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The New American Home 2018

It’s no secret that homeowners looking to build a new home have a few things at the top of their wish list: an open concept, outdoor living, and stunning Contemporary/Tuscan curb appeal.   The New American Home 2018 by Legacy Custom Built Homes offers all of this and more with 6,600 square feet of living space.

Whether you’re in the market to build a home with such abundant square footage, or prefer a more cozy design Archival Designs offers a large portfolio of house floor plans for your lifestyle.  Our designs capture this trending style by incorporating open floor plans with stunning views to your favorite outdoor areas.

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Spring Housing Market Demand for Affordable Homes is Overheating

Affordable Homes

The demand for low-priced and affordable homes is the strongest since the recession. The 2017 the  housing market demand for small homes for first time and empty-nesters home buyers is hot.  According to Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for Trulia, “Housing affordability is the key to helping move inventory, but all signs are showing that homes this spring will be much less affordable than last year”.

Affordable Homes | Small House Plan | Ranch Floor Plans

The national sales of pre-designed affordable homes have grown to the highest level ever.  Entry-level homes are scarce and buyers are finding building a home comes with great benefits.  Small cottage home plans have proven to be popular among millennials.   Empty-nester house plans and craftsman house plans are some of the favorite styles among the remainder of the demographics.

Affordable Homes | Entry-level House | Archival Designs
Harthaven House Plan | Entry-level House | Archival Designs

Another change in pre-designed housing sales is the demand for one-story homes.  These ranch floor plans are one level for the 55+ age group that want to age in place.  These one-story home plans give the retired baby boomers the best of all worlds.

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Narrow 41-foot wide home plan boasts a 14×20 family room.

As you prepare to build your new home, call your local branch of the National Association of Home Builders to find a builder in your area.  Potential buyers can negotiate the best building price from a quality group of professional builders.

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The Da Diva House Plan: From Paper to Reality

Are you ready to embark on the journey to build your dream home? In 2015, our client located in the Southeastern United States jumped in  head first and made his dream home a reality: the Da Diva House Plan.

The Da Diva House Plan

There are many things that make the Da Diva House by Archival Designs truly special.  Most noteworthy is it’s welcoming curb-appeal paired with its thoughtful use of space.  The Da Diva house plan is perfect for both growing families, and empty-nesters looking to downsize.

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Take a look at the stunning completed Da Diva house by Archival Designs  featuring a neutral brick exterior and warm trim details.
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Da Diva House by Archival Designs – Artist 3D Rendering

The Da Diva house by Archival Designs features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,400 sq. ft. It’s one-story design is ideal for growing families or empty-nesters.

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Happy Holidays from Archival Designs!

During the Holiday season you may find yourself making family traditions the number one priority on your list. Making sure that everyone is taken care of and wishing that your family enjoys the time spent together is very important. Those hosting family members for the holiday season have one more item on their wish list, and that is space. AAA forecasts that 91.9million Americans will be traveling this holiday season! Now considering that the hotel industry does get a chunk of that business, most people are traveling to be with their families.  Finding accommodation for host and guest can seem to be nowhere in sight.  But utilizing spaces that where specified for one thing could be a perfect solution! Here are some of our favorite examples!

Lily Rose House Plan– This house plan has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all within 3,330 sq. ft.  Even though this home seems big enough to accommodate everyone, it offers a play room area and a separated office area that can be doubled as a room just for the holidays!

Lily Rose House Plan- 3,330 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Also featuring a 2nd Master bedroom on the 2nd floor!
Lily Rose House Plan- 3,330 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Also featuring a 2nd Master bedroom on the 2nd floor!


Lady Rose House Plan– This house plan has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms! The Lady Rose also has a basement area that will be able entertain more family members

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The Lady Rose House Plan- 3,331 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.


The Pepperwood House Plan– This house plan has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The Pepperwood also has an In-Law Suite. This will allow you to host family members but, they will be able to have their privacy!

The Pepperwood is 2,878 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms
The Pepperwood is 2,878 with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms


We hope our suggestions will make you holiday season go smoothly! If you want more information about these or other house plans visit Archival Designs today!