Do you ever drive down a street and get annoyed when every house looks exactly the same? If so, note two things—1) you’re not alone and 2) you’ve come to the right site! At Dream Home Source, we embrace the fact that every homeowner is different. For example, some people adore Craftsman bungalow designs, while others demand ultra modern house plans. Likewise, some people crave open floor plans in which the kitchen and living spaces flow together, while others prefer a more traditional interior layout in which each room is assigned a specific amount of space. Ultimately, there is no "wrong" type of house plan. It’s all about what you personally need and want. And that's precisely why we offer thousands of unique home plans that can be customized to meet your exact requirements, including our atypical-looking, curb appeal-rich collection of Shed house plans (sometimes called "Shed roof home plans" or "Shed roof plans for houses") below.
A favorite of architects in the 1960s and 1970s, simple, streamlined Shed roof house plans feature multiple half-gable roofs sloping in different directions, delighting the eye with an exciting multi-geometrical effect. Dynamic, asymmetrical exteriors of Shed house plans are usually made up of shingle, board, or brick with low-key entrance ways that welcome visitors with warmth but a minimum of fanfare. Windows are irregular, varying from large expanses of glass for natural lighting and views to small, narrow, or high windows to protect privacy and preserve wall space for art display. Related in style to Ranch house plans, Split Level house plans and other Contemporary and Modern house plans, spare but dramatic Shed home plans can be found from New England to the Pacific Northwest and most anywhere in between. Ideal in almost any neighborhood setting, these distinctive single- or multi-storied homes offer the opportunity to create an endless variety of room configurations to suit eclectic individuals or families looking for lots of room, an uncluttered environment, and unmistakable modern style.
Special note: Due to their inherent large expanses of roof space, Shed home plans are also particularly well suited for mounting solar panels—a useful characteristic if you’re interested in building a green home that saves on energy costs. To potentially save even more, select a Shed roof floor plan that offers big clerestory windows through which natural light can be absorbed. Opting for a small house plan can also help you "go green," as a smaller size typically means less construction costs upfront as well as less space to heat, cool, light, and maintain once built.