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13th Aug, 2021
New Home Plans

New House Plan - Telluride 31-225

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Stately Traditional House Plan - Telluride 31-225

Handsome brick graces the exterior of the Telluride, a new house plan with strong traditional style. The interior however offers a modern floor plan layout. Inside the entry offers tall ceilings giving it a spacious and grand feeling. Straight ahead the floor plan opens to the great room with vaulted celiings and a fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the kitchen. Off the nook is a bright and cheery sun room, ideal for climates where heat or bugs are of concern. Back towards the entry is a home office. The Telluride's floor plan offers 3 bedrooms, all access off a common hallway. Step through double doors into the owners' suite which has a private bathroom, his-and-hers walk-in closets. The owners' suite bathroom is luxurious with dual vanities, walk-in shower and spa tub. Beyond the bedrooms a long laundry room connects the 3 car garage and also serves as a mudroom. Above the garage is a bonus room with half bathroom, ideal for a game room, exercise studio, or whatever else suites.

12th Aug, 2021
Articles, Blog, New Home Plans

What is a Concept Plan?

Your search for your next home design has lead you to that perfect plan but it is a concept plan. You find your self wondering what makes that different and if the design that has the perfect floor plan and exterior is still right for you. 

Associated Designs recently added Concept House Plans to its collection. Here is why and what you can expect to receive.

First when you consider the value of a pre-designed plan compared to a custom design the savings are huge! Concept plans continue in that tradition but with added flexibility. Creating a plans elevations and floor plans accounts for 50% or more of the custom design process and fees, by starting your journey with a Concept Plan your project is now halfway through the design phase at a fraction of cost (both time and money). With design portion completed, the completion of the construction documents can begin and with a Concept Plan they can be finished to your regional building practices and codes.

New Concept Plan - Ithaca 31-102

Concept Plan Ithaca 31-102

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A new addition to the Concept Plan Collection is the Ithaca 31-102. This 2 story floor plan is wrapped in a charming cottage-inspired Cape Cod exterior. An elevated covered front porch greets visitors and is an ideal place for a porch swing or set of chairs for those who enjoy interacting with neighbors. Inside the spacious foyer opens to the living room with cozy fireplace. The open layout of the living spaces allows conversations and people to transition easily between living room, kitchen, and dining room. Back off the foyer a set of double doors opens to the den which could be furnished as a home office, guest room, study or whatever else suites the homeowners' lifestyle. Along the back of the first floor plan is a mud room adding to the storage options. Upstairs you can find all 3 bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet. The owners' suite has a private bathroom with dual vanities. Steps away is the utility room conveniently located near the bedrooms where most of the laundry is generated. Completing the second floor plan is a play room for families with smaller children. If a play room is not needed this could be furnished as a 4th bedroom, hobby room, or exercise studio.

5th Aug, 2021
Articles, Blog

On the rise this summer is the search for modern cottage design. In the past, the cottage house plan was typically a small house plan without an attached garage. But today’s home plan buyers are looking for a fresh twist on this staple architectural style. Larger floor plans and attached garages are a few of the newer trends.

The allure of the cottage house plan may be the casual floor plan layouts or the exteriors which can easily be blended with other favorites such as farmhouse or Craftsman styles. A cottage design tends to evoke a sense of nostalgia either from fond memories of a grandparents house or summer days vacationing in remote and woodsy locations. Whatever your reason for loving this style or seeking it for your next build, The House Plan Company has put together a collection of popular modern cottage house plans.

Alamance – Design #34376

This farmhouse inspired cottage house plan is spacious at 2838 square feet. A featured plan by Dowds Design Group – this 1.5 story floor plan is filled with trending design features. Starting outside the farmhouse inspiration can be seen in the slender columns that frame a comfortable and welcoming front porch. Batt and board siding accented with shingles and decorative gables create an eye-catching first impression. Inside the main floor plan is open. A great room fills the core of the design. Double sliding glass doors open the great room to the outdoor living room – another hit design trend. Those seeking to enjoy the outdoors more will love this space that also features a grill area and an expansive uncovered deck ideal for patio furniture. Back inside the bedrooms are well separated. The left side of the home is where you will find two jack-and-jill suites, each with a walk-in closet, private water closet, and shared shower. The owners’ suite fills the right side of the floor plan and boasts direct access to the back patio, a private bathroom with twin sinks and separate tub and shower, plus a large walk-in closet that has direct access to the laundry room. It even has an attached 2 car side entry garage. The upper floor leaves flexibility for the homeowner to expand the floor plan of the Alamance as life changes. The home office could easier be a den or family room with the unfinished space later completed to provide additional bedrooms or a hobby room.

Cleveland – Design #55771

Brimming with bungalow charm this modern cottage design is a more traditional size at 1242 square feet. By Associated Designs, Inc. – this small house plan offers a traditional 3 bedroom floor plan. A cozy covered porch greets family and friends and provides space for a small furniture set for those who enjoy the ability to catch up with neighbors or other passersby. Inside the floor plan is open allowing conversations and people to flow freely between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Off the kitchen is the owner’s suite which offers a walk-in closet and private bathroom. On the same side of the floor plan but accessed off the entry are two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. Towards the back of this single level floor plan is the pass-through utility room connecting the home to the attached 1 car, rear loading garage with storage. The rear loading garage along with the homes narrow width of 32’ make it an ideal urban cottage for construction on a lot with ally access.

Joshua 2 – Design # 31586

The only architectural style present in the exterior of the Joshua 2 is modern. This bold design by Drummond House Plans is equally well suited for an urban lot or rural property. Wherever you build this small cabin plan it is designed to taken in views along the back and side of the home. Elevated from the street, the front door and covered porch make a welcoming first impression. Inside the foyer is designed as an airlock for both environmental stability in the house and privacy. There is room for a bench and a coat closet. Through the pocket door the floor plan opens up to the great room where conversations and people can transition with ease between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Only an island with eating bar provides some visual separation of the space between the dining room and kitchen. A sliding glass door along the back of the dining room opens the terrace allowing for an outdoor dining area during warm summer days. The floor plan offers two bedrooms, one on the main floor the other upstairs. The second floor bedroom is the master suite with private bathroom and balcony. The Joshua 2 is full of trending floor plan features and is a modern cottage plan with garage you don’t want to skip over.

Design #20627

If you are looking for a mid-size modern cottage plan with Craftsman charm, take a look at Design #20627 from Legacy Homes. From the street, tall gable ends sore and blended with batt and board siding, and shingles give this design a distinct Craftsman flavor. Slender columns frame the front door creating a cozy covered porch to welcome family and friends. Inside the entry is open to the great room which fills most of the main floor plan. Family room with corner fireplace is open to the dining room which is separated visually with some interior posts. Along the back of the dining room and eating bar frames the transition to the kitchen. The main floor master bedroom fills the back of the floor plan. Built-into the roof the 1.5 story home plan has two additional bedrooms on the upper floor that share a full bathroom. A unique feature of this floor plan is the covered patio that serves as a breezeway connecting this charming 1997 square foot cottage plan to the 2 car garage.  Those living in windy environments will appreciate the full wall with windows that run along the right side of the patio.


These featured plans showcase the diversity that is offered with modern cottage house plans. Wither you are looking for a roomier floor plan for a family of four to live in as a primary residence or a smaller cabin retreat there is sure to be a cottage design that will meet your design goals for your next build. To see more great modern cottage plans with (or without) a garage check out The House Plan Company’s collection of modern and cottage style designs.


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