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295 m2 | 10 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
This craftsman design floor plan is sq ft and has 4 bedrooms and has bathrooms. The American Foursquare or American Four Square is an American house style popular from Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness.

Towards the back, the kitchen is open to the family room where a fireplace is flanked by built-ins and french doors lead to the back porch. There are three places to eat: the bright breakfast room, counter seating and the formal dining room in front.

Dine al fresco on the screened porch and you've got four places to eat. The stairs get natural light with windows at the second level. Everyone sleeps upstairs, and with a central laundry area, that chore is a breeze. The master of the house is lucky indeed, with a private screened porch located off the master bedroom.

A five fixture bath and walk-in closet are great touches to the suite. Each plan set includes the following: Foundation Plan: Includes detailed information about the foundation layout including concrete walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and foundation notes.

If the home features a basement, the first-floor framing details may also be included on this plan. If your plan features slab construction rather than a basement, the plan shows footings and details for a monolithic slab. This page, or another in the set, may include a sample plot plan for locating your house on a building site. Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details.

In some instances a designer may only provide what is commonly referred to as a foundation schematic or plumbing plan. These types of drawings only show the footprint of the foundation and do not include foundation construction details.

It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan. We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue.

Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project. I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake.

We found Brooks online and used his architectural expertise to build two homes in North Carolina. These homes were in historic areas and his home design with excellent attention to details, resulted in the most beautiful homes. He also is great at interpreting our vague requests and modifying his plans perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend him and hope to keep building and uses his plans exclusively in the future! After total destruction of our beach home from" Sandy" ,we found Brooks Ballard plans online for exactly what we wanted in rebuilding.

Worked together via internet, refining and customizing our now sq,ft. Brooks was a DELIGHT to work with and had many great ideas to add to our ideas ,resulting in the perfect summer and vacation home , designed to grow with our family for years to come. Brooks worked within our budget to be cost efficient providing top line architectural design. We are scheduled to break ground for our foundation in January, with our fingers crossed for a 4th of July blow out!

We wanted to maintain the "bungalow" flavor of what our town used to look like, pre-storm and got a great, vintage-inspired exterior combined with a 21st century way of life interior. When my wife and I set out to build a home, we both agreed that bungalow styles are what we wanted. Having worked as a carpenter for a number of years I knew they were efficient builds and make the most out of small spaces. However, when it came time for plan shopping, many sites had a distorted view of what a bungalow is.

In fact, I am not sure many of the online plan sites really know what a bungalow is. When we found Home Patterns, we knew we found what we were looking for; this guy knows bungalows.

The process was simple. We picked the design that we liked the most and fit our budget. Then using Microsoft Paint, we simply cut and pasted the floor plan features we liked from the other plans in to our desired plan.

After sending the proposed layout to Brooks, he was quick to point out any problems we might encounter and helped us get it sorted. After only a few emails, we had a working plan. American Craftsmans Rooted in a philosophy of simple practicality, our elegantly crafted home plans are built with efficiency, endurance and understated elegance in mind.

Search All Home Plans. Craftsman Home Plans Featuring a signature overhanging roof with wide eaves and exposed wood rafters; an airy, open floor plan; and a vast, inviting porch spanning the width of the front exterior supported by stately square columns. The Best Sellers Check out the craftsman home plans that everyone loves Best Selling Home Plans.

Bungalow Home Plans Cozy, inviting homes with open floor plans and wide porches. This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction.

Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S. Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site. These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales.

The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine. For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog. Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern.

What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs.

Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs. The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room.

The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction.

587,000
* €/m2
Four Square Home Plans
192 m2 | 8 bedrooms | 1 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Four Square Home Plans. Here is our collection of Craftsman Foursquare Floor Plans. Sort by. albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru low, albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru high, A-Z, Z-A. Bedrooms, 2, 3, 4, 5. Bathrooms, 2​. The American Foursquare index of homes on Antique Home & will help you find the variations on our site. A great big wide foyer ushers you into this sturdy Craftsman house plan that is exclusive to Architectural albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru doors open to reveal a study that can.

Everyone sleeps upstairs, and with a central laundry area, that chore is a breeze. The master of the house is lucky indeed, with a private screened porch located off the master bedroom. A five fixture bath and walk-in closet are great touches to the suite.

Each plan set includes the following: Foundation Plan: Includes detailed information about the foundation layout including concrete walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and foundation notes.

If the home features a basement, the first-floor framing details may also be included on this plan. If your plan features slab construction rather than a basement, the plan shows footings and details for a monolithic slab.

This page, or another in the set, may include a sample plot plan for locating your house on a building site. Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details. In some instances a designer may only provide what is commonly referred to as a foundation schematic or plumbing plan. These types of drawings only show the footprint of the foundation and do not include foundation construction details.

Floor Plans: Show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned and include locations of doors and windows. Plans will also include and markers indicating cross-section details provided elsewhere in the plans if applicable.

These sections show how the various parts of the house fit together and are valuable during construction. Also known as the Prairie Box, the American Foursquare was one of the most popular housing styles in the United States from the mids to the late s. Typically a square box, they were known for being easy to construct.

Another appeal of the American Foursquare was their availability through what were called "pattern books. Anyone in America could pick out a house from a catalog and a kit of supplies and directions would be shipped to the local depot—right down to the screw and nail.

Is your old house from one of these kits? Here are some of the advertisements, illustrations, and floor plans for what became know as Foursquare-style homes, sold as mail-order kits from Sears, Aladdin, and other catalog companies.

