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22nd Oct, 2021

Farmhouse Plan - Boulderfield 31-147

Clean lap siding with batt and board accents in the gable ends, windows framed with charming shutters, a sleek metal roof; all the elements of the revived American farmhouse. It is also the perfect description of the exterior of the Boulderfield house plan from Associated Designs. From the exterior the design is a classic farmhouse, inside the layout is filled with trending floor plan features homeowners’ are seeking.

Greeted by a wide covered porch the Boulderfield is welcoming upon first impression. Through the front door framed by sidelights, tall 13’ ceilings grace the foyer which opens directly to the great room. Tall ceilings continue through the great room and beyond to the back covered patio. A large, double sliding glass door separates the great room from the covered patio allowing the room to open seamlessly to the outdoors when the weather is nice. With the increase in remote working and learning and time spent in our homes, blending the outdoors with the indoors has been a popular trend with homeowners’ looking to make the most out of the homes. A drop in the ceiling creates a visual transition between the great room, dining room, and kitchen in an otherwise completely open layout. Ideal for informal entertaining and living, open-concept floor plans allow for people and conversations to flow freely making sure that no one is left out of the conversation.

The well-appointed kitchen features a center island with eating bar – adding to the available seating during large parties. A large, walk-in pantry is just steps away. With a trio of windows along the front and back walls the dining room and kitchen feel airy and bright. A feature of note in the dining room is the coffee bar with built in sink.

A long standing but still popular floor plan trend is separate bedrooms. Honoring that desire, the Boulderfield’s master suite is accessed off a hallway from the dining room. French doors open to this luxurious retreat that boasts a private covered patio and deluxe bathroom complete with dual vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and large walk-in shower. On the other side of the home, filling the right side of the floor plan are two jack-and-jill style bedrooms. For those not familiar with a jack-and-jill bedroom, the two bedrooms share direct access to a compartmentalized full bathroom making each room a suite. Near the secondary bedrooms, is a pocket office.

Rounding out this trending home plan is the attached 3 car garage. The side entry makes it ideal for a corner lot or a large rural property. It also hides the garage doors allowing the home to show off it’s farmhouse style without a large display of garage doors. Between the garage and living area is a large mechanical storage closet providing increased energy efficiency if the closet is finished and insulated. The one story design and open layout make the Boulderfield a design that can adapt and grow with a family through all of life’s stages.

One Story House Plan Boulderfield 31-147

15th Oct, 2021

Construction on sloped lots has seen an increase over the last year. Whether that is a result of increasingly difficult to find urban lots or a desire to capture views on rural property, with the right design you can leverage your unique hillside floor plan to capture views above and beyond the average level lot design.

Sloped Lot House Plan Sheffield 30-160

The Sheffield house plan by Associated Designs is one such design. Wrapped in a modern exterior, this eye-catching home embraces natural elements with beautiful cedar siding accents. A two car garage is accessed from the street level providing flat parking and an easy approach to the entry stairs. The entry raises you a half flight of stairs up from the driveway and inside you are greeted by a split-level layout. Not only is this a practical design solution for sloped lot homes it ensures privacy between the living area and the front door.

Choosing to head down will land you in the mud hall. This space is well appointed and designed to help organize bags, shoes, and other essentials needed before leaving the home. A drop zone is conveniently located at the base of the stairs with a built-in bench with coat hooks just steps away. A hutch adds to the available storage. From the mud hall there is access to the attached garage with ample storage towards the back. A hallway off the mud hall leads to the Sheffield’s two secondary bedrooms and a full bathroom. A long time trend with homeowners has been separated bedrooms and the Sheffield delivers by keeping the bedrooms on two different floors.

Back at the entry, the stairs that run up lead to the great room. This reverse living layout is ideal for capturing views out the front of the home that may not be visible from the street level. Soaring vaulted ceilings in the great room along with a double sliding glass door fill the space with natural light. On warm summer days the great room can be opened up to the balcony extending the living outside. Views out the front are perfectly captured and can be fully enjoyed inside or out. The great room seamlessly transitions to the dining room. Open floor plans are ideal for informal living and entertaining, with conversations flowing freely between the different spaces. An eating bar frames the edge of the comfortable sized kitchen with walk-in pantry. The upper floor is rounded out with the vaulted owners’ suite. With large windows facing the front any view out the front of the home can also be enjoyed from the comfort and quiet of the owners’ suite. The private bathroom is furnished with dual vanities, storage, and a walk-in closet.

By working with nature, the Sheffield captures views above the rest and blends nature and natural elements throughout the design. 

Lower Level Floor Plan Sheffield 31-160 Main Level Floor Plan Sheffield 31-160

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8th Oct, 2021

Modern Meadows Edge House Plan

Walking pass the Meadows Edge, you see the Craftsman accents pop through the smooth stucco and stone wainscot. Decorative details in the gable ends and slender posts that frame the front door draw you to the vaulted covered porch. As you approach the front door a covered court yard appears to the right creating a bright and welcoming first impression.

