Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Modern Home Plans
Whatever your reason, you should be able to find plans that suit you. You may also be able to find a home on the market that suits your needs, but if you're looking to build, you'll want to share your priorities with your builder. In order to get just the house you want, you may look at the stock house plans, or you may choose to have a home custom built. Even if you choose a stock plan, you may be able to make some alterations to it to perfectly suit you. Read more about small home plans
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Stock Home Plans
Stock plans may offer you the option of making some changes to them, so you might want to keep that possibility in mind. Remember to keep in mind that if changes to the stock plans are possible, most likely there are additional charges included in making the changes. If you know the kinds of things you want in your house, and would like it to be built specifically for you, stock home plans may be for you. If you want a more personalized home, but aren't particular about every detail, this might be the choice for you. Talk with your builder to see if stock home plans or a custom house plan are the best fit for you. Read more about custom home plans
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Custom House Plans
Monday, February 1, 2010
One Story Home Plans
Just as with any style of home, there are pluses and minuses to one story home plans. You need to determine which pluses and minuses apply to your lifestyle, and what your priorities are, in order to choose the best style home for you.
You need to decide if you'd prefer to have more of your yard available to you to use outdoors, or if you want or need the layout to be a single story. You need to balance what you're looking for outside your home with what you're looking for inside your home, and decide on your home's features and details based on those factors.
Once you've decided on which things are important to you regarding your house, choosing your house design should become an easier decision to make. Once you make these decisions, you can look forward to enjoying your home at the end of the process. Read more on one story home plans
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Large Home Plans
Large homes can offer owners plenty of space to entertain and relax. With your large home, you'll no longer have to worry about cramming everyone in your smallish living room when you host your big annual party, or host a regular bridge club. Instead, you'll be able to host that family reunion, or invite people over for drinks, and know that there's plenty of room to mingle and enjoy each other's company. Read more on large home plans
Two Story Home Plans
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Mansion House Plans
luxury House Plans
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
— Le Corbusier
It starts with the land. The site. The space.
Earth. Grass and trees. Wind. Sky. Air, light and water. A concrete slab in the ground. Empty space.
Then there is energy. Walls, and then windows, and doors. They capture the air. They focus the light. They harness the energy, channel it. They frame the space.
Gradually, they assemble, piece by piece, connecting, growing. It is evolutionary. It is organic.
A living thing.
It starts with the house. A single-family house. A two-story. Or a one-story. Or maybe a townhouse. A mid-rise. A condominium. A loft. Urban, suburban or rural.
A patio? A garden? A greenhouse. A green. house. A beach house. A swimming pool! A fountain in the middle of a lake, arching to the sky.
Then there is the style: Old World. Mediterranean. Tuscan. Country French. Spanish. English. Spanish Colonial. A Hacienda. French Colonial. Traditional, or modern.
Brick. Wood. Stone. Elements, materials and details. Steps and stairs. Gables and eaves. Turrets. Maybe towers. The fireplace.
It is all connected. There is a method to the madness: A constant repetition of a single, simple formula: replication. Consistency of proportion. Symmetry. Unity. Purity. It is aesthetic.
A living work of art.
It starts with the person. A living human being. More than one, or several. A family.
Celebrations. Laughter. Guests. Community. Some call it the living room. Or the family room. Or just, the “big room.” From where they sit, they can see the fountain in the middle of the lake. It surges. With it, they raise their glasses to the sky.
Graduations. Marriage. Births, and deaths. Coming and going. Small becomes big. And the old becomes new. A new energy.
And a house becomes a home.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Inner City Home Plan D5096
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
building on inner city lots
Monday, March 9, 2009
Mediterranean Home Plans
With their unique look Mediterranean Homes Elicit images from countries like Italy, Morocco and Spain. Built primarily in warmer climates, Mediterranean house plans are seen frequently in states such as Californian, Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Whether it is a one or multiple story plans a Mediterranean house has many unique characteristics.
Mediterranean Home Plans Offers a Distinct Look
The exterior of a Mediterranean home plan can normally be identified by the stucco or brick walls that are usually a cream color that sets off the home’s roof. A Mediterranean home’s roof will generally have a tiled roof made out red clay or synthetic tiles. Roof tiles are used because they tend not to absorb heat and help reflect sunlight helping to keep the home cool. Arched doorways and windows opening into courtyards are also commonly found in Mediterranean style home. You will usually find balconies on the second floor overlooking courtyards Mediterranean floor plans are usually designed to make the house into an L or U-shape. This initially allows for a centrally located courtyard that can be easily accessed from multiple rooms. You can usually find an open floor plan on the inside of Mediterranean designed house. So if you are looking for a home with a very distinct look of Mediterranean home plans may be the way to go
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Two story home plans
Preston wood and associates have designed all types of two story home plans that can be enjoyed by families of every size. Whether you are building a mansion home plan in the suburbs or a small home plan in the inner city we have the experience it takes to design your ideal home. We also have a large selection of stock two story home plans to choose from ranging from luxury home plans to narrow three story houses. Our designers can also take your ideas and customize one our stock home plans to meet your needs
You can always build up instead of out on smaller plots of land
Building a two story house is a more efficient use of space so why let a small plot of land deter you from building your dream home. Preston Wood & Associates can work with you to find the perfect plan for a narrow or small lot.