This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction. Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S. Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site. These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales.

The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine. For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog. Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern.

What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere. As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint. The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots.

During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room.

He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture. The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow.

When one was ordered, it came in a boxcar with a book of directions and all the parts pre-cut and numbered for self-assembly. These homes are particularly common in neighborhoods near rail-lines built in this era.

The largest mail-order house catalog companies were Sears and Aladdin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Housing style.

322,000
* €/m2
297 m2 | 1 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness. We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans. New house exterior american floor plans ideas Square Floor Plans, Square House Plans, House American Foursquare House Plans – Unique House Plans.

Is your old house from one of these kits? Here are some of the advertisements, illustrations, and floor plans for what became know as Foursquare-style homes, sold as mail-order kits from Sears, Aladdin, and other catalog companies. This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction. Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S.

Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site. These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales. The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine. For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog.

Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern. What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs. Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs.

The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room. The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction. The advertisement tells us this:. The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model. The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom.

The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home. Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. It is also sometimes called Transitional Period.

The hallmarks of the style include a basically square, boxy design, two-and-one-half stories high, usually with four large, boxy rooms to a floor, a center dormer , and a large front porch with wide stairs.

The boxy shape provides a maximum amount of interior room space, to use a small city lot to best advantage. Other common features included a hipped roof, arched entries between common rooms, built-in cabinetry, and Craftsman-style woodwork.

A typical design would be as follows: first floor , from front to back, on one side, the living room and dining room ; while on the other side, the entry room or foyer, stairway and kitchen. Sometimes a bathroom was also included.

Second floor, front to back, on one side, bedroom , bathroom and bedroom; while on the other side, bedroom, stairway and bedroom. The bedrooms had a slightly longer dimension along the front and back of the house with side-by-side closets between the bedrooms.

This gave a very efficient layout, with a bedroom in each corner and a centralized bathroom and stairway. The top floor was generally just a big open space with one to four dormers. The basement generally contained a large natural convection furnace or boiler. Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames.

Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities. Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere. As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint.

The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots. During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room.

He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture.

962,000
* €/m2
153 m2 | 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Four Square Home Plans. Here is our collection of Craftsman Foursquare Floor Plans. Sort by. albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru low, albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru high, A-Z, Z-A. Bedrooms, 2, 3, 4, 5. Bathrooms, 2​. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness. New house exterior american floor plans ideas Square Floor Plans, Square House Plans, House American Foursquare House Plans – Unique House Plans.

Another appeal of the American Foursquare was their availability through what were called "pattern books. Anyone in America could pick out a house from a catalog and a kit of supplies and directions would be shipped to the local depot—right down to the screw and nail. Is your old house from one of these kits? Here are some of the advertisements, illustrations, and floor plans for what became know as Foursquare-style homes, sold as mail-order kits from Sears, Aladdin, and other catalog companies.

This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction. Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S.

Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site. These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales.

The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine. For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog. Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern.

What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. This gave a very efficient layout, with a bedroom in each corner and a centralized bathroom and stairway.

The top floor was generally just a big open space with one to four dormers. The basement generally contained a large natural convection furnace or boiler. Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames. Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities. Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere.

As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint. The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots. During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M.

Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room.

He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture.

The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow. These types of drawings only show the footprint of the foundation and do not include foundation construction details. Floor Plans: Show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned and include locations of doors and windows. Plans will also include and markers indicating cross-section details provided elsewhere in the plans if applicable.

These sections show how the various parts of the house fit together and are valuable during construction. Electrical Plans: The electrical plan offers suggested locations with notes for all lighting, outlets, switches, and some other electrical appliances.

A layout is provided for each level, as well as basements, garages, or other structures. This plan does not contain diagrams detailing how all wiring should be run, or how circuits should be engineered. These details should be designed by your electrician. Exterior Elevations: In addition to the front exterior, your drawing set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house as well.

These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes. Particular attention is given to cornice detail, brick and stone accents, or other finish items that make your home unique. Construction Details: Most drawings sets include typical construction details. NOTE: A majority of our plans include construction details but some do not.

949,000
* €/m2
216 m2 | 3 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Searching for original house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog. The American Foursquare index of homes on Antique Home & will help you find the variations on our site. This craftsman design floor plan is sq ft and has 4 bedrooms and has bathrooms.

Truly, no space is wasted. A small linen closet there, moving a door up here to take advantage of dead space - all these small details are what makes the difference between a thoughtful house and a house just slapped together. Our house is under construction but I just sat on the bench today and indeed, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window.

Love it! My wife and I built one of Brooks' craftsman home designs last fall. The project went incredibly smooth from start to finish and we couldn't be happier with the final result.

The home sits on the edge of the historical district in Sweetwater Tn and blends in so nicely with the surrounding properties. Even after 6 months we still get drive-up complements on the beauty and craftsmanship of our home.

It is evident that Brooks spent much time perfecting the small details of this plan. Much of these details made the home very economical to build: such as layout dimensions that minimized materials waste.

Even more important is how well the layout lends to our family's lifestyle. It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan.

We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue. Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project.

I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake.

We found Brooks online and used his architectural expertise to build two homes in North Carolina. These homes were in historic areas and his home design with excellent attention to details, resulted in the most beautiful homes. He also is great at interpreting our vague requests and modifying his plans perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend him and hope to keep building and uses his plans exclusively in the future!

After total destruction of our beach home from" Sandy" ,we found Brooks Ballard plans online for exactly what we wanted in rebuilding. Worked together via internet, refining and customizing our now sq,ft.