Inside the floor plan offers the latest in design trends. Tall ceilings can be found throughout the foyer and great room. Large sliding glass doors and a rich display of windows along the back wall of the great room flood the room with natural light. For those colder, cozy fall and winter days a fireplace warms the room and can be enjoyed throughout the living and dining areas. The open-style great room is a popular design choice and ideal for those who love informal living and entertaining. A beverage bar in the dining room offers cabinet space and a small prep sink – great for mixing up an evening cocktail or serving up morning coffee or tea. The generously sized kitchen is just steps away from the dining room with only an island to provide some visual separation of space.

Steps away from the kitchen are a large pantry and a mud hall connecting the home to the attached three car garage. A popular feature amongst contemporary homeowners is separate bedrooms and the Meadows Edge house plan has just that. The far right side of the floor plan are two secondary bedrooms which share a full, compartmentalized bathroom with dual vanities. All the way on the left side of the home, on the other side of the great room is the owners’ suite. This luxurious retreat has a private bathroom filled with twin sinks, separate soaking tub and walk-in shower, plus a large walk-in closet. Sharing the same hallway as the owners’ suite is a studio. This room is truly a flex space allowing homeowners’ to tailor the floor plan to fit their current lifestyle. If a fourth bedroom is needed the built-in shelves could be substituted for closet or dresser space. Those working from home may choose to furnish the studio as a home office or study for remote learning.

Placing important on time spent outside, the Meadows Edge design can be opened up to the back yard. The large, double sliding glass doors in the great room spill out to the covered patio. Ceiling transitions in the covered patio help to give the sense of two separate spaces – one could ideal be set up as an outdoor living room. While the vaulted patio, offering a grill area with counter could serve as the outdoor kitchen.

Experience a virtual tour of the Meadows Edge at AssociatedDesigns.com.

One Story Floor Plan Meadows Edge Home Design

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1st Oct, 2021
Articles, Blog

Large bodies of research have shown that time spent in or viewing nature can have positive effects on our brains, bodies, emotions, thoughts, and interactions with others. For home buyers looking to build, creating opportunities to incorporate nature and natural settings into the home’s design can be a great way to let the outdoors in.

“When looking at home plans, home buyers should consider how the rooms are arranged to maximize how they would like the home to interact with the outdoors,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of The House Plan Company. “For example, does the great room face the right direction for your yard or view? Do you have neighbors with outdoor spaces that might affect your master suite privacy? You also want to consider the local climate and whether you need protection from the sun, rain, snow, bugs or other elements.”

To create connection with the environment just outside the home in a natural way, The House Plan Company, a house plan marketing firm based in Eugene, Oregon recommends considering key design features including:

  • Large or floor-to-ceiling windows and doors welcome views, natural light and ventilation
  • How the orientation of the home can offer protection from the elements
  • Screened in porches or a wall of windows are well suited for locales with extreme weather or to enjoy some reprieve from bugs
  • Deep roof overhangs provide shade and the ability to comfortably be outside in varied climates
  • Use of natural materials can add both a deeper connection to nature and visual interest
  • Sliding doors provide indoor-outdoor connection and direct access to the natural landscape
  • Smaller scale home designs can increase the home’s efficiency and intimacy

Four of the most popular of The House Plan Company’s plans that let the outdoors in are:

Longview (Design #43383)

This two-story shingle-style house plan by designer Tim Thompson offers a comfortable retreat for those who want indoor and outdoor living. French doors on two sides offer easy access to a covered patio that wraps around two sides.

Odessa (Design #59772)

Offering a contemporary design with split-level living, the Odessa plan features a unique, loft-style sunroom that walks out onto a rooftop terrace with a beverage bar and built-in garden beds. Created by Drummond House Plans, the walk out access from multiple rooms on the ground level encourages homeowners to extend their living space outdoors.

Design #86187

Featuring a modern, contemporary design with clean lines, this home plan by Architectural Innovations was created to make the most of downhill or side sloped lots. A covered deck on the main floor and an enormous, covered walk-out patio from the lower level provide homeowners a variety of options to extend their outdoor living.

Heartland (Design #13048)

A family-centric open plan with a modern farmhouse design, the Heartland design features expansive wrap around covered porches with walk out access from the master bedroom, living and dining rooms. This house plan created by Ken Pieper offers a deep covered porch at the front of the house offers yet another welcoming space to gather.

Bringing the outdoors in starts with the building lot. If homebuyers are building on a large parcel or rural property, there is much more flexibility in how to orient the home to enjoy the views, as well as an opportunity to take advantage of outdoor spaces for several functions. Views can impact the room arrangement and window placement, however in traditional neighborhoods, home buyers should carefully consider how window placement and outdoor spaces are protected from neighbors for both privacy and noise.

Stressing the importance of understanding the local climate when selecting house plans, McAlexander noted, “if you’re a long-term resident of the area, you’ve most likely experienced enough to be aware of what special considerations should be taken. If you’re new to the area, look carefully at how the locals take advantage of outdoor spaces.”

 

21st Sep, 2021

The chance to have a custom home design created and constructed is an exciting opportunity, one that for many will be a once in a life time experience. The custom home design process gives you the opportunity to tailor a home to how you live, how you entertain, and your location. Making sure to take the time to consider these cornerstones will help you and your design team create a home that you will be happy with for years to come.

