5 One Story House Plans to Retire In

Adirondack Empty Nest House Plan

It’s time. The kids have all finally moved out, college is paid for, and you have enough to live without working for the rest of your life. Retirement isn’t the end of something, it’s the beginning, and part of that is transitioning into a new home. You want one that’s low maintenance and won’t give […]

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The Benefits of Building Your Own Home

MODERN FAMILY HOUSE PLAN MM-4327 - CLEAR FRONT VIEW

Building your own home can be a truly rewarding experience, one that provides a unique sense of ownership, control, and satisfaction. It’s a journey that begins with a vision, and ends with the creation of a place you can call your own. Let me tell you about some of the many benefits you can experience […]

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The Evolution of Barn Style Homes

The Evolution of Barn Style Homes

Barn style homes, they’re like the hipsters of the architectural world. They were cool back in the day, then fell out of fashion, and now they’re back and cooler than ever. The barn style home originated, well, in barns. Back in the day, farmers needed a place to store their hay and house their livestock, […]

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A Quick Guide to Building a Custom Home

Many people have the dream of not just owning their own home, but owning a brand new house. It can be stressful and nerve-racking, but designing a contemporary house plan and building a custom home means you can get exactly what you want. A new home can be a true oasis, with every modern feature […]

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Home Remodels & New House Construction Booming During COVID 19

Shed roof modern house plan

When Covid-19 hit the United States in March 2020, it affected millions of businesses around the country and caused many to close their doors temporarily and some business to permanently shut down. These businesses included those related to new home construction, renovation, and repair; many families had to delay projects they had been planning. But, […]

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What Are the Most Popular and Widely Used Features in New Home Design and Construction?

Garage with a Pool House Plan

When it comes to real estate, whether selling, buying, or having a home built, you want to know what elements are currently the most popular. With life seemingly moving faster than ever, designs that are energy efficient and allow people to be organized and comfortable without much extra work seem to be all the rage […]

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Make Way for the Modern Farmhouse

Sandridge Modern Farmhouse

Make Way for the Modern Farmhouse. If you feel like you’ve been hearing the words “modern farmhouse,” “rustic,” “heritage,” or “Barnhouse” everywhere, know that it’s not just you. In the last year, there has been a rapidly growing interest in rustic materials, reclaimed wood furnishings, and farmhouse inspired design. Retailers like Target have even started […]

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Narrow House Plans for Narrow Lots

Narrow House Plans for Narrow Lots As America’s small towns grow into big cities and its big cities become sprawling marvels, many people are trying to find ways to retain the character of their city while also allowing for the influx of new residents. Enter the narrow house. Not to be confused with the tiny […]

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Mark Stewart Custom Design for the Millman Family

In a rare perfect conjunction of site, client, builder and designer and taste we present the Millman Custom Home Design. Our clients have been magnificent to work with and we have loved every minute of the collaboration.  This is a true master home design for a lakefront lot with features galore. Magnificent French Country Design […]

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Street of Dreams 2018 for Legacy Built Homes

Modern Farmhouse by Mark Stewart for Legacy Built Homes

Things are coming together with our Modern Farmhouse Design for Legacy Built Homes in the Street of Dreams 2018. This plan is available for purchase as well! It has been nothing short of a joyful experience to work with Phillip Pahlisch of Legacy Built Homes on the design for their  entry in the 2018 Street […]

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Westlake Reserve Custom Modern Home Designs

Westlake Reserve Modern Home Designs 5 in a row We were recently given a rare opportunity to design 5 custom homes for JT Roth Construction on a standalone street in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon.  Each home is unique due to the different existing conditions on each lot, and the cities zoning requirements. We also wanted to […]

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“Morisson” Northwest Modern Hip Roof one story

“Morisson” has a graceful Northwest Modern Hip roofline. Stained hardwood siding accents and entry columns complete the look, along with the modern partial glass garage door.

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“Mandy” Shed Roof Modern one story design

“Mandy” has a delightful butterfly gable roof, founded on a simple easy to build low pitched gable roof design. Stained hardwood siding accents and entry columns complete the look, along with the modern partial glass garage door.

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Modern Makeover

It’s Modern Makeover Time We were recently asked by a large scale custom production builder to produce an entire range of modern designs for some of their upcoming subdivisions. They saw modern designs taking hold and wanted to meet the market immediately. Previous in-house attempts to design a new modern home or two at a […]

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“Sterling” Hip Northwest Modern 2 Story

“Sterling” has a graceful low slung hip roof, with stained hardwood siding panel accents with modern partial glass garage door, and exciting, functional horizontal gridded windows.

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“Maximum Joy” Modern Two Story Home Design

The roofline is like frozen music. Beautiful, exciting and harmonious. This weave of modern magic is actually simple to build. At the heart of the design is a low pitch gable roof over most of the building with  shed roof accents , and carefully massed accent walls comprising the balance of the home. 

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