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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!

1st Jul, 2021
Articles, Blog

As people have spent more time at home over the past year, interest in usable, comfortable outdoor living spaces has soared. Functionality has proven to be important as many have opted to use outdoor areas as remote workspaces, classrooms, or simply to relax and connect with family and nature.

The desire to have a multi-functional outdoor space is a trend The House Plan Company, a house plan marketing firm based in Eugene, Oregon has verified based on the interest in has seen in house plans with extensive or comfortable outdoor living spaces. Four of the most popular designs offer a mix of covered and open-air outdoor areas.

“When deciding on house plans, home buyers should consider how they’re most likely to use outdoor spaces—just like they would other rooms in the home,” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of The House Plan Company. “Knowing whether the space will be used for large or small gatherings or simply a quiet place to relax will aid in the decision-making process. It’s also important to consider orientation on the lot and weather patterns as they can impact the effectiveness of covered spaces.”

Increasingly, home buyers have demonstrated a desire for outdoor spaces featuring shade structures and privacy screening, and in some cases, the ability to create distinct areas that can serve multiple purposes. Whether for family gathering or to create the perfect setting for an outdoor yoga practice or Zoom call, a shift has occurred from purely entertainment to true outdoor living spaces. Luxury amenities like premium lighting, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, WiFi and comfortable furniture have also become popular when thinking about how to add to the ambiance of the space.

With options that accommodate both expansive and intimate spaces, homeowners are seeking out plans that lend themselves to comfortable outdoor living. Four of the most popular of The House Plan Company’s plans that accommodate extended outdoor living include:

Palmetto (Design #67934)

Featuring a popular farmhouse design, Palmetto offers a single level floorplan with an oversized covered patio that conveniently extends the living space of the kitchen, dining and great room. An outdoor kitchen and 9-foot ceilings make outdoor living easy, and a generous covered front porch offers homeowners yet another space to relax outdoors.

Barnhart (Design #96262)

Vaulted outdoor patios and covered walkways that wrap around three sides of this lodge-style home offer extended living options and plenty of spaces to congregate outside. The ability to incorporate a covered outdoor living room with stone fireplace offers ample entertaining and living areas that can be enjoyed year-round.

Plan (Design #35248)

This farmhouse-style design features a spacious, covered outdoor kitchen with an island that offers additional counter space and a living area with a cozy built-in fireplace. An open-air alcove adjacent to the rear porch creates another nook for relaxing, entertaining and more.

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. Walk out access from multiple rooms on the ground level encourages homeowners to extend their living space outdoors.

Ultimately, location is an important consideration as it relates to planning an outdoor space. Knowing whether there is heavy sun, rainy overcast days, bugs or a mild year-round climate will affect the type of space desired and whether it is covered, open, screened or three-season enclosed.

“Just like planning for long-term use of the interior of a home, home buyers should consider how their needs may evolve,” continued McAlexander. “Transitioning from kids running about to extended family gatherings or aging in place accessibility—all of these stages of life and how they can impact how outdoor space is used are important to keep in mind.”

 

21st Jun, 2021

Luxury House Plan Williamsburg 11-14

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Williamsburg 11-147

Natural stone and arched windows give the Williamsburg it's European flair. This unique house plan offers a luxurious floor plan and with large windows in most rooms captures lakeside, mountain, river, or any other natural views wonderfully. Designed for a sloped lot this new house plan offers a walk-out basement with a finished floor plan. On the main level the center of the home is filled with a unique hexagonal great room. Glass surrounds the great room allowing light and views in throughout the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The bedrooms on the main floor are nicely separated with the master suite filling the wing on the right side. A sliding glass door provides the vaulted master bedroom with direct access to the deck while a gas fireplace fills the corner. The private bathroom offers a spa tub, walk-in shower, dual vanities, and large walk-in closet. The other suite on the main floor could serve as a second master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, direct access to the deck, a private bathroom and walk-in closet it is almost as well appointed as the master.

The walk-out basement is filled with informal gathering spaces. A home theater and game room are at the base of the stairs. A two sided fireplace framed by cabinets separates the game room from the large recreation room which offers a second full kitchen. Around the corner is a bunk room and third full bedroom rounding out this four bedroom floor plan. Outdoor spaces frame the home along the back with a deck off the main floor and a covered patio along the basement level.