Associated Designs in Eugene, Oregon has been offering custom design services for over 25 years. When asked to help client create the home that is locked away in the dreams, Rick will start with a review of how you live in your current home. “It is important to consider your current and past homes. There are lessons to be learned from those homes – what you liked, what you wish was different.” Taking these lessons and blending them with your current design goals will help give your home designer key insight.

Recent custom design clients, Mr. & Mrs. D, worked with Rick to create a home that would fit with their sloped lot. The resulting design is a spacious 2426 square foot single level floor plan with unique features to fit the D’s lifestyle.

To start, throughout the home wide hallways and an open floor plan allow for longevity. Planning for the future is key – whether that is for a growing family or a forever home that will age as gracefully as the homeowners’.

With the need to work from home having a space to work has shifted from an optional but nice feature to a necessary space within a home. Leaving more space for entertaining and gathering spaces, the D’s opted for a pocket office. Barn doors open to reveal this compact and efficient work space off the foyer.

The core of the home is the open and informal great room. Vaulted ceilings run through the living room and dining room adding to the spacious feeling and naturally bright feel of the room. Helping to provide some visual separation of the kitchen is an island with flush conversation bar and a drop in the ceiling height. The great room can be opened to the outdoors where a second fireplace on the covered deck creates an outdoor living room. A few steps away is an outdoor kitchen with grill center – making entertaining and enjoying outside a breeze.

More and more families are taking their four-legged members into consideration with their home design and the D’s are no exception. Located off the utility room, with direct access to the outdoors and a covered stoop, is a dog room; space for their four-legged friends to have a place to rest, store all their treats, and when needed – even if it isn’t their idea of a good time – a bath. A door connecting the dog room to the master walk-in closet and bathroom means Fido has quick access to his favorite people; and the homeowners have a convenient way of getting loads of laundry to the utility room without having to travel through open rooms to get there.

Enjoy the photo tour below of this gorgeous new home and let us know what features you want your next home to have!

Ready to jump in and start the design process for your very own custom home but don’t know how or where to start? Associated Designs has prepared great articles on How to Choose a Home Designer, How to Study Floor Plans, and How to Select a Contractor.

7th Sep, 2021
Articles, Blog

With construction on sloped lots increasing the desire for plans that accommodate these more complicated lots is on the rise. One way to handle a lot with uphill slope is to create a split level floor plan.

A split level design spreads the living area across more than one floor. Generally the front door is elevated off the street level and the entry is blended with a staircase, half a flight to the upper level and half a flight down to the basement level. The classic split level design has been updated over time as seen in these new house plans by Associated Designs.

Sheffield 31-160

Modern Split Level House Plan - Sheffield 31-160

Wrapped in a modern exterior the Sheffield offers solutions for those building on a narrow, uphill sloping lot. The basement floor plan is at street level and offers a 2 car garage with plenty of room storage. Two secondary bedrooms plus a mud hall are also on this lower level. The entry is a half flight up from the basement level and continues up to the main floor. The main floor is filled with valued spaces. The great room has a double sliding glass door that opens to a covered balcony taking in views out the front of the home. Off the great room is the owners’ suite with private bathroom and walk-in closet. The split level design allows for 1880 square feet of living area in a compact 38’ wide design. While optimizing the size of the home the split level floor plan allows for views to be captured out the front of the home.

Staghorn 31-168

Prairie Sloped Lot House Plan Staghorn 31-168

Prairie inspired Staghorn offers a flexible and open floor plan. A welcoming covered front porch frames the front door. Inside the foyer offers two directions. Down to the basement level where a mud hall and the 2 car garage with storage space can be found. A man door at the back of the garage provides access to the section of the home on a crawl space foundation. Back at the foyer, the stairs that lead up bring you to a hallway. To the left a cased opening marks the transition to the great room where living, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. An island with eating bar provides some visual separation between the dining and kitchen while adding to the available seating or place to serve up snacks while entertaining. A sliding glass door off the dining room opens to the BBQ patio. Bedrooms and a den fill the left side of the home. The owners’ suite has a private bathroom with walk-in shower, dual vanities, plus a walk-in closet. The den provides flexibility to furnish the Staghorn as a 4 bedroom floor plan if desired. Optionally this space could be used as a home office since it is just steps away from the front door.

Snowberry 30-735

Vacation House Plan Snowberry 30-735

Blending Cape Cod and Craftsman influences, the Snowberry makes a great beach house plan or year round residence. Tall slender posts frame the covered porch. Inside the entry splits into a stair case. The lower floor plan is filled with a 2 car garage, storage closets, and a family room. The family room opens to a back covered patio. Options to complete a beverage bar and full bathroom are provided to add to comfort of the family room. On the main floor, the stairs lead you to the great room. Vaulted ceilings fill the living room which is filled with natural light from the rich display of windows along the back wall. A sliding glass door in the dining room opens the space to the outdoors extending the dining room outside on nice days. The C-shaped kitchen is open to the dining room with the only boundary created by the peninsular eating bar. Bedrooms fill the left side of the floor plan. The owners’ suite offers vaulted ceilings and a private bathroom with separate tub and shower plus a walk-in closet. The secondary bedroom is just a few steps down the hall. A den off the top of the entry stairs offers the option to be furnished as a 3rd bedroom if desired. The open floor plan with two living spaces makes the Snowberry a great plan to consider as a vacation home. For those who want to feel like they are on vacation year round the Snowberry is a comfortable full time residence ideal for an uphill sloping lot.

