Mark Stewart Home Design has decades of experience designing homes in The City Of Lake Oswego. This beautiful community has a zoning and planning code that has evolved over the years, and is unique, rigorous and exacting. This group of plans has all been built in The City of Lake Oswego and should give you a leg up on your next L.O. Home building project. Plans are always being added to this group, so stay tuned !
This group of designs have all been built or are being built in the beautiful City of Portland. All of these designs have passed through the demanding and unique zoning, planning and structural requirements the City of Portland requires. Take advantage of these designs for your next City of Portland building project. They have all passed the rigorous gauntlet of approvals previously and most importantly they bear the signature Mark Stewart design touch.
The “Arts & Crafts” style and Bungalow House Plans, popularized over a century ago, are currently enjoying a new life in our time. — and for good reason. These styles offers beauty and strong, meaningful design elements that announce and nurture at the same time. Mark Stewart House Plans in this style have been very popular particularly on in-fill lots in the heart of the city. Homeowners fall in love with them immediately ! Bungalow House Plans generally include: Decorative knee braces Deep eaves with exposed rafters Open floor plans Low-pitched roof, gabled or hipped. 1–1½ stories, occasionally two Built-in cabinetry, beamed ceilings, simple wainscot most commonly seen in dining and living room. Large fireplace often with built-in cabinetry, shelves, or benches on either side Dormers, shed, hipped or gabled. Large, covered front porches with massive columns under extension of main roof. Windows were typically double hung with multiple lights in the upper window and a single pane in the lower, often seen in continuous banks. Simple, wide casings.
A Cape Cod cottage is a style of house originating in New England in the 17th century. It is traditionally characterized by a low, broad frame building, generally a story and a half high, with a steep, pitched roof with end gables, a large central chimney and very little ornamentation. Traditional Cape Cod houses were very simple: symmetrically designed with a central front door surrounded by two multi-paned windows on each side. In addition to these time honored features, Mark Stewart Cape Cod Designs have open, functional floor plans with Modern Gathering Kitchens.
“Casita” House Plans Noun (plural casitas) A small, attached but self-contained house or apartment Mark Stewart Home Design has been on the leading edge in the creation of single family homes that include a “Casita”. Casita= Freedom.. Home Office, yoga studio, guest suite, teenager suite, Parent Suite, Man Cave, Art Studio, Home Business, Den, Study, Music Room, Library, Rental Unit, or just “An away space” The Casita is magical and is available now in these innovative Home Plans
Contemporary Home Design is, in broad terms, the design of the present day.. To many people Contemporary Design also more accurately describes two distinct sub-types based on roof shapes: flat or gabled. The flat-roofed sub-type is a derivation of the International style and are often referred to as American International.. The gabled sub type is influenced by the earlier modernism of the Craftsman Style. Overhanging eaves, with heavy piers supporting gables are often seen in this sub type. As in the flat-roofed sub type combinations of wood, brick and stone are used and there is no traditional detailing at all. In the Mark Stewart Portfolio you will find a wide range of all of the above as well as some designs that are a hybrid. This category is one that is used with many meanings so we have been liberal in our use of this style throughout our portfolio in an attempt to include most people’s vision of contemporary home styles.
A cottage is, typically, a small house. The word comes from England where it originally was a house that has a ground floor, with a first, lower story of bedrooms which fit within the roof space. In many places the word cottage is used to mean a small old-fashioned house. In modern usage, a cottage is usually a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location. In the United States the word cottage is often used to mean a small holiday home. However there are cottage-style dwellings in cities, and in places such as Canada the term generally exists with no connotations of size at all. Cottage House Plans have made a comeback in light of the “Not Too Big” home design movement.
Something about these country house plans brings us home to our roots, where we feel comfortable, safe and secure. Mark Stewart Country and Americana Home Designs: bringing you back home. Country House Plans are a bit of an update of the popular “Colonial style.” The colonial home is influenced by 18th century colonists bringing European styles with them. They’re probably most recognizable for featuring two windows on either side of the front door and five windows on top, with the middle window directly above the door. Country houses aspire to be warm and inviting. They generally have wide porches, shutters, dormers, and wood detailing. The Country style that is seeing a resurgence now has fuzzy ties to the Modern Farmhouse Movement. These homes evoke simpler times, bring back great memories, feel permanent and generally are structurally straightforward to build. Modern touches, color schemes and technology have brought this style into current day home style vernacular.
Craftsman House Plans have enjoyed a powerful renaissance, and with good reason. Craftsman homes are cozy and proud to behold. Craftsman House Plans can also be affordable to build. Anyway you look at it Craftsman designs are back and here to stay. Base Craftsman House Plans come in four primary roof shapes: front gabled, cross gabled, side gabled and hipped roof. The details of the porch posts and rails, rafter tails and eave brackets allow significant variation.Brick, stone, stucco and wood siding of many different types is used in this style, resulting in almost every example’s taking on its own unique identity. The style has built on itself over the years, but they continue to charm homeowners with their intimacy, richness and sense of belonging. We have produced a full collection of Craftsman Home Designs from small to large for most lot types. We are proud to offer you some of finest well designed craftsman house plans available anywhere.
We have a growing collection of house plans that have been designed to work with the City of Lake Oswego’s demanding single family zoning and planning requirements. This is a varied collection from simple craftsman style house plans, to organic modern estate sized homes on down hill lots. Check back often to this part of our website if you are a builder or homeowner in the beautiful city of Lake Oswego. Mark Stewart House Plans will be cropping up all over the city in the coming years.