House Plan of the Week
House Plan of the Week | The Freewater: Spacious Narrow House Plans with Craftsman Charm
March 24, 2014
This week’s featured Mascord home, The Freewater, falls into the “narrow house plans” category. It’s 35 feet wide across and 56 feet deep, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
These two-story home plans feature split bedrooms, a den, a loft, an office, and a spacious two-car garage. The Freewater’s Craftsman-lodge style compliments outdoor views and promotes indoor/outdoor living whether you’re in the city or the country.
Beginning our tour of The Freewater, we enter through a covered front porch with enough space for seating. A two-story foyer makes for a stunning entrance. To the ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Willowcreek – Narrow Craftsman House Plans That Live Large
February 12, 2014
This week’s featured Willowcreek house plans are just 35’ across—perfect for the narrow lots often available in today’s cities. Yet despite its svelte profile, the Willowcreek feels spacious inside, thanks to plenty of natural light and an open floor plan. Craftsman home plan details are sprinkled throughout Willowcreek, including multi-paned windows and plenty of built-in storage. Join us on a tour of these stunning home plans.
As we approach the Willowcreek, we spot plenty of Craftsman exterior details: Natural stone and shingle siding accents, gabled roofs, a covered front entry supported by columns, a partially paned front ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Westfall – Ranch House Plans for the Northwest
January 17, 2014
Combine the best in Craftsman and Ranch style house plans, and you end up with The Westfall. This elegant home boasts a welcoming columned front porch (very Craftsman) as well as a floor plan that lives to the backyard (in true Ranch style). If you’re looking for a comfortable yet breathtaking home where you can entertain guests or just enjoy the view off your own back porch, look no further. Let’s take a tour of this lovely home.
We enter through a gracious covered front porch that has enough space to sit and watch rainstorms. A three bay ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Nehalem: Small House Plans with Craftsman Style & Charm
January 7, 2014
The Nehalem is a set of cozy Craftsman home plans that can grow and shrink with your family. Although these small house plans are just 1966 square feet total, they feel spacious for families of all sizes. With a master suite on the main floor, The Nehalem is ideal for aging in place. During child rearing years, three upstairs bedrooms provide plenty of accommodations. Should a boomerang child or aging parent need a place to stay, you’ll always have the space in the Nehalem. Let’s take a tour of this home.
Three gables and a covered porch supported ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Norcutt: Contemporary House Plans Offer Amazing Amenities
January 3, 2014
As in the best California ranch house plans, the Norcutt’s most noticeable quality is its fenestration. Its ceilings hug asymmetrical rooflines, allowing designers more places to include windows, and creating a strong indoor/outdoor connection. Let’s take a tour of this gorgeous contemporary house plan.
Perfect for a sloped lot, the Norcutt appears to be a one-story home from the front, but it actually features a second lower story that hugs the hillside. Wood, glass, stone, and metal—all of these natural materials star in the Norcutt’s exterior. On the right side: a two-bay garage with space ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Lincoln: Single-story, Craftsman House Plans
December 17, 2013
The Lincoln Craftsman house plans are thoughtfully designed, with plenty of built-in storage. This home also has exceptional flow—family members will find it easy to negotiate space in this elegant 2,368 square foot home. As we begin our imaginative tour of the home, we begin at the stunning façade. Staggered gables greet us and add curb appeal. A deep covered front porch makes for a protected entrance. On the left is a 3-bay garage; on the right, a gable with two multi-paned windows. We walk through the central front door, and into the foyer with its 9-foot ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Caldersyke: Fifties Modern Contemporary House Plans
December 11, 2013
Today’s society seems to be obsessed with the 1950s and 60s. We eagerly gobble up new episodes of Mad Men. The skinny tie and trousers are back. And contemporary house plans are often constructed with a nod to the middle part of the last century. Sometimes called Mid-Century Modern or Fifties Modern, these homes convey the sleek styling and asymmetrical rooflines that first appeared in the Eisenhower administration. This week’s featured house plan, the Caldersyke, combines the Fifties Modern style with modern amenities. Let’s take an imaginative tour of this beautiful home.
An architect would say that ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Saxon: Single Story House Plans with Farmhouse Layout
December 3, 2013
The Saxon single story home plans feature contemporary styling with a European flair and a comfortable farmhouse layout.Clerestory windows in the front and back add natural light, as do walls of windows on every side of the home. Let’s envision taking a tour of this lovely home.
The front porch entry is set back in a small protected courtyard, with the stunning use of natural stone on the façade and porch’s single column. The Saxon’s garage is located on the right side of the home, giving the front exterior a welcoming feel. Two “wings” jut ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Sunnycrest: Small House Plans with Cottage Charm
November 19, 2013
The Sunnycrest small house plans have a pleasant country cottage feel. At just 29 feet in width, these home plans are compact enough to fit on a skinny lot. Yet they’re also comfortable enough for a growing family—four bedrooms and three full baths will allow your clan to feel comfortable in the Sunnycrest home. And because the Sunnycrest home plans include a bedroom on the main floor, they will age gracefully with the family. Let’s imagine touring this home.
As we approach the façade for the Sunnycrest small cottage house plans, we see a garage on ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Hartford: Traditional Home Plans Perfect for Families
November 5, 2013
This week’s set of spotlight traditional home plans, The Hartford, are perfect for families because they offer versatility in space usage. With a freestanding studio apartment and a flexible bonus room on the second floor, The Hartford can easily accommodate boomerang children and aging parents. The traditional styling of The Hartford offers the best of several different design trends—Victorian elegance comes to mind when viewing details on the home’s many gables, while the Craftsman movement is also present, represented in sturdy columns and a combination of natural exterior materials. Let’s take a “tour” of this beautiful ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Cherbourg: Single-story House Plan with European Flair
October 25, 2013
This week’s featured house plan, The Cherbourg, offers European charm at its best.As we approach The Cherbourg for our exploratory tour, the stucco exterior and steep rooflines reminds us of French fairy tales. Walking around to the left of the main entrance, we come upon a three-car garage, cleverly tucked around the corner. Looking up, you spy a set of windows above the garage. Yes, that’s a bonus room; we’ll see it soon. But first, let’s walk through the front door, located underneath a spacious covered porch.
