House plan design styles refers to the design categories that have been used historically to describe the aesthetics of a structure. This is what is meant when a home is described as a Craftsman or Modern house. While some of the terms we use do specially refer to the style elements of a home. Others are more reflective of the use or location of a home. Such as a Coastal, Mountain, or Vacation home plans.
Still other home plan design styles are based more on the attributes of the structure and less so on the aesthetics. Examples of these would be One-Story, Courtyard, Drive-Under, and even Luxury home designs. We include these home plans style collections as an aid to our visitors and not as strict architectural definitions.
If you are more interested in a home plan's features that the style. You can search our House Plan Feature Collections. This house plan search tool allows you to see collections of home plans based on specific features. Things like outdoor kitchens, great rooms, or exercise rooms.