Contemporary homes provide an exciting alternative to more traditional homes, with clean lines, large open spaces, and interesting compositions of exterior materials and shapes.
Taking into account building code requirements for side yard separations , these unique homes meet the demands of today's home owners with large island kitchens, ample storage and large windows. Many offer the option of additional income with the inclusion of secondary suites in the basement. New advancements in roofing and insulation make flat and low slope roofs a dependable alternative to a sloped shingle roof. Check out our collection of plans, and keep checking back as we continue to add more to the collection.
This new series of narrow lot designs is planned to address a 25' wide "infill lot" or a smaller lot in a new subdivision. Most older urban communities were based on a grid of long and narrow lots. The redevelopment of existing neighborhoods is an important aspect in sustainable home construction. The high cost of developing and servicing new suburban subdivisions is making some inner city lots very attractive. Usually these established areas feature beautiful canopies of mature street trees, close proximity to shopping and parks, and often a historical personal connection for families. These parcels usually feature rear lane access for the garage and parking. Many new subdivisions are offering smaller lots as a solution to high cost of land and home ownership. It is important to check with your municipality building department to confirm what size of home your lot will accommodate.
The exteriors of these plans have been carefully detailed to offer the style and character of an older neighborhood, with the use of covered verandas, Craftsman-styled brackets and columns, and window configurations common to that period. Inside, the plans feature bright open layouts, offering spacious foyers at the front door, and efficient mudrooms at the back. Many have access for a rear deck.
Windows on side walls of these homes have been designed to suit most local zoning requirements. The construction of these side walls have been detailed to offer improved fire resistance as well.
We invite you to browse this new collection of home designs. If you have any questions about the various plans or the content of the drawing packages, please Contact Us for more information. Enjoy your tour.]]>
Our collection of urban plans features exciting new layouts for homes in a variety of architectural styles. While front loading garages are the mainstay in most new subdivisions, we have recessed the garages behind the face of the main house, so that it is not the first thing to catch your eye as you proceed down the street. Because basements are getting more valuable as an affordable solution to living space, basement windows are becoming larger, and houses are getting higher out of the finished grade. We have lowered the front entrances of many of these homes to reduce the number of exterior steps at the front door and make the homes more welcoming. We will be continuing to add more plans and styles often, so be sure to check back to see more new plans.
The word “cottage” evokes a strong sense of comfort, coziness and charm. Whether it is a weekend getaway or a full time residence, it is a special place, reminiscent of a simpler time. The cottages and homes are plans with open floor plans, abundant natural lighting, lofts, screen porches and timeless craftsman style detailing. These details include: low pitched gabled roofs with wide overhangs and knee brackets, front verandas with wood and masonry columns, and wood siding, shingles and trims.]]>