Brooks was a DELIGHT to work with and had many great ideas to add to our ideas ,resulting in the perfect summer and vacation home , designed to grow with our family for years to come. Brooks worked within our budget to be cost efficient providing top line architectural design. We are scheduled to break ground for our foundation in January, with our fingers crossed for a 4th of July blow out! We wanted to maintain the "bungalow" flavor of what our town used to look like, pre-storm and got a great, vintage-inspired exterior combined with a 21st century way of life interior.

When my wife and I set out to build a home, we both agreed that bungalow styles are what we wanted. Having worked as a carpenter for a number of years I knew they were efficient builds and make the most out of small spaces. However, when it came time for plan shopping, many sites had a distorted view of what a bungalow is. In fact, I am not sure many of the online plan sites really know what a bungalow is. When we found Home Patterns, we knew we found what we were looking for; this guy knows bungalows.

The process was simple. We picked the design that we liked the most and fit our budget. Then using Microsoft Paint, we simply cut and pasted the floor plan features we liked from the other plans in to our desired plan. After sending the proposed layout to Brooks, he was quick to point out any problems we might encounter and helped us get it sorted.

After only a few emails, we had a working plan. American Craftsmans Rooted in a philosophy of simple practicality, our elegantly crafted home plans are built with efficiency, endurance and understated elegance in mind. Search All Home Plans. Craftsman Home Plans Featuring a signature overhanging roof with wide eaves and exposed wood rafters; an airy, open floor plan; and a vast, inviting porch spanning the width of the front exterior supported by stately square columns.

The Best Sellers Check out the craftsman home plans that everyone loves Best Selling Home Plans. Bungalow Home Plans Cozy, inviting homes with open floor plans and wide porches. Search Bungalow Home Plans. Search for your perfect home plan. The Rutherford 2 Square Footage - 4 Beds, 3. The Burton Square Footage - 3 Beds, 2. The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom.

The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home. Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles.

Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print. Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress exterior siding, oak trim and floors, and storm doors and windows. Another interesting feature of the Alhambra is the way the stairway is separated from the house, almost like an enclosed fire escape.

Another marketing ploy offered by Aladdin in this catalog page is that the company would "be glad to send you copies" of "interesting letters from Hudson owners telling of their experiences, cost of erection, and length of time in building. Houses were becoming more complicated, and these simplified building plans and kits may have been becoming suspect, or at least less useful to consumers.

What were shoppers looking for? The ad copy gives us a hint:. Share Flipboard Email. Jackie Craven. Art and Architecture Expert. Jackie Craven has over 20 years of experience writing about architecture and the arts.

She is the author of two books on home decor and sustainable design. Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter. Updated November 11, Tischler, Gail. Do-It-Yourself Concrete Blocks.

922,000
* €/m2
252 m2 | 4 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans. Four Square Home Plans. Here is our collection of Craftsman Foursquare Floor Plans. Sort by. albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru low, albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru high, A-Z, Z-A. Bedrooms, 2, 3, 4, 5. Bathrooms, 2​. This craftsman design floor plan is sq ft and has 4 bedrooms and has bathrooms.

Anyone in America could pick out a house from a catalog and a kit of supplies and directions would be shipped to the local depot—right down to the screw and nail. Is your old house from one of these kits? Here are some of the advertisements, illustrations, and floor plans for what became know as Foursquare-style homes, sold as mail-order kits from Sears, Aladdin, and other catalog companies.

This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction. Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S. Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site.

These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales. The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine.

For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog. Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern.

What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs. Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs.

The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room. The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction.

The advertisement tells us this:. The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model. The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom. The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home.

This style incorporates elements of the Prairie School and the Craftsman styles. It is also sometimes called Transitional Period. The hallmarks of the style include a basically square, boxy design, two-and-one-half stories high, usually with four large, boxy rooms to a floor, a center dormer , and a large front porch with wide stairs.

The boxy shape provides a maximum amount of interior room space, to use a small city lot to best advantage. Other common features included a hipped roof, arched entries between common rooms, built-in cabinetry, and Craftsman-style woodwork.

A typical design would be as follows: first floor , from front to back, on one side, the living room and dining room ; while on the other side, the entry room or foyer, stairway and kitchen. Sometimes a bathroom was also included. Second floor, front to back, on one side, bedroom , bathroom and bedroom; while on the other side, bedroom, stairway and bedroom. The bedrooms had a slightly longer dimension along the front and back of the house with side-by-side closets between the bedrooms.

This gave a very efficient layout, with a bedroom in each corner and a centralized bathroom and stairway. The top floor was generally just a big open space with one to four dormers. The basement generally contained a large natural convection furnace or boiler.

Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames. Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities.

Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere. As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint. The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots.

During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room.

He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces.

670,000
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172 m2 | 5 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
The American Foursquare index of homes on Antique Home & will help you find the variations on our site. This craftsman design floor plan is sq ft and has 4 bedrooms and has bathrooms. The American Foursquare or American Four Square is an American house style popular from Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are.

Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details. In some instances a designer may only provide what is commonly referred to as a foundation schematic or plumbing plan. These types of drawings only show the footprint of the foundation and do not include foundation construction details.

Floor Plans: Show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned and include locations of doors and windows. Plans will also include and markers indicating cross-section details provided elsewhere in the plans if applicable.

These sections show how the various parts of the house fit together and are valuable during construction. Electrical Plans: The electrical plan offers suggested locations with notes for all lighting, outlets, switches, and some other electrical appliances.

