The notion of building your Marin County dream house has become more interesting thanks to a website that delivers traditional home design in a high tech way. While purchasing stock house plans is an idea that has been around for a long time, and thousands of plans are available on the Internet, a local business operating out of Novato intrigues me.
Houseplans.com offers blueprints representing just about every architectural style, but what is really exciting are the modern home plans being offered for sale. These sleek new designs are in the spirit of mid-century modern homes by architects and builders such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and William Wurster. The updated layouts offered on Houseplans.com incorporate mid-century design with contemporary functionality, well-designed storage, and provide a wonderful opportunity to build a mid-century home with modern flair and convenience.
Long-time Senior Home Editor of Sunset magazine and author of the new book Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House, Daniel Gregory is the new Editor-in-Chief of Houseplans.com. This is good news for mid-century modern aficionados. With his appreciation of the western ranch style aesthetic we can look forward to seeing more mid-century modern design available on Houseplans.com. I think this just might be a website to keep an eye on if you are thinking about building a home in Marin. Purchasing stock plans is certainly less expensive than hiring an architect, and plans can be chosen to suit specific lot requirements or modified to accommodate your specifications.
Regardless of whether you are “just looking” or are in full house-hunting mode, give Houseplans.com a look. When the time comes, whether you decide to purchase a piece of property in Marin and build a home from purchased blueprints, a stylish Marin prefab, or a custom home – or if you are looking for an already built, move-in ready home, contact me at Marin Modern and I’ll be happy to help you with your Marin County real estate needs.