“Upside Down” House Plans: Modern Homes With Views

Sometimes you just have to defy conventions. These modern house plans do just that. Not only do their exteriors look different, but there is a science to it. Homes built this way often have the living space on the top floor and the bedrooms on the bottom floor.  The added elevation allows homeowners to enjoy views from up high. Many of these homes are perfect for a lakefront, beachfront, mountain, or coastal area.  Take a look at these three unique and inviting house plans to get an idea their appeal.

This house plan’s modern exterior is sure to catch the eyes of passersby. Just wait till they walk in, they won’t want to leave.

This angled and contemporary house plan is a popular design. Because of its layout this house plan is classified as an inverted two-story. With the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living space on the top floor this house plan is ideal for lots with lots of scenic views. This house plan also includes a quiet study that will tempt you to work from home and a roof terrace perfect for stylish parties.  This house plan also has a very low footprint at on 2,562 square feet.

This modern house plan is sure to give you a great view.

If you have some great views to capture then take a look at this modern house plan.  An exclusive design, this house plan is often referred to as an “upside down” plan. No this plan doesn””””t defy gravity, but it does have a second floor living area where you can take advantage of picturesque views.  The upper level also features a large deck for you to enjoy some outdoor living.   The lower level contains four bedrooms, including a spacious master suite with two full baths.

Given that it is perfect for a lot with a view, it should be no surprise that this house plan is designed on a pier foundation in order to accommodate beachfront or lakefront locations, but if your lot allows this house plan can also be built with a basement.

Another house plan with a view. This modern house plan is perfect for a lakeside, coastal, or mountain view lot.

Homes like this one mix exterior materials while accommodating a view and providing open space inside.  The house also sports a narrow footprint to fit many mountainside, lakefront, beachfront, or coastal lots. The wrap-around balcony also captures the views as well as the breezes.  The master bedroom is situated on the main level with its own private balcony.  A master bathroom also has a walk-in shower.  The third floor remains open to serve as flexible space.  It can be a game room or a sleepover headquarters.  The lower floor also contains flexible space for family functions and a suite of its own.

Homes like these here are not just unique and fun to look at, but they capture beautiful views. Their layout might be a little bit counterintuitive but “upside down” plans mean that there will be plenty of picturesque views to see from windows and decks. If a modern house plan is catching your interest, see more plans like these in Direct from the Designers”””” modern house plan collection.