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.
Formal living and dining, and neat clean historically recognizable architecture all hallmarks of traditional home styles. This home design group has stood the test of time and will stand the test of the future. We design Traditional home plans in most every style including Farmhouse Plans, Tuscan, Shingle Style, Cottage House Plans and Craftsman Home Designs. We are proud to offer this architectural style and increasing house plan collection online. Shop, or browse photos of our broad collection of Traditional style home plans below. If you have any questions about these designs, or how to order our stock house plans online, just let us know!
Transitional House Plans 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 transitional house plans 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.
A Tuscan Home, 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. If you have any questions about how to order our house plans online, or would like to order them over the phone, don’t hesitate to contact us.
House Plans for life! 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. Underground Wine Cellar 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.