Walking through the front door and foyer, we ...View Entire Post
The Chatham House Plan: 2013 Street of Dreams Custom House Plans
October 17, 2013
Start with a Cape Cod farmhouse. Add dozens of multi-paned windows, throw in a covered columned promenade, and include a comfortable indoor/outdoor living space, and you might just end up with The Chatham, our house plan of the week and Mascord’s contribution to the 2013 Street of Dreams. Let’s tour this gorgeous set of custom home plans.
The Chatham’s exterior pairs wood shingle siding with elegant columns. The façade effortlessly communicates luxurious living. A vaulted porch with no fewer than twelve Doric columns runs the length of one wing; a second wing contains a 4-bay ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |Neskowin Beach House: Custom Home Plan with Ocean Views
October 11, 2013
We created The Neskowin custom contemporary house plan to take advantage of a spectacular seaside location. As with many building sites offering jaw-dropping views, we knew the floor plans would have to hug a hillside. In the end, a creative approach afforded ocean views from every room of this stunning beach home. Let’s take a tour of this unique, thoroughly modern home.
The Neskowin’s façade is deceptively simple; all you can see from the front of the home is a garage door, with the drop-off on both sides protected with railings. Rather than cutting off nearby neighbors ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Halstad: Craftsman Home Plan with Generous Kitchen & More
October 3, 2013
This week’s spotlight home plan, The Halstad, combines Craftsman styling with the comfortable elegance of lodges in the Old West. Both elements are detectable upon approach: the exterior use of cedar shingles and stone screams “Craftsman!” while the angled shape of the garage and entry suggest the luxurious spaciousness of western lodges.
As we imagine taking a tour of this grand home, we begin at the façade. On the right: three garage bays, with double bracketed dormers above. On the left: a double-gable roof over the columned covered porch entry. Entering The Halstad Craftsman home plans, we find ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Morton: Small Cottage House Plan with Covered Porch
September 26, 2013
With two covered porches, elevated ceilings, and Craftsman styling, The Morton small cottage house plans embody single-story living at its best. Approaching this home, a few details pop out: A generous covered porch entry with a graceful arch, the incorporation of exterior cedar shingles and stone, the practical two-car garage on the left with an extended bay for an extra vehicle or a shop. Let’s take a tour of this airy small home plan.
The entry foyer, just past the central covered porch, combines practical concerns (a utility room and washer dryer on the left) with aesthetic beauty (an ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Corbett: Narrow Lot House Plan Offers Sophisticated Amenities
September 20, 2013
Narrow house plans don’t have to feel cramped, as proven by this week’s house plan, The Corbett. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, The Corbett is comfortable for growing families. This home plan includes plenty of windows for a light-filled home. It also boasts dormer windows, a friendly covered front entry, and a more private covered back porch. After a tour of this home, we think you’ll be impressed with how The Corbett offers comfort and ease within a footprint that’s just 36 feet wide by 44 feet long.
While the Corbett’s ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Godfrey: Small Cottage House Plan is Provides Modern Spaciousness
September 10, 2013
If you’re looking for Craftsman style small cottage house plans that emanate charm, check out The Godfrey. This lovely single-story home is adorned with distinctive columns above a central covered porch. Sweeping arches connect the columns, and are echoed in the shape of The Godfrey’s windows and garage bays. Extra Craftsman flair comes in with the use of natural exterior materials, such as stone. Let’s take an imaginative “tour” of this home. As we approach, we see a two-car garage on the left, and the welcoming porch in the middle.
Walking into the foyer, you see a ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Houston: Modern Ranch House Plan with Outdoor Connection
August 29, 2013
This week’s spotlight modern home plans are perfect for north or south facing lots. The Houston home is designed to showcase a protected back area. Its triangular footprint maximizes rejuvenating outdoor features such as pools, lush gardens, or a stunning view. The Houston has it all: single story living in 2200 square feet, yet the bedrooms feel roomy. Join us on a tour of this home.
At the façade, the contemporary styling of the Houston house plans is clear. The protective front exterior communicates that a private retreat lies inside. A two-car garage is on the left, the ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week | The Abbeywood: Craftsman Home Plan Allows for Work, Rest & Play
August 21, 2013
This week’s spotlight ranch style house plans combine the Craftsman attitude with the comforts of the Old West lodge. Like the best ranch house plans from the cattle ranches of years gone by, this home’s windows are designed to offer stunning views from nearly every room. Whether you’re looking for a home to maximize your vacation home’s gorgeous natural setting, or you’re hoping to play up your city lot’s skyline views, The Abbeywood is a great choice. Let’s imagine walking through this lovely home.
A huge three car garage juts out to the ...View Entire Post
House Plan of the Week |The Ripley: Single-story Craftsman House Plan with Tons of Outdoor Space
August 16, 2013
The Ripley is one of our most popular Craftsman home plans. It’s perfect for families who are looking for plenty of room. With three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a bonus upstairs room that could easily be an office, playroom, or guest bedroom, this home has plenty living space. Not unlike a single story house plan, The Ripley’s main living areas are all encompassed on the ground floor, making it an ideal age-in-place home. Let’s take an imaginative tour of this home.
With a two-car garage angling off to the left, the Ripley’s curved ...View Entire Post