House plans with great views are specifically designed to be built in beautiful areas—be it a valley in Colorado with a perfect view of the Rocky Mountains, or a beach in Hawaii overlooking warm sand, gently crashing waves, and endless bright blue water.
Windows, and lots of them, are a hallmark of this eye-opening collection. From contemporary, A-frame, and mountain home plans that feature floor-to-ceiling walls of glass to more traditional chalet, cottage, and beach house design plans that incorporate French doors and sun-rooms to let in the view, you'll find dozens of dazzling choices. Porches, patios and decks play a starring role too with floor plans that invite you out to enjoy sea breezes, mountain mornings, or the pastoral pleasures of the countryside. Take open floor plan 117-840, for instance, and check out all the outdoor living possibilities! Furthermore, exteriors may feature materials that complement the wild environment—be it cedar, stone, or simply earthy paint colors. Take Craftsman house plan 892-13, for example, and note the stone accents on the exterior.
Because home sites with great views are often situated on challenging terrain, this stunning collection also offers a wide selection of house blueprints specially created to hug hillsides, settle into sand dunes, and rise above riverbanks. House plan 1042-17 is a great example of this—see how it features a walkout basement (not to mention a whole bunch of stunning floor-to-ceiling windows)? House plans with walkout basements maximize space on a sloping lot by offering an extra level of both indoor and outdoor living. Just think of the parties you could throw during which kids and/or guests could play pool or other games in the walkout basement’s rec room while the homeowners (and/or parents) maintain eye contact while BBQ-ing on the patio.