A Selection of Finalists in the 2015 Houseplans.com Design Awards (the Howies).
Where do you relax at home and what makes that space so compelling? What to consider as you plan the great room in your new house.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the growing popularity of "Contemporary Craftsman" style -- which we can corroborate.
Smaller homes of roughly 2,600 sq. ft. or less can have mansion-like luxury with amenities like window walls, walk-in closets and pantries, mud rooms, laundries, and the use of high-end materials and finishes.
SALA Architects designed the Life Dream Houses, now part of our Signature Plan Collection, and continually wins awards for thoughtful, site specific, energy efficient homes.
FreeGreen's entire library of energy-efficient plans is now part of the Houseplans.com inventory.
Key features of older homes that could add character and comfort to the new home you're building.
Interest in adapting the shipping container esthetic for home design is a growing trend.
Appreciating a great Craftsman style landmark: the Gamble House in Pasadena of 1908.
Craftsman Style design named Home of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.
Describing the modern house by architect Vladimir Ossipoff that was put on the cover of House Beautiful magazine in 1958 -- worth studying today for its many timeless design ideas.
Ideas for creating a cozy outdoor lounging space or sleeping porch in your backyard.
Custom home design full of practical lessons replicable in any new home or remodel.
Tucked into upper levels, these inspiring outdoor spaces provide more privacy and relaxation above the fray.
Sarah Susanka explains her design of the Not So Big Bungalow and how it uses SIPs (structural insulated panels).
Katherine visits Le Corbusier's famous "machine for living" -- the Villa Savoye near Paris.
An architect shares his thought process as he designs a house organized around preparing and sharing meals, hunkering down in winter, and opening up to nature in summer.
Houseplans.com architect Nicholas Lee explains his latest ranch house, Plan 888-8, one of many designed for the Sonoma, California region.