Stories & Projects

Twice as Nice: Duplex Floor Plans

Explore these cool duplex floor plans and their perks.

Best House Plans for a Sloping Lot

Make your sloping lot work for you with a plan that maximizes the space. Explore house plans with lower-level garages, recreation rooms, and patios galore.

Good Television Doesn’t Always Translate into Practical Living

It's fun watching design shows on television, but real families often find their needs differ a bit when it comes time to build a home. Here's how two builders had to tweak show homes for everyday buyers.

Award-Winning Kitchen & Bath Ideas and Other Wild Cards

A home awards program is a good place to look for current trends and the latest design ideas.

How To Build a Tiny Cabin with Your Daughter

An architect and his daughter worked together to build a forest retreat.

Organic Modern Home Style

The West Elm blog reports on the Austin home of Houseplans own Courtney Pittman -- it's full of interior design ideas for your new home.

Wrap-Around Porches

Describing the functionality and romance of porches that run around at least two sides of a house.

Rebuilding a Home After Hurricane Sandy

Michelle Goodman and her family replaced their Hurricane Sandy-destroyed home with a bungalow by Brooks Ballard.

They're Building Our Farmhouse Floor Plan

An Oklahoma couple is building our Farmhouse Plan 888-1 by Nicholas Lee.

Architect Visit: Olle Lundberg

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

They're building a Mid-Century Modern Home

A fascinating blog about the building of our Eichler-inspired Plan 438-1 in Knoxville, TN

See this film about Building a Very Small House

A compelling new documentary about a young couple who built a 133 sq. ft. house from scratch in Colorado.