H-Shaped House Plans
Much like the U-shaped house plans, H-shaped house plans is exactly what the name suggests. These homes are shaped like the letter “H”, and if you are one to want to make an impression, this may just be what you have been looking for.
This is not the option you choose when you’re very cost-conscious about the home that you’re building, because believe it or not, they will end up costing you more to build than a regular rectangular home, but they will also make a statement like rectangular ones don’t.
You’re not just buying a home, you’re buying a statement by getting yourself a house that stands out like most don’t. Its shape allows for the ability to wrap around a magnificent courtyard in the front, while giving direct access to a pool on the backside.
For the family that wants to make a statement, and create a home that will stand there for years to come, these are truly the great options to consider. The most popular ones in this category include the 4 bedroom h-shaped house plans that provide enough room for your average size family, while providing all the possible amenities that come from this modern option.
The home you end up getting does not just depend on the plan you get for it, although that will, of course, determine the walls and structure of the house, but once you have that determined, it comes time to find out which finishes you want to go with.
When going with a modern option like this, a lot of people choose to opt for an ICF build, being a modern type of concrete home, up to date with the current fashion trends, while choosing high end finishes for it, too.
These homes usually have big window panels, perhaps voice controlled to give you that high-end feel that you may like, while still installing energy efficient initiatives like double or triple pane. Massive glass sliding doors is another feature that beautifully open up to that outdoor pool that you can take a dip in.
Both when you’re choosing which layout to go with as well as which finishes to have installed, it’s important to have in mind what it is that you want out of the house. If you want one where you’re likely to invite over a bunch of guests, and you really love cooking, perhaps a big kitchen island is what is needed. In our opinion, a great entertainer’s kitchen should always either a beautiful granite countertop, or a marble one.
One thing that characterizes a lot of these modern plans is that they have big open floor space with a clear line of sight, making it very easy to feel like you’re close to other members of your family even if people are doing different things. Combined with the big window panels, these options are especially great when you like the massive amounts of natural light flowing through the windows.
While there’s a time and place for something smaller like a 1,200 sq ft option, that is not what you are going to be finding on this specific page. Here you will find lots of spaciousness, as these aren’t homes meant for a narrow lot. The obvious advantage to these layouts is also that you aren’t using a lot of the home’s space on transitional hallways and other awkward places where your usual art pieces may be what is best put there to make them feel more inhabited.
While a lot of stuff may be determined by the layout of the place, you’re still having a lot of options too customize it to your liking. While customizing your house, we find that a lot of our users are turning to that Mid-Century inspiration, breaking the lines of symmetry traditional in many other types of homes.
In this day and age, the focus is also on installing earth-friendly, yet aesthetic finishes. These are usually materials that can be regenerated such as bamboo, or repurposed materials, while making sure that everything is well-insulated.
Some of the materials that we see people turning to include bamboo and reclaimed wood, often from barns. Bamboo is no just fast-growing, but it’s great alternative to traditional hardwood given the many different options it comes in, and the many possibilities that come with it. If you decide on using this type of wood, either partially or throughout the home, looking for the Forest Stewardship Council certificate will ensure that you’re avoiding the wood having toxic chemicals in it.
Another type of green wood is cork, which can be used in a sustainable way, where the wood is harvested without harming the tree. Rather than cutting down the tree, the cork can be harvested upwards of 20 times throughout the tree’s life.
We hope that this may have given you the inspiration to pursue that dream home of yours, and if you have any question about any sort of shaped homes, we’re here to guide you and make your dreams come true.
Post & Beam
Are you a person who would love exposed, heavy timber logs for your lakefront or mountain retreat? Then post and beam house plans may just be what you are looking for. It’s a great rustic option, when you simply aren’t a fan of all that more v have to offer.
It’s not just wooden logs that are used for this type of home but can also be milled square timbers. In its essence, post & beam just refers to the user of just that, posts and beams made in majestic wooden creations. It takes a special level of workmanship to create these beautiful master pieces. They will often have big beautiful windows that let in lots of natural light into the living room, often with chimneys, too. With their rustic appeal, there’s also often large amounts of stone incorporated into their designs.
The joinery is what sets them apart from normal timber frame homes. They come in various sizes, including many options smaller than 1,400 sq ft, and other options being bigger than 3,000 sq ft. We also have plans ideal as a cabin, pool house, guest house, a chalet, a coastal house, or a multi-family carriage house.
Single-story, 4 bedroom
While there are different options, there are some that have more common features that people are looking for, and for this specific style, the single-story and 4 bedroom option is the most common one when it comes the often very modern look that many people aspire to have when they choose to get something with the H-shape.
The great thing about keeping it single-story instead of adding additional stories is that you are able to get a contemporary feel to the home, while having those very tall ceilings. which can be hard to get if you are making the whole home 2-storied. While it may be possible to make certain parts of the home 2 stories tall, it typically won’t fare very well with the common desire to have the bedrooms in each of the different arms of the house.
The possibility to have both a grand courtyard as well as a pool
While U-shaped homes may be great, they don’t command some of the same possibilities that come with an H-shaped option, like having both a courtyard and a pool at the same time. Or, that is to say, it isn’t possible to have the house wrap around both features simultaneously, and having that great pool in the middle is just something that we often find our users longing for when they come to our website.
Modern, Ranch or farmhouse inspiration?
Although the uniqueness of the home in large comes from the finishes you end up going with, the house structure still provides the overarching foundation that you are working with, and whether you’re in Ireland, Australia or the United States, we have different types of H-style homes that fit your desires. Some people may desire a more modern option, whereas others want either a ranch or a farmhouse. If you always wanted a gable roof but you don’t find that any of the house plans available here offer exactly that, our architects will also be happy to help you make the necessary adjustments, simply contact us to hear what is possible.
We’ll be happy to help you find just the plans that work for the dream you are trying to build.
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