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20th May, 2022

Heartfall House Plan Offers Dog Friendly Features

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Passing by the Heartfall design the Craftsman accents catch your eye. Dual front porches are framed by posts with stout stone bases and slender posts that lead your eye to the stunning beams that adorn the gable ends. The front door is protected by its own vaulted covered porch, creating a welcoming first impression to visiting family and friends.

Inside the foyer ceilings soar to 13’. The spacious entry includes a bult-in bench, making the transition from the outdoors to the inside comfortable. Just a few steps inward to access the coat closet and get your first glance at the richly windowed great room. Right off the entry hall the floor plan opens to the kitchen which offers plenty of counter space and boasts an island and step-in pantry. A transition from the 10’ ceilings help to visually separate the kitchen from the rest of the great room which features vaulted ceilings. A cozy fireplace can be enjoyed throughout the great room. Along the left wall of the great room a double sliding glass door opens to extend the space outside and onto the covered patio. The great room is framed on three sides by outdoor living spaces – ideal for those who enjoy spending as much time outside as possible. Even the dining room features a sliding glass door that opens it to one of the two covered porches seen from the street. A beverage bar in the dining room makes entertaining a breeze.

The Heartfall’s three bedrooms fill the back of the home. The owners’ suite has a separate hallway from the two secondary bedrooms and boasts a large walk-in closet, private bathroom – complete with spa, walk-in shower, and dual vanities, along with direct access to the back patio. The secondary bedrooms are also well appointed and share jack-and-jill style access to a shared compartmentalized bathroom with twin sinks.

This house plan offers a basement foundation which allows the Heartfall to grow with the homeowners as the unfinished space can be used as storage or finished at a later date to provide a family room, hobby space, or whatever else suits.

It is easy to see why the Heatfall is one of Associated Designs most popular designs. Its open great room style living and comfortable three bedrooms are appealing features, plus the floor plan is designed to accommodate four-legged family members. An optional doggy door provides quick access from the backyard to the shelter of the garage. Just a few steps inside the home the utility room cabinets account for two dog beds under the countertop and provide cubbies and storage. Stairs just outside the utility room lead to the Heartfall’s unfinished bonus room which has the potential to be finished with an additional full bathroom and second beverage bar.

The Heartfall 10-620 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

13th May, 2022

Craftsman Duplex Plan Artondale 60-059

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You can see the Craftsman influence in the exterior of the Artondale, from the use of shingles in the gable ends to the stone based columns this two story duplex plan is a treat for the eyes. The separation of the units is visible even from the street, only the wall of the two car garages is shared.

Each unit of the Artondale is identical so only one will be described.

Slender posts with wide stone bases frame the front door. The covered porch is cozy but welcoming. Inside the entry offers a coat closet just inside the front door and opens up to the living room or the staircase leading to the second floor.

The main floor is filled with the great room. Living room, dining room, and kitchen are completely open allowing people and conversations to flow between the three spaces. An eating bar extends from the kitchen providing some visual separation while adding to the available seating. A sliding glass door off the kitchen opens to the back covered patio. The hallway that extends from the great room leads beyond a storage closet to a half bathroom, laundry room, and access to the attached two car garage.

The two story floor plan has all three bedrooms on the second floor providing nice separation between the living spaces and the sleeping area. The staircase separates the owners’ suite from the two secondary bedrooms. The owners’ suite is well-appointed and decorated with a vaulted ceiling. A pocket door slides to reveal the walk-in closet and at the back of the suite is the private bathroom.

Each unit is comfortably laid out with just under 1500 square feet of living area it is easy to see why the Artondale is a great duplex design.

The Artondale 60-059 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

6th May, 2022

Sunny Mediterranean Inspired Summerdale House Plan 31-013

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Looking for a unique home plan that is bright and cheery? Look no further than the Summerdale house plan. This two story design is embellished with Mediterranean style making each day feel as an escape to a bright and exotic locale. Bold stone columns draw your attention to the covered porch and front door while built in planters add splashes of color.

