For more than 30 years, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has provided timeless and unique home plans that have revolutionized the pre-drawn house plan industry. These amenity-filled designs, reflecting a range of styles, include open layouts, close attention to detail, and undeniable curb appeal. The plans are available in a wide variety of square footages, but no matter the size, comfortable living is always a priority. Across the nation and in 18 different countries, families have found that Gardner plans fit their lives and budgets.
One of our most popular designers, Frank Betz Associates has been creating warm and appealing home plans since 1976. Historically inspired style meets open and comfortable interiors, making these homes as functional as they are beautiful. Betz homes are known for their country and cottage exteriors, as well as New American designs. Delight in French shutters, large windows, and inviting porches. Inside, special amenities abound, including lavish master suites decked out with decorative ceilings and sitting rooms, fireplace-warmed family rooms, and vaulted ceilings. Whether you're building a luxury masterpiece or a cozy country cottage, Frank Betz Associates has over 900 inviting and builder-friendly designs to choose from. Included among the many design awards that Frank Betz Associates has received are multiple times winning BUILDER Magazine's prestigious Best-Selling Designer award, as well as the Designer of the Year Award from Hanley Wood.
Our Plans are designed for energy efficiency. The idea is to broaden access to green design. Houseplans.com is excited to welcome the Green Living collection of innovative plans by FreeGreen founders David Wax and Ben Uyeda. These designs range from Contemporary to Country and Farmhouse styles. All incorporate green building materials and techniques. David and Ben are experts in the field of green design and also co-founded ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. They got their start leading Cornell University's 2005 Solar Decathlon team, which won the second place award. The competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, challenges universities from across the US and beyond to research, design and build an 111 square-foot off-grid solar home. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University and is an IT consultant for the securities and capital markets. He says: "FreeGreen was able to integrate architecture and engineering software for custom home design, which meant that we could produce green design fast." Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell, where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design, and lectures on sustainable design at Northeastern University. His new venture is Home Made Modern: "smart, affordable DIY design ideas for cool people who like modern home furnishings." You can follow Ben's diverse design interests on Pinterest.
Discover the unmistakable beauty and drama of a Dan Sater home. From Mediterranean villas to European estates and relaxing coastal getaways, these designs perfectly embody laid-back luxury. You'll also find flowing open interiors that seamlessly lead to expansive outdoor living areas. Possessing over 35 years of experience, Dan Sater II is a Certified Professional Building Designer, Certified Green Professional, Professional Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture, past president of the American Institute of Building Design and member of its prestigious College of Fellows. Dan’s tireless dedication to craft homes that reflect his unique sense of casual elegance has earned international acclaim, garnering him design commissions in forty-two states and over eighteen countries to date. Sater designs have earned over 500 regional and national design awards.
With a plethora of national design awards under its belt, Visbeen Architects has proven its dedication to architectural excellence. Led by Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the firm has been one of the state's top such companies for more than 15 years. In addition to designing and developing master-planned communities and more than 500 custom residences, Visbeen Architects provides interior design services and pre-drawn plans. Designs draw inspiration from historical styles, including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor, but add modern convenience with open layouts, convenient kitchens, and family friendly floor plans. Among the many distinctions that Visbeen Architects has received are numerous awards from the American Institute of Building Design and many Best in American Living awards from NAHB.