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Top Blog Posts

These were the most popular articles in 2017.

Apple's Spaceship

The latest Apple product is a vast environmental design: it's their new headquarters, to open later this year.

House of Souvenirs

Tour this unusual home designed around an enormous collection of architectural souvenirs and artwork -- or see examples from that collection on view at San Francisco International Airport!

Gingerbread House

Meet a tower to devour! It's our latest confection, based on Studio Tower Plan 479-6 by Brachvogel & Carosso.

Halloween Houses

Houses that rise to special occasions like Halloween with generous entries and dramatic lighting.

Pet-Friendly Design

How to make home life easier for you and your pets.

Patio Lighting

8 cool outdoor lighting ideas, including do-it-yourself examples, for summer entertaining.

Gingerbread Tiny House

Plans for building our Gingerbread house based on Plan 896-2, The Gifford, by Jay Shafer and his Four Lights Tiny House Company.

Gingerbread Beach House

How to build this gingerbread house based on a beach house floor plan by architect Peter Brachvogel.

Coolest Driveways

9 ways to boost curb appeal.

Architect Visit

Architect/Sculptor/Furniture Designer Olle Lundberg's cabin in the Northern California woods.

Treehouse Tub

This outdoor soaking tub is on a balcony in the trees.

Word Cup Inspirations

Brazil World Cup-related ideas for the home -- just for fun on a Friday.

Floating House

The story of a novel floating house designed by architect Robert Nebolon, who is one of our Houseplans.com Signature Designers.

Sleeping Porches

Beat the heat by rolling your bed outside!


Explore this cool treehouse -- perhaps the ultimate in sustainability? You can sway, er, stay there!