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30th Sep, 2022

Unique House Plan Umatilla 31-294

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Timeless horizontal lap siding and a simple stone wainscot grace the exterior of the Craftsman inspired Umatilla house plan. To wings extend from the left and right sides of the home like arms ready to embrace visitors and drawn them to the front door. The front covered porch features two skylights which keep the entry bright.

The vaulted ceiling that begins at the front covered porch extends inside to the entry and beyond. Sidelights frame the front door, filling the space with natural light. Around the corner to the right a storage closet could serve as a coat closet for guests. Continuing to the right, the hallway ends at the luxurious owners’ suite. Filling the entire right side of the home, the vaulted owners’ suite is naturally bright from windows along two walls. One of the windows is a sliding glass door that opens to a private patio. Through double doors opposite the sliding door is the owners’ suite bathroom.

Back at the entry, barn doors slide to reveal the great room which fills the core of the home. Vaulted ceilings continue through the kitchen and dining room which are completely open to each other. A step down helps to provide a feeling of separation between the dining room and the great room. Glass along three sides allow for the great room to be surrounded by views and filled with natural light. A cozy woodstove fills a corner and can be enjoyed through the great room to the kitchen.

The wing that extends from the left side of the home is filled with a second bedroom which boasts vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, and direct access to the shared full bathroom. At the end of the wing is a mud hall with access to the laundry room.

Breezeways connect both garages providing nice separation from the house while ensuring protection from the elements. Both garages are designed for access from the side and are oversized for extra storage.

The Umatilla 31-294 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

23rd Sep, 2022

Vacation House Plan - Woods Creek 31-299

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Simple yet eye-catching, the cottage-style exterior of the Woods Creek blends singles and horizontal lap siding together. A railed porch wraps around two sides of the home. The front covered porch extends out, providing space for a porch swing or set of chairs.

Through the front door, the entry brings you immediately into the vaulted great room. In the corner of the living room is a woodstove, keeping the home warm and cozy on chilly winter evenings. The glow of the woodstove can be enjoyed in the dining room which is completely open to the living room. An eating bar extends from the wall, providing some separation between the kitchen and the dining while boosting the available seating. The kitchen is efficient and has a wall pantry just a few steps away. Through the kitchen a door opens to the utility room. With its passthrough design, the utility room can double as a mud hall keeping dirty clothes and shoes from entering the main living area.

The three bedrooms in the Woods Creek are bunched on the right side of the floor plan but have separate access halls allowing for some separation. The owner's suite is accessed off the kitchen and features a walk-in closet and private bathroom complete with separate shower and soaking tub. The secondary bedroom hall is off the entry and the rooms are separated by a full bathroom.

This small house plan, at 1395 square feet, is comfortable enough to serve as a year-round residence or would make a great vacation getaway.

The Woods Creek 31-299 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

16th Sep, 2022

One Story Ranch House Plan - Payette 31-215

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Horizontal lap siding and a stone wainscot work in harmony to give the Payette a modern feel to its classic ranch curb appeal. A slender post marks the boundary of the cozy covered porch.

Inside the foyer offers enough space for a bench with a coat closet just steps away. A cased opening to the right leads to a short hallway where two of the three bedrooms are located along with a full bathroom. Back at the foyer, halfway down the hall is a drop zone, an ideal place for organizing wallets, keys and other items you don’t want to forget as you leave the home. The door near the drop zone provides access to the attached two car, front load garage.

At the end of the foyer hall, the floor plan opens to the great room. Immediately to the right is the kitchen. This well-appointed space is outfitted with the latest appliances and boasts ample counter space along with a center island with flush eating bar. A wall pantry is just steps away. Open to the kitchen are the dining room and great room. The great room is adorned with a stepped ceiling and fireplace. On nice summer days, the dining room can open to the covered patio by the sliding glass door.

Off the dining room is another short hallway. Behind a pocket door is the laundry room and at the end of the hall is the owners’ suite. Well separated from the other bedrooms, the owners’ suite features a private bathroom complete with twin sinks along with a walk-in closet.

At 45 feet wide, the Payette can fit on narrow urban lots. It’s single level floor plan and contemporary floor plan layout make it a favorite of homeowners and builders alike.

The Payette 31-215 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

9th Sep, 2022

Luxury Duplex Plan Palisade 60-064

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A shed roof, panel siding, and cedar accents work together to give the Palisade a distinct modern looker. Rich window displays along the front make this an ideal design for building lots with a view along the front.

Designed for a lot that slopes up hill, the first floor for each unit is a two-car garage. Also on the lower level is the laundry room. The split-level entry is a half flight of stairs up from the garage level and continues pass the front door. Another half flight of stairs leads to the main floor. The entry landing overlooks the staircase and immediately opens to the great room with 12-foot ceilings. A double sliding glass door opens to the balcony that overlooks the front yard.

A ceiling transition helps to visually separate the living room from the dining room. An eating bar along the kitchen adds to the available seat while providing some separation of the kitchen. A pantry is just steps away along with access to the BBQ patio.

