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1600 square foot craftsman home with large front porch and outdoor living and entertaining spaces.
Carport House Plans
When you'd like parking space but you don't need the expense of a garage, check out carport house plans. A carport (also known as a porte cochere) provides room for one or more vehicles to park or drop off groceries or people without going to the hassle of entering a garage. If you're dealing with a narrow lot, this is a good way to use space efficiently.
Contemporary Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #892-18
House Plans with Courtyards
It’s fairly common to have a home with a porch or deck. But a courtyard? Having a home with a courtyard takes things to the next level of comfort, style and luxury. If you frequently entertain guests, or simply enjoy quality time with family, a courtyard is a great place to host bbqs or picnics, or on which to drink hot cocoa, tell ghost stories, and be warmed by a warm fire in the fall. It’s kind of like eating a hot dog at a ballgame—everything tends to taste better when you’re outside having fun with friends.
Traditional Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #44-193
House Plans with Front Porches
What comes to mind when you envision a home with a front porch? Nice curb appeal? Kids playing in the yard as parents lounge in a rocking chair or swing? An utter sense of relaxation and peace? A house plan with a front porch offers all of these things and more. While a front porch can potentially be added onto any architectural style, they are frequently seen in country house plans, farmhouse home plans, Victorian floor plans, Craftsman plans, and Bungalow designs--with Victorian and farmhouse home plans typically offering the most pronounced examples.
Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-8
House Plans with Porches
When it comes to house plans with porches—we have a huge variety to choose from. First, you’ll need to decide what kind of porch you want. For example, if curb appeal is something you deem important, a front porch might be perfect. Front porches exude a welcoming, homey, warm feeling to family, guests and passersby. On the other hand, perhaps you’re looking for a side or rear porch. Porches presented on the side or rear of a house offer a higher degree of privacy and security. A parent, for example, is generally more likely to let a child play on a rear porch than out front (especially if there’s a fence around the back of the property). BBQs are also best featured on side or rear porches, as this space offers a more intimate setting in which to enjoy the company of family and friends.
Traditional Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1010-94
House Plans with Stone Exteriors
If curb appeal is an important factor for you, it’s hard to go wrong with a stone exterior. House plans with stone exteriors (sometimes referred to as "stone house plans," "stone homes," or "home floor plans with stone on the exterior") are impressive. In fact, few materials make a resounding impression like stone. Whether rough and rugged or refined and elegant, stone house plans offer a unique combination of natural beauty and historic style few others can match.
Mediterranean Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1017-158
House Plans with Ultimate Entrances
Dream Home Source’s house plans with ultimate entrances collection is all about one critical factor—curb appeal. Curb appeal can mean the difference between selling a house within a week and having it sit on the market for a year. Now, generally speaking, when you build a home—that home is your dream house. That means that it’s unlikely for the homeowner to move out of it anytime soon. So, why does having curb appeal matter? Well, for one, life sometimes throws curve balls that you don’t expect.