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Contemporary home plans are designed around light and space. They have design elements that include asymmetrical shapes, flat or shed roofs, open and airy floor plans, often with large overhangs. Plans have clean, simple lines with lots of glass and minimal decorative features. Refined contemporary house designs offer rising ceilings and a simplicity of design that works well individuals and families.

Contemporary or Modern house plans are a complete shift from all traditional designs. Many of these floor plans echo designs from architects of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

Since the 1950’s, contemporary architecture has become a favorite for many architects. Architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Phillip Johnson, and Moshe Safdie have advanced modern home design.

Many styles of Contemporary home plans make use of industrial or modern building materials for both interior and exterior finishes. Glass, vinyl, and metal are used extensively throughout the home.

The concept of modernism is a central theme in contemporary home plans for 20th century modern architecture. For those that want to make a clean break from traditional designs of the past, Contemporary house plans are perfect for those that want to adopt true modern style.

Browse Popular Contemporary Home Plans

Afton Villa
4 3.0 2760 sqft
If you’re ready for a home with awesome style that raises the bar, consider the Afton Villa plan. It’s a...
Bainbridge
3 2.0 1840 sqft
Cross over into a life of comfort and class with the Bainbridge plan. You’ll gain an appreciation for its features...
Barclay
3 2.5 1315 sqft
Two words capture the Barclay design: just right. Its 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths are situated for maximum convenience and...
Abbington
3 2.0 1488 sqft
This home is great for the family just starting out or someone downsizing. It is charming on the outside and...
Apollo
3 2.5 2090 sqft
The Apollo is the perfect blend. Get the openness and view of a chalet home with the space and livability...
Addison
4 2.5 2901 sqft
This home is so picturesque that you will be proud to call it your home. Besides all the regular amenities...
Carlsbad
3 1.5 1056 sqft
Albany III
3 2.0 1780 sqft
In this home the living space is in the center of the home. The master bedroom is on one side...
Jamison
4 2.0 2396 sqft
If you’re looking for a home that’s second to none, you’ll want to explore the Jamison plan. For starters, take...
Bishop
3 2.0 1617 sqft
If you’ve been wishing you had space for a home office, consider the masterful Bishop plan. That’s just one of...
Ultima C21A
3 2.0 1272 sqft
Aspects of Ultima C21. This compact Cape Cod design packs a surprising level of amenities. The optional fireplace is visible...
Adam
3 2.5 2445 sqft
This classic two-story plan offers a variety of options. The enormous first floor great room can also be designed as...
Ranch Chalet
3 2.0 1568 sqft
Winchester
3 2.75 1973 sqft
No matter how you look at it, the Winchester provides a room with a view. Look out the living room...
Anchor Mill
4 3.5 2597 sqft
Stately columns and repeating gables create an interesting looking home. Guests are greeted by an open entry with a welcoming...