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1000 SF House Plans
Tiny homes get a lot of attention on television shows, and no wonder – they’re affordable to build and they get really creative with smart uses for limited space. But a 200- or 300-square-foot home may be a little bit too small for you. That’s where these plans with 1,000 square feet come in!
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1200 SF House Plans
So you need more space than a tiny home (cute as they are) but less than a McMansion. Something in-between, small enough to fit on a tight lot but big enough to start a family or work from home. This collection of home designs with 1,200 square feet fits the bill perfectly.
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2-Family House Plans
Multigenerational households are becoming more common. There are many contributing factors, from elderly parents moving in with their children to young adults finding it too expensive to move out. And of course, some cultures have traditionally lived in homes with many generations together. Some of the house plans in this collection are duplexes suitable for housing two separate families, while others include in-law apartments with kitchenettes and living space.
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3-Family House Plans
Also known as triplex house plans, these designs can accommodate three families or a multigenerational family. Whether you’re a professional builder looking to build a multifamily home, a large family with several generations wanting several units for everyone, or a regular homebuyer who wants to make a smart investment by building units for rental purposes, explore this collection to discover how surprisingly upscale and comfortable a three family home design can feel.
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A-Frame House Plans
If you’re looking to build a home that will be used as a mountainous vacation retreat or a year-round wilderness dwelling, you’ve definitely arrived at the right collection. A-frame house plans were originally (and often still are) meant for rustic, snowy settings. The name, A-frame, is given to this architectural style because of its steep gable roof which forms an A-like shape. This signature steep gable roof is both stunning and practical, as the steep angle allows heavy snow to slide to the ground.
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Acadian House Plans
Dormers, porches, stucco, and brick – what’s not to love? Named for the early settlers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who spread throughout what became the southern United States (especially Louisiana), Acadian style is also known as Cajun style, though today’s homes may bear little resemblance to those simple early structures. Acadian style house plans fit well in the South, though they’d look great in many other regions as well.
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Award Winning House Plans
The house plans in this collection were recognized by the American Residential Design Awards (ARDA), an annual awards program put on by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).
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Best Selling House Plans
Bestselling house plans tend to be small to medium sized designs. You’ll find some large home plans in the collection as well, but not too many ginormous ones. Why? Because, generally speaking, the larger a house plan is, the more money it costs to build. Furthermore, you have to consider the size of your lot—if you have a 35 foot wide lot in the middle of a city, selecting a sprawling one story 7 bedroom house plan probably isn’t going to work. And finally, there’s the question of... do you really need all that space? For some people, the answer is most definitely—YES! And if that’s the case, have no fear--we’ve got you covered. You can browse the below collection and filter by square footage, or you can jump over to our Mansion House Plans collection. But, if you’re like most people who have a limited budget, a small or medium sized lot, don’t need a huge amount of space, and would prefer to browse a curated collection of popular plans that meet these requirements, Dream Home Source’s bestselling home plan collection is a great place to find your perfect house plan.
Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #928-282
Cape Cod House Plans
While Cape Cod house plans can be, and often are, built all over the United States, they are most at home in New England. Why? Because the style evolved in the northern colonies of early America and reached its heyday during the Colonial Revival of the early 20th century.
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Chalet House Plans
If your ideal vacation involves playing in the snow, skiing, or just curling up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, then a chalet home plan may be the right one for you. After all, what do you picture when you think about a mountain getaway home? Probably a rustic cabin or A-frame with deck, a steeply pitched roof, and a big wall of windows. If you dream of building in the mountains or by a lake, a mountain lodge or log cabin feels just right. Chalet style house plans add a dash of Swiss flair with fun elements.
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Contemporary-Modern House Plans
Found in manicured suburban neighborhoods across the country, sophisticated contemporary house plan designs offer soaring ceilings, flexible, open floor space, minimalist decorative elements, and extensive use of modern or "industrial" mixed materials throughout the home, like concrete, vinyl, and glass. Big windows and/or large indoor-outdoor living spaces are also common.
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Cottage House Plans
Architectural pattern books first appeared in America near the mid-19th century promoting cottage home plans and remained popular through the early 20th century (though they still survive today in the form of online house plan websites like Dream Home Source). They are often credited with the rapid spread of architectural trends throughout the country, and, as their target audiences were average American homeowners, they were particularly effective at popularizing modest vernacular styles like small cottage house plans and designs for bungalows. Cottage style house plans are characterized by their individuality, though there are a few common denominators such as compact and sometimes irregular footprints, one- or one-and-a-half-story profiles, and asymmetrical massing. Modern Cottage floor plans are adapted for today’s lifestyles, with cozy family gathering spaces, inviting hearths, and up-to-date amenities. If you are looking for a unique home with character and a sense of history, our Cottage house plans collection is where you'll find it!
