Influenced by Prairie design, these four house plans will turn heads with their hipped roofs and horizontal bands of windows. Stone-accented entryways add earthy appeal. 

Award-Winning Design (With New Photos)


Photo by James Bruce
Photo by James Bruce

This clean-lined but warm contemporary home displays excellent integration with the outdoors via a side-courtyard layout that maximizes the lot. Most rooms open to this outdoor living area, including the secluded guest suite and the luxurious master suite, well-outfitted with its own patio that features a hanging bed for lounging outside. Don’t miss the large kitchen island or the kid-friendly second floor with a media room and loft. The ingenious design nabbed awards in the Custom Luxury and Published Designs categories at the 2013 American Residential Design Awards. See more images, information, and the floor plans or watch a video of the designer talking about this plan.


Storage on Every Level


Photo by Bob Greenspan
Photo by Bob Greenspan

Storage and organization reign supreme in this Prairie-inspired home. In the finished walkout basement, a fourth bedroom and a variety of recreation spaces create a versatile haven for guests or an older child, and a large storage space opens to the backyard for convenient access to gardening tools. On the main level, it’s easy to stash groceries in the walk-in pantry on the way in from the garage to the island kitchen. An office with corner windows makes a cheerful spot to work from home. Every bedroom upstairs boasts a walk-in closet, with the master suite enjoying an especially large one connected to its deluxe bathroom (check out that shower), as well as a private deck and lots of windows. See more images, information, and the floor plan.