The following information allows you to choose a floor plan from our standard plans (keep in mind, these floor plans have the potential to be customized, if you so desire). After choosing a standard plan, you will begin the process of making specific selections for your home. Choices range from 8 or 9 foot ceilings to the color and type of cabinets you prefer. After working through the choices you have, you can print your list off as your own reference, or take the list to a licensed builder that works with General Housing Corporation (we’re happy to refer a builder through our “contact us” page). Your licensed builder can answer any questions you might have and provide an estimate of costs. Please realize that we want to build the house of your dreams, so if you have a particular item you want in your home and do not see it in the selections, just let your builder know what you would like. It’s likely we can accommodate your request.
Ranch homes conveniently provide all the living space on one floor. These are obviously popular floor plans for those that do not want to contend with stairs. Aside from ease of access to cleaning gutters, roofs and outside walls, ranch homes also offer no noise from stairs and second story traffic.
There is a wide variety of floor plans ranging from split living areas to great rooms with lofts. Ranches can be enhanced with porches and various roof configurations (various pitches and styles) to provide interesting roof lines, as well as options for different ceiling heights. Ranches provide a wide variety of size options ranging from very small to quite large.
We offer several variations of 1-1/2 story homes (often referred to as cape cods), all of which have 12/12 pitch roofs. They differ from a 2-story home in that the upstairs living area typically has a smaller foot print than the main floor due to the pitch of the roof that extends down to the first floor.
One of the advantages of a 1-1/2 story home is more living space is provided in relationship to the footprint of the foundation and roof area. Making your home unique to your taste can be obtained through numerous options including various dormer choices and porch options. Interiors can be dramatic with high vaults and large window collections. This is a popular style of home if your land is located on water or has a view.
Two story homes often require less foundation, roof, plumbing and wiring, and therefore tend to be the least expensive costs per square foot. They can be ideal for smaller lots, as they get the most living space out of the least amount of roof and foundation.
A two story offers more separation between rooms, and is a great option for those who desire their own living space or getaway. Our floor plans offer a wide variety of layouts, with the possibility of making the customization’s you may require. Two stories are worth a look if you have a larger family, and require more rooms.