A favorite of architects in the 1960s and 1970s, simple, streamlined Shed roof house plans feature multiple half-gable roofs sloping in different directions, delighting the eye with an exciting multi-geometrical effect. The Shed roof style was popularized by a second home community on the Northern California coast called The Sea Ranch, especially in the structure known as Condominium 1, from 1965, designed by architects Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull, and Richard Whitaker. Dynamic, asymmetrical exteriors of Shed house plans are usually made up of shingle, board, or brick with low-key entrance ways that welcome visitors with warmth but a minimum of fanfare. Windows are irregular, varying from large expanses of glass for natural lighting and views to small, narrow, or high windows to protect privacy and preserve wall space for art display.
Related in style to Ranch house plans, Split Level house plans and other Contemporary and Modern house plans, spare but dramatic Shed home plans can be found from New England to the Pacific Northwest and most anywhere in between. Ideal in almost any neighborhood setting, these distinctive single- or multi-storied homes offer the opportunity to create an endless variety of room configurations to suit eclectic individuals or families looking for lots of room, an uncluttered environment, and unmistakable modern style.