11th Jun, 2021
Articles, Blog

Over the last year the demand for home designs that feature 4 or more bedrooms has increased. Available in a wide range of sizes and styles, the one thing common with four bedroom house plans is the flexibility.  For a family of four, the additional bedroom could be used as a home office, exercise studio, home school room, etc. If you are a young family or empty nesters those additional bedrooms offer room for storage, hobbies, or guest rooms. To showcase the wide variety that can be found with 4 bedroom floor plans here are a few of our popular 1 story designs.

Sterling 30-990

Small House Plan Sterling 30-990

This small house plan offers families an open, great room style living area with 4 bedrooms all in a 1 story floor plan with 1632 square feet. From the street, the Sterling is a classic ranch style home with a front loading 2 car garage. Inside the foyer is pulled forward to provide privacy between the front door and the great room. Immediately off the foyer, double doors open to either 1 of 4 bedrooms or a space that could be furnished as a den, home office, or home school room. The back of the home is filled with the great room where the living room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. Even in a small floor plan the owners’ suite can have a separate hallway from the other bedrooms. Accessed off the living room, the owners’ suite fills the back right corner of the floor plan and features a private bathroom and large walk-in closet.

Hyacinth 31-094

Ranch House Plan Hyacinth 31-094

This comfortable mid-sized Craftsman-inspired house plan offers plenty of separation between the owners’ suite and the other bedrooms. At 2124 square feet the 1 story floor plan offers families tons of flexibility – even the possibility of a 5th bedroom. Off the entry, double doors open to the den. The left side of the floor plan is filled with three bedrooms which share a compartmentalized bathroom with dual vanities. The core of the design is the great room. The living area features a cozy, corner fireplace and is open to the kitchen and dining room. A sliding glass door in the dining room opens the space to the covered patio. Off the dining room a short hallway leads to the owners’ suite. With direct patio access and a large, private bathroom that features a walk-in shower, twin sinks, and generously sized walk-in closet, this space is a welcomed and luxurious retreat.

Kingsbridge 31-162

Dog Trot House Plan Kingsbridge 31-162

At 3259 square feet, this single level house plan with 4 bedrooms offers a modern floor plan wrapped in a trending farmhouse exterior. Natural light is a key part of this design, with most rooms featuring a rich display of windows. The great room fills the right side of the floor plan while 3 of the 4 bedrooms are grouped in the center of the home. For those looking at 4 bedroom designs for the flexibility this is a great house plan to consider. The utility wing of the home has a separate office and the 4th bedroom which could be furnished as a den or second home office.

Laceflower 31-118

Craftsman House Plan Laceflower 31-118

The Laceflower is a classic 4 bedroom house plan with Craftsman style. This 2708 square foot floor plan is filled with trending features. First up the attached 3 car front load garage is ideal for families with older children, those with recreational vehicles, or are simply looking for the extra bay to serve as a workshop. Inside the floor plan offers a blend of informal and formal spaces. Off the vaulted entry is a formal dining room for holidays or large gatherings. The back of the home is filled with an informal great room complete with wet bar, fireplace, and breakfast nook. The bedrooms are well-separated. The owners’ suite is off a private hallway to the left of the great room and is a luxurious retreat with walk-in closet and private bathroom with separate walk-in shower and soaking tub. The 3 other bedrooms fill the right side of the floor plan and offer the flexibility to be used as hobby space, an exercise studio,  home office, or whatever else suites.

These single level 4 bedroom house plans showcase the diversity in design that this floor plan arrangement can come in. Whether you are looking for a modern farmhouse, small ranch, or spacious Craftsman home – there is a four bedroom floor plan out there for you. What to view more design options, take a look at our collection of 4 Bedroom House Plans.

7th Jun, 2021
Articles, Blog

Over the last few years the desire for hillside house plans has skyrocketed. With more subdivisions and city growth occurring in hillier terrain or those building on rural property looking to get the most of your lots views – homes with walk-out basements are becoming increasingly popular.

