If you're planning to build your home next to a lake, or any body of water, our collection of lake home plans is sure to please. Lake house plans can be any size or architectural style. The common theme throughout this collection is the ability to soak up your surroundings. Why? Because if you live next to a lake, odds are you'll want to enjoy it! Therefore, you'll notice most plans in this collection feature beautiful or even lavish outdoor living areas--porches, decks, lanais, terraces, balconies, you name it. Lake home plans also tend to feature big windows through which the outdoor scenery and sunlight can be absorbed. You'll also notice some lake house plans featuring a walkout basement. Walkout basements typically allow you to maximize your use of space if you're working with a sloping or hillside lot. the Note that a lakefront house plan can be either a primary or secondary (vacation) residence.