A layout is provided for each level, as well as basements, garages, or other structures. This plan does not contain diagrams detailing how all wiring should be run, or how circuits should be engineered. These details should be designed by your electrician.

Exterior Elevations: In addition to the front exterior, your drawing set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house as well. These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes. Particular attention is given to cornice detail, brick and stone accents, or other finish items that make your home unique.

Construction Details: Most drawings sets include typical construction details. NOTE: A majority of our plans include construction details but some do not.

Not all items qualify for discounts. Discounts are only applied to plans, not to QuikQuotes, plan options and optional foundations and some of our designers don't allow us to discount their plans. Your Materials List will match the base plan only. The following options will not be reflected on the materials list:.

About this plan What's included. Easy access to a backyard and master on the main. This craftsman home plan conceals its true square footage behind a charming front elevation that hides a full two-story volume in the back.

This home will fit perfectly in historic neighborhoods w A great foursquare home plan for neotraditional alley neighborhoods. Attached garage could be detachedEntry can also be through the breakfast roomLots of living spacesModern open plan in living are Plan Specifications Area 1, Sq. We worked extensively with a client who needed a back access garage and ended up with something close to this plan.

This Jacobson 3 h One of our most efficient home plans - with classic bungalow style. There are multiple column types available also: tapered columns on stone base, full height, etc. Multiple roof lines are also av Plan Specifications Area 2, Sq. We must admit that we love when folks simply call up and order a plan straight away.

They love the plan so much that no changes are needed more time for us to develop new plans, too. However, we understand that most people will want to make some changes here and there — maybe even significant ones.

Of course, we can make those plan changes. All of our small home plans are green home plans; they lend themselves to efficient, sustainable construction, something that our builders have been executing successfully for a long time.

Our green home plans translate into less waste during construction and less material usage overall. This leads to a decrease in cost, faster building times, fewer complications, and less energy wasted. In turn, cost savings can be put into energy efficient appliances, insulating systems, and even solar power. Have a follow up phone call to explain design intentions.

Final PDFs of plans and elevations are sent out for approval. Upon approval, we send out construction documents. I know Brooks personally and when we became frustrated with the architects in the local DC area, I contacted him to create a custom plan for us. We live in an area of Northern Virginia that has many post-WWII homes that are being torn down and rebuilt, and my husband and I have toured many of these homes looking for ideas.

I am amazed at how efficiently Brooks planned our home compared to so many homes we have seen go up. Truly, no space is wasted. A small linen closet there, moving a door up here to take advantage of dead space - all these small details are what makes the difference between a thoughtful house and a house just slapped together.

Our house is under construction but I just sat on the bench today and indeed, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window. Love it! My wife and I built one of Brooks' craftsman home designs last fall.

The project went incredibly smooth from start to finish and we couldn't be happier with the final result. The home sits on the edge of the historical district in Sweetwater Tn and blends in so nicely with the surrounding properties. Even after 6 months we still get drive-up complements on the beauty and craftsmanship of our home. It is evident that Brooks spent much time perfecting the small details of this plan.

Much of these details made the home very economical to build: such as layout dimensions that minimized materials waste. Even more important is how well the layout lends to our family's lifestyle. It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan.

We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue. Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project.

I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake. We found Brooks online and used his architectural expertise to build two homes in North Carolina. These homes were in historic areas and his home design with excellent attention to details, resulted in the most beautiful homes.

He also is great at interpreting our vague requests and modifying his plans perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend him and hope to keep building and uses his plans exclusively in the future!

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259 m2 | 10 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans. The American Foursquare index of homes on Antique Home & will help you find the variations on our site. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness.

This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom. The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home.

Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles.

Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print. Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress exterior siding, oak trim and floors, and storm doors and windows.

Another interesting feature of the Alhambra is the way the stairway is separated from the house, almost like an enclosed fire escape. Another marketing ploy offered by Aladdin in this catalog page is that the company would "be glad to send you copies" of "interesting letters from Hudson owners telling of their experiences, cost of erection, and length of time in building. Houses were becoming more complicated, and these simplified building plans and kits may have been becoming suspect, or at least less useful to consumers.

What were shoppers looking for? The ad copy gives us a hint:. Share Flipboard Email. Jackie Craven. Art and Architecture Expert. Jackie Craven has over 20 years of experience writing about architecture and the arts.

She is the author of two books on home decor and sustainable design. Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter. Updated November 11, Tischler, Gail. Do-It-Yourself Concrete Blocks. Small Home Gazette, Winter The boxy shape provides a maximum amount of interior room space, to use a small city lot to best advantage.

Other common features included a hipped roof, arched entries between common rooms, built-in cabinetry, and Craftsman-style woodwork. A typical design would be as follows: first floor , from front to back, on one side, the living room and dining room ; while on the other side, the entry room or foyer, stairway and kitchen.

Sometimes a bathroom was also included. Second floor, front to back, on one side, bedroom , bathroom and bedroom; while on the other side, bedroom, stairway and bedroom. The bedrooms had a slightly longer dimension along the front and back of the house with side-by-side closets between the bedrooms. This gave a very efficient layout, with a bedroom in each corner and a centralized bathroom and stairway. The top floor was generally just a big open space with one to four dormers.

The basement generally contained a large natural convection furnace or boiler. Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames. Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities. Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere. As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint.

The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots. During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M.

Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room. He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades.

Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture.

The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow. When one was ordered, it came in a boxcar with a book of directions and all the parts pre-cut and numbered for self-assembly.

