About Original Home Plans
are 3 reasons to buy your plans from Original Home.
1. You can customize your designs
Some plan companies might charge
hundreds of dollars to make a single change to
With our patent pending on-line Design
Tool, you can make dozens of free modifications
to your design and order your plans immediately.
There is no software to download, and nothing to
buy except for your plans. Our Design Tool is unique
in the industry and saves you time and money
2. We offer a carefully selected
group of proven designs.
At Original Home, we offer
a carefully selected group of proven designs,
and we allow you to create the custom variation
you want . You can design a home that meets your
needs and satisfies your creativity. Millions
of unique designs are available to you at the
click of a mouse, and you are in control.
3. We design and draw all
of our own plans.
Many other plan sites are publishing
companies. They aren't designers, and they don't
produce the plans they sell.
We produce all of the plans on our
site. If you have a question about our plans or
how to build them; we can answer it. Our staff
has been in the residential design and construction
business for over 25 years, and they understand
houses. Our houses are straightforward to build
and make efficient use of materials. Our layouts
are spacious, open and flexible with all of the
best features requested by today's families.
At Original Home Plans, we are proud
of the quality of our home plans. All our drawings
are produced on our CAD system; they are accurate,
clear, and detailed.
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our customers are saying.
"I literally searched through
about 40,000 house plans on the internet and on
house plan CDs before finding Original Home. One
of their plans was the closest that I had seen
to the design I was seeking. Original Home was
very accommodating and helpful in making the customizations
I wanted. After about 30 requested changes and
3 iterations later, I had a set of drawings that
reflected my vision. I consider my final price
for their custom plans to be a bargain, given the
design and consultation time. My experience with
Original Home and their staff has been a positive
one." - Clarence H.
"I can't believe my brother designed
the house. I thought it was done by a professional
designer. Your plans were legible, clear, and easy
to use." - Bill S. (Bill is a professional
builder and works with his brother Chris. )
"I think your web site is among
the best I have seen. If you used in house talent
to develop this site, hold on to them. If you used
a contractor, it was worth it. But in either case
you have a great place to direct traffic." -Neal
"I have not encountered another
home plan site that had user interaction to the
extent that you had. I really enjoy using it." - Miriam
"I really enjoyed using
your site. I found it to be very easy to use.
It would be nice if you could have some other
designs available. It was the only place on the
Internet that had the custom design features
that I could find, and it was also one of the
only simple colonial designs that I could find.
Both unique features." - Bob
us what you think.
Original Home Plans
The partners who founded Original
Home, LLC in 2000 are experienced professionals
in the fields of architecture, real estate, and
construction. Our main office is located in Woodbridge
, Connecticut , just outside of New Haven . The
originalhome.com website opened in 2001 with a
total of 4 interactive designs, and we've been
developing new features and adding new designs
ever since. Today, we have customers in 30 different
states and over 12,000 people have registered to
use our Design Tool.
In 2006, the United States Patent
Office recognized the originality and utility of
our interactive home plan technology and awarded
us a patent for our PlanTool. However, we refuse to sit on our laurels, and we're always working to improve our plans and services.
About Our Architect
Most of the designs you will see on
these pages are the work of our architect, David
Moore. David has spent the past 25 years designing
houses around the country. He is a graduate of Williams
College and Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
In addition to being a licensed architect, David
has experienced home construction from many points
of view, as a carpenter, a general contractor, a
speculative builder, and a homeowner. He is a member
of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the
American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), and
the International Codes Council (ICC). His work
has appeared in local and national publications.
David has designed office buildings, condominium
complexes, and dozens of high-end, custom houses.
But he always wanted to create a more affordable
service that he could offer to the wider range of
clients: those who want a great design but may not
have the time to learn a CAD program or funds to
hire a design professional.