Inside the foyer is open and spacious. A small den is immediately to your left and would make an ideal home office with its proximity to the front door. The foyer transitions seamlessly to the 2-story formal living room with cozy fireplace to keep the home bright even when days grown darker and shorter. At the back of the living room, the floor plan transitions to informal space – a great room fills the back right corner of the Summerdale. The mix of formal and informal allows the Summerdale to accommodate a range of entertaining styles. The kitchen is well-appointed and offers ample counter space. A walk-in pantry is just steps away along with access to the main floor laundry room and attached two car garage.

For those who do enjoy entertaining of hosting family and friends for longer windows of time, the first floor offers a comfortable guest suite with private bathroom and large walk-in closet. There is even direct access to the back deck giving the guest suite the flexibly to serve as a second master suite.

The second floor is filled with the Summerdale’s three primary bedrooms. A loft spans across the second floor and is open to the living room below. The first two bedrooms are private suites, each with a full bathroom and walk-in closet. For those who find outdoor spaces important the shared balcony between the secondary suites is a welcomed feature. The owners’ suite completes the second-floor plan and is a luxurious retreat. Through French doors, the comfortable suite unfolds. The private en-suite boasts twin sinks, a soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and a large walk-in closet. Off the bedroom is a private balcony overlooking the backyard.

The Summerdale 31-013 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

1st May, 2022
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Whether you are looking to jump on the accessory dwelling unit trend or prefer the cozy living of a small house plan, designs under 1000 square feet are in high demand. The House Plan Company has put together a collection of small house plans that live large.

Sunset Key 58951

A soaring shed roof provides the opportunity for vaulted ceilings inside this modern small house plan that packs a big punch with only 952 square feet. A generous use of windows fills the home with natural light. From the front covered deck, the Sunset Key offers a narrow footprint at only 28’ wide. Through the front door you immediately step into the great room. Living room, dining, and kitchen are seamless. The first thing that catches your eye is the stunning wall of windows, ideal for soaking up any coastal, mountain, river, lake, or cityscape views. Off the kitchen a sliding glass door opens to the deck. This charming modern cabin plan is rounded out with a bedroom that offers two closets, a full bathroom, and an office.

Melia 54637

Graceful gable ends and a stone wainscot give the Melia a charming country feel. Inside the entry offers a coat closet to the right. A few steps in and the floor plan opens up to the living area. Utilizing the great room layout provides flexibility for furnishing this cozy space. Beyond the kitchen, double doors open to the main floor bedroom which has direct access to the back yard. There is also a shared bathroom at the end of the hallway along with storage built under the staircase. On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. All of this comfortably laid out in a floor plan that is only 943 square feet.

Hillock 34057

Looking for a barndominum plan under 1000 square feet? Look no further than the Hillock. At 992 square feet this design offers a 2 car garage on the main floor and a 2 bedroom apartment on the second. In addition to the car storage on the first floor, a half bathroom is tucked away under the stairs which are closed off from the garage. The stairs run through the middle of the living area, providing some separation between the living room and the kitchen with built-in dining area. A rich display of windows along the front insure that the living area and kitchen are filled with light. At the back of the second floor are two bedrooms laid out as jack-and-jill suites, sharing direct access to the compartmentalized bathroom. Each suite also has a private balcony.

Plan 80802

Straight out of a fairytale, Plan 80802 has an adorable cottage exterior. Slender posts frame the front door and the small covered porch. At only 781 square feet this single level design offers an open living area. The front door opens immediately into the great room. A coat closet is to the right and straight ahead a sitting area with cozy fireplace. The kitchen includes space for a breakfast nook. Beyond the kitchen is the bedroom with step-in closet along with the full bathroom.

Whether you are looking to downsize your year-round residence or wanting to add a secondary dwelling to your property, these small house plans offer comfortable floor plans and modern amenities. To continue your search check out The House Plan Company’s collection of small or tiny house plans.


29th Apr, 2022

Vacation House Plan Lakeville 30-998

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The Lakeville house plan makes a great option for families looking to downsize their year-round residence or build a vacation getaway. At 1712 square feet the straightforward layout of this small house plan make it economical to build. From the street view, this one-story design is adorned with a stone wainscot, decorative beams, and clean horizontal lap siding. Slender columns with stone bases frame the front door and the vaulted covered porch.

Through the front door the entry is laid out as an airlock. This floor plan feature is ideal for homeowners building in climates with highly variable temperatures. The separation of the entry from the main portion of the home helps to regulate temperature swings with the coming and going from the home. Inside the airlock there is space for a bench with hooks, a coat closet plus a mechanical closet.

