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It's All In The Details - A Killer Bathroom Shelf Design!

  | It's All In The Details - A Killer Bathroom Shelf Design!

Published: July 24, 2014

A part of the Aurea home design (plan 2453), this shelving unit is extremely popular on Houzz.com and has been added to over 150,000 ideabooks! We think you'll like it too, and we also have plenty of other creative home design ideas to share.

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Easily Modify the Exterior Style of a Home to Suit a Different Style

  | Easily Modify the Exterior Style of a Home to Suit a Different Style

Published: July 21, 2014

What are the popular home exterior styles in your area? Each region has its own preferences, and unless you want your house to stick out like a sore thumb, it's wise to keep them in mind when choosing a home plan. However, it's wide to bear in mind that the exterior style of many home designs can be easily changed.

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The Bucklebury Studio

  | The Bucklebury Studio

Published: July 18, 2014

Picture a snow-covered cottage in the woods, with a chimney that peaks up just over the tree tops and a beautiful stone chimney that blends into the natural scenery. This is the Bucklebury Studio, an attractively designed cottage for one or two. Its compact design is ideal for simple living or a retreat away from home, and its attractive exterior reminds you of woodsy cottages from fairy tales.

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Why You Shouldn't Seek Specifications for Colors You Find in Digital Images

  | why you shouldn't seek color info for colors you see in digital images  | Why You Shouldn't Seek Specifications for Colors You Find in Digital Images

Published: July 15, 2014

When designing the home of your dreams, you want to be absolutely sure that everything you choose and order is the exact color it should be. You spent a lot of time meticulously choosing colors that coordinate perfectly, and you deserve them to be exactly what you expect. Here's one way to help ensure you're satisfied with the final results.

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A New Home of Our Own - We're Moving!

Portland, Oregon | Source: Wikimedia Commons  | Source: Wikimedia Commons  | A New Home of Our Own - We're Moving!

Published: July 11, 2014

We have proudly called Portland home since our inception and are now looking forward to a new office location! Beginning July 21st we will be operating out of new office space at 2187 Reed Street,Suite 100, Portland, OR. This new location, not too far from the 405 and our previous location, offers enhanced creative spaces, provides much improved customer parking, and will be a place we can help bring our clients' home design dreams to life.

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The 2014 NW Natural Street of Dreams

Plan 2473 - The Rutledge  | The 2014 NW Natural Street of Dreams

Published: July 10, 2014

The NW Natural Street of Dreams is returning July 26th! This annual event brings custom home designs to Portland and allows guests to experience the finest custom homes the Northwest has to offer. One of our home plans will be featured in this year's Street of Dreams and it marks our 32nd appearance in the show.

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Contemporary House Plans with Warm & Inviting Interiors

The Aurea House Plans 2453  | <a href="http://houseplans.co/house-plans/2453/" title="The Aurea House Plan 2453">The Aurea House Plan 2453</a>: This modern angled house hugs the landscape with its low-slung roofline, sprawling layout, and use of natural materials. Inside, vaulted beam ceilings, a fireplace, stone walls, and a surfeit of built-ins create a welcome feeling. For those who like lots of room, this plan is perfect—it includes a luxurious master suite, a private library, a gym and a sauna.   | Contemporary House Plans with Warm & Inviting Interiors

Published: June 25, 2014

Many of Mascord's contemporary house plans boast living spaces with warm and inviting interiors. These home plans offer the perfect solution when building where the weather is not always 70 degrees and sunny.

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AMDA Celebrates John Yeon & Northwest Modernist Architecture

Aubrey R Watzek House 2  | AMDA Celebrates John Yeon & Northwest Modernist Architecture

Published: June 16, 2014

Portland, Oregon architect John Yeon (1910-1994) had no formal architectural education, yet his style has influenced and inspired modern home plans across the country, and particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Barnsley: Craftsman Home with Vaulted Great Room, Fireplace & More!

The Barnsley Craftsman House Plans 21125  | The Barnsley: Craftsman Home with Vaulted Great Room, Fireplace & More!

