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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.


3 Grand Plans for Large Lots

Posted by Dan Sater II on

If you have the room, why not stretch out a bit? We tend to forget that there is a lot of land out there. Sure, they are not making it anymore (land that is) but that doesn’t mean large expansive lots are impossible to find. And if you have the space, the best thing to do is use it wisely.Here are three picks for house plans that need a large lot. They are by no means the only plans we have for larger lots, but each one of these has special features you’ll just love. Extreme Southern Comfort! The Huntington...

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Right Sized House Plan for Today & Tomorrow

Posted by Dan Sater II on

What is the right sized house plan? That might seem like a simple question, but it all depends on what year you ask that question. You might even say it depends on the needs of the owner, but again it would depend on what year you ask the owner that question. Over the past 19 years the trend of house size has gone upwards. Back in 1999 the average size of a new single family home was about 2100 square feet. The average size continued to increase all the way through 2008, peaking around 2500 square feet. It is no...

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Narrow Lot House Plan Trend

Posted by Dan Sater II on

House plans designed for narrow lots, as a trend, are a result of changing building codes, regulations and land availability, to name a few. Over the past 20 years or so the landscape of available house lots has changed. It is much more common today for a company to develop a section of land into a crafted community than it was in the past. Some may say they are just trying to pack-in as many homes in the land as possible. And to be honest there are developers out there that do that. But the majority of them are trying to...

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2018 ARDA Award-Winning House Plans

Posted by Dan Sater II on

WASHINGTON, DC, Saturday, August 18, 2018 – The America Institute of Building Design (AIBD) named Sater Design Collection as one of its top designers in the eleventh annual American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During a banquet dinner held in conjunction with the Design & Build Summer Conference, Sater Design Collection was awarded the Grand ARDA trophies in Model Homes and Custom Homes categories. The winning entries were the Stillwater and the Carrington plans chosen from 144 finished and proposed projects submitted by 41 design firms from 18 states and the District of Columbia. The Stillwater House Plan:...

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Aurora Award Winning House Plans

Posted by Dan Sater II on

Our house plans have been winning awards for 3 decades. This year two of our house plans were honored with awards. While we are extremely proud of all our creations we'd like to take a moment and shine a little extra light on this years winners in the 2018 Aurora Awards. The Caspian House Plan: The Caspian home plan feels like a villa straight out of Italy. This European home plan, while narrow, does not lack in luxurious detailing. The Carrington House Plan: The Carrington home plan is full of Charleston charm. This plan is perfect for a traditional neighborhood...

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