470,000
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122 m2 | 9 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness. New house exterior american floor plans ideas Square Floor Plans, Square House Plans, House American Foursquare House Plans – Unique House Plans.

A small linen closet there, moving a door up here to take advantage of dead space - all these small details are what makes the difference between a thoughtful house and a house just slapped together. Our house is under construction but I just sat on the bench today and indeed, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window.

Love it! My wife and I built one of Brooks' craftsman home designs last fall. The project went incredibly smooth from start to finish and we couldn't be happier with the final result. The home sits on the edge of the historical district in Sweetwater Tn and blends in so nicely with the surrounding properties. Even after 6 months we still get drive-up complements on the beauty and craftsmanship of our home.

It is evident that Brooks spent much time perfecting the small details of this plan. Much of these details made the home very economical to build: such as layout dimensions that minimized materials waste. Even more important is how well the layout lends to our family's lifestyle. It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan. We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue.

Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project. I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake.

We found Brooks online and used his architectural expertise to build two homes in North Carolina. These homes were in historic areas and his home design with excellent attention to details, resulted in the most beautiful homes. He also is great at interpreting our vague requests and modifying his plans perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend him and hope to keep building and uses his plans exclusively in the future! After total destruction of our beach home from" Sandy" ,we found Brooks Ballard plans online for exactly what we wanted in rebuilding.

Worked together via internet, refining and customizing our now sq,ft. Brooks was a DELIGHT to work with and had many great ideas to add to our ideas ,resulting in the perfect summer and vacation home , designed to grow with our family for years to come. Brooks worked within our budget to be cost efficient providing top line architectural design. We are scheduled to break ground for our foundation in January, with our fingers crossed for a 4th of July blow out!

We wanted to maintain the "bungalow" flavor of what our town used to look like, pre-storm and got a great, vintage-inspired exterior combined with a 21st century way of life interior. When my wife and I set out to build a home, we both agreed that bungalow styles are what we wanted.

Having worked as a carpenter for a number of years I knew they were efficient builds and make the most out of small spaces. However, when it came time for plan shopping, many sites had a distorted view of what a bungalow is. In fact, I am not sure many of the online plan sites really know what a bungalow is.

When we found Home Patterns, we knew we found what we were looking for; this guy knows bungalows. The process was simple. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs. Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs.

The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room. The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction. The advertisement tells us this:.

The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model. The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom.

The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home. Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles.

Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print. Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Not all items qualify for discounts.

Discounts are only applied to plans, not to QuikQuotes, plan options and optional foundations and some of our designers don't allow us to discount their plans. Your Materials List will match the base plan only. The following options will not be reflected on the materials list:.

About this plan What's included. Floor Plan Main Level. Exterior Walls Standard Type s : 2x4. Dimensions Width: 30' 0" Depth: 57' 0" Max ridge height: 34' 0".

Architectural Style Country Craftsman Traditional. Plan Collections Photo Gallery. Cancel Add to Cart. Traditional Four Square House Plan. Floor Plans Main Level. View this and more for this plan by visiting www.

599,000
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146 m2 | 10 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
New house exterior american floor plans ideas Square Floor Plans, Square House Plans, House American Foursquare House Plans – Unique House Plans. Searching for original house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness.

If your plan features slab construction rather than a basement, the plan shows footings and details for a monolithic slab. This page, or another in the set, may include a sample plot plan for locating your house on a building site. Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details. In some instances a designer may only provide what is commonly referred to as a foundation schematic or plumbing plan.

These types of drawings only show the footprint of the foundation and do not include foundation construction details. Floor Plans: Show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned and include locations of doors and windows. Plans will also include and markers indicating cross-section details provided elsewhere in the plans if applicable.

These sections show how the various parts of the house fit together and are valuable during construction. Electrical Plans: The electrical plan offers suggested locations with notes for all lighting, outlets, switches, and some other electrical appliances.

A layout is provided for each level, as well as basements, garages, or other structures. This plan does not contain diagrams detailing how all wiring should be run, or how circuits should be engineered.

These details should be designed by your electrician. Exterior Elevations: In addition to the front exterior, your drawing set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house as well.

These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes. Particular attention is given to cornice detail, brick and stone accents, or other finish items that make your home unique.

Construction Details: Most drawings sets include typical construction details. NOTE: A majority of our plans include construction details but some do not. Not all items qualify for discounts. Discounts are only applied to plans, not to QuikQuotes, plan options and optional foundations and some of our designers don't allow us to discount their plans. Your Materials List will match the base plan only. Anyone in America could pick out a house from a catalog and a kit of supplies and directions would be shipped to the local depot—right down to the screw and nail.

Is your old house from one of these kits? Here are some of the advertisements, illustrations, and floor plans for what became know as Foursquare-style homes, sold as mail-order kits from Sears, Aladdin, and other catalog companies. This familiar Foursquare style is made from concrete block, an onsite method of construction. Cast iron was being used for all sorts of things by the end of the 19th century, including cast-iron architecture , but Harmon S.

Palmer had a different idea: He invented a small cast-iron molding machine that could form concrete blocks right at a work site. These little molding machines became very popular, especially through catalog sales. The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine.

For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog.

Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern. What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs. Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs.

The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room. The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction. The advertisement tells us this:. The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model.

The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom.

The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home.

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179 m2 | 1 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Searching for original house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog. We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans. The American Foursquare or American Four Square is an American house style popular from Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are.

Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles. Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print.

Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress exterior siding, oak trim and floors, and storm doors and windows.

