Tuscan-Style House Plans
The Italian region of Tuscany is a beautiful one, and it comes as no surprise that there are many homeowners in America that want to bring a little bit of that European charm back and build a home that can remind them of it, why our Tuscan-style house plans also get as much attention as they do. While other Mediterranean or Spanish homes have a draw to them, the Tuscan draw might just be the strongest of them all, why there are mansions around the country built using these designs.
They pride themselves on beautiful stone accents and stucco exteriors towering, often standing proud at 2 or 3-stories. Like U-shaped wonders, a beautiful courtyard is often the first thing that will greet you as you approach the home. Tall windows often let in massive amounts of natural sunlight that will make the home seem friendly and inviting, and the view of beautiful wood beams is a thing you may just end up getting used to waking up to.
Wouldn’t you want to be back in Florence, Siena or Pisa every day of the week, being able to perhaps drink a glass of fine Italy’s finest, and eating pizza like only they know how to make them. It is, however common that people misspell the word Tuscan and instead search for Tuscon in the search for these houses.
Lake & Lakefront Houses
For many people, the lake or lakefront house is where they go to relax. It’s that special home away from home that provides a level of tranquility that you won’t find in your, perhaps, bustling urban everyday life, and that is why you want it to be absolutely perfect, too.
Whether you’re looking to build a mansion with 6 or 7 bedrooms, or whether you’re looking to build a 1,400 square foot home instead, you have come to the right place. Some people even choose to build a tower house on the lake to provide some of the same views otherwise only found in two-story or 3-story homes.
What sounds better than spending the evening overlooking the lake with a cold glass of white wine?
One thing that the lake house plans all share is how they use the lake to their advantage – the places where you would likely be spending a lot of time, like the dining area, kitchen and bedrooms are strategically placed to take advantage of the amazing views. To be able to make them multi-functional, many of them will have beautiful outside porches that can be screened off and can trap more of the heat when the colder weather months come around.
Other features homeowners tend to like for their house on the lake includes easy bathroom access without having to cross the entire house, and preferably also the possibility to rinse off should you be one for a morning dive.
Our selection of house plans in the popular Tuscan styles include plans that have just a single-story, too. There are a lot of reasons why someone may choose these, as there’s definitely something great about having a house that takes up a lot of square footage on your ground.
However, it may also be that you’re in a situation where having a multiple-storey house just isn’t convenient, perhaps because you either do not like the massive amount of space a staircase will use, often in the middle of the home, but it could also be because you are either yourself getting to a certain age where stairs start becoming an inconvenience, or because you may be building this house for someone in that situation.
Whether you’re torn between either a single-storey home or a multiple-storey one, that are advantages to each option. It is often cheaper to build homes that are just one single floor, as opposed to several, and you can usually get the licenses required for a single-storey home in a shorter amount of time, because you won’t need the same testing to ensure that the foundation can handle the weight of several stories. Needless to say, you are therefore also likely able to be able to move into your dream home in a shorter period of time because of that. Expanding at ground level is cheaper than going up, but it is still better that you ensure that the plans you’re getting have all the necessary details rather than you ending up having to build on additions to the home in two or three years.
There is also a lot of the home maintenance that is easier with this style, which includes the fact that you may either be able to do the gutter cleaning yourself or have the neighbor do it, whereas such projects become increasingly difficult the taller the home is. But it’s not just gutter cleaning that is easier, it’s also plumbing and maintaining electrical systems. If anything needs to be replaced, doing so closer to the ground is advantageous.
Having a home without stairs will also be easier for people with disabilities and children, and you’ll minimize the risk of any accidents happen. Stairs are unfortunately a major safety concern contributing to a lot of the accidents that happen in the home. Being on the ground floor is also a major advantage if a fire happens to break out in the house with easier exit through one of the various exits, such as a window, which you won’t be able to go out on the 3rd floor.
Italian style homes are the true icon representing fine living with their exquisite designs, while still providing rustic elements. While single-storey homes may be right for some, it’s not right for all, especially if you have a slightly smaller lot but you still desire to have a lot of square footage built on it. This may be the time when you are more so inclined to build up than out.
These homes offer some benefits not offered by the single-storey options such as being more fuel efficient from having less exterior wall per square foot of living area.
They can also provide you with a lot of potential benefits when it comes to the views they allow you to have. If your house is not the only one on the block, many people choose to build something that will better allow them to take advantage of the views that your lot has to offer.
Especially if your house isn’t the only one around, many people choose this type of house for a very specific reason – privacy. While it may not be likely, individuals enjoy the feeling of added security of not having someone just be able to walk past the bedroom windows, why a lot of the bedrooms are usually placed on the upstairs floors.
Modern or not, it’s your choice
Although you may want the exterior of a Tuscany home, you may not necessarily be wanting the appliances that were in the homes when you were touring Europe, why we encourage you to choose the interior finishes that matches your desired taste, although keeping necessary elements of the style to ensure a coherent and continuous feel throughout the house. Just because you’re choosing to build this home does not mean you can’t add modern and contemporary elements to it and make it beautiful in just the way you desire.
Whether you’re seeing this page being situated in South Africa, Germany or the United States, there are various elements that people seem to look for that include double garages, a courtyard while still maintaining a certain level of simplicity and luxury. If an L-shaped home is what you desire, we encourage you to use the filter to have only those show up.
Our platform really gives you the flexibility to find the home that suits your individual needs.
The Tuscan-styled homes are truly wonders of architecture with their Italianate passion, why many people consider these house floor plans for their next building project.
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