Eagle Creek 30-725

Split Level House Plan Eagle Creek 30-725

Cape Cod cottage, the Eagle Creek takes the split level floor plan to the next level. A half flight of stairs from the street level bring you to an elevated deck. Inside the floor plan opens up to the great room which is filled with windows allowing nature to be enjoyed from inside. A slight departure from convention the stairs to the different levels is off the great room instead of directly off the entry. Finishing out the main floor is a sun room along with the dining room and kitchen. From the main floor you can access three different outdoor covered spaces making this a great house plan for those who love the outdoors. From the great room, the staircase offers two directions. The first is down a half level to the secondary bedrooms and a full bathroom. Down from the bedrooms is access to an unfinished basement which contains the laundry appliances. Back at the great room, choosing to go up leads to you the half floor with the master bedroom complete with vaulted ceilings, private deck and bathroom with separate tub and shower plus dual vanities. Up from the owners’ suite the split levels ends at an observatory which would make a lovely sitting room, library, or home office.

If you are looking for a unique house plan that can accommodate your sloped lot with views out the front of the home, the look no further than split level house plans. These interesting house plans offer inviting and varied interiors with room to grow. Interested in seeing more split level house plans or split foyer floor plans? Associated Designs offers a collection of split-level designs and modification services that can help you customize any of their unique plans into your perfect home plan!

1st Sep, 2021
Articles, Blog

There are some architectural styles that stand the test of time. Ranch house plans is one of those styles. Made popular in the 1950’s, the flexibility of this iconic design style allows it to span from traditional to modern in appearance with floor plans ranging from open and contemporary to formal with clearly defined spaces.

While a ranch-style house plan can be versatile there are classic characteristics that provide some definition. Ranch floor plans tend to be single story designs with plenty of patio space and lower pitched gable roofs. Exterior materials used range from lap siding, batt and board, shingles, and stucco. Unlike some other architectural styles, such as Craftsman home designs, the ranch-style is simple and clean.

What is an iconic American house plan style, the ranch home design offers a graceful blend between indoor and outdoor spaces. The House Plan Company has prepared a showcase of 5 trending home designs that highlight the ranch-style inside and out.

Underwood – Design 33535

Wrapped in stucco and stone the Underwood design is a classic 2500 square foot ranch house plan. The exterior is eye-catching yet clean. Created by The House Plan Company design partner Design Basics, this design carries the ranch-style inside. The one story floor plan offers an open layout in the core of the home.  A rich display of windows allows the outdoors in along with the covered veranda featuring an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Bedrooms are well separated with the master bedroom on the opposite side of the floor plan from the 2 secondary bedrooms. Flexibility to grow with a family is key to ranch design and the flex room at the front of the house lives up to its name; providing the opportunity to turn the Underwood home design into a 4 bedroom floor plan if desired. If bedrooms are not needed then the flex room and additional bedrooms can be furnished as a home office, hobby room, guest room, or whatever else suites. With an attached 3 car garage the Underwood design is a great house plan for most stages of life.

Murdoch – Design 77002

At 2497 square feet, the Murdoch is truly a modern interpretation of the classic ranch style. A blend of materials on the exterior give the home design eye-catching curb appeal. Its single level floor plan and low pitched roof are true to the style. Designed by Rentfrow Designs, LLC., this stunning modern ranch house plan offers an equally modern floor plan. The attached 3 car garage is L-shaped making the home ideal for a corner lot. Inside a great room is at the heart of the home with a corner fireplace and sliding glass doors that frame the family room and dining room, natural elements and the outdoors can be enjoyed through all three spaces. The master bedroom is nicely separated from the other bedrooms and fills the back of the home. Depending on the needs of the homeowners’ the Murdoch house plan can be furnished as a 3 or 4 bedroom house plan – if the home office is used as an additional bedroom. This one story house plan with basement foundation is a great family home plan.

Heartfall – Design 95320

Graced with Northwest accents the Heartfall is a comfortable 2518 square foot ranch-style house plan. Created by Associated Designs, this 3 bedroom floor plan offers causal open concept living. For those who love the outdoors, the great room is surrounded by a wrap-around covered patio. Large sliding glass doors open the great room to the outside. A classic ranch floor plan concept is grouped bedrooms and while the owners’ suite has a separate hallway all three bedrooms fill the back of the home. Taking advantage of the space within the roof, the Heartfall offers an unfinished bonus room over the garage with the option to complete a full bathroom and wet bar.

Design 87072

With touches of Southwest charm, Design 87072 is adorned with smooth stucco and stone accents. This 2507 square foot design was created by Ahmann Designs, Inc., and showcases many classic ranch features. The single level floor plan with attached 3 car garage is filled with modern touches homeowners’ are looking for. Off the garage a mud hall offers a coat closet and bench. At the center of the home is the great room, where living room, dining room and kitchen are seamlessly open to one another. A rich display of windows along the back wall brings the outdoors in and living is extended outside under the covered porch. The homes 3 bedrooms are nicely separated. The master bedroom fills the back right corner of the floor plan while two additional bedrooms are towards the front. Wonderfully blending classic ranch-style features with contemporary design it is easy to see that plan 87072 is a favorite of homeowners’ and builders alike.