Adding a second floor can save you money
If you want to increase the square footage of your home plan adding a second floor is less expensive alternative than expanding the first floor. Two story homes create smaller footprints therefore requiring less site prep. The big savings though come from having smaller foundations and roof plans this really helps cut back on building materials
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Luxury Home Plans
Whether it is a custom home plan or one our luxury stock mansion plans, Preston Wood and Associates has the knowledge and experience to make your dream of owning a luxury home a reality. We are experts in taking your ideas and incorporating them into the custom design or finding the perfect home plan from our large collection of stock house plans.
We can work within a variety of budgets
We understand that in our current economy every dollar counts. That is why we offer several different options when buying your luxury home plan. The first option is to a pick plan from our catalog of stock luxury home plans. The second is to have one of our stock plans customized to meet your needs. Finally have a conversation with one of our designers and let us custom design your home.
We encourage our customers to collaborate with the designers in order to incorporate their personality and style into the design of their luxury floor plan.
We can work with any style of plan
Luxury house plans come in a variety architectural styles. Our designers are adept at creating floor plans that match the architectural style that you prefer. We also have the capability of adding any type of feature you would like such as guest suites, media rooms, wine vaults, elevators, and even a panic room if you desire.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Garden Home Plans
The charm and ambience of our garden home plans is a result of the less-is-more approach we take to square footage.
English author Edmund Burke once wrote that our concepts of beauty are rooted in our appreciation of the diminutive. We appear to find comfort in things that do not overwhelm our senses, and simple designs that bring to us sense of balance and proportion. Jack Preston Wood garden home plans have a bit of Burke’s idealism sketched into their blue prints. None of them are so grand as to overwhelm you with the feeling of too much space, and none of them provide excessive open space where guests may invite themselves unannounced.
Our garden home plans feature designs ranging from 898 sq. feet to 1500 sq. feet.
Young couples like these smaller homes because they are ideal for entertaining best friends, next door neighbors, and occasionally visiting parents. They find that the smaller “cottage effect” politely discourages well-intentioned—but less settled friends—from planning parties in their garden home. Senior couples love quiet aloofness such a home creates for them, and the innate sense of retirement such a setting brings.
Our larger garden homes feature floor plans of 1500 sq. feet to 2,079 sq. feet.
Couples who have two or three children will easily find enough room to live and to grow in these larger garden homes. Designed with small families in mind, these homes often feature a downstairs master suite for the parents and multiple upstairs bedrooms for children or relatives. Our largest garden home plan even features an upstairs loft, where you can plant a roof garden, grow herbs, or gaze down on the flowers and foliage growing just below around the Porte Cochere entrance to your garage.
Garden Home Plans divide public living space from private living space so every member of the family has their own special place to retreat and relax.
Our garden home plans place the kitchen and dining areas near to the ground-floor garage, so quiet dining is never more than a few steps away from the car after a long day’s work. The living room is right next to the kitchen, so that after dinner you can set the dishwasher and relax for the evening with a book or your favorite movie.
Beach House Plans
You can expect a fantastic view of the water and the full comforts of home when you invest in one of our beach house plans. Our homes are designed with full accommodation, amenity, and functionality in mind, and they offer the best in location and entertainment for children and guests.
Each beach house plan features a three story design.
The garage is on the first floor of every home. Drive through a stately Porte Cochere into a spacious two car space just right for the modern family. Enjoy the additional benefit of an adjacent room that can be used as a downstairs apartment, bedroom, or personal office. Many homeowners also use this room as a hobby room where they work with power tools on special projects, woodworking, or personal artwork.
The first story of every beach house is planned around lifestyle, activity, and entertainment.
The kitchen, breakfast, and dining room provide the central hub for dining and entertainment. Food preparation areas are close by where the family gathers to eat or hosts special guests. Because our beach house plans are intended designed to accommodate entertainment and enjoyment on all levels, we design a family room on one side of the kitchen and dining areas and a living room on the other. Both rooms have balconies that offer views of the sea. This allows you to entertain family members in one space and neighbors and friends in another.
As public and family space defines the second story of the beach house, time alone for couples and children define the second story.
Master suites and guest bedrooms are located on the second story, and utility rooms and bathrooms are also located conveniently here so no one has to go downstairs to get ready in the morning, or take care of laundry on the weekends. Every beach house plan also includes at the very least an upstairs balcony for a view of the ocean, and one plan even offers a roof top deck for panoramic, 360-view of the surroundings.
Get the best of both worlds with our beach house plans.
It is no longer necessary to choose between a nice home and a nice location. Gone are the days when a beach house was just a getaway haunt for weekend trips. Today’s beach home is a permanent living space in the best of locales, meant to be a true home in every since of the term. Call us today, and find a combination of style, harmony, and personal accommodation when you look at a beach house plan designed by our team.