Relaxed and rich Tuscan House Plans are based on the Old World style of decorating. Originating in Tuscany, the style exemplifies the traditions and setting of a picturesque Italian villa scene – rolling hills, vineyards, lavender fields, farmhouses, perhaps a crumbling stone wall, and sun-baked terra cotta tiled roofs. With such a sweeping, heart-warming setting for inspiration, the style itself involves elegance, details, and drama, but with a comfortable, sturdy, relaxed-rustic feel. A major part of the family-centered traditions of Tuscany involve large multi-generational gatherings. These gatherings were – and are today – a way of life, and the practice is certainly reflected in the Tuscan style. Massive fireplaces, over sized architectural elements, intricately detailed pieces, and large, open spaces are common patterns to this style. In the family-focused kitchen, center islands are large, both physically and visually, and usually made out of natural materials such as wood or stone. This places importance on and serves as a constant reminder of family and cultural roots and traditions. Tuscan House Plans are a special breed and we love working with our clients in this style.
Wine Country House Plans comprise a large variety of architectural styles with some common qualities. Primarily these are homes that are intended to be the “last one” for many people. The kids are grown up, yet come to visit often. There is much more time spent at home among this class of home owner. A casual elegance characterizes Wine Country Style Homes. Home Styles you will find among Wine Country House Plans are, Mediterranean, Tuscan type, Modern Farmhouse, Tudor, Modern and others. They will all generally be a multi-generational type design with generous room for extended family and large gatherings. Wine Country Homes all exude quality and permanence. A great example of this Wine Country Style is seen in our Marin house plan. A Casita is part of this and many other of our Wine Country Home Designs. A Casita house plan offers unlimited options for guest quarters, home business, yoga studio, art room and much more. Free Standing Casita’s can be added to Wine Country Home Designs that don’t have one built in.