Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
The editors of The House Designers present the 10 best-selling house plans of 2012 from a collection of over 6,000 home designs from America’s leading architects and designers. These popular home designs share many similarities, including size, energy-efficiency and open and flexible living spaces. Of the top 10 home plans, 9 were less than 2,500 sq. ft. When it came to architectural style, all of these homes were craftsman, cottage and ranch house plans with a preference for attached garages, basement foundations and bonus spaces. Each plan features an outdoor living space in its design from lanais to barbeque patios to in-ground pools. Nine were one-story homes – a trend that is expected to continue as Baby Boomers age and new homeowners look for floor plans to age in place.
“We found that these 10 house plans are representative of the new home design trends of 2012 which include outdoor living spaces, cost-effective designs, green design elements and building products, open floor plans and bonus spaces,” said Tammy Crosby, Chief Operating Officer of The House Designers. “Homeowners and builders are looking for smaller floor plans, but don’t want to sacrifice luxury amenities and aesthetics of homes with much larger footprints, which is why these house plans are so popular.”
Here is a list of the top 10 best-selling house plans of 2012 from The House Designers:
1 – For the third year in a row, the L’Attesa di Vita House Plan remains The House Designers' best-selling design. At 2,091 sq. ft. this versatile craftsman house plan features every amenity a homeowner could desire including a deluxe master suite, office, open kitchen and family room with a cozy breakfast nook and walk-in pantry. For outdoor living space there’s a lanai and barbeque porch with fireplace. It’s easy to extend your living space with a 349 sq. ft. bonus room above the two-car garage and optional basement floor plan with a spacious guest suite. View the floor plans and 25 images of this popular home design.
2 – Similar in design to the L’Attesa di Vita is the La Meilleure Vie House Plan with its gorgeous blend of stone and wood exterior. This home is 2,847 sq. ft. and features a three-car garage with a large 934 sq. ft. bonus room designed as a recreational space with a media, game and billiards room. Entertaining is made easy with a large family room and amenity-filled kitchen that opens to a covered lanai and barbeque porch. View this craftsman cottage house plan.
3 – The trend in ranch house plans with a craftsman, cottage styling continues with the third most popular home from The House Designers called the Montagna di Grazioso House Plan. This home was designed with great attention to detail to maximize its 2,106 square footage including a fabulous kitchen design for a small space featuring innovative storage solutions and plenty of workspace and seating. A walk-in pantry is essential for homeowners who like to stock up on supplies. View this craftsman house plan.
“You would think that these top three homes would be costly to build because of all the stone and wood, but the opposite is true thanks to companies like Fypon
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