House Design Styles

American Style

The new American house plan embraces the idea of uninterrupted flow and expansive style.
A reflection of American affluence and desire for elbow room, the New American-style home is big, inside and out. The New American house plan is all about uninterrupted flow: from kitchen to dining area to family room; from family room to deck; from master bedroom suite with walk-in closets to luxurious master baths with double sinks, separate shower and tub. It's a style as expansive and exuberant as the country in which it was created.

Architectural Features:
- Oversized windows let light stream into interior space
- Second-story interiors that often are open to below
- Massive two-story asymmetrical facades (often of brick or stucco)
- A roof made visually complex by contrasting peaks and heights