Published: June 6, 2014

The Barnsley is a lovely example of our Craftsman house plans. It features a low-pitched, gabled roof with deeply overhanging eaves—a very Craftsman touch.

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7 House Plans with Stunning Wine Cellars & Wet Bars

The Tasseler House Plan 1411  | 7 House Plans with Stunning Wine Cellars & Wet Bars

Published: May 28, 2014

Today we’re featuring Mascord house plans with stunning wine cellars and wet bars because we appreciate what a sanctuary a wine cellar and/or wet bar can be!

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An Inside Look at Craftsman House Plans [Infographic]

An Inside Look at Craftsman House Plans  | An Inside Look at Craftsman House Plans [Infographic]

Published: May 22, 2014

This infographic examines the many beloved interior features of Craftsman house plans. Learn more about the Arts & Crafts movement, Craftsman home features and take a look at one of Mascord's Craftsman-style home plans, the Halstad.

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Mascord Top 10: Ranch House Plans

The Ashby Home Plan 22157AA  | Mascord Top 10: Ranch House Plans

Published: May 19, 2014

There’s plenty to love about ranch homes—they’re functional, great for growing families, and excellent for aging in place. Check out our top ten best selling ranch house plans.

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The Harrisburg: Stunning, Prairie-style Contemporary House Plan

The Harrisburg Home Plans 1412  | The Harrisburg: Stunning, Prairie-style Contemporary House Plan

Published: May 14, 2014

The Harrisburg is a stunning set of Prairie contemporary home plans with multiple wings and vaulted ceilings in many rooms. Let’s take an imaginative tour of this lovely, roomy home.

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Bungalows from Bad to Beloved: Craftsman House Plans Then & Now

The Hendrick Craftsman House Plans 2467  | Bungalows from Bad to Beloved: Craftsman House Plans Then & Now

Published: April 28, 2014

Most realtors would agree: Craftsman house plans are popular among today’s homebuyers. But that hasn’t always been the case! Here we examine the love/hate relationship the America has had with the Craftsman bungalow.

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The Avondale: Craftsman-style Ranch House Plan with Stone Accents

The Avondale Craftsman-style Ranch House Plans 1149C  | The Avondale: Craftsman-style Ranch House Plan with Stone Accents

Published: April 21, 2014

You want it all: A beautiful home with a flexible floor plan that can gracefully support you into your golden years. This week’s featured house plan, the Avondale, is the perfect fit! These ranch house plans with Craftsman styling are single-story, making them perfect for aging in place.

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7 Cool House Plans with Cute Rooms for Kids

The Iverson House Plan 2387  | 7 Cool House Plans with Cute Rooms for Kids

Published: April 10, 2014

When browsing home plans, what features do you prioritize? If you’re a parent, chances are that your kids’ needs pop to mind almost before your own! Here we present cute kids rooms, culled from interiors of Mascord house plans.

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The Freewater: Spacious Narrow House Plans with Craftsman Charm

House Plan 22200: The Freewater  | The Freewater: Spacious Narrow House Plans with Craftsman Charm

Published: March 24, 2014

This week’s featured home, The Freewater, falls into the “narrow house plans” category. This house plan's Craftsman-lodge style compliments outdoor views and promotes indoor/outdoor living whether you’re in the city or the country.

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Home Designs that Let in the Light

Aurea House Plan 2453  | Home Designs that Let in the Light

Published: March 8, 2014

When it comes to home plans, owners want spacious, thoughtfully designed homes that let the natural light in. Our home plan design experts create spaces that help homeowners maximize natural light year-round.

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10 Home Plans with Sensational Staircases

images/blog_entry/The_Aurea_Home_Plan_2453.jpg  | 10 Home Plans with Sensational Staircases

Published: March 4, 2014

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as a grand entrance (or exit). That’s why we’ve decided to feature some of our gorgeous home plans with sensational staircases.

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American Families & Multigenerational Home Plans: A Changing Household [Infographic]

American Families & Multigenerational Home Plans  | American Families & Multigenerational Home Plans: A Changing Household [Infographic]

Published: February 25, 2014

In this Infographic we explore America’s shift toward multigenerational living and multigenerational home plans.

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