Old English Style House Plans Old English homes were much smaller and more streamlined then the large Tudor-style country residences that appeared in the late 19th century that echoed medieval English styles . Characteristics commonly incorporated included the steeply pitched roof and cross-gables, large stone or brick chimneys often at the front of the house, and small-paned bands of casement windows. Entry Facades were often front-facing gables with a swooped roof that was steep and straight on one side and carefully curved on the other. Doorways were often arched or half-round with ornate hardware and exterior lighting. We have designed many homes with Old English design characteristics, and will be continuing to curate our portfolio to bring you more of this time honored home design style. If you have any questions regarding these home plans or the other designs in our collection just give us a call or email.
Old World European House Plans Old World European Homes are loosely based on a variety of English and French prototypes, ranging from cottages to large manor houses. Pitched roofs, bay windows, small portico’s or stoops and arched entrances to the home are common characteristics. Old World Home Style including all manner of European influenced designs have enjoyed a surge of popularity in recent years. Symmetry is often found in this style group, but well massed and properly composed designs of an asymmetrical nature also abound. This is a timeless architecture when done well. [caption id="attachment_47959" align="aligncenter" width="499"] Lions Gate House Plan #M-3216-B[/caption] We offer a wide range of Old World European Style House Plans from small to Manor sized. We work to incorporate rich, timeless features woven together with great care to bring you a true classic home design. Mark Stewart Home Design has been producing Old World European Homes for over 35 years and we are proud to share our collection with you.
Prairie Style House Plans Mark Stewart Home Design almost single-handedly revived this beautiful and logical architectural style in the early 1990’s. Finally Prairie Style House Plans were made available to everyone. The first client we proposed this style for wept tears of joy when he saw the preliminary renderings. Mark Stewart went on to to develop and modernize the Prairie Style Home that has again been growing in popularity all over the world. Mark showcased 12 fully developed and decorated homes in 1994 in the Mark Stewart Designers showcase of Homes.In addition to the Elegance and Drama of this style, cost savings have been reported by many Mark Stewart Prairie Style Clients. Mark Stewart has been the leader in the inception and revival of many styles and movements in Home Design with none more powerful and long lasting then Prairie Style House Plans. These homes came to me in a vision… It was right after a two week meditation retreat… I didn’t ask for them, they were just given. They have been a gift I am happy to pass on to you. Prairie School style architecture is usually marked by its integration with the surrounding landscape, horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs with broad eaves, windows assembled in horizontal bands, solid construction, craftsmanship, and restraint in the use of decoration. Finally, a beautiful sense of logic returns to Home Design.
The arts and crafts movement started it and today’s trends continue to blur the line between Prairie and Craftsman Home Design. Why not just design homes with the best of both styles? Lets call them Prairie/Craftsman House Plans. The results can be remarkable! When designed carefully and with a trained eye Prairie/Craftsman House Plans have distinct qualities that not only speak to both styles but break new ground. Our collection includes plans that may fall in either or both of the two style categories and they have crossover differences that ease the solid edges of either style. These House Plans will always have a lower pitched roof with generous eaves. Prairie/Craftsman Home Designs often blend nicely into a neighborhood of more traditional homes, and give the homeowner just enough “Prairie” to feel right while still fitting in. A Craftsman Home Design with a low pitch and wider eaves is considered a Prairie/Craftsman in this collection. Likewise a Prairie Design with natural organic exterior elements such as stained siding and the occasional gable end will be found in this collection.
More and more now, technology is allowing Prefab House Plans of all kinds to efficiently be constructed in a warehouse-factory setting before being constructed onsite. This is a green technology advance that will undoubtedly continue without end. Not all house plans can be Prefabbed easily. We have worked to show those that most lend themselves to off-site manufacturing. The Prefab House Plans trend is here to stay!