Another interesting feature of the Alhambra is the way the stairway is separated from the house, almost like an enclosed fire escape. Another marketing ploy offered by Aladdin in this catalog page is that the company would "be glad to send you copies" of "interesting letters from Hudson owners telling of their experiences, cost of erection, and length of time in building. Houses were becoming more complicated, and these simplified building plans and kits may have been becoming suspect, or at least less useful to consumers.

What were shoppers looking for? The ad copy gives us a hint:. Share Flipboard Email. Jackie Craven. Art and Architecture Expert. Jackie Craven has over 20 years of experience writing about architecture and the arts. Plan Specifications Area 2, Sq. We must admit that we love when folks simply call up and order a plan straight away.

They love the plan so much that no changes are needed more time for us to develop new plans, too. However, we understand that most people will want to make some changes here and there — maybe even significant ones.

Of course, we can make those plan changes. All of our small home plans are green home plans; they lend themselves to efficient, sustainable construction, something that our builders have been executing successfully for a long time. Our green home plans translate into less waste during construction and less material usage overall.

This leads to a decrease in cost, faster building times, fewer complications, and less energy wasted. In turn, cost savings can be put into energy efficient appliances, insulating systems, and even solar power. Have a follow up phone call to explain design intentions.

Final PDFs of plans and elevations are sent out for approval. Upon approval, we send out construction documents. I know Brooks personally and when we became frustrated with the architects in the local DC area, I contacted him to create a custom plan for us.

We live in an area of Northern Virginia that has many post-WWII homes that are being torn down and rebuilt, and my husband and I have toured many of these homes looking for ideas. I am amazed at how efficiently Brooks planned our home compared to so many homes we have seen go up. Truly, no space is wasted. A small linen closet there, moving a door up here to take advantage of dead space - all these small details are what makes the difference between a thoughtful house and a house just slapped together.

Our house is under construction but I just sat on the bench today and indeed, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window. Love it! My wife and I built one of Brooks' craftsman home designs last fall. The project went incredibly smooth from start to finish and we couldn't be happier with the final result. The home sits on the edge of the historical district in Sweetwater Tn and blends in so nicely with the surrounding properties.

Even after 6 months we still get drive-up complements on the beauty and craftsmanship of our home. It is evident that Brooks spent much time perfecting the small details of this plan. Much of these details made the home very economical to build: such as layout dimensions that minimized materials waste. Even more important is how well the layout lends to our family's lifestyle.

It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan. We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue.

Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project. I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake.

This gave a very efficient layout, with a bedroom in each corner and a centralized bathroom and stairway. The top floor was generally just a big open space with one to four dormers.

The basement generally contained a large natural convection furnace or boiler. Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames. Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities.

Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere. As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint. The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots.

During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room. He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces.

Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture. The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow.

915,000
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250 m2 | 3 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
Four Square Home Plans. Here is our collection of Craftsman Foursquare Floor Plans. Sort by. albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru low, albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru high, A-Z, Z-A. Bedrooms, 2, 3, 4, 5. Bathrooms, 2​. A great big wide foyer ushers you into this sturdy Craftsman house plan that is exclusive to Architectural albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru doors open to reveal a study that can. We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans.

This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs.

Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs. The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room.

The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction. The advertisement tells us this:. The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model.

The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom.

The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home.

Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles.

Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print. Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress exterior siding, oak trim and floors, and storm doors and windows.

Another interesting feature of the Alhambra is the way the stairway is separated from the house, almost like an enclosed fire escape. Another marketing ploy offered by Aladdin in this catalog page is that the company would "be glad to send you copies" of "interesting letters from Hudson owners telling of their experiences, cost of erection, and length of time in building.

Houses were becoming more complicated, and these simplified building plans and kits may have been becoming suspect, or at least less useful to consumers. What were shoppers looking for? The ad copy gives us a hint:. Share Flipboard Email. Jackie Craven. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room.

He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces.

Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture. The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow. When one was ordered, it came in a boxcar with a book of directions and all the parts pre-cut and numbered for self-assembly. These homes are particularly common in neighborhoods near rail-lines built in this era. The largest mail-order house catalog companies were Sears and Aladdin.

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158 m2 | 3 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | Furnished | Parking place | Swimming-pool | Gardens
New house exterior american floor plans ideas Square Floor Plans, Square House Plans, House American Foursquare House Plans – Unique House Plans. Searching for original house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog. We specialize in house designs for narrow infill lots and neo‐traditional communities. We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans.

The advertisement tells us this:. The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model. The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom. The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall. There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home.

Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles.

Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print. Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress exterior siding, oak trim and floors, and storm doors and windows.

Another interesting feature of the Alhambra is the way the stairway is separated from the house, almost like an enclosed fire escape. Another marketing ploy offered by Aladdin in this catalog page is that the company would "be glad to send you copies" of "interesting letters from Hudson owners telling of their experiences, cost of erection, and length of time in building.

Houses were becoming more complicated, and these simplified building plans and kits may have been becoming suspect, or at least less useful to consumers. What were shoppers looking for? The ad copy gives us a hint:. Share Flipboard Email.

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She is the author of two books on home decor and sustainable design. Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter. Updated November 11, The boxy shape provides a maximum amount of interior room space, to use a small city lot to best advantage. Other common features included a hipped roof, arched entries between common rooms, built-in cabinetry, and Craftsman-style woodwork. A typical design would be as follows: first floor , from front to back, on one side, the living room and dining room ; while on the other side, the entry room or foyer, stairway and kitchen.