From the entry airlock the floor plan opens to the great room. The large, vaulted living room features a cozy corner fireplace. Off the living room a man door opens to the vaulted covered deck which extends the living to the outdoors when the weather allows. Off the living room the great room transitions to the dining area which is separated from the kitchen by a peninsular eating bar. The efficient kitchen is comfortably appointed and offers a corner step-in pantry.

The Lakeville offers flexibility to be either a two- or three-bedroom home. If only two bedrooms are needed there is nice separation between the sleeping areas with the secondary bedroom located on the left side of the floor plan. Just steps outside the room is a compartmentalize bathroom. The owners’ suite fills the back, right corner of the home and boasts a private bathroom with walk-in shower. Steps outside the owners’ suite is a den, which is the flex space and can be furnished as a third bedroom or hobby room.

The Lakeville 30-998 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

22nd Apr, 2022

Small Ranch House Plan Sandpiper 31-289

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From the street, the understated simplicity of the Sandpiper invites a second look. Slender posts frame the front door and a railing extends to mark the boundary of the covered porch; a delightful place for a porch swing or set of chairs for those who enjoy connecting with neighbors and passersby.

Inside the entry is open to the great room. A few steps in is a coat closet. The living room is inviting and features a corner fireplace which can be enjoyed from the nook which is just slightly offset from the living room. By the fireplace, French doors open to the 3-season porch which is ideal for those who love to enjoy the outdoors but may live where bugs or wind are a problem. Through the nook is the kitchen along with access to the walk-in pantry.

Off the kitchen is a hallway that traverses the home. At the end is access to the attached two car garage which is just steps away from the pass-through utility room. With access to the backyard, the utility room can serve as a mud hall keeping dirty clothes and shoes from making it through the home.

A distinctive feature of the Sandpiper is that its two bedrooms are dual master suites. While one of the suites shares access to its bathroom each suite has a walk-in closet and full bathroom.

As suggested by its name the Sandpiper would make a wonderful beach house plan or vacation getaway. Or those who are looking for a home with reduced maintenance may enjoy the Sandpiper’s floor plan as a year-round residence.

The Sandpiper 31-289 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers.

15th Apr, 2022

Pool House Plan Chino 31-274 with Southwest Style

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Inspired by the warm climates of the southwest or Mediterranean the Chino house plan offers alluring curb-appeal with a blend of stucco and stone. Soaring pillars frame the front door and large transom window creating an impressive and grand entrance.

Inside the foyer offers vaulted ceilings. Mirroring the double door entry, straight across the foyer another set of double doors opens to the covered patio, providing quick access to the outdoors and the focal point of the Chino design. The unique horseshoe shaped floor plan is centered around an expansive back patio with room for a pool.

The horseshoe-shaped floor plan allows for a nice separation of the living and sleeping areas. The wing that branches to the left from the foyer is filled with the great room. First you pass through the dining room which is open to the kitchen. An island with stovetop and eating bar provides some visual separation between the kitchen and dining. The kitchen is well-appointed and offers ample counter space along with a corner walk-in pantry. On the opposite side of the kitchen the floor plan opens to the living room. A fireplace is surrounded by built-ins and keeps the room cozy during those long winter days. French doors off the living room open to the patio and the pool.

The Chino’s three bedrooms fill the right wing. The bedroom closest to the foyer is adorned with a vaulted ceiling and could be furnished as a home office if desired. A few steps down the hall leads to the next secondary bedroom which offers a large walk-in closet and has direct access to a shared compartmentalized bathroom. At the end of the bedroom wing is the owners’ suite. With direct access to the back patio the owners’ suite also boasts a large private bathroom with dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and a large walk-in closet.

Designed with sunny weather in mind for those who love spending time in the outdoors either swimming or simply relaxing pool side, the Chino makes it easy to enjoy life.

The Chino 31-274 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

8th Apr, 2022

Country-Style Duplex Plan Culberson 60-053

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Simple yet attention-grabbing country styling graces the front of the Culberson, a 2756 square foot duplex design. Each unit is identical, offering 1378 square feet of living with a 2-story floor plan.