Off the dining room is a hallway that leads to the Palisades three bedrooms. Two secondary bedrooms fill the back of the floor plan and share a full bathroom. On the opposite side of the hall is the owners’ suite. The front wall is filled with windows allowing the enjoyment of views from the quiet retreat. Besides sweeping views, the owners’ suite boasts a comfortable sized walk-in closet and a private bathroom with twin sinks.

Each unit of the Palisade duplex plan is the same so the luxury floor plan can be enjoyed by both tenants making this a great option for those looking to live in one unit and rent out the other for additional income.

The Palisade 60-064 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

2nd Sep, 2022

One Story Craftsman House Plan - Wasilla 31-312

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A classic combination of lap siding, stone accents, and decorative gable ends create the eye-catching Craftsman exterior of the Wasilla house plan. This one-story floor plan is ideal for a corner lot with its side entry garage.

Slender columns with stone bases frame the front door and mark the boundary of the vaulted, covered porch. Windows surround the front door filling the entry with light. Inside the vault continues. A coat closet is just steps away to the left and straight ahead the floor plan opens to the great room.

The great room fills the core of the Wasilla home design. A corner woodstove keeps the home cozy and bright on colder winter days and in the summer the double sliding glass door along the back wall extends the living room to the outdoors. An L-shaped island provides some visual separation of the kitchen from the rest of the living space.

Off the dining room a double pocket door opens to the den. Windows along two walls keep this room bright and cheery. For those who enjoy entertaining the den could also serve as a guest room. Another bedroom is just down the hall and is separated by the compartmentalized full bathroom. At the end of the bedroom hall is the attached two car side entry garage and laundry room.

On the opposite side of the home – well separated from the other bedrooms – is the vaulted owners’ suite. This spacious and quiet retreat boasts a comfortable sized walk-in closet and private bathroom with walk-in shower and dual vanities.

The Wasilla 31-312 is created by Associated Designs, Inc.’s talented team of residential home designers. 

1st Sep, 2022
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While the peak of summer has slipped into the past, fall’s cooler temperatures can make spending time outside more enjoyable. The scorching sun no longer driving activities into the air-conditioned spaces, friends and family gather to enjoy the last rays of sun and what better way than to spend time outside. Over the last few years, the desired to incorporate more of the outdoors into living spaces has been a leading design trend. To help inspire others to extending their living outside The House Plan Company has highlighted five plans from there collection – large and small homes – that incorporate the outdoors.

Olympe 86940

At 1212 square feet, the Olympe design is a small house plan that fully embraces the outdoors. A trendy farmhouse exterior catches the eye of passersby. Slender posts frame the front door which is sheltered from the elements by a small, covered porch. Inside the floor plan is open – the transitions from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen are seamless. Drawing you further into the great room is the back wall which is filled with glass – but not just any glass the back wall is a garage door. Allowing the separation between the inside and outside to roll away and extend the great room to the covered porch and beyond. A wet bar frames the boundary of the covered porch.

Plan 98147

Wrapped in an old world European exterior, Plan 98147 offers a modern open floor plan that features four bedrooms. The L-shaped great room provides some separation between the living room and dining room without the use of walls or doors. This layout creates and opportunity for an additional gathering space – the back covered porch. Windows along the living room look out while the access is from the dining room. 11 foot ceilings lend to the airy and spacious feel of the otherwise sheltered porch. A wet bar with grill station extends along the left side and a corner fireplace marks the boundary and extends the seasons this space can be enjoyed.

Heritage 10019

The Heritage is a luxury, two-story house plan that offers a blend of formal and informal spaces. Designed for areas where the ideal times to be outside are also the times where the air is filled with bugs, a screened porch can be accessed from three rooms. The informal morning and family rooms plus the main floor master suite. Screened porches are a delightful way to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. The ability to live outside continues beyond the screened porch to the large vaulted covered porch. A full outdoor kitchen is on the left and boasts a grill, sink, fridge, and eating bar allowing hosts to sling drinks and prepare snacks while still enjoying the company and fresh air.

Wesson 97194

Graced with Craftsman accents the Wesson offers an open floor plan with dog friendly features and a delightful outdoor living room. Off the vaulted great room, double sliding glass doors open to extend the room to the vaulted covered deck. A cozy corner fireplace allows this space to be enjoyed year round. To the right is a full outdoor kitchen with space for a grill center, sink, and cooler. The window from the indoor kitchen can be pushed open to server as a pass through window if the meal prep is moved to the patio.

Callahan 15818

It’s easy to enjoy the outdoors from this modern farmhouse design. A grand great room opens to a covered patio through double sliding doors, extending the room to the outdoors. Additional access to the patio can be found along the hallway to the main floor master bedroom along with direct access from the master suite. The L-shaped covered patio is spacious and boasts an outdoor fireplace and an outdoor wet bar with space for a grill station. Entertaining friends and family is a breeze and everyone can enjoy the outdoors.

Inspired by these five incredible designs that embrace the outdoors? Check out more great house plans with extended outdoor living at The House Plan Company.


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