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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

Abbott
3 2.0 1448 sqft
Abernathy
4 2.0 2052 sqft
Albany
6 2 2160 sqft
The Albany is a fabulous double-dwelling option! Each dwelling includes a cozy lounge, a combined kitchen/dining area, a main laundry...
Alpine
2 1.0 1210 sqft
This home is very light and airy feeling with its trapezoid windows. The deck (on site by others) is right...
Archer
5 3.5 3454 sqft
Arkansas
3.0 2.0 1512 sqft
Though this plan appears small from the curb, it’s larger than meets the eye! The dining area has its own...
Ashby
3 2.0 1365 sqft
Bighorn
2 2 1288 sqft
It’s the little details that count. A few features to point out in this plan are the corner pantry in...
Blackburn
2 2 1680 sqft
This plan offers something different with the lovely sunroom. The open living area provides a feeling of freedom, while the...
Bristol
2 1.0 990 sqft
The decorative dormers and graceful columns gives this plan a formal exterior, however the inside is very simple and cozy....
Brookings I
3 2.0 1890 sqft
Brookings II
2 2.0 1380 sqft
Burlington II
4 3.5 2344 sqft
Colorado
3.0 2.0 1568 sqft
The Colorado has great curb appeal with an accent bump out and an inset entryway. Step through the front door...
Columbia
3.0 2.5 2280 sqft
A spacious foyer greets you in the Columbia plan. Open entertainment flow is promised, with the full main floor utilized...