Slender posts frame the front door and the boundary of the covered porch. Inside the entry is laid out to offer privacy to the main floor great room. To the left a door leads to the attached 2 car garage and straight ahead is the laundry room. A cased opening to the left (for unit A) leads to the living area.

Living room, dining room, and kitchen are seamlessly open to each other. Windows along two walls fill the living room with natural light. At the back of the great room is the kitchen. The peninsular eating bar adds to the available seating while providing some visual separation. Off the kitchen is access to the back covered porch and hallway that leads to the main floor owners’ suite. The owners’ suite boasts a walk-in closet and private bathroom.

Offering nice separation of space, the 3-bedroom units have two additional bedrooms on the second floor. Separating the bedrooms is a full bathroom and linen closet.

The units in the Culberson duplex are nicely separated with the shared wall primarily between the garages.

The Culberson 60-053 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers.

1st Apr, 2022

Unique Farmhouse Plan Fox Farm 31-263

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The Fox Farm is a unique house plan wrapped in a charming farmhouse exterior. From the street, shingles and horizontal lap siding create a handsome exterior. Some of this plan’s unique qualities are visible from the outside. The courtyard style driveway that accesses the 3-car garage along with the small covered side porch are just a sample of some of the special floor plan features.

Approaching the front door, the front covered porch is lined with slender posts. Inside the foyer is roomy, offering two closets to the left and right. Straight ahead a hallway leads to the homes most unique feature, the hexagonal shaped great room. Double sliding glass doors are on three walls of the great room allowing the space to transition outside to the covered patio on warm summer days. In one corner of the great room is the well-appointed kitchen with center island and extra-large pantry with room for a separate freezer.

An opening at the back of the kitchen leads to a hallway that pasts a mud hall with storage closets and a half bathroom which has direct access to the covered patio. Those who plan to add a pool or who enjoy spending as much time outside as possible will appreciate the direct access. At the end of the hallway, a door separates the rest of the hallway which leads to the guest suite and attached 3 car garage. The guest suite has a sliding glass door allowing easy access to the outside along with a walk-in closet and private bathroom.

For maximum privacy, the owners’ suite is in a private wing that fills the right side of the floor plan. The spacious suite has a private covered patio and a luxurious en-suite. His-and-her bathrooms share the large walk-in shower, but each has individual vanities and walk-in closets. Just off the private owner’s bathroom is a mud hall with access to the front yard.

The outdoors is close at hand from each room in this uniquely laid out hexagonal house plan.

The Fox Farm 31-263 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers.

1st Apr, 2022
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Springtime is when many are inspired to find their first or next home. Maybe you have decided you want to build and after searching house plans or garage plans on The House Plan Company website, you’ve found a plan that nearly checks all the boxes. Perhaps you would prefer more of an open-concept living area – providing some slight separately of space – over the popular great room style layout. Maybe you want to add a mud hall to help organize coats and shoes. Whatever the changes are that will make a great floor plan perfect for you and your family, meeting with a professional designer or architect is the next important step in your design and build journey.

“At first glance, a house plan or accessory structure may meet most of a homeowner’s expectations, but more often than not a few modifications to the design may needed” said Rick McAlexander, CEO of Associated Designs whose designs are featured on The House Plan Company. “A design professional is best suited to make any adjustments to a home plan, and it’s important to find the right one who can translate what a homeowner wants into the plan.”

The first tip in selecting a design professional to customize your house plan is experience. A professional with experience in home design, as well as expertise in the particular style of home you want to build, is a good indicator of a successful outcome.

“In addition to experience, personality plays a key role in selecting the right design professional,” said McAlexander. “The designer or architect is a critical partner in helping to realize your dream home and therefore compatibility is an important aspect of the relationship for communicating exactly what you want in your home or garage design.”

Next tip, making sure you find a design professional you feel comfortable talking with. A professional designer should be your partner, collaborator, sounding board and idea generator. They need to be able to understand who you are and what you want and translate it into the design of your new home, which ultimately is a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. The right design professional should offer ideas and suggestions and solve problems, rather than simply follow your instructions. The entire process should be collaborative in nature in order to arrive at the perfect design.

Tip #3, ask the designer about their process. The way each designer or architect works is unique to their firm. With customizations to a plan, it is important to ask if there are review stages, if there is a limit to the number of revisions, and what the design professional timeframes are. It is important to understand the process and the timing before getting started.

