Every home, of course, has views of its surroundings, but not every home enjoys breathtaking landscapes or seascapes. Some do, however, and for those fortunate few, this collection of homes with Great Views will be appreciated. Each home’s smart design is coupled with an abundance of large windows or sprawling exterior decks to optimize the spectacular views, whether lakeside, mountainside, or on the beach.Plan 40816
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If you have a property in a location with plenty of views, you likely want to build a house that can accommodate the natural beauty. Any of these panoramic view house plans could be vacation homes or a place where you live all year long. At Family Home Plans, we’ve designed hundreds of home plans with a view. Use this guide to explore our inventory of view lot house plans to help you get started.
Front view house plans are the symbol of luxurious beauty. When designing your house, make sure it has the following characteristics.
To take advantage of the views around your property, design your home with large windows. Houses with big windows come in a variety of shapes that can complement your unique design aesthetic. The abundance of natural light will make your house with lots of windows look more spacious, and you’ll be able to enjoy the view from anywhere on your property. To give yourself privacy, you may want to position the house so the majority of the windows are at the back of the house.
The fluidity of an open floor plan allows you to establish clear sightlines for your space. Removing the walls separating each part of your living space provides a view of your backyard throughout the whole house. Highlight the scenery around your property with a great room as the focal point. You could use a great room with a vaulted ceiling to highlight the view around you.
Energy-efficient appliances can reduce your energy bills, but they also use fewer natural resources and produce fewer carbon emissions that could deplete the ozone layer. Make sure you design your home with eco-friendly materials, such as hardwood floors and natural stone exterior siding, to complement the aesthetic of your new property. You could also decorate your home with earthy tones in the mountains or coastal blues and sand tones by the beach.
A patio in your backyard can help enhance house plans with a view to the rear. Besides lawn furniture, you could also dress up your patio with functional decorations, such as a wet bar or an outdoor fire pit. You could also install sliding glass doors to provide easy access to the backyard.
For house plans with a view to the front, add a porch to your property. Get a couple of porch chairs and create a welcoming environment for your home. If you have a house with a panoramic view, you could also create a wraparound porch.
If your property is on a slope, you could maximize your space and create another safe exit and entrance point. A walkout basement provides an additional floor for entertainment. It can also serve as a place for out-of-town guests to spend a weekend. Our house plans for view lots can work with unevenly sloped properties so that your walkout basement has the proper footing.
The features you choose for your house with a view depends on where your property is. Each of these view lot homes would benefit from a wraparound porch or large picture windows for a panoramic view of the house.
For a slower pace of life, explore lake house plans with a rear view. Design your lake house with these features in mind:
Most houses by the water tend to be small cottages or bungalows, but you could also design them to be spacious seaside estates. Here are some of the characteristics of a beach house plan:
Houses in the mountains feature a breathtaking view of the expansive terrain and wildlife. Here are some of the characteristics of a home by the mountains:
A house in the country could give you the view of beautiful fields or decorative vineyards in your rural community. Include these elements in your country house layout:
Family Home Plans has an easy-to-use search engine that will help you find your dream home. Browse through modern house plans with large windows to find a house that can accommodate you and your family. Our search engine includes the following filters to help narrow down the thousands of options we have:
Here are some of our house plans with a view that we offer on our website.
This house with large windows measures 2,435 square feet over two stories. It features three bedrooms, two full baths, a half bath and a two-car garage. You would have plenty of outdoor living space with a wraparound porch off the kitchen and the dining room and a rear porch off the master bedroom and the living room.
The master suite is on the first floor, with the other two bedrooms on the other side of the house, and there’s an optional bonus room on the second floor. The living room with a 10-foot-high ceiling is in the center of the house, providing a prominent focal point.
This narrow house with big windows includes three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It measures 2,060 square feet over two floors, and it’s small enough to fit in a narrow lot or on a slope. The deck wraps around the entire house, from the left side off the kitchen to the back behind the two bedrooms, where it converts to a vaulted covered porch.
The master suite is on the upper level, with a gorgeous view that opens to the great room below the loft. With big windows, the home allows you to catch a glimpse of your scenic property from any part of the house. A vaulted great room with a ceiling that extends to the second level gives this house an air of elegance and beauty.
This modest house for a view is only 1,500 square feet, and it comes with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. While it’s a one-story house, it comes with a basement that you could finish to add another level to your living space. The front of the home features a vaulted porch, and the back has an open deck, a screened porch and a covered deck, each providing a different meeting place depending on the weather for the day.
The master suite has direct access to the screened porch, and the tub in the master bathroom overlooks the view from the front of the house, giving you a panoramic view of your property. To enhance the luxurious appearance of this one-story home, the great room, kitchen and breakfast nook feature vaulted ceilings.
If you have a property with a view and are still not sure what to get, here are some answers to the questions you may have.
Floor-to-ceiling windows are safe when properly installed and appropriately treated. These large windows contain sturdy glass panels that can be pre-treated to increase their resistance to weather and impact damage. Talk to your builder about safe frame material, a sturdy locking system, glazing for extra protection and safety rails on upper levels.
Builders install the following types of windows in residential homes:
The average lifespan of a window is between two and three decades, so you won’t need to replace them in your new construction house for a while. Follow these signs for when to change out the windows in your home:
At Family Home Plans, we offer a wide variety of custom-designed house plans for view lots. We’ll work with you to customize your home if you can’t find a floor plan that matches your exact specifications. Browse through our front or rear view house plans with our easy-to-use search engine. For more information about our house plans with a view, you can call us at 800-482-0464.