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Editors' Picks House Plans
Every year our editors review thousands of architectural designs--simple home plans, smart home plans, spectacular home plans, you name it, we see it. And quite frankly, many home plans (sometimes written as "homeplans") get rejected because they don't live up to our editors’ high standards. Because they look at so many house plans, our editors are experts in immediately recognizing the standouts the moment they're submitted.
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English Cottage House Plans
With their picturesque style, English cottage house plans, also known as storybook cottage house plans, became popular across America between 1890 and 1940. An offshoot of the Tudor Revival, English Cottage style depicts medieval building techniques like half-timbering. Charming and romantic, storybook house plans are usually asymmetrical one or one-and-a-half story homes, with steep roof lines and intersecting gables. The home's whimsical floor plans delight with small irregularly-shaped first floor rooms and upstairs rooms with sloping walls and dormers that provide wonderful nooks and crannies. A massive chimney dominates the front or one side of the house, providing a welcoming hearth that draws family and friends together. Casement windows with small panes charmingly frame outdoor scenes and gardens. A fairy tale home come true for families with small children, English Cottage storybook house plans also appeal to individuals and empty nesters who long for a home in the English countryside.
Colonial Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #48-663
Estate House Plans
What’s an estate house plan? Simply put, it’s a home that offers unparalleled luxury, comfort, and opulence. Do your grown children (perhaps with children of their own) live with you? How about an elderly parent? Multigenerational families will find plenty of space to spread out in these homes. An estate house plan may include an in-law suite, a separate apartment over the garage, or another ultra-private and comfortable place for visitors or guests.
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Exclusive House Plans
Dream Home Source brings you this unmatched collection of plans thanks to Hanley Wood's exclusive relationships with four of the country's top designers - Frank Betz Associates, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc., Dan Sater and Visbeen Architects. These homes represent the latest in design concepts, incorporating classic style with modern conveniences.
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French Country House Plans
Also known as French Provincial, French Country style is inspired by the rustic manors that dot the fields of northern and southern France. Especially impressive on large properties, French Country home plans also fit in well in upscale suburban enclaves where their fine pedigree and handsome lines make them an outstanding choice for those who desire a residence with an unmatched sense of style and elegance. Stately and formal, many French Country home designs exhibit a square, symmetrical shape with windows balanced on either side of the entrance and a steep hipped roof. Some are asymmetrical, with multiple roof elements creating a series of visual focal points. Round towers and entryways hidden beneath rustic arches are common decorative features. Stone, stucco, and brick are the prevailing choices for the exterior.
Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #895-65
Green House Plans
Green home plan (sometimes written "homeplan") popularity grows each day as homeowners seek to build smaller, more efficient, "green" homes. "Going green" is a smart choice from a monetary perspective. For one, many green homes save money on construction costs up-front due to their smaller size and compact footprint (a trait which can also come in handy if you happen to be building on a narrow urban lot). Green homes also cut down on energy costs by way of extra insulation, more-efficient water heaters, lighting and appliances, and the use of natural daylighting techniques. The green house plans in this collection, for instance, pay special care to window placement and overhangs, so that the amount of sunlight entering the home is controlled properly. Our green home plan designs also anticipate insulation and wall systems ideal for extreme hot and cold temperatures, where the HVAC loads will be high.
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House of the Week
The home plans in this collection have been published in newspapers across the country as part of a special House of the Week feature. Consider these the best of the best – they’ve all been hand-picked. You’ll find a wide range of styles and sizes here, from modest Craftsman bungalows to sleek modern farmhouses and more. Looking for a tiny home that will be affordable to build? How about a spacious one-story home that can transition nicely into an elegant empty nest later? It’s all here.
