enjoyed throughout the living area. Between the kitchen and dining room, a large island with prep sink and eating bar provide some visual separation of the kitchen in addition to boosting the available counter space. Through a cased opening is the step-in pantry along with a half bathroom, laundry room and access to the attached, side entry two car garage. Back in the great room, sliding glass doors between the kitchen and dining room lead to the back covered patio.  

On the opposite side of the central great room are the Anacortes' three bedrooms. The two secondary bedrooms share a full bathroom with dual vanities. If the additional sleeping areas are not needed, these rooms offer homeowners the flexibility to furnish them a home office, exercise studio, hobby space, guest room, or whatever else suits. The owners’ suite is at the end of the hallway and boasts a generous sized walk-in closet, private bathroom with twin sinks, and exclusive access to the outdoors. 

The Anacortes’ casual floor plan can work as a year-round residence or as a vacation home. 

The Anacortes is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers.

 

20th Jan, 2022
Announcements, Articles

While we love a good snow day, we are equally excited for the sunny days ahead. To celebrate longer days and sunshine we've got two updated renderings for our sunny Mediterranean designs the Navarro and a detached garage!

Navarro 11-061

Mediterranean House Plan Navarro 11-061

The Navarrow is a small, one story house plan at 1352 square feet. The floor plan offers great room style living and 3 bedrooms with good separation. The master suite fills the entire right side of the floor plan.

Garage with Shop 20-016

Detached Garage Plan 20-016

This detached garage plan offers room for 2 cars and offers a generous sized shop with utility room.

14th Jan, 2022

Unique Split Level House Plan Ossage 31-295

A delightful blend of horizontal siding, stone accents, and vertical cedar siding blend to give the Ossage a truly modern look. Opposing shed roofs add to the visual interest of this house plan designed for an uphill sloping lot.

From the street the home appears to have three partial levels. The two-car garage – located under the main living area – is front facing towards the street. From stairs either accessed from the back of the garage or from the driveway, the main living area is about a half flight of stairs up from the street level.

A vaulted covered porch greets family and friends. Inside the alcove layout of the foyer offers privacy from the front door to the living area that fills most of this level. To the left of the front door is a coat closet and there is enough space in the foyer to add a bench if desired. Through the cased opening on the right, the floor plan opens to the vaulted great room.

The informal yet open great room offers soaring vaulted ceilings and a floor plan layout that allow people and conversations to move freely between the living area, dining room, and kitchen. In the corner is a cozy gas stove to bring in extra warmth and light on colder winter days. The island with built-in eating bar offers some visual separation between the kitchen and the rest of the great room.

Through a cased opening off the great room is a short hallway with the step-in pantry, a full bathroom, plus a flex room. The flex room could be furnished as a home office, exercise studio, guest suite, or whatever else suites.

The stairs to both the garage level and the second floor are grouped together near the foyer. Upstairs is the second-floor laundry room just steps away from the owners’ suite which boasts a private bathroom with dual vanities and a walk-in closet.

The Ossage is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers.

 

 

7th Jan, 2022
Articles, House Plan of the Week

Victorian House Plan Gibson 10-030

Soaring roof planes, double chimney, ginger bread details blend to give the Gibson its distinct Victorian style. While Victorian is an architectural style that many find to belong to yesteryear it is making a comeback with their unique and bold exteriors.

A large L-shaped covered porch greets you from the street and is large enough to support patio furniture or a porch swing for those who enjoy catching up with neighbors as they pass by. Inside the front door opens to a spacious, two-story foyer. To the right, a staircase sweeps up to the second floor where all three bedrooms are tucked away from the bustle of the living areas. To the left, the foyer opens up to the living room which is naturally bright from the window bay. A cozy two-sided fireplace can be enjoyed from the living room or the dining room which is just on the other side of the pocket door. For mor formal dinners, a built-in buffet is nearby.

At the back of the dining room is the kitchen which is open to the family room with only a conversation bar to provide some visual separation. The Gibson’s second fireplace is in the family room and can be enjoyed throughout the nook and kitchen as well.

This two-story house plan has all three bedrooms on the upper floor. At the top of the stairs a balcony runs in front of the jack-and-jill suite bedrooms which share access to a full, compartmentalized bathroom. Between the two bedrooms is a storage closet along with a separate laundry chute making it a breeze to send the wash down to the first floor utility room. The rest of the second floor is filled with the owners’ suite. Filled with natural light from the three bay windows, the owners’ suite offers a comfortable sized walk-in closet (with pull down attic access for additional storage) and a full private bathroom featuring a spa tub, separate shower, and twin sinks.

Completing the Gibson house plan is the attached 2-car carport. For those looking to build in areas with more inclement weather, the carport could easily be modified to an enclosed garage.

The Gibson is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. To learn more about the Petaluma visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com.

4th Jan, 2022
Articles, Blog

Although home design and building trends don’t typically experience monumental change year after year, The House Plan Company in Eugene, Oregon has recognized shifts in home buyer requests that align with nationwide trends that are expected to continue in the new year. From expanded outdoor living to finding new opportunities to reduce energy demands, to placing a greater importance on dedicated workspaces designed for spending more than just a few hours in at a time, homeowners are evaluating a variety of ways to “future proof” their homes.

“The past two years have demonstrated the need for homes to be flexible. Being able to adapt to work from home, develop hobbies, express oneself creatively, gather or find personal space—all of these needs have proven to be important considerations,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of The House Plan Company. “Green building is also enjoying a resurgence in popularity as more homeowners are asking what can be done to improve energy efficiency and to ensure the home is ‘solar ready’.”

Some of the major home design trends to watch in 2022 include:

Sustainability Matters

A priority for homeowners who want to live by their sustainability-minded values, a push to achieve higher energy standards will continue to influence building and buying decisions. The House Plan Company’s Wheatland 74801 plan blends modern farmhouse style featuring an open, family-centered floor plan designed to offer energy compliant, cost-conscious living.

Vintage is the New Modern

As younger homeowners seek the familiarity and comfort, their design choices are reflecting those of their family homes, though with a modern twist. For a blend of past and present, Plan 28039 offers a three-bedroom ranch with an open concept floor plan. A large bonus room over the garage offers flexibility to customize its finish.

Space for Mind and Body

In addition to looking for flexibility in a floor plan and dedicated home offices, homeowners want retreat spaces to unwind and meditate or to exercise. Whether a home offers a fourth bedroom, a basement level or a bonus room, flex space is key. The Telluride Gable FB 36193 plan offers convenient main level living with separate spaces on basement and second floor levels.

Functionality for Fido

Pet friendly features continue to be in demand, whether design elements are as simple as having the ability to accommodate a dining nook for food and water bowls, creating a cozy alcove under the stairs, or dedicating an entire room to our pet friends. The Wesson 97194 plan features a dedicated “dog room” with direct access to and from the outdoors.

The biggest lesson learned over the past year? Consider future needs alongside current needs. Home buyers are encouraged to give thought to how they might see themselves living in their home under evolving conditions. While anticipating a global pandemic, shelter in place or remote work may have been impossible to imagine or plan for in 2019, considering how a home might be lived in five to 10 years in the future is important.

When asked what building decisions could start to generate traction in 2022 and beyond, McAlexander noted that “as the concept of net zero housing advances, we will likely see increased interest in these types of homes. That said, achieving net zero is not something that can be done without specific site considerations and adaptation. It will require participation by a large number of specialties to be implemented.”

 

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