“With the right designer collaborating with you through each step of the planning and design process, you’ll be that much closer to making your dream home a reality,” said McAlexander.

In the end, a professional designer with experience and the right personality can help you build the home of your dreams and make it a fun, easy and inspiring journey. 



25th Mar, 2022

Craftsman House Plan Holly Springs 31-267

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A delightful blend of batt and board, horizontal lap siding, and a stone accent wall work harmoniously together to create the eye-catching Craftsman-style Holly Spring. A pair of twin columns mark the boundary of the front covered porch. The front door is recessed back providing additional protection from the elements.

Inside the foyer feels spacious with its 12’ ceiling. To the right, is the den which also features tall ceilings and with its proximity to the front door would make an ideal home office. Straight off the foyer a cased opening leads to the great room. Living room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. A ceiling transition helps to provide some visual separation. In the great room a fireplace is centered between built-ins and can be enjoyed throughout the living area. The dining room offers access to the covered patio with vaulted ceiling. An eating bar on the kitchen island helps to provide a transition between the kitchen and dining while adding to the available seating. The kitchen is well appointed and even boasts a corner step-in pantry.

Off the great room, the right side of the floor plan is filled with the owners’ suite. This spacious retreat features vaulted ceilings and direct access to the back covered patio. A pocket door slides to reveal the luxurious owners’ bathroom with dual vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and large walk-in closet.

Providing excellent separation of space this single level floor plan has the two additional bedrooms on the opposite side of the home. Off the foyer a hallway leads beyond the laundry room which links the 2 car, side entry garage to the home and ends at the secondary bedrooms. Centered between the bedrooms is a compartmentalized bathroom with twin sinks.

At 2327 square feet the Holly Spring is a comfortable one-story floor plan filled with modern floor plan features. The L-shaped layout makes this home design an ideal choice for a corner lot or larger building sites that can accommodate an angled driveway.

The Holly Spring 31-267 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

18th Mar, 2022

Cape Cod Cottage Plan Ithaca 31-102

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Passersby will be captivated by the look of the Ithaca, a charming cape cod cottage. Twin posts frame the railing around the raised front covered porch. For homeowners’ who enjoy catching up with neighbors the front porch offers enough space for a set of chairs or a porch swing. Centered on the porch is the front door.

Inside the foyer is open and spacious. Straight ahead are the stairs that lead up to the second floor where the bedrooms are nicely separated from the living area that fills the main floor. To the left, a set of double doors open to the den which would make an idea home office with its proximity to the front door.

Across the foyer from the den is the living room with a warming and cozy fireplace centered on the right wall framed by windows. The living area of the Ithaca is open but is not arranged as a classic great room, providing light separation of space. A large opening at the back of the living room, transitions into the kitchen which is well-appointed with ample counter space plus a center island with flush eating bar. Steps away, tucked under the stairs is the pantry. Off the kitchen is the dining room. The L-shape of the living area means that there is some nice separation between the dining room and the living room. A sliding glass door off the dining room opens the room up to the back deck.

Rounding out the main floor is the mud room at the back of the home. With direct access to the backyard, the mud room serves as a nice transition to change out of those dirty shoes or gardening clothes.

This two-story house plan has all three bedrooms on the second floor. Each bedroom offers a walk-in closet. The secondary bedrooms share a full, compartmentalized bathroom with twin sinks while the owners’ suite boasts a private bath. Also on the second floor is laundry room and a playroom which could serve as a fourth bedroom or other hobby room if desired.

11th Mar, 2022

For those who love where they live, the addition of an outbuilding can add value to your property as well as flexibility. If you've found that you need more in your property order to meet the needs of your lifestyle, than look no further than a detached garage floor plan. Over the years the humble detached garage has become more than just an extra space to store your cars and provides various benefits over attached garages.

With more room and storage space, detached garages and outbuildings can prove to be a great addition to your main house or building project. With the right architectural style, your separate garage space and new unit can open a wide variety of uses. These outbuildings can add hobby space, extra living space, guest accommodation, home offices, or whatever else you need to fall in love with your property all over again. Check out our ideas for outbuilding and garage design and find your custom garage addition that best fits your space.

