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Designed to be functional and versatile, contemporary house plans feature open floor plans with common family spaces to entertain and relax, great transitional indoor/outdoor space, and exteriors marked by intentional asymmetrical facades, flat roofs, and innovative design materials.

Some key characteristics of contemporary house plans are

  • Irregular, asymmetrical façades
  • Strong, geometric-shaped exteriors
  • Flexible layouts with open floor plans
  • Large windows are often placed non-symmetrically
  • Light filled interiors
  • Large, irregularly shaped windows
  • One or more stories
  • Innovative building materials
  • Eco-friendly, natural building materials
  • Sustainable building components
  • Large and multiple outdoor spaces that

Contemporary house plans typically display an exterior without ornamentation, extensive and varied expanses of glass inserts, brick or perhaps, stonework, and miscellaneous mixed metals. One of the unique exterior features of contemporary home plans is their flat or sloped rooflines, with expansive window views producing open, airy, and grand interiors.

These sophisticated exteriors often feature experimental exterior coverings that create new state-of-the-art architecture. This imaginative approach to homebuilding is highlighted with new home ideas cohesively blending with timeless design efforts and materials in a beautiful pattern. Exterior highlights may include a series of boxy spaces, some mixed siding that is usually sleek featuring clean lines, and contemporary wood/timber exteriors that can also be a stylish exterior choice.

Aluminum and steel external wall element features can appeal to those looking for an industrial or retro finish, and both are strong weather-resistant materials. In addition, solid stone walls can provide architectural interest and character to a home's façade and blend well with other design materials.

Contemporary house plans move seamlessly between the interior and exterior spaces of the home. Patio sliders, oversized and multiple windows views, movable partitions, folding interior/external door systems, pocket doors, and non-load-bearing walls highlight the connection of indoor and outdoor spaces in the floor plans.

One of the more important natural features of contemporary homes is the use of natural light, whether by large windows in uncommon positions, panoramic window walls, or ample skylights.

Today's contemporary plans run the gamut of small or large floor plans with a single story or, perhaps, two or more stories. So whether you're seeking to construct a luxury home offering thousands of square feet or a constructed home with minimal square footage, our contemporary house plans feature a unique approach to the home building while providing a diverse mix of architectural design elements.


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