Old World European House Plans 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. [caption id="attachment_43852" align="alignleft" width="215"] Barron House Plan Old World European #M-6126[/caption] 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 House Plans 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. [caption id="attachment_17417" align="alignleft" width="256"] Mendecosta Summit House Plan #MSAP-3752[/caption] 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!
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. [caption id="attachment_36060" align="alignleft" width="224"] Shingle Style House Plan M-4380-Fielding Drive[/caption] The Shingle Style reminds one of old money. From the incredible durability of shingle siding coupled with its scalability and beauty, to the graceful gabled rooflines 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. These homes come in all sizes and all lot types.
I remember the first Skinny House I saw. I thought it was a prank. Skinny House Plans 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. 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 House Plan 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. [caption id="attachment_43932" align="alignleft" width="216"] Small Modern House Plan MMA-640-Neptune Barry[/caption] Small Home Designs We are offering an ever increasing portfolio of small house plans that have become a very large selling niche over the recent years. We have small home designs in most every style from Modern to Craftsman. We are happy to offer this popular and growing collection to you!
Definition: interim Tran•si•tion•al Of or pertaining to transition; involving or denoting transition; as, transitional changes; transitional stage. Every 7-10 years or so there is a shift in the design focus of the home buying public and the providers of new homes. During the shift from one style to the next there is a period of transition that sometimes can produce exciting works of design that take on a life of their own. These designs have been collected here . Each one has a story and is a slice in design history.
Timeless strong and sheltering Tudor Style House Plans feature Steep pitched roofs, in combination with front gables and hips, along with front cross gables defining this popular and historic style. Half-timbering is present on most Tudor homes, along with tall narrow windows in multiple groups and with grilled glazing. Massive chimneys are common to the Tudor Style. Tudor House Plan M-2685-A-Merlot Permanence, pride of place and strength are the hallmarks of this popular style. This is a home style that will always hold its value over against the “latest fad” You will be delighted at the wide selection of Tudor Style House plans in The Mark Stewart Portfolio.