Unlike traditional styles, the Contemporary style is not tied to historical construction methods and materials. As such it offers a variety of design options allowing each home to be unique. Most designs feature an abundance of glass, sleek finishes, open floor plans and often a minimalistic approach to furnishings and art. Finishes can include stucco, wood, stone and metal with the option to include more wood to warm it up or more stone and metal to look more modern and engineered. Roofs can be flat with generous overhangs or simply a cube type shape. They can also be sloped in one direction or conventionally sloped with a low pitch and thick fascia. The possibilities are endless.
Contemporary home plans feature large windows, a combination of stone, stucco, metal and wood finishes, and flat or low sloped roofs. These homes plans replace conventional trims with canopies and well detailed reveals between finishes. Windows and finishes are asymmetrically designed on contemporary home plans while still providing an overall balance. Walls are strategically placed to create definition and interest to the exterior design with overlapping wall planes and cantilevering structure. A well designed contemporary house plan can compliment any neighborhood with a fresh, clean and unique look.