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Chalet style house plans

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Chalet houses originated in Switzerland. People living in the Swiss Alps built small cottages for shepherds in the highlands. During summer, shepherds moved flocks of sheep from the valley to high-mountain meadows. Locals constructed houses with gable roofs and overhangs up to 1 meter wide to protect against the bright mountain sun. Since the roofs looked like shepherd's hats, which were called chalets, people named these houses chalet-style houses.

The Swiss constructed a foundation on the hillside using stones and built a house with wooden lumber. The house boasts a lower level of stone and an upper level of wood. On the ground floor, there was an outlet leading to the courtyard that covered the terrace. The first to utilize this style were the proprietors of small family hotels when Alpine vacations became popular in England and France. From the terrace, you can take in a breathtaking view of the mountains. Houses were built in mountainous and coastal regions to make the most of the breathtaking views.

Chalet-style cottages were later designed with expansive windows and no basement floors by architects. The main features of the chalet-style are pitched roofs, large windows, balconies, and a combination of stone and plaster or stone and planks for wall cladding.

In our catalog of chalet-style homes, you'll discover a range of options to suit your needs, from cozy cottages to spacious residences for year-round living or vacationing. Some even come with basement or patio access. In the past, locals constructed chalet-style establishments like shops and hotels to accommodate tourists. Large terraces and ground-floor living spaces are also available. We're confident that you'll be impressed by the thoughtful design and attractive aesthetics of our chalet-style home plans.


The hotel proprietors built viewing decks above the ground floor so that visitors could enjoy the mountain views. Tourists appreciate chalet-style homes for their simple and functional design.

Designers draft plans for chalet-style houses suitable for flat areas. They embellish the base with stone or plaster to give the impression of a ground floor. The base of the house is constructed of concrete, timber frame, or brick. The second story is fashioned to appear as a wooden floor. Both levels are constructed from identical materials. Houses that look alike are often called shawls, regardless of whether they were built on the seashore or not. The chalet-style project is simply a front design and not a particular technology. If you finish the walls of a dacha cottage with a gable roof, you can easily turn it into a chalet-style home.

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Plan JA-7908-2-3: 3 Bed House Plan For Slopping Lot
JA-7908-2-3
148m2

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1,5

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3

Bath

2

Cars

Plan JA-1878-2-3: 3 Bed House Plan
JA-1878-2-3
155m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

3

Bath

3

Cars

Plan HS-1316-2-3: 3 Bed House Plan For Narrow Lot
HS-1316-2-3
137m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

none

Plan DR-1483-2-3: 3 Bed House Plan With Rear Round Screened Porch
DR-1483-2-3
136m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

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none

House facade has wood siding and arched window. Steep pitched roof…

Plan KD-3869-2-3: 3 Bed House Plan For Narrow Lot
KD-3869-2-3
131m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

none

Plan AM-7167-1-3: One-story 3 Bed House Plan For Slopping Lot
AM-7167-1-3
130m2

Floor

1

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

Plan HS-1406-2-3: Two-story 3 Bed House Plan For Narrow Lot
HS-1406-2-3
125m2

Floor

2

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

none

Plan SS-2805-1-4: One-story 2 Bedroom House Plan
SS-2805-1-4
147m2

Floor

1

Bedroom

2

Bath

2

Cars

2

Plan JA-4196-2-4: Two-story 4 Bed House Plan
JA-4196-2-4
119m2

Floor

2

Bedroom

4

Bath

2

Cars

1

Plan HS-60992: Two-story 3 Bed House Plan With Walkout Basement

house plans with client photos

HS-60992
110m2

Floor

2

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

1

Plan SS-20362: One-story 3 Bed Modern House Plan For Narrow Lot

house plans with client photos

SS-20362
155m2

Floor

1

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

2

Plan JD-3238-1-2: One-story 2 Bedroom Country House Plan
JD-3238-1-2
116m2

Floor

1

Bedroom

2

Bath

2

Cars

2


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