Design 67724

Traditional brick is blended with stone to create a handsome exterior to Design 67724. At 2455 square feet the floor plan is comfortable and family focused. For those who enjoy causal living but prefer more separation of space than is found in most great rooms, the family room arrangement at the core of this floor plan is for you. A wide opening between the family room and breakfast nook provides connection and easy movement between the rooms without leaving the space completely open. The formal dining room is across the hall from the kitchen. Created by The House Plan Company design partner, Design Evolutions flexibility can be found throughout the home. Starting with the study, depending on the family this could be furnished as a 4 bedroom or home office. As family needs change and evolve, the walk-out basement provides opportunities to expand the floor plan over time.

The ranch-style house plan is an iconic American architectural style but as seen in these 5 designs offers flexibility and the ability to please a wide range of preferences. From more formal floor plans to casual and informal gathering spaces to modern exteriors or design rooted in tradition. To see the full range of ranch home design check out The House Plan Company’s collection of ranch house plans for more inspiration and information about this prominent architectural style.

 

13th Aug, 2021
New Home Plans

New House Plan - Telluride 31-225

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Stately Traditional House Plan - Telluride 31-225

Handsome brick graces the exterior of the Telluride, a new house plan with strong traditional style. The interior however offers a modern floor plan layout. Inside the entry offers tall ceilings giving it a spacious and grand feeling. Straight ahead the floor plan opens to the great room with vaulted celiings and a fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the kitchen. Off the nook is a bright and cheery sun room, ideal for climates where heat or bugs are of concern. Back towards the entry is a home office. The Telluride's floor plan offers 3 bedrooms, all access off a common hallway. Step through double doors into the owners' suite which has a private bathroom, his-and-hers walk-in closets. The owners' suite bathroom is luxurious with dual vanities, walk-in shower and spa tub. Beyond the bedrooms a long laundry room connects the 3 car garage and also serves as a mudroom. Above the garage is a bonus room with half bathroom, ideal for a game room, exercise studio, or whatever else suites.

12th Aug, 2021
Articles, Blog, New Home Plans

What is a Concept Plan?

Your search for your next home design has lead you to that perfect plan but it is a concept plan. You find your self wondering what makes that different and if the design that has the perfect floor plan and exterior is still right for you. 

Associated Designs recently added Concept House Plans to its collection. Here is why and what you can expect to receive.

First when you consider the value of a pre-designed plan compared to a custom design the savings are huge! Concept plans continue in that tradition but with added flexibility. Creating a plans elevations and floor plans accounts for 50% or more of the custom design process and fees, by starting your journey with a Concept Plan your project is now halfway through the design phase at a fraction of cost (both time and money). With design portion completed, the completion of the construction documents can begin and with a Concept Plan they can be finished to your regional building practices and codes.

New Concept Plan - Ithaca 31-102

Concept Plan Ithaca 31-102

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A new addition to the Concept Plan Collection is the Ithaca 31-102. This 2 story floor plan is wrapped in a charming cottage-inspired Cape Cod exterior. An elevated covered front porch greets visitors and is an ideal place for a porch swing or set of chairs for those who enjoy interacting with neighbors. Inside the spacious foyer opens to the living room with cozy fireplace. The open layout of the living spaces allows conversations and people to transition easily between living room, kitchen, and dining room. Back off the foyer a set of double doors opens to the den which could be furnished as a home office, guest room, study or whatever else suites the homeowners' lifestyle. Along the back of the first floor plan is a mud room adding to the storage options. Upstairs you can find all 3 bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet. The owners' suite has a private bathroom with dual vanities. Steps away is the utility room conveniently located near the bedrooms where most of the laundry is generated. Completing the second floor plan is a play room for families with smaller children. If a play room is not needed this could be furnished as a 4th bedroom, hobby room, or exercise studio.

5th Aug, 2021
Articles, Blog

On the rise this summer is the search for modern cottage design. In the past, the cottage house plan was typically a small house plan without an attached garage. But today’s home plan buyers are looking for a fresh twist on this staple architectural style. Larger floor plans and attached garages are a few of the newer trends.

The allure of the cottage house plan may be the casual floor plan layouts or the exteriors which can easily be blended with other favorites such as farmhouse or Craftsman styles. A cottage design tends to evoke a sense of nostalgia either from fond memories of a grandparents house or summer days vacationing in remote and woodsy locations. Whatever your reason for loving this style or seeking it for your next build, The House Plan Company has put together a collection of popular modern cottage house plans.

Alamance – Design #34376

This farmhouse inspired cottage house plan is spacious at 2838 square feet. A featured plan by Dowds Design Group – this 1.5 story floor plan is filled with trending design features. Starting outside the farmhouse inspiration can be seen in the slender columns that frame a comfortable and welcoming front porch. Batt and board siding accented with shingles and decorative gables create an eye-catching first impression. Inside the main floor plan is open. A great room fills the core of the design. Double sliding glass doors open the great room to the outdoor living room – another hit design trend. Those seeking to enjoy the outdoors more will love this space that also features a grill area and an expansive uncovered deck ideal for patio furniture. Back inside the bedrooms are well separated. The left side of the home is where you will find two jack-and-jill suites, each with a walk-in closet, private water closet, and shared shower. The owners’ suite fills the right side of the floor plan and boasts direct access to the back patio, a private bathroom with twin sinks and separate tub and shower, plus a large walk-in closet that has direct access to the laundry room. It even has an attached 2 car side entry garage. The upper floor leaves flexibility for the homeowner to expand the floor plan of the Alamance as life changes. The home office could easier be a den or family room with the unfinished space later completed to provide additional bedrooms or a hobby room.

