Floor Plans

Cabins with Towers

A tower adds romance and an element of surprise to almost any house, but especially to a vacation cabin, as these plans show.

Multi-Generation Homes

Demand for new homes designed to meet the needs of more than a nuclear family is surging.

House by John Lautner

This modern concrete-and-glass home by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright is being donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and offers lessons in architectural drama and seamless indoor-outdoor living.

Tall Windows

Use tall windows to brighten rooms and add elegance.

Design Trends

Boyce identifies 5 hot home design trends, from an expanding desire for spa baths to an increasing interest in specialized storage.

Sarah Susanka

Describing the design of a new Sarah Susanka plan (she is the architect author of The Not So Big House books) and how it shares connections with Frank Lloyd Wright and Hawaiian architecture.

Donald A. Gardner Architects

How the Gardner firm approaches each design.

Lakefront Home

A getaway home that's all about relaxation and family time.

Lanai Plans

How a lanai -- which is Hawaiian for outdoor living room -- helps a home expand in good weather.

Modern Plans by Coates Design

Matthew Coates is a Houseplans.com Signature Architect whose innovative contemporary designs celebrate nature and sustainability.

Houses for Infill Lots

Practical, neighborly solutions for maximizing space on tight sites.

Craftsman Kitchen

Pointers for making a contemporary Craftsman style kitchen.

Planning for Change

See how this design accomodates changing lifestyles...Time for a teen suite or a "snoritorium"?! Ideas to help you think about how your new home might adapt to growing children or aging in place.

Francois Levy Architect

Architect Francois Levy offers tips for energy-savvy home building.

Apartment Life

Boyce explains why building small apartment buildings makes sense.

Ranch House Revival

A recent Wall Street Journal article reports on how architects and homeowners are reinventing the low-slung ranch house with high ceilings and luxury amenities.