Home designs with walk-out basements come in a variety of sizes and styles. Before we dive into some of our favorite house plans with daylight basements let’s take a look at the advantages of a walk-out basement floor plan.

While construction may be tricky don’t let this scare you. By working with this unique feature in your building lot you can turn space that would otherwise be lost to the foundation into a comfortable living space. The first benefit to incorporating a walk-out basement is taking advantage of the views. If you are building in a scenic area and have mountain, lake, river, or other natural beauty that surrounds your home, building on a walkout basement can help you leverage the most of your views. How do they accomplish this? Extra outdoor living space offered by creating balconies or raised decks off the main floor with equally large patio space accessed from the walk-out basement. For those who love entertaining outside this extra space could allow for outdoor kitchens, bbq patios, or fireplaces plus plenty of space for outdoor furniture.

Walkout basements also allow for extra living space such as recreation rooms or family rooms in the lower floor. Plus those with larger families or who entertain longer term guests will enjoy the possibility of additional bedrooms. Or as working from home becomes a potential long term work situation for some – the additional bedrooms in a walk-out basement could be furnished as home offices with the benefit of feeling detached from the day-to-day activities that take place on the main floor.

Modern House Plan – Carbondale 47582

The Carbondale offers homeowner’s a truly modern looking design. Angled shed roofs combined with cedar siding, stone, and panel siding create an eye-catching façade. Inside the floor plan is open. The main floor offers an flex room right off the entry that could serve as a guest room, den, home office or whatever else the homeowner needs. The owners’ suite is also on the main floor and is filled with natural light from a rich display of windows along two walls. The owners’ bath is luxurious with a separate soaking tub and walk-in shower plus twin sinks and a large walk-in closet. The walk-out basement offers an additional family room complete with beverage bar and fireplace along with two additional bedrooms. Outdoor living abounds on both levels. From the main floor a large vaulted covered deck is an extension of the great room. This is mirrored on the basement level with the family room being able to open to the large covered deck.

Craftsman House Plan – Aspen Grove 86311

The Aspen Grove is a stunning Craftsman house plan designed with a walk-out basement. From the street level the home appears to be a single level design. Many will appreciate the attached 3 car garage and great room style floor plan. Inside the entry is a home office which could serve as a guest room if preferred. The master bedroom is also on the main floor and is a luxurious retreat with private access to the back deck plus an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, dual vanities, and large walk-in closet. Off the great room a set of stairs leads down to the lower, walk-out basement floor. Additional storage is plentiful on the walk-out level. A large family room fills the core of the daylight basement floor plan along with two additional bedrooms and an exercise studio.

Ranch House Plan – Tuscan 92653

The Tuscan house plan is an adorable ranch home design. The main floor offers a popular great room style layout along with a main floor master suite. Off the main floor are two outdoor spaces. A sunroom is accessed from the dining room and is an ideal feature for those who live in hot climates or where bugs are a concern. The sunroom allows for the enjoyment of the outdoors while being shielded from the elements. Off the sunroom is a deck for when the temperatures are more comfortable. Off the foyer a staircase leads down to the basement level. The walk-out basement floor plan offers two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, plenty of storage, plus a large family room with beverage bar. Additional outdoor living opportunities can be enjoyed off the family room which has an extensive patio created by the sunroom and deck above.

Cottage House Plan – Bayview 44361

The Bayview is a charming cottage house plan that is equally well-suited as a year round residence or as a vacation retreat. From the front porch there are two options, one is to enter straight into the kitchen the other leads you through the mud room. Either way you’ll find yourself in the great room where vaulted ceilings run through the dining and living room. A sunroom is accessed off the dining room. Filling out the main floor plan is the master bedroom complete with private bathroom and direct access to the outdoors. The walk-out basement floor plan offers two additional bedrooms – one of which is a bunk room which is great for those looking to use this design as a vacation home. A kitchenette is in the storage room off of the large family room. A screened porch is accessed from the walk-out basement adding to the sheltered outdoor living.

It is clear to see that the offering of house plans with basements covers a wide range of styles and sizes. Each plan shares common design trends such as open floor plans and lots of outdoor spaces accessed from both levels. While many design features may be similar between these house plans, each can be tailored to the homeowners’ lifestyle making them unique home designs. To continue your search and to find more inspiration check out The House Plan Company’s collection of sloped lot house plans.