Cleveland – Design #55771

Brimming with bungalow charm this modern cottage design is a more traditional size at 1242 square feet. By Associated Designs, Inc. – this small house plan offers a traditional 3 bedroom floor plan. A cozy covered porch greets family and friends and provides space for a small furniture set for those who enjoy the ability to catch up with neighbors or other passersby. Inside the floor plan is open allowing conversations and people to flow freely between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Off the kitchen is the owner’s suite which offers a walk-in closet and private bathroom. On the same side of the floor plan but accessed off the entry are two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. Towards the back of this single level floor plan is the pass-through utility room connecting the home to the attached 1 car, rear loading garage with storage. The rear loading garage along with the homes narrow width of 32’ make it an ideal urban cottage for construction on a lot with ally access.

Joshua 2 – Design # 31586

The only architectural style present in the exterior of the Joshua 2 is modern. This bold design by Drummond House Plans is equally well suited for an urban lot or rural property. Wherever you build this small cabin plan it is designed to taken in views along the back and side of the home. Elevated from the street, the front door and covered porch make a welcoming first impression. Inside the foyer is designed as an airlock for both environmental stability in the house and privacy. There is room for a bench and a coat closet. Through the pocket door the floor plan opens up to the great room where conversations and people can transition with ease between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Only an island with eating bar provides some visual separation of the space between the dining room and kitchen. A sliding glass door along the back of the dining room opens the terrace allowing for an outdoor dining area during warm summer days. The floor plan offers two bedrooms, one on the main floor the other upstairs. The second floor bedroom is the master suite with private bathroom and balcony. The Joshua 2 is full of trending floor plan features and is a modern cottage plan with garage you don’t want to skip over.

Design #20627

If you are looking for a mid-size modern cottage plan with Craftsman charm, take a look at Design #20627 from Legacy Homes. From the street, tall gable ends sore and blended with batt and board siding, and shingles give this design a distinct Craftsman flavor. Slender columns frame the front door creating a cozy covered porch to welcome family and friends. Inside the entry is open to the great room which fills most of the main floor plan. Family room with corner fireplace is open to the dining room which is separated visually with some interior posts. Along the back of the dining room and eating bar frames the transition to the kitchen. The main floor master bedroom fills the back of the floor plan. Built-into the roof the 1.5 story home plan has two additional bedrooms on the upper floor that share a full bathroom. A unique feature of this floor plan is the covered patio that serves as a breezeway connecting this charming 1997 square foot cottage plan to the 2 car garage.  Those living in windy environments will appreciate the full wall with windows that run along the right side of the patio.

 

These featured plans showcase the diversity that is offered with modern cottage house plans. Wither you are looking for a roomier floor plan for a family of four to live in as a primary residence or a smaller cabin retreat there is sure to be a cottage design that will meet your design goals for your next build. To see more great modern cottage plans with (or without) a garage check out The House Plan Company’s collection of modern and cottage style designs.

 

About The House Plan Company
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28th Jul, 2021
Articles, Blog

Detached garage plans are a great way to enhance your property. If you love where you live but have found that you need more detached garages can offer you far more than just extra parking for your cars. For those that have recently acquired your dream property and are excited to build but need to start small garage plans with living or “shouse” (shop + house) plans may be your solution for the first phase of creating your dream property.

Shouse or garage apartments come in a variety of sizes and styles. Available with 1 story or 2 story floor plans here are some of our designer’s favorites.

Design 20-119

Garage with Luxury Apartment - Design 20-119

This two story garage plan is brimming with Craftsman charm. If you love the farmhouse look this garage is a great choice with its blend of batt and board siding with shingle accents. The main level has the 2 car garage with hobby/shop space along the back. It is well separated from the living area which fills the second floor. The stairs to the apartment have a separate entrance from the garage under the large side covered porch. The apartment is well appointed and comfortable enough for long term living or guests. At the top of the stairs a door opens and you are in the vaulted kitchen. The full kitchen offers a range and oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator. A few steps away is a laundry nook with folding counter. The core of the apartment is filled with a vaulted great room which boasts a fireplace and a balcony. The vaulted bedroom is a suite with direct access to the full bathroom and a step-in closet. The vaulted office offers flexibility and can also be furnished as a second bedroom if desired. At 946 square feet there isn’t much that is left out of this luxury garage apartment.

Design 20-018

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From the outside it is difficult to tell if this country style garage is a detached garage or a small house plan making it ideal for those who would prefer to build a shouse. The three car garage offers one oversized bay and then a separate two car garage with storage along the back. While a man door connects the garage and shop space there is no direct access to the living area. Back outside a charming covered porch adorned with a rail creates a welcoming space and is ideal for some patio furniture. Inside the living area is cozy and simple. A great room with kitchenette fills most of the living area. Off the entry is a coat closet. Around the corner is a full bathroom and a single bedroom. Those looking to add a detached building that combines additional storage and guest accommodations will find those needs met in this charming detached garage design.

