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Many architectural elements of the houses were invented either as a constructive necessity or for economic reasons. So in the XVII century, the French architect Francois Mansart began to use the attic under the high roof for living rooms since the King took taxes depending on the number of floors, and the attic was not a floor. Furthermore, he supplied the attic with dormer windows so that the rooms could be better lit. These dormer windows gave the appearance of the house an unusual look and were liked by the Parisians. In addition, the idea of ​​rational use of space at home relished many. Since then, the residential attic has been called 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 3–6 square meters 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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Craftsman 3 Bedroom Cottage Under 110 Square Meters: AM-69444-1,5-3
AM-69444-1,5-3
109m2

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1,5

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3

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2

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This 3-bedroom, 109-square-meter Craftsman home plan has a lot of curb appeal thanks to its deep bracketed eaves, fluted columns, and exposed rafter tails. In the foyer, a built-in bench seat is a…

Plan JWD-280134-2-3 European Craftsman House Plan With Fireplace on the Covered Porch
JWD-280134-2-3
250m2

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2

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3

Bath

2

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This European Craftsman home plan has a contemporary appearance, but the main floor is taken up by an open-concept living area. A walk-in pantry and mudroom that accesses the back door are located on…

Plan MK-70768-1,5-3 Storybook Home Plan With Single Garage And Ground Level Master Bedroom

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MK-70768-1,5-3
141m2

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1,5

Bedroom

3

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2

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1

This Fairytale home plan enhances the fairytale aspect, it offers dramatic roof lines and an arched front entry. Your personal items will be greeted by a coat closet when you enter, and the living…

Plan EL-93161-2-3 Lovely Home Design Under 200 Square Meters With Nearly Symmetrical Face
EL-93161-2-3
182m2

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2

Bedroom

3

Bath

3

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2

This attractive Transitional Country house plan's façade feature vertical siding, painted brick, and sweeping rooflines that frame the entrance and the shed dormer above. The only piece on the left…

Plan DR-22669-2-4   Storybook 230 Sq m Cottage with Fourth Bedroom in Daylight Basement

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DR-22669-2-4
232m2

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2

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4

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3

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This 230 square foot storybook cottage house plan gives you 4 beds, 3 baths and has a vaulted master bedroom on the second floor. A covered entry with arched ceiling opens to the foyer with an arched…

Plan EL-93195-2-4 4 Bedroom 230 Square Meter Tudor Cottage Plan Upstairs Flex Room
EL-93195-2-4
231m2

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2

Bedroom

4

Bath

3

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1

This Tudor cottage plan gives you 230 square meters of heated living with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths plus a 1-car front-facing garage. Boxed bay windows in the gable and a sweeping roofline above the…

Plan MS-85397-2-4:   Modern Farmhouse with Angled Garage Under 200 Square Meters and a Flex Fourth Bedroom
MS-85397-2-4
195m2

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2

Bedroom

4

Bath

2

Cars

2

This lovely 196 square meters modern farm house plan gives you 3 beds plus a flex fourth bedroom, 4 baths and a 2-car angled garage. Entering through the foyer, you’ll see first the ultra flexible…

Plan SH-88193-2-3:   3-Bed Country Home Plan with Upstairs Vaulted Master Suite
SH-88193-2-3
177m2

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2

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

2

The charming country exterior of this house plan conceals an elegant interior, starting with formal living and dining rooms, each with a bay window. Decorative columns help define an elegant dining…

Plan DB-42296-2-3-4:   4 Bedroom Craftsman With Cathedral Ceiling

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DB-42296-2-3-4
240m2

Floor

2

Bedroom

4

Bath

3

Cars

2

Stand in the foyer and enjoy views to the back of the home where the great room with cathedral ceiling awaits. A fireplace there is flanked by built-ins and the room opens to the eating area and…

3 bedroom brick house plan with detached garage

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TD-310822-2-3
246m2

Floor

2

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

2

A brick house plan with a beautiful façade and visible wood rafters inside the house will suit the eco-friendly home connoisseur.

Two-story brick house plan with 3 bedrooms

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TD-170822-1.5-3
218m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

3

Bath

2

Cars

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The brick floor plan has a good layout which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a great room.

6 bedroom two-story house plan for a large family

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TD-30822-1.5-6
183m2

Floor

1,5

Bedroom

5

Bath

3

Cars

Traditional country house plan with 6 bedrooms and beautiful design.


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