The Missing Middle: What’s Happening to Single Family Homes?

The Missing Middle: What’s Happening to Single Family Homes? Samuel Stewart The State of Oregon’s Senate and House have both recently passed House Bill 2001, a measure that requires cities with more than 10,000 people to allow duplexes in areas zoned for single-family homes, as well as requiring cities with more than 25,000 people to […]

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Four Fine Family House Plans

family house plans

Four Fine Family House Plans Samuel Stewart Finding a new home for your family can be a challenge. Kids need spaces to play and explore and parents need to be able to keep an eye (or two) on them. It isn’t enough to build a purely large home, as having too many rooms can make […]

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The Modern Kitchen

Grace View Modern Kitchen

The Modern Kitchen Samuel Stewart For decades the kitchen has been relegated to a small, often closed off, quadrant of the home. The kitchen was meant for food preparation, and nothing more. Now, take a look around. Tune into any home renovation show and watch what they do to the kitchen. Walls are knocked down, […]

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Modern Design Mania

Modern Prairie Home Eagle Front

Modern Design Mania Samuel Stewart Next time you drive through your neighborhood or into the city, take a look around. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll see at least one modern home or commercial building. In fact, all across the country, people are building more and more modern homes. In cities like Seattle, you might […]

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Five Alive

Bamboo Vacation Home

Five Alive Five House Plans Perfect as a Main Home or Vacation Home. Samuel Stewart Customers come to Mark Stewart Home Design looking for every kind of home imaginable. Lodges, modern homes, farmhouses, vacation homes, you get the picture. What has become obvious over the years is that many of our house plans work beautifully […]

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Design Trends With Legs Pt. 2: The New Black

Interior Design Two Story Great Room

Design Trends With Legs Pt. 2: The New Black Samuel Stewart Due to the positive feedback about our last design post, we thought we’d dig in to a few more trends; this time talking about trends we think are the “new black.” These trends play very well with each other, and you’ll start to notice […]

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Interior Design Trends With Legs

Interior Design Trends With Legs Samuel Stewart At Mark Stewart Home Design, we offer our clients the option to let us not only design the exterior and floor plan of their new home, but to design every facet of the interior as well. It is our duty, then, to stay apprised of the goings on […]

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Top 5 Most Effective Practices for Green Home-Building

Comments1 Top 5 Green home building most effective practices

Hopefully everyone is looking to be friendlier to the environment these days. Fears of a changing climate, rising energy costs, and creating pollution have led millions of people to being greener in their everyday life. The same goes with building modern homes. Many are looking for ways to make their new homes more energy efficient. […]

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