A Guide to Duplex House Plans


The duplex house is a type of home that often gets overlooked in favor of single-family dwellings. But duplexes are just as — if not more — efficient than single-family houses, and they can offer a host of other benefits that single-family homes simply cannot.

Those who do consider duplexes typically want to purchase an existing duplex. It’s less common for people to want to build themselves a duplex using prefabricated house plans. The latter option affords you far more variety and creativity in everything from the architectural style to the interior layout, giving you full control so you can ensure you’re getting the home of your dreams.

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A Guide to A-Frame House Plans

A Guide to A-Frame House Plans

A-frame houses are some of the oldest and most iconic architectural styles. They’re found across the world and continue to pop up to this day. 

These long-lasting, sturdy buildings initially started out primarily as vacation homes, but you can now find A-frame characteristics in many different houses. Some stay true to the original format while others use the sturdy A-shape of this design to provide support without sacrificing aesthetics.

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4 Bedroom Craftsman Ranch Style Home Plan With 2708 Square Feet of Living Space

Craftsman Ranch Style Home Plan 41318 | Total Living Area: 2708 SQ FT | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Garage Bays: 3 | Dimensions: 78′ Wide x 67’6 Deep

A Ranch Style home blended with craftsman accents makes the exterior charming and inviting. We love the cedar shingles in the eaves paired with blue siding and stone.

Through the front door is a vaulted entry. The ceiling slopes up towards the great room, giving a grand feel to the entrance.

The dining room is well defined yet open, separated from the great room by a stylish wet bar that will impress any guest.

The great room is spacious with a bay of windows to let in natural light, and a cozy fireplace is nestled in the corner for the chilly winters.

The kitchen is large and functional, with a peninsula providing ample workspace and a corner walk-in pantry for storage. The peninsula separates the kitchen from a nook for a breakfast table or informal dining.

Down the hall from the kitchen and dining room is a functional utility room with a lot of counter space and a utility sink.

Down the hall a little more is the owners’ suite which is privately located from the rest of the house. The owners’ suite has its own access to the covered patio and a luxurious bath. A soaking tub sits in the corner under a window for a relaxing retreat. There is also a sizeable shower, dual vanity, private toilet, and an immense walk-in closet.

The opposite side of the house has two additional bedrooms, and just off the entry is a fourth bedroom which could function as an office as well.

The plan also has a three car garage with extra space for storage.

Click here to see the plan specifications and pricing for this handsome Craftsman Ranch Style Home Plan at COOL House Plans.