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3br | 2ba | 1 floors | 1,356 sqft
The 3 bedroom 2 bath D. I. Y. Shed is simple and efficient with a large common room and plenty of storage. The single level layout extending into a generous covered outdoor space under the shed roof allows for easy indoor-outdoor living. Universal design options make this an idea plan for empty nesters.Free Download
3br | 2ba | 2 floors | 3,341 sqft
This three bedroom, two and a half bath design combines Colonial style and a modern floor plan -- with a great room, walk-through butler's pantry between kitchen and dining room, and a mudroom. Bedrooms and laundry are upstairs. Eco features include spray foam insulation, high performance windows and doors.Free Download
2br | 3ba | 1 floors | 2,227 sqft
The Patchwork House is a budget-conscious response to the spatial needs of an expanding family. The core living unit will comfortably accommodate two adults. As the family grows, the home can expand with additional sleeping units: each modular addition is treated individually — like each new member of the family.Free Download
2br | 1ba | 1 floors | 1,397 sqft
The rectangular design is both flexible and modern, with the great room at one end and the 2 bedrooms and bath at the other. Closets extend along one wall. Simple forms mean fewer corners for cost-efficient framing and minimal construction waste. A squared-off overhang defines and shelters the front door.Free Download
2br | 1ba | 1 floors | 1,160 sqft
Ideal for rural lots, this modern 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin is organized around a central living-dining-kitchen opening to a large deck. Eco features include shaded glazing that can be oriented for southern exposure, concrete flooring for radiant heating, a durable metal roof, and weather-resistant cedar plank siding.Free Download
2br | 2ba | 1 floors | 1,622 sqft
This contemporary take on a traditional Southwestern style cottage is ideal for milder climates. A generous entry courtyard adds curb appeal. Front and rear entries and south-facing windows are shaded to reduce solar heat gain during the warm summer months. Polished concrete floors add a modern touch.Free Download
2br | 2ba | 2 floors | 2,298 sqft
This Modern Lake House would work well as a getaway second home or a peaceful primary residence on any view site. This plan is a great mix of flexibility, luxury, and efficiency and incorporates popular modern green features such as an open floor plan, proper passive solar design, and a roof deck with a garden\green roof.Free Download
3br | 3ba | 2 floors | 1,900 sqft
This modern green design provides comfort on a tight budget with a kitchen island, mudroom, integrated outdoor room, 2nd floor laundry room, and a flex space. To maximize the square footage there are no interior hallways. Extra features include vertical planter shelves and a deck over the carport.Free Download
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