Design 20-350

Luxury RV Garage with 3 Bedroom Living Area

This detached garage design has it all. Smooth stucco covers most of the exterior with a stone wainscot. An oversized side entry garage can accommodate between 2 and 4 cars if parked in tandem. Along the front another large garage door opens to the vaulted RV bay. These three bays provide 2640 square feet of car storage or work shop space, ideal for the car collector or restoration hobbyist. In additional to the almost here 2700 square feet of garage space this plan offers 1941 square feet of living space. The apartment offers a main floor great room complete with fireplace and full kitchen with eating bar. A small laundry room can be found just a few steps away along with direct access to the RV garage. At the entry to the living area, a staircase leads up to the second floor where all three bedrooms are located. Towards the front of the second floor plan is a comfortable owners’ suite with fireplace and private bathroom plus walk-in closet. The third bedroom is option and could be left as a loft. This garage design is sure to be comfortable year round or as luxurious guest accommodations.

Design 20-152

Lodge Style Garage with 1 Bedroom Apartment - 20-152

This lodge inspired garage plan is a favorite of our design team and customers alike. This best-selling garage plan allows for storage of up to 3 cars. The living area is complete separate from the garage with no direct access between the two. An exterior staircase switches back to a small covered deck and the entrance to the second floor living area. Inside the floor plan offers great room style living where the great room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. The kitchen is well appointed and offers additional counter space with a center island. A wood stove is placed between the great room and dining area just to the side of the front door keeping the gathering space cozy during the cold winter months. Off the great room a sliding glass door opens to a vaulted covered balcony. Off the great room is a full bathroom and one bedroom. The 896 square foot apartment is sure to feel cozy and comfortable year round.

Associated Designs has an entire collection of garage plans to help you find the perfect detached garage, shop, or barn plan. When adding to your property taking the time to make sure the design meets all of your needs is important for being happy with the building for years to come. While Associated Designs has a large collection of garage plans, plan modification services are available to help you tailor your next garage, shop, shouse, or barn to your exact specifications.

24th Jul, 2021
New Home Plans

Garage with Apartment 20-350

Garage with 2 Story, 3 Bedroom Apartment - Design 20-350

You may have heard the term "shouse" lately and been wondering what exactly that is. A "shouse" is a shop + house plan and that is what you'll find in this new garage design! With 2640 square feet of garage that includes a bay for an RV this vaulted detached garage offers more than just room for cars. It also has a 2 story apartment that fills the left side of the floor plan. A covered porch protects the entry and provides a nice place for outdoor furniture. Inside the entry is open to the living room which features a cozy fireplace. The great room style living is popular and causual allowing people and conversations to flow freely between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen is full sized and filled with modern applicances plus an island with flush eating bar and a pantry that is just a few steps away. Also on the main floor is a laundry room, a full bathroom, and access to the RV garage. All of the bedrooms are on the second floor. The apartment is large enough to offer a vaulted owners' suite complete with fireplace, walk-in closet, and private bathroom. If 3 bedrooms are not needed the middle room is optional and could be left as a loft.

23rd Jul, 2021
New Home Plans

Farmhouse Plan Fox Farm

View Lot House Plan Fox Farm Offers a Unique Floor Plan

There are so many features homeowners will love in the Fox Farm floor plan. First up is the attached 3 car, side load garage. Along the back of the garage a set of double doors opens to a large shop. Back out in the courtyard, slender columns frame the front door giving the home a welcoming, country feel. Inside the foyer offers privacy to the living space beyond that fills up the core of the home. The vaulted great room is spacious and can be opened up to the outdoors through large, double sliding glass doors on three walls. The kitchen is open to the great room with only and island with eating counter to provide some visual separation. A large pantry is just steps away with room for a stand up freezer and additional refridgerator if desired. The bedrooms are well separated in this two bedroom floor plan. The guest suite completes the left wing and offers direct patio access. The main floor master bedroom fills the right side of the home. With a private covered patio, mud hall and large, luxurious bathroom. His-and-hers bathroom each have a large walk-in closet and access to the shared central shower. If more space is needed the upper floor offers a vaulted loft which is open to the great room below plus two large storage rooms that extend over the sides of the home. With views from most of the rooms and easy access to the outdoors, the Fox Farm is a luxurious view lot house plan for those who love outdoor living.

16th Jul, 2021
Articles

The desire for floor plans that accommodate a sloped lot have risen over the last few months as witnessed by Associated Designs talented team of residential home designers. Not only is there the practical need to accommodate the features of the building lot, hillside house plans offer additional benefits like the ability to capture views or the flexibility to finish the basement level at a later date. The trend for walkout basements has been equally spread between the desire to have an unfinished walkout level or one that provides a complete floor plan layout.

Homes with walk-out basements come in a wide variety of sizes and styles and can be found in small cabin plans to luxury estate homes. To showcase the breath of these designs, Associated Designs has featured the following 4 designs to help you find inspiration and start your search for your perfect home plan!