 

4th Jun, 2021
Blog, New Home Plans

Hillside House Plan Celilo 31-269

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Celilo 31-269

This stunning modern plan is designed for a sloped lot.  From the street, you easily approach the attached 3 car garage and the front covered porch. Inside the foyer has tall ceilings giving it a spacious and welcoming feel. To the left, the floor plan opens to the great room which is naturally bright from the rich display of windows plus the fireplace. The dining room is open to the great room and framed on both sides by large sliding glass doors. To the right is a BBQ patio, to the left is a vaulted covered deck overlooking views along the side of the home. At the back of the dining room is the well-appointed kitchen which is only visually separated by the center island with conversation bar. Along the back of the main floor is a den which could be furnished as a home office or as a fourth bedroom. Beyond the den is the owners' suite which boasts a private covered patio and en-suite bathroom with twin sinks, spa tub, and large walk-in shower.

This three bedroom house plan has two secondary bedrooms in the walk-out basement. Also in the lower level is a family room and large storage room.

Ideal for lots with views along the side, the Celilo offers a family centered floor plan designed to fit neatly on a hillside lot.

4th Jun, 2021
Articles, Home Plan Series

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!

Villa Bella 31-221

Tuscan Estate House Plan - Villa Bella 31-221

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.

Idyllwild 31-220

5 Bedroom Country House Plan - Idyllwild 31-220

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.

Cedar Edge 31-250

Cedar Edge 31-250

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!

3rd Jun, 2021
Blog, New Home Plans

Garage 20-328

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Garage Plan with Apartment - Design 20-328

Looking to add a multifunctional outbuilding to your property? Look no further than Garage 20-328. This detached garage design offers room to store up to 2 cars and has a main floor bathroom with room to add a shower if desired. An exterior staircase leads to a nice covered deck and second floor apartment. A vaulted ceiling runs through the kitchen and great room. A single bedroom fills the left side of the second floor along with a full bathroom. Through sliding glass doors in the great room is the vaulted covered deck. Whether you are looking to live in the apartment yourself or offer it as guest or extended family accommodations the second floor apartment is sure to feel comfortable. 

3rd Jun, 2021

Craftsman House Plan Rain Song 31-245

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Rain Song 31-245

Craftsman details lend themselves to this stunning Northwest house plan. The Rain Song offers a modern floor plan with loads of flex space. Inside the foyer is welcoming and spacious. To the right, is a den whose location close to the front door would make for an ideal home office. To the left, is the formal dining room. At the end of the foyer is a hallway that traverses the home and across from that the floor plan opens to the great room. An informal family room is open to the kitchen and breakfast nook. Centered in the family room is a cozy fireplace. The left side of the home is filled with two bedrooms, one of which has a walk-in closet. The owners' suite is nicely separated from the other bedrooms and fills the right side of the home. This luxurious retreat has direct access to the back patio plus a private bathroom and dual closets. Beyond the owners' suite is the utility room which connects the home to the 2 car garage.

The second floor of this 3 bedroom house plan is where the flex space comes in. The second floor is entirely unfinished but filled with potential. The wall separating the balcony can be removed to create an opening between the first and second floors. One of the storage rooms has the option to be finished as a full bathroom with dual vanities at a later date if desired.

26th May, 2021
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You may be wondering, what is a duplex house plan? Ever consider if building a duplex is a good choice for you? Duplex plans are a great option for those looking to build for multiple families or generations in mind. Maybe you are looking for a solution that would allow you to build while offsetting the cost with additional income. Whatever the reason, a duplex design will feature 2 units with individual living space. How they are arranged can vary based upon your desire for privacy and lot configuration.

However the duplex floor plan is laid out there is a shared wall between the units. Sometimes that shared wall is one units ceiling and the other unit’s floor. Other arrangements may have the units laid out side by side with a common wall running down the middle. For maximum privacy some duplex plans only have a shared wall between garages.

For those looking to help house family members – either adult children or aging parents – a duplex plan is a great consideration. Day to day living can feel private yet family is close at hand to help when needed.