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Low Country House Plans
Low Country house plans originated as humble one-room cottages in the original English settlements in the tidewater regions of Maryland and Virginia (Low Country home plans are also called Tidewater house plans for this very reason). From there they spread down the coast to the Carolinas and as far as Alabama. Often raised on piers (pilings) to avoid coastal flooding, these simple, square designs will sometimes be referred to as elevated house plans or beach house plans on pilings. Designed to live comfortably in hot, humid climates, Low Country floor plans feature lots of windows to capture coastal breezes and highlight the views, with gracious porches to shade the interior. Far from humble, today's Low Country plans feature second floor bedrooms, while the wide inviting front porches invite guests to stay and linger. Rustic but elegant, airy Low Country or Tidewater home plans are perfect for those who enjoy casual waterfront living and entertaining. Though perfect for beach houses, Low Country house plans easily accommodates year-round living for families, retirees, and anyone who appreciates the sense of simplicity and history of this romantic coastal cottage.
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Luxury House Plans
Seeking high levels of comfort and accommodation? Welcome to the luxury house plans collection! Luxury floor plans combine great functionality with dazzling form - no matter how big or small. If you’re looking for a large luxury mansion plan, like blueprint , we have plenty of big beauties to choose from. However, if you prefer a smaller plan with luxurious details, like plan --check out that master bath, the built-ins featured in the family room, and all those cool ceilings--we’ve got you covered on that front too! At Dream Home Source, we understand that luxury comes in a wide variety of sizes, styles and layouts (and, perhaps most importantly, budgets!) So, whether you're dreaming of a traditional European, Georgian, Chateau, or Italianate estate home or an understated but elegant Prairie or lodge-like mountain house, or a sleek modern oasis, you'll find a wealth of impressive options in the collection below.
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Mansion House Plans
If you’ve worked hard your whole life and have some good money to spend... Guess what? It’s okay to go big with a mansion house plan! Seriously, don’t be shy. Build a home that looks like a castle, like house plan #453-472> or #20-1731. Or, select a design that features a rec room and sports court in the basement, like mansion house plan #56-592 (note the optional finished basement)! Or, maybe select a blueprint featuring huge and lavish outdoor living space, like mansion floor plan #1058-19. Or how about a house plan with a breathtaking master suite? Take mansion home plan #48-625, for example. This house blueprint features an island in the master closet and a skylight well in the master bath. How cool is that?
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Neoclassical House Plans
Popular in America from 1895 to 1950, stately Neoclassical house plans recall the architectural traditions of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance period. Usually two or two-and-a-half stories, these dignified homes typically feature a symmetrical shape, a simple side-gabled roof, and a prominent portico or full-width porch supported by classical columns. Neoclassical home plans may be faced in brick, stucco, or siding, and usually display elaborate pediments over doors and windows as well as dentil molding and balustrades along the roof lines. Common in prosperous neighborhoods from the east coast to the west and down into the Gulf States, Neoclassical floor plans tend to have a formal air, with living room and dining room in the front and kitchen and family room in the back. Elegant and gracious, elegant Neoclassical home plans are a natural choice for families who feel at home with classic style.
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New House Plans
New home plans (sometimes written "new homeplan" or "new plans for houses") offer the latest in architectural design innovation and style. In short, new house plans sport beauty and practicality. Curb appeal, for example, is highly popular—a valuable amenity whether you plan to stay in the house forever or sell it down the road. Open floor plans are also very trendy right now, and for good reason. If you’re a parent trying to make dinner, for instance, it might be nice to have a view into the living or great room so you can keep an eye on young kids. Likewise, if you’re a single professional or married without kids, an open sight line from the kitchen to the living areas will be convenient if you regularly entertain guests.
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Shed House Plans
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. The Shed roof style was popularized by a second home community on the Northern California coast called The Sea Ranch, especially in the structure known as Condominium 1, from 1965, designed by architects Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull, and Richard Whitaker. 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.
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Split Level House Plans
Influenced by Prairie and Ranch homes as well as later modern styles, Split Level floor plans feature a two-story high section joined to a single-story section located a half-story in between, creating three distinct interior areas connected by short flights of stairs. A common variation is the Split Foyer house plan, or Raised Ranch, which is essentially a Ranch plan elevated above a partly below-grade basement, with the entrance on the stair landing between these two levels. The exterior of a Split Level design is often composed of natural wood, brick, or stucco punctuated by large picture windows. Though Split Level home plans may display vaguely Colonial or Tudor details, minimal decorative elements give them a modern feel. Innovative and intriguing, multi-floor Split Level house plans were hugely popular in the United States from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s. They require smaller lots than their Ranch-style cousins and are particularly suited to tricky hillside lots. In addition, they are seen as a great choice for families: bedrooms are tucked away on the quiet upper level, the central level makes room for a spacious kitchen, living, and dining room, while the lower level (usually partly below grade) gives kids a place to play and provides room for storage, laundry, and parking.