Detached Garage Plan with Living 20-328

Garage 20-328

Graced with Craftsman accents giving Garage 20-328 the flexibility to match a wide range of home styles. Decorative beams and twin posts add to the curb appeal. The first floor offers a two-car garage which fills most of the main level. Along the back is a half bathroom with the option to finish the space with a tub/shower combination. A man door on the right opens to a stoop and an exterior staircase which wraps up to the second-floor apartment. The 672 square foot living area offers two covered outdoor spaces, the covered deck off the front door and then a comfortable vaulted covered deck that overlooks the front of the garage.

This detached garage plan could make a great design to consider for urban areas where accessory dwelling units are gaining popularity quickly. The open great room features vaulted ceilings and a wood stove. Near the sliding glass door that opens the living space up to the covered deck is a nook with a built-in desk. Open to the great room is the vaulted kitchen which is well-appointed and boasts an island with an eating bar. Off the great room is a small hallway leading to a second full bathroom and a bedroom.Deatched Craftsman Garage Plan with Shop 20-318

Garage 20-318

Batt and board siding with shingle accents given Garage 20-318 a delightful country influence. On the main level, the floor plan is filled with a two-car garage. A sliding door along the back wall glides to reveal a large shop with two work benches, a sink, and mechanical storage closet. The side covered deck can be accessed from either the shop or garage. Along the back, an exterior staircase leads up to the second floor. For those looking to separate their home offices from their main living, this garage offers two offices, a main loft and kitchenette. The workday can feel like a comfortable day at the office with breaks taken on the balcony. If home office accommodations are not needed, each room has a small closet allowing it to be easily transformed and furnished as a bedroom. The possibilities are numerous for this upper level.

Garage 20-328 and Garage 20-318 are created by Associated Designs, Inc.'s talented team of residential home designers. If you're looking to expand your property with an outbuilding and garage floor plan, contact us today and checkout our variety of garage plans, including attached garage options, detached garage design, and more for your garage remodel!

4th Mar, 2022

Hillside Cabin Plan - Eagle Crest 31-223 Rear Elevation Rendering

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From the front, the Eagle Crest appears to be a classic cabin plan with a 1.5 story layout. A large porch wraps around the entire main level and shutters framing the windows add to the country charm. Around the left side of the home are two entrances. The first door is an informal entry that opens to the utility room allowing it to serve as a mud hall. Further down the side is the main entry which brings family and friends into the vaulted great room.

Inside, the great room is filled with natural light from the a-frame filled with windows. Whether a lot has urban, mountain, lake, or river views they will be spectacularly captured in the great room. To keep from blocking any views, the cozy fireplace is located on the side. Opposite the fireplace, French doors open up to the wrap-around covered porch. From the right side you see that there is more to this floor plan.

The back of the main floor is filled with two bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Back at the entry, one set of stairs runs up to the vaulted loft where views out the back of the home can continued to be enjoyed. The rest of the upper floor is filled with the owners’ suite which boasts a walk-in closet and private bathroom with dual vanities, separate spa tub and walk-in shower plus storage.

What wasn’t apparent from the street view of the Eagle Crest was the walk-out basement. Designed for a lot that slopes down and to the right, the basement floor plan offers homeowners’ flexibility. For larger families the basement offers a fourth bedroom. If the additional bedroom is not needed this room would make a good home office, guest room, exercise studio, or hobby room. Larger gatherings can spread out between the main floor great room and the basement recreation room. Making entertaining easier is the kitchenette off the recreation room. In addition to the extra living space is the full bathroom just steps away from the bedroom along with direct access to the one car garage.

With ample covered outdoor space and sweeping window rich walls ideal for framing any view, the Eagle Crest is designed for those who love to live both inside and out.

The Eagle Crest 31-223 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

1st Mar, 2022
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With the promise of longer days and warmer weather to come, now is the perfect time to think about exploring new places.

A vacation home is a great option for adventurers who want a place to call home wherever their travels take them. But the perfect vacation home design takes its location and natural characteristics into account. Fortunately, a variety of designs currently presented by The House Plan Company are at your disposal, no matter the setting for your dream vacation home.

