The Modern Prairie style house plan originated during the Arts & Crafts movement of the late 1800s in the United States. Moving away from archaic European styles and victorian homes, the American prairie architecture was created. The prairie-style architecture was later revolutionized by world-renowned young architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a mentee of the prairie school's famous American architect, Louis Sullivan. Following the Chicago World Fair of 1893, the modern architecture of the prairie-style house was born. The American-style prairie architecture features low-pitched hipped roofs with deep overhangs, low but strong horizontal lines, and bands of windows and natural materials.
- Low Pitched Hipped Roof Lines
- Deep Overhangs
- Natural Materials
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Modern Prairie-style home design plans, similar to Craftsman homes, borrow aspects of design from the 19th Century Arts and Crafts movement and add to it elements of the early American lifestyle homes. The open floor plan with long clean lines and low roofs mimicked the surrounding landscape of vast plains in the American Midwest. Characterized by the American architectural style, these houses symbolize prairie living as they appear to grow right out of the prairie landscape on which they’re built.
The perfect starter or retirement home, Modern Prairie style home design plans tend to be smaller with three to four bedrooms and two- to three-and-a-half baths. Other common features of prairie-style house plans include ribbon windows and a central chimney. The interior space is designed to be efficient and offers ample opportunity for living in an outdoor space. A Prairie home plan can come with an attached or detached garage and can also be customized with other features to meet your needs.