Rustic House Plans There is something about Rustic Home Design that is captivating. Enjoy the lack of fuss, and the ease of everyday living around rough cut, comfortable and intelligent home design. Rustic Home Design when done well, relaxes the soul, as well as anyone entering the home. Natural finishes including rough cut lumber and stone promote a quality of life that is sometimes forgotten in the Modern Home Design vernacular. This collection of Mark Stewart Rustic Home Designs and House Plans has been assembled to provide the best in new home design. Sizes range from 600 sq. feet up to 6000 sq. ft. One story homes fit for Tiny Home Living are included along with Family Style Homes, Multi-Generational Floor plans and Wine Country Knockout Statement Homes. This is a style that will always stand to the front. It is in our DNA as a culture starting in the Old West if not before.
Shingle Style Home Design The time has come to build friendly, dignified, affordable and aristocratic homes that hold their value. Shingle Style House Plans include a wide variety of architectural elements. When composed with a skilled design hand this home style is charming while remaining powerful and dignified. The work of Robert Stern and others comes to mind when considering the Shingle Style. The Shingle Style Home reminds one of old money. From the incredible durability of shingle siding coupled with its scalability and beauty, to the graceful gabled roof lines Shingle Style House Plans are universally adored. This style is at home from Coast to Coast and we have enjoyed producing this collection of Shingle Style Home Designs from within our Portfolio. Shingle Style homes can be built on a variety of lot types, with multiple car garages or one car garages and in all sizes, 1 story, 2 stories and 3. Other home plans within this collection include Hampton’s Style, Craftsman, Country Style Homes and Cape Cod Shingle Style Home Designs. If you have any questions about these or our other modern house plans call or email us today! We’d be happy to help.
Skinny House Plans I remember the first Skinny house I saw, and I thought it was a prank. Skinny homes are a relatively new happening, but have emerged to solve a growing need in many inner cities. Not long ago the idea of a single family home of only 15 feet wide was unimaginable. Zoning, land costs and the desirability of close to downtown neighborhoods have created this style. Many cities now encourage this type of housing to increase density without sprawl, or adding significant new infrastructure. Skinny Home Designs Much can be done in a footprint of 15-20 feet wide. Many clients are pleasantly surprised to see how much light, shared space and open feel can be achieved in Skinny House Plans. This is a growing collection that has no end in sight. The skinny house movement is spreading and bringing much value and increased density to already existing infrastructures throughout the United States and Canada. We have these adorable light filled and affordable designs available from Traditional styles all the way to Modern Skinny House Plans.
Small House Plans Small home designs have become increasingly popular for many obvious reasons. A well designed small home can keep costs, maintenance and carbon footprint down while increasing free time, intimacy and in many cases comfort. The average sq. footage of new homes has been falling for most of the last 10 years as people begin to realize that the McMansion with over sized everything was just not practical or even that enjoyable to live in. Modern Small House Plans We are offering an ever increasing portfolio of small home plans that have become a very large selling niche over the recent years. We specialize in home plans in most every style from Small Modern House Plans, Farmhouses all the way to Modern Craftsman Designs, we are happy to offer this popular and growing design collection to you! Shop or browse photos of our broad and varied collection of modern small home designs, a select few of these plans include a garage and are featured in this section below, and on the next page. If you have any questions about these designs, or how to order the house plans online, just let us know!
In popular vernacular, the term Tiny House has been used to describe everything from the original tiny house by Henry David Thoreau and Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Tiny Houses to almost any house under about 1,000 sq. ft in size. In this style section we are using the term Tiny House to include home designs that are not necessarily portable as the Tumbleweed original houses were, but are efficient, using space and resources smartly and with a minimum of square footage to accomplish the goals of the end user. Smaller sq. footage means a smaller carbon footprint, smaller utility costs, lower taxes, less maintenance, less headaches, and more free energy and attention for the things in life that are most meaningful to you. It is a philosophy that was identified first and most publicly by Sara Susanka’s “Not So Big” Movement. Not so Big, and Tiny Houses are a clarion call to sanity and responsibility in home ownership as opposed to the “Bigger is Better” mentality that the consumer ego was long fascinated with . The homes in this collection, while they may not meet the Websters or Wikipedia definition of “Tiny House” do in fact all have qualities, sizes and successful execution of the financially conservative, maximization of free energy along with reduced carbon footprint goals that are the heart of the movement. We hope you find something here that will work for your life and goals.