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The Sater Design Collection has been producing award-winning house plans for over 35 years. This blog is our way of sharing our knowledge with you. Our goal is to be a valuable resource to you in your search for that perfect home plan.

We hope that you will comment on our posts and share your knowledge and experiences with us. We will be writing about what we feel is important for you to know. If there are any specific questions you have we'd love to hear them.


Buying a House Plan with BitCoin

Posted by Dan Sater II on

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is making a big impact in the economy recently. For years there have been businesses on the web that would accept Bitcoin payment. But has cryptocurrency made its way into the housing industry? In the past few months Bitcoin has surged in value. To be fair, it has also been a bit volatile. But over the past 8 years Bitcoin has shown an overall rise in value. Bitcoin has been around since August of 2008. For the longest time the internet was the only place to spend it. But gradually it leaked into the real world....

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Flip That Plan!

Posted by Dan Sater II on

I don’t mean “flip” as in resell that plan. I mean flip as in changing the plan to be a mirror image of itself, reversing the plan. Doing so can bring about a lot of changes and solve a lot of problems. And it is one of the cheapest ways to modify a plan. One of the biggest issues with building a new home is getting a house plan to fit on your lot. Unfortunately, not everyone has acres and acres of land to build on. Most times people are building in very regulated areas with very standard sized and...

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A New Book! Classic Mediterranean House Plans

Posted by Dan Sater II on

This specially curated selection of Mediterranean plans includes 101 Andalusian, Tuscan, Italian, Spanish and Courtyard designs, all in the casually elegant style of Dan F. Sater, II, FAIBD, CPBD, CGP, one of America’s foremost residential designers. These luxurious escapes meld old-world detailing with new-world, modern conveniences. Conventional spatial relations are released in favor of arrangements that stun the senses, where indoor spaces seamlessly merge with outdoor living areas, open layouts and wide rear views reign supreme, entertaining is eased with beautiful and functional kitchens, and no amenity is spared within the owners’ quarters. Rich, full-color photography comprises the majority of...

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You Need a Cabana

Posted by Dan Sater II on

You need a cabin by the pool. That is what a cabana is - it is from the Spanish word cabaña which means cabin. And the time to build one is when you build your new home. Adding a cabana expands your living area, adds privacy, adds shade, but most importantly it can turn you home into your very own luxury retreat. Some people build their homes and then a few years down the road they save up enough to build a small hut with a thatched roof next to the pool. That is fine. But when you are building a...

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Spaces Can Make You Relax

Posted by Dan Sater II on

Everyone has been there. That public building, that office, that apartment, a space that makes you feel uneasy. Most people can’t put their finger on it. It can be hard to express the way a space makes you feel. Like a space or hate a space, we are all affected by the structures around us. I’ve spent over 35 years designing houses and I can go on and on about the technical aspects of a properly designed home. But the most important skill I’ve learned about house design is how to make a space feel relaxing. This is not a...

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