Small House Plan – Briarton 30-339

Country House Plan - Briarton 30-339

This popular small country house plan offers homeowners a casual style great room and a three bedroom floor plan. The bedrooms are grouped on the left side of the home while the great room fills the center of the home. Vaulted ceilings run through the entry to the great room and dining room which fill the back of the floor plan. The kitchen is nicely separated from the living room but the eating bar and breakfast nook give space for family or friends to keep the cooks company. A pass-through utility room connects the 2 car side entry garage. The Briarton comes with a variety of foundation options, one of which is a walk-out basement designed for a downhill sloping lot. The walk-out basement is unfinished but the wide display of windows and the sliding glass door access to a covered patio ensures that these rooms will be filled with natural light. The unfinished walk-out basement allow homeowners to tailor this level to future needs whether that is additional bedrooms or gathering space, there is flexibility to grow in the Briarton.

Prairie House Plan – Hood River 30-947

Walk-Out Basement Floor Plan

At 2500 square feet the Hood River is a great family house plan. The main level features tall ceilings through the foyer and den that transition to vaulted ceilings in the great room. The rear wall of the great room has a large window display capturing views out the back of the home. A 3-sided fireplace can be enjoyed throughout the great room and provides some visual separation between the dining room and great room. The main floor master suite is a popular feature. A finished walkout basement offers an additional family room in the basement level along with two additional bedrooms.

Modern House Plan – Celilo 31-269

Modern House Plan - Celilo 31-269

The Celilo offers a floor plan that best fits on a side sloping lot. From the street the home appears to be a standard single level home with shed roofs. The 3 car garage offers the flexibility to use one bay for storage. Tall ceilings can be found throughout the main floor. The front of the home is filled with the great room which is framed by windows along two walls. The dining room can be opened to the outdoors along two walls. One set of double sliding glass doors opens to the vaulted covered deck along the left side of the home while a set along the right opens to the covered BBQ patio. The back of the first floor is rounded out with a den that offers the flexibility to be a home office, guest room or whatever else suites. Beyond the den is the owners’ suite which boasts a private covered patio along with an attached bathroom that offers a spa tub, dual vanities, and a walk-in closet. The walk-out basement comes with a floor plan layout that adds two bedrooms, a family room, plus large storage room. Outdoor spaces a plentiful and enhanced by the sloped lot design.

Cabin Plan – Arden 30-329

Cabin Plan Arden 30-329

A quintessential cabin design the Arden’s exterior is graced with cottage charm. Batt and board siding and an L-shaped deck create a welcoming first impression. Inside the floor plan offers informal and open living. The great room with vaulted ceiling fills the front of the home. Kitchen and nook are open to the living area and can enjoy the warmth of the wood stove while conversations flow between the living, kitchen, and nook. Towards the back of the first floor are two bedrooms. The larger room makes an ideal master bedroom with its direct access to the deck, private bathroom, and walk-in closet. On the second floor is a loft which offers flexibility to be furnished as another bedroom or second living area. On one side the loft is open to the great room below. Those looking for a great vacation home plan have their choice of foundation. Depending on where the Arden will be constructed you could build on a crawl space, slab on grade, or walk-out basement. For those looking to maximize their sloped lot the walk-out basement offered with the Arden is designed for an uphill sloping lot. With the great room filling the front of the home the walk-out basement is set up to capture any views just as well as the main level. Double doors offer direct access to the unfinished daylight basement which can be completed during the initial construction or at a later date so the home can be tailored and grow overtime.

Looking for more design inspiration for house plans with walkout basements? Check out our collection of Sloped Lot or View Lot House Plans. Tailor your search with the Advanced Search options to include specifications like number of bedrooms, square footage, style, and even walkout basement! Finding your perfect home plan has never been easier!

 

14th Jul, 2021

Mosier House Plan

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Modern Cottage Plan - Mosier 31-238

New house plan, Mosier 31-238, is a flexible modern cottage plan that lends to either a contemporary farmhouse look or rustic cabin. Whether you are looking for an urban retreat or a rural escape the Mosier is a great small house plan with flexibility to be a 2 or 3 bedroom floor plan.

From the outside, slender posts frame the welcoming front covered porch. Inside the entry hall offers space for a bench if desired with a coat closet just a few steps inside. To the left and right are two main floor bedrooms. The larger room would serve well as a main floor master bedroom as it features a private bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub. At the end of the entry hall, the floor plan opens up to the spacious and causal great room. Vaulted ceilings add to the spacious feel along with the rich display of windows along two walls in the great room. A wood stove can be enjoyed throughout the back of the home on chilly fall or winter evenings. The kitchen is completely open to the great room with only an island with flush eating bar as visual separation. Along the back of the eating nook is a generously sized walk-in pantry. This 1.5 story floor plan takes advantage of the roof space with the loft on the second floor. This vaulted room offers homeowners febrility to either furnish it as a second floor master suite, family room, hobby space, exercise studio, or whatever else suites. The primary foundation for the Mosier is an unfinished basement allowing the home to expand over time with the homeowners. With the ability to be finished at a later date additional bedrooms or gathering areas could be incorporated into the basement level or it could be left unfinished and used as storage.

For those searching for a perfect cabin plan with a garage, we've gone through and providing some recommendations. See the Mosier's plan detail page or for more detached garage plans check out our garage collection!

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