Sometimes a bathroom was also included. Second floor, front to back, on one side, bedroom , bathroom and bedroom; while on the other side, bedroom, stairway and bedroom.

The bedrooms had a slightly longer dimension along the front and back of the house with side-by-side closets between the bedrooms. This gave a very efficient layout, with a bedroom in each corner and a centralized bathroom and stairway. The top floor was generally just a big open space with one to four dormers. The basement generally contained a large natural convection furnace or boiler.

Foursquare houses may be built with a variety of materials, including bricks and wood frames. Later models include built-in shelves and other amenities. Large tracts of these homes exist in older Midwestern urban neighborhoods , particularly streetcar suburbs , but the design was used everywhere.

As with other styles in streetcar suburbs, it was tailored to relatively narrow lots, and was multi-story, allowing more square footage on a smaller footprint. The American Foursquare style is occasionally revived in new developments, although its appeal is as a "traditional-looking" style rather than a fully authentic one, often including modern two-car attached garages and other features absent in originals, and typically built on larger lots.

During the early s and s, Wright even designed his own variations on the Foursquare, including the Robert M. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room. He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades. Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces.

Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture. The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow. When one was ordered, it came in a boxcar with a book of directions and all the parts pre-cut and numbered for self-assembly.

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Searching for original house plans for your American Foursquare style home? They might be part of this group of Sears and Aladdin catalog. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness. Four Square Home Plans. Here is our collection of Craftsman Foursquare Floor Plans. Sort by. albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru low, albir-properties-for-sale.com.ru high, A-Z, Z-A. Bedrooms, 2, 3, 4, 5. Bathrooms, 2​.

We cater to those seeking the archetypal American home style - something informal, yet inviting. Traditional exteriors with open plan living. Featuring a signature overhanging roof with wide eaves and exposed wood rafters; an airy, open floor plan; and a vast, inviting porch spanning the width of the front exterior supported by stately square columns.

Cozy, inviting homes with open floor plans and wide porches. These small house plans emphasize quality workmanship and handcrafted beauty at every turn. We are your source for affordable bungalow plans including craftsman, foursquare, and cottage home plans. Our homes are designed with community and historical context in mind. Home Patterns started when our designers were working with affordable housing developers to design sustainable home plans. In fact, some of these same plans on this site were conceived during that period with these three principles in mind: Affordability, Sustainability, and Context.

We still try to inject these principles into all of our plans. This farmhouse plan takes one of our best selling plans, The Jacobson, and updates it with an attached garage and a coastal vibe.

The large front porch and double doors are welcoming to guests an The Hayes Miller is a slightly larger version of the Hayes Green. It is slightly larger at the master bedroom with 2 master closets. The laundry is also upstairs for added convenience. A newer version of the Rutherford craftsman home plan. A unique built-n breakfast nook up front affords great views of your neighborhood porch.

Easy access to a backyard and master on the main. This craftsman home plan conceals its true square footage behind a charming front elevation that hides a full two-story volume in the back. This home will fit perfectly in historic neighborhoods w A great foursquare home plan for neotraditional alley neighborhoods.

Attached garage could be detachedEntry can also be through the breakfast roomLots of living spacesModern open plan in living are Plan Specifications Area 1, Sq. We worked extensively with a client who needed a back access garage and ended up with something close to this plan. This Jacobson 3 h One of our most efficient home plans - with classic bungalow style.

There are multiple column types available also: tapered columns on stone base, full height, etc. Multiple roof lines are also av Plan Specifications Area 2, Sq. We must admit that we love when folks simply call up and order a plan straight away.

They love the plan so much that no changes are needed more time for us to develop new plans, too. However, we understand that most people will want to make some changes here and there — maybe even significant ones.

Of course, we can make those plan changes. All of our small home plans are green home plans; they lend themselves to efficient, sustainable construction, something that our builders have been executing successfully for a long time.

Our green home plans translate into less waste during construction and less material usage overall. This leads to a decrease in cost, faster building times, fewer complications, and less energy wasted. In turn, cost savings can be put into energy efficient appliances, insulating systems, and even solar power. Have a follow up phone call to explain design intentions. Final PDFs of plans and elevations are sent out for approval. Upon approval, we send out construction documents. I know Brooks personally and when we became frustrated with the architects in the local DC area, I contacted him to create a custom plan for us.

We live in an area of Northern Virginia that has many post-WWII homes that are being torn down and rebuilt, and my husband and I have toured many of these homes looking for ideas. I am amazed at how efficiently Brooks planned our home compared to so many homes we have seen go up. Truly, no space is wasted. A small linen closet there, moving a door up here to take advantage of dead space - all these small details are what makes the difference between a thoughtful house and a house just slapped together.

Our house is under construction but I just sat on the bench today and indeed, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window. Unlike other houses of the style, Wright's versions featured more open main floor plans achieved by removing or minimizing partitions between the entry, living room, and dining room. He in turn inspired other Prairie School architects, such as Walter Burley Griffin , to design similar Foursquares in the following decades.

Later Foursquares often had the same type of interiors as Bungalows with open floor plans, lots of built-ins, and fireplaces. Many examples are trimmed with tiled roofs, cornice-line brackets, or other details drawn from Craftsman, Italian Renaissance, or Mission architecture. The Foursquare was a popular mail-order era style along with the California bungalow. When one was ordered, it came in a boxcar with a book of directions and all the parts pre-cut and numbered for self-assembly.