Beach lovers will delight in the expansive amenities of the Watersound #77655 design. This bungalow-style vacation home plan offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor design features, packing four bedrooms, three full-baths and a two-car garage over four floors, making it an ideal build for a classic narrow beach home lot.

Private balconies are a highlight of the design, giving vacation dwellers quick access to the pristine outdoor elements. Wood frame walls and an exterior of stucco and siding beneath truss roofing provides a solid foundation for this open concept living plan.

A garage-level front door takes entrants up a staircase to a main floor complete with a kitchen, open living and dining room, a walk-in pantry and a versatile bonus room easily convertible into an office or guest bedroom, as well as a full bathroom. From the kitchen island or dining room, enjoy rear-facing views out to the beach beyond. Or, get a closer look by stepping out through sliding doors to an expansive covered rear porch, which leads to a pool deck, infinity pool and hot tub that makes this spot ground zero for entertaining visitors.

Take the staircase to the upper floor to reach the master bedroom, complete with master bath and walk-in closet. Take in ocean views from this floor’s private covered porch, accessible only from the master suite. A pair of additional bedrooms with smaller private balconies, a full bath with dual sinks and a laundry room lie opposite the master suite. Each of these floors are accessible by elevator in addition to the staircase. Yet the stairs top out at another surprise: a versatile top-floor bonus room, complete with vaulted ceiling and carpeted floors.

If farm living is a more desirable locale, the Sylvan Lake #83262 may be the perfect fit for a larger family. Take advantage of the open range with this grand three-story plan that spreads five bedrooms and full baths over more than 5,300 square feet of living space. An exterior of siding and stonework beneath truss roofing gives this country-style farmhouse modern flair.

A front door beneath a covered porch supported by posts opens to a vast, open main floor. Step past a closet and half bath off the entryway to the open family room, complete with fireplace and rear-facing glass windows providing plenty of natural light. An attached dining room and kitchen with large island and walk-in pantry creates a spacious main-level interior. Sliding glass doors open from the dining room to a covered rear deck that spans the entire length of the home. The deck can also be accessed from an office located off the dining room. Double doors open from the kitchen to a utility room that steps through to a three-car garage. On the other side of the home, off the family room, a door opens to the master bedroom, complete with a fireplace, private rear deck access, a spacious walk-in closet and attached master bath complete with dual sinks, tub and step-in shower.

Back at the entryway, take the main staircase up to a top floor that includes a pair of secondary bedrooms, each with its own full bath and connected by a hallway that’s open to the family room below. An additional staircase, from the garage, leads up to a private guest suite, featuring its own full bath and additional storage space. The main staircase also heads down to a lower level that boasts a finished living room and attached media area, complete with a bar and kitchen amenities. A versatile exercise room can be reached on one side of the living room, while the other side accesses another guest room with full bath and a walk-in closet. More unfinished storage space is also available.

For those seeking a cozier lakeside or river retreat, the Riviera #91559 packs plenty of luxury into a smaller footprint. Park this contemporary cottage-style plan by a dock and enjoy a slice of natural serenity. A lap siding exterior beneath a shed roof design creates vaulted ceilings and sends natural light streaming into the main level. Entering through the front door leads directly to an entryway and dining room, connecting to an open kitchen and living room. A master bedroom on one side includes a walk-in closet and private access to the main level bathroom, which can also be reached from the main entryway. A secondary bedroom is located on the other side of the entry. Vaulted ceilings and windows are a staple of this design, illuminating the cozy interior. 

There are opportunities to customize this plan by stepping down a stairway off the dining room, reaching a basement with space to create an additional bedroom and bathroom, plus additional living or play space. A main-level rear porch can connect the design to whatever outdoor wonders await nearby.

If no vacation is complete without picturesque mountain views, the Seaward #38251 can bring modern cabin living to wherever you plan to call home. A craftsman cottage design takes advantage of the natural surroundings, with wood framing, exterior siding and a pitched, stick roof frame to shed snow, evoking the classic winter cottage retreat. 

Yet this design is ideal for all seasons and locations. With a wraparound porch, and a main level that features an open living and dining room, window seats beneath vaulted ceilings, a wood stove and a guest suite, it’s a perfect getaway to enjoy with family or friends. A staircase off the guest suite heads up to a second story featuring a master bedroom with full bath, and a flexible studio room with double doors opening out to a second-story balcony.


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