Multi-family homes are an excellent investment for rental properties as well. Economical to build when compared to building two separate single family dwellings. Ideal for college towns or large cities where housing shortages are at a peak but space is limited. Duplexes provide opportunities for affordable housing or temporarily dwellings and share many design characteristics with townhomes – another great investment design.

With the rise in interest for home plans with dual master suites, many homeowners may be forgetting about the duplex as a solution to multi-generational housing. The benefit over finding a single family home with two master bedrooms is the privacy that is afforded to all when living in a duplex.

Associated Designs in Eugene, Oregon offers a great collection of duplex house plans. And to show the range of this unsung design below are 4 best-selling duplex floor plans.

Maximum Privacy – Columbine 60-046

Cottage Duplex Plan Columbine 60-046

It is quick to see why the Columbine is a popular duplex design with both homeowners and those looking for investment opportunities. First each unit offers a different floor plan. Unit A is a 1.5 story floor plan that offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a great room style living area. While Unit B, is a 1 story design with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The only shared wall runs between the garages allowing the maximum amount of privacy between the living areas. For those looking to help aging parents the Unit B offers an ideal and charming cottage-style apartment so independence can be maintained while keeping help close at hand.

Incognito Duplex – Tupelo 60-006

Bungalow Duplex Plan Tupelo 60-006

From the street the Tupelo appears to be a large single-family Craftsman house plan. A charming covered porch frames the entrance to the main floor unit while the second unit is accessed from the side. In this floor plan the common wall is the ceiling/floor. Unit A fills the main level with a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan; while Unit B is completely on the second floor save for a small entry landing. Upstairs, Unit B’s floor plan incorporates 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and an open great room. The detached garage for Unit A adds to the illusion that this is not a duplex.

Corner Lot – Corydon 60-008

Corner Lot Duplex Design - Corydon 60-008

If you are lucky to be working with a corner lot, take a look at the Corydon duplex plan. This floor plan maximizes the privacy of each unit in a non-traditional layout. Unit A is a two story floor plan with all 3 bedrooms on the upper level so that living area fills the main floor. The shared wall with Unit B runs along the great room wall. Unit B also has a great room style living area but offers a 2 bedroom floor plan with 1 bathroom. Garage space is plentiful as Unit B has a 3 car garage. For those looking to maintain the Corydon as a rental property, the second garage bay for Unit B may want to be held aside for the storage of maintenance supplies.

Traditional Duplex – Toliver 60-020

Traditional Duplex Plan Toliver 60-020

For those looking for a classic duplex design look no further than the Toliver. The floor plans for both units are mirror copies of each other and the traditional common wall runs right down the center. While the design may be traditional it isn’t short of features that homeowners or renters are looking for. Each unit gets an attached 1 car garage with direct access to the living area. The main floor offers a great room style living area while 4 bedrooms are tucked away on the second floor. The master bedroom has a private bathroom and generous walk-in closet while the other three bedrooms share a second full bathroom. The Toliver shows that traditional can be comfortable.

The flexibly and range of style shows that duplex house plans are a great option for multiple stages of life. Whether you are looking for investment opportunities or to care for your family in an ever changing stage of life, a duplex design can shift with the owners’ needs. For more inspiration check out Associated Designs complete collection of Duplex or Townhome house plans.

25th May, 2021

Hillside House Plan Eagle Crest 31-223

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Eagle Crest 31-223

A rich display of windows fills the rear wall of the Eagle Crest, a hillside house plan designed to capture views along the back and side of the home. From the front a large wrap-around porch creates a welcoming first impression. The entry is actually tucked away on the side and immediately opens to the great room. The main floor is filled with living space plus two additional bedrooms and a walk-through utility room with access to the exterior allowing it to serve as a mud room. On the second floor is a loft which overlooks the great room and serves as a sitting room for the large master suite. The walk-out basement holds a recreation room with kitchenette - perfect for those who love to entertain. Also in the basement is an additional bedroom making the Eagle Crest a 4 bedroom family home plan. Along the back is a one car garage.

Whether you are looking for a year round residence that can properly capture your mountain, river or lake view or are looking for a vacation home, the Eagle Crest checks all the boxes. 

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