These homes are particularly common in neighborhoods near rail-lines built in this era. The largest mail-order house catalog companies were Sears and Aladdin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Housing style. This article includes a list of references , related reading or external links , but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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New house exterior american floor plans ideas Square Floor Plans, Square House Plans, House American Foursquare House Plans – Unique House Plans. Porches front and back add to the charm of this traditional Four Square house plan. Step inside and enjoy the front-to-back views and a sense of openness. The American Foursquare index of homes on Antique Home & will help you find the variations on our site.

The Sears Modern Homes mail-order catalog offered house plans for free if you bought the machine. For "a small portion of your millwork order," Sears would give you the plans for free. The plans just happened to be for a concrete block home that could be easily made with the "Wizard block-making machine," available for purchase right there in the catalog. Note, too, that this floor plan has an attached kitchen at the first-floor level—a sign that this is an early design from when containing kitchen fires was still a concern.

What made this house modern? Closets in the bedrooms. Model from the Sears Modern Homes catalog introduces the central hallway. This popular floor plan was different from many other plans e. Model 52 that had a room-sized hall-foyer containing the stairs.

Sometimes known as the "Hamilton," this model has a kitchen that is more integrated into the first floor than other designs. The second floor suggests that a large "storeroom" could be modified to a toilet room. The home, called the "Chelsea," was advertised as concrete and frame construction.

The advertisement tells us this:. The kitchen and bathroom are now incorporated into the house proper in this model. The kitchen is one of the four rooms on the first floor, with its own separate entrance. This Foursquare house plan transformed that second-floor closet from Model and turned it into an indoor bathroom. The Chelsea floor plan has a large front hall room—quaintly described as a "Music Room" or "Reception Hall.

There's also a rear entry and a front door to a vestibule—many escape routes in this model home. Bedrooms are now called "chambers" in No. If your home was constructed from one of these catalog kits between and , it may not adhere to typical Foursquare features. Millwork, ceiling, siding, flooring, finishing lumber, building paper, pipe, gutter, sash weights, hardware, mantel, painting material, lumber, lath, and shingles.

Not included? Cement, brick, plaster, and labor—just like today, homeowners had to read the fine print. Houses in the Sears Modern Homes catalog, like the Hillrose shown here, were marketed competitively from to Perhaps the home buyer was becoming more sophisticated or choosy, as many options are offered in this ad—for an additional fee you could order clear cypress exterior siding, oak trim and floors, and storm doors and windows.

Upon approval, we send out construction documents. I know Brooks personally and when we became frustrated with the architects in the local DC area, I contacted him to create a custom plan for us. We live in an area of Northern Virginia that has many post-WWII homes that are being torn down and rebuilt, and my husband and I have toured many of these homes looking for ideas. I am amazed at how efficiently Brooks planned our home compared to so many homes we have seen go up.

Truly, no space is wasted. A small linen closet there, moving a door up here to take advantage of dead space - all these small details are what makes the difference between a thoughtful house and a house just slapped together.

Our house is under construction but I just sat on the bench today and indeed, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window. Love it! My wife and I built one of Brooks' craftsman home designs last fall. The project went incredibly smooth from start to finish and we couldn't be happier with the final result. The home sits on the edge of the historical district in Sweetwater Tn and blends in so nicely with the surrounding properties.

Even after 6 months we still get drive-up complements on the beauty and craftsmanship of our home. It is evident that Brooks spent much time perfecting the small details of this plan. Much of these details made the home very economical to build: such as layout dimensions that minimized materials waste. Even more important is how well the layout lends to our family's lifestyle. It is amazing how we each feel like we have our own space while enjoying the roomy feeling of this open floor plan.

We were able to personalize our home plan without any issue. Before beginning the project we were able to get all of our questions answered openly and honestly without delay. We are so fortunate that we chose Brooks because the quality of the plans gave our contractor the tools he needed to build a quality project. I would hope that anyone reading this review will stop and think on the more a contractor has to "make it up as he goes" the more likely you will have issues with your final result, and no one should have to live with regrets on the biggest project they might ever undertake.

We found Brooks online and used his architectural expertise to build two homes in North Carolina. These homes were in historic areas and his home design with excellent attention to details, resulted in the most beautiful homes.

He also is great at interpreting our vague requests and modifying his plans perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend him and hope to keep building and uses his plans exclusively in the future! After total destruction of our beach home from" Sandy" ,we found Brooks Ballard plans online for exactly what we wanted in rebuilding. Worked together via internet, refining and customizing our now sq,ft.

Brooks was a DELIGHT to work with and had many great ideas to add to our ideas ,resulting in the perfect summer and vacation home , designed to grow with our family for years to come. Brooks worked within our budget to be cost efficient providing top line architectural design.

We are scheduled to break ground for our foundation in January, with our fingers crossed for a 4th of July blow out! We wanted to maintain the "bungalow" flavor of what our town used to look like, pre-storm and got a great, vintage-inspired exterior combined with a 21st century way of life interior. When my wife and I set out to build a home, we both agreed that bungalow styles are what we wanted. Having worked as a carpenter for a number of years I knew they were efficient builds and make the most out of small spaces.

However, when it came time for plan shopping, many sites had a distorted view of what a bungalow is. In fact, I am not sure many of the online plan sites really know what a bungalow is. When we found Home Patterns, we knew we found what we were looking for; this guy knows bungalows. The process was simple. We picked the design that we liked the most and fit our budget. Then using Microsoft Paint, we simply cut and pasted the floor plan features we liked from the other plans in to our desired plan.

After sending the proposed layout to Brooks, he was quick to point out any problems we might encounter and helped us get it sorted. After only a few emails, we had a working plan.

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