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Many of the architectural features in homes were created out of necessity or for cost savings. During the 17th century, French architect Francois Mansart adapted attics to be living spaces because the King taxed homes by the number of floors, and the attic didn't count. He also added dormer windows to provide more natural light to the rooms. The unique dormer windows gave the house an unusual look that Parisians enjoyed. Many people appreciated the idea of using space in a home efficiently. Hence, the residential attic came to be known as the attic.

The advantages of a house with a loft


Attic layout uses roof and gable surfaces to form walls and ceilings. The attic increases the living space of the house by 50%. The useless volume of an attic in a single-story house becomes useful. As a result, the cost of building one square foot is reduced. In low places under the eaves, you can easily place low furniture: beds, dressers, or bedside tables. The layout of the attic in our drawings indicated the location of the furniture under the slope of the roof. You can build a one-story house, and when you need to warm the top, make a stair, build the walls, and the attic is ready. It is much cheaper than doing an extension to the house. You can add dormer windows to insert a simple window. Heat rises upward, so in the frame house, you cannot heat the attic. Do not make a ceiling in the attic, but rather carefully isolate the slopes of the roof so that the top does not heat up. Any leak in the roof immediately becomes noticeable. It would be best if you immediately repaired it; do not expect it when the mold appears. It is easy to build a frame house with an attic, as the roof is connected to the walls in a single structure.

Attic disadvantages

  • There are 30–60 square feet on each floor under the staircase.
  • In a one-story house, do not set the stairs. The volume of rooms in the attic is less than a two-story house.
  • More insulation is spent on the slopes of the roof compared to a flat ceiling.
  • Errors in the insulation and waterproofing of the roof are more challenging to fix than in a house with a cold attic.
  • Building from aerated concrete blocks with an attic is more difficult. The design of the ridge beam support on the roofs is complicated in execution.

I have marked house designs with a camera symbol that present complete client house pictures. If your lot is limited, consider constructing a house with either an attic or two floors. The catalog contains more than 1000 house plans for attractive loft residences, including layouts and client photos.

Lovely home. Loft home plans are available in diverse styles.
Beautiful houses with a loft in the English, French Provence, and American country styles often feature a gable and hip roof in the French style. American house plans also include mansard, gable, and shed roofs.

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Modern House Plan With Shed Roofs And Three Bedrooms

house plans with client photos

TD-30324-1,5-3
1830sqf/170m2

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1,5

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3

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2

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With a loft over the kitchen and a sloping ceiling, this 1850 square foot, one-story house plan offers a great room with high ceilings. The space appears larger due to its open layout, large windows,…

Plan For A 3 Bedroom Farmhouse With Bonus Room Addition: BTZ-710434-2-3
BTZ-710434-2-3
2100sqf/195m2

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2

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3

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2

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You will have 2,107 square feet of heated living space and an additional 386 square feet of expansion space above the garage with this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath farmhouse house plan. The external design is…

3240 Square Foot Vaulted Interior Tudor Style House Plan DJ-623284-1,5-6

house plans with client photos

DJ-623284-1,5-6
3230sqf/301m2

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1,5

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3 4

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3

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The 2,240 square feet of heated living that this 2-story contemporary Tudor-style house plan offers includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and the option to add a finished lower level that adds two…

Modern Farmhouse With Three Bedrooms and a Bonus Room, 2419 Square Feet: Plan RK-14790-1,5-3

house plans with client photos

RK-14790-1,5-3
2410sqf/224m2

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1,5

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3

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3

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The heart of this home is the spacious great room, where a cosy fireplace takes centre stage, flanked by built-in shelving. Sliding doors provide easy access to the covered rear porch, creating an…

New American House Plan with Bonus Space and Four Bedrooms, 2272 Square Feet 14789rk

house plans with client photos

RK-14789-1,5-3
2270sqf/211m2

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1,5

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3

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3

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This 2,242 square foot New American house plan includes a 2-car alley access garage, a main floor master suite, two upstairs bedrooms, and a flex room that can be used as a fourth bedroom. The kitchen…

Vaulted second floor and barn-like two-story house plan with 1371 square feet DA-72398-1,5-2
DA-72398-1,5-2
1370sqf/127m2

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1,5

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2

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This 2-story house plan with a barn-like appearance has country charm thanks to its gabled front porch, windowed cupola, and pair of dormers. It is intended to be used as a vacation cabin and has a…

4 Bed English Cottage Plan With Brick Exterior And Vaulted Ceilings In The Living Room PH-50227-2-4

house plans with client photos

PH-50227-2-4
2950sqf/274m2

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2

Bedroom

4

Bath

2

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This 2950-square-foot, four-bedroom cottage home plan features two dormers and a brick façade, giving it both shape and utility. If you have an out-of-town guest, a flexible area off the foyer works…

Country Craftsman House Plan With Split Bedrooms and Loft: WDY-510249-1-3
WDY-510249-1-3
2690sqf/250m2

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1

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3

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2

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This stunning country Craftsman home plan features a front porch supported by a pair of columns set atop brick-clad bases, clapboard siding, and a standing seam metal roof. It offers 2696 square feet…

House Plan With Large Windows and Deck And Lower Level Expansion:  VR-680214-1,5-3
VR-680214-1,5-3
1760sqf/164m2

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1,5

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3 4

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2 3

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This two-story mountain home plan features a wrap-around porch to take in the available views, and a timber-frame truss that gives character to the front porch. The two-story great room with floor to…

Attractive English Cottage Plan With 3 Bedroom And Detached 2 Car Garage. TF-25408-1.5-3
TF-25408-1.5-3
2580sqf/240m2

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1,5

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3

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3

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This lovely three-bedroom home plan features two high gables, a neat front porch, and an ornamental shed dormer above. With a width of only 42'4", it is ideal for a little lot. The C-shaped kitchen…

Carriage house plan in the European style with a 650 square foot studio GE-25781-2-1
GE-25781-2-1
650sqf/60m2

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1,5

Bedroom

1

Bath

1

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This Craftsman-style façade is included on this stone-clad European carriage house layout, which also features a dramatic, steep roofline. This layout is ideal for a home office, in-law apartment, or…

3 Bedroom Craftsman House Plan With Master and Office on the 1st Floor RK-14698-1,5-3

house plans with client photos

RK-14698-1,5-3
2450sqf/228m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

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2

This 3-bedroom home plan has a charming front porch and craftsman-style exterior features that help draw the eye inside. Select between a front or side entry, 2- or 3-car garage. From the garage, a…


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