Archive for the 'Blended Family House Plans' Category

April 11th, 2014
By Deb Villeneuve

Perfect for a large or blended family, Galerno 2 offers the inviting, country look with wrap around veranda in a small and affordable 5 bedroom Cape Cod cottage with two living rooms.

Drummond House Plans’ #3108-V1

Beautiful Cape Cod Style Cottage by Drummond House Plans

The main foyer opens onto a large, bright, main activities area complete with computer corner and dining room. The laundry area on the main floor is just off the kitchen, which has a convenient island and access to the back through patio doors.

Three other bedrooms are on the basement level, accessible from either the main floor or through a separate entrance at the back of the house. There is a large game room / living room with a second computer corner and the bathroom on this level is complete with its own linen closet and large shower enclosure. A storage room at the bottom of the stars from the main level is the perfect place to store seasonal and other cumbersome items.

This delightful plan starts with a popular design and enhances it to create space for everyone and everything that a large family needs. Please visit our site to discover more beautiful plans designed to meet your specific needs.

March 14th, 2014
By Deb Villeneuve

This uniquely styled home is enhanced by dramatic roof and dormer masses and a wrap around veranda to create a beautiful home that can fit on a deep, narrow lot.


Drummond House Plans’ #3830

Colonial character with a 3 car garage offers the convenience of side entry for a welcoming courtyard effect. 9’ ceilings throughout the main level add to the spacious feeling of the open floor plan. A cozy fireplace in the main living area is visible from the dining area and the large kitchen island. The separate laundry/mud room with counter and utility sink has its own entrance to the garage and an adjacent powder room for extra convenience. A home office on this level can be converted into a fifth bedroom if required.

The second floor has three nicely sized secondary bedrooms that share their a complete bathroom with double vanity and access through a pocket door to the shower/toilet enclosure. The stunning master suite has a walk in closet, and the master bathroom features a double vanity and separate bath and shower as well as a toilet enclosure for extra privacy. A large, 14’ x 30’ bonus living space above the garage can be used as a second living room or game room, the perfect feature for today’s blended families.

We invite you to visit Drummond House Plans web site to see other exciting models.

February 28th, 2014
By Deb Villeneuve


If you are looking for a single storey plan that’s full of features, have a look at model 3101-V1. This delightful plan’s features include a large covered front porch, a two car garage with access to the basement and a really well thought out interior.

6 bedroom with room to grow!

Drummond House Plans’ 3101-V1

From the open concept entrance foyer, with its large walk-in storage area, the 9’ ceilings add to the spacious feeling of this well designed 6 bedroom floor plan. The garage is accessible from the living area and a second staircase provides access to the basement as well. The three bedrooms on the main level include a master suite, complete with double vanity, and a separate bathroom for the two secondary rooms. A conveniently located laundry area is nestled in front of the second bathroom adjacent to the basement stairs.

The three other bedrooms are in the basement and have their own large living/game room, place for two computer corners and full bathroom along with a linen closet. A perfect home for larger families with enough room for everyone to have a place of their own!

January 17th, 2014
By Deb Villeneuve

Inspired by model 2955, plan 3966 has borrowed certain interior features of the original with contemporary style on the outside. The designer has chosen a car port and an immense terrace from which the panoramic views on both sides can be enjoyed.

The main floor has a practical and inviting entrance foyer with generous closet space and a service entrance in a mud room with its own laundry area, a feature that is made to order for those who enjoy all kinds of outdoor sports!  Two beautiful, secondary bedrooms with shared bathroom and a game/multi-media room enhance the livability of this home and make it perfect for families with teenagers.

The abundant fenestration of the second floor bathes it in natural light and it is accessible from inside and outside. There is an entirely open activities area with 9’ ceilings throughout, a central fireplace and a nicely sized, 84” x 40”  kitchen island. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own access to the well appointed bathroom.

A stunning chalet that is built with all of the practical features that a larger family needs and room to give everyone their own “space“!

July 11th, 2013
By Deb Villeneuve

Classic design is often timeless, as is plan 2837 whose subsequent models make a statement about its design that remains popular throughout the years.

Perhaps it is because of the distinctive look, enhanced by balconies and terraces or it may be because of the perfect balance between the spaces and the elegant chimney on the outside and in the harmony of design throughout the large, well organized interior spaces.

The 9’ ceiling height of the main floor accents the generous size of the abundantly fenestrated family room, complete with fireplace.
Both the family room and the dining room open onto the covered terrace on the main level and the master bedroom upstairs has not only its own access to the upstairs terrace but a fireplace as well as a private bathroom which is accessible by the walk-in closet.

Two more, generously sized bedrooms complete the upstairs and a second family room on this level could be converted to another bedroom or a home office if required to adapt this plan to the owners needs, present and future.

Timeless beauty is yours to discover with this elegant home plan

July 4th, 2013
By Deb Villeneuve

If you are looking for a family chalet, look no further! You’re sure to find what you need in what plan 3925 has to offer, inside and out…

Whether it’s the earthy tones of stone and brick cladding on the outside walls, the large terrace with access to the yard, the screened in porch that permits enjoyment of meals outdoors without the nuisance of mosquitoes and other insects, abundant storage space or the double garage with additional room for out of season articles this model is sure to please.

Inside, the open activities area has a view on the back yard, the kitchen has a convenient island and the living/dining rooms share a central fire place. The windowed media room also has a view of the back yard and the master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and private bathroom whose strategic placement permits an angled view of the back yard as well.

The basement boasts two large bedrooms and a full bathroom with separate, corner shower. A second family room is sure to be a hit with the teenagers of the family. There is a laundry room and a large storage area that is accessible from the outside to enhance the “livability” of this home. There are two more bedrooms and a third, full bathroom upstairs along with a mezzanine. This spacious, comfortable home is yours to discover!

May 30th, 2013
By Deb Villeneuve

Drummond House Plans (basement apartment homes) no. 3117-V2

The mortgage helping home!

Without a doubt, plan 3117 is a popular model, as is plan 3107 with its 3 bedrooms that has made it one of our best sellers. Drummond House Plans’ designers developed plan 3117-V1 with a bachelor apartment in the basement to create a model that is sure to gain favor with those looking for a multigenerational or mortgage-helping home.

The main level offers two bedrooms with an increase in both width and depth of 2’ that permits the addition of a laundry area on the main floor and enough space for a computer desk in the corner of the living room. The third bedroom in the basement and a second living room, which can be used as a playroom for younger children or a home theater, is sure to be a welcome feature of this plan.

House plans and floor plans with basement apartment

The bachelor apartment in the basement has its own, separate entrance and a well designed kitchen/living room with separate bathroom and laundry area that have been planned with both the owner and tenant in mind to enhance the relationship between the two!

Discover more basement apartment home by visiting our Bachelor Basement Apartment collection !

May 3rd, 2013
By Deb Villeneuve
Translation of  Jennifer Larocque’s original article by Deb Villeneuve

Step-families are a part of today’s reality. With more and more half-brothers and half-sisters among the millions of children throughout, harmonious family life has become a major challenge for many.
Inside the home, the logistics of shared space is of utmost importance. As little as possible must be left to chance in order to maintain harmony within the shared space that answers to the occupants’ needs.
Common living areas must take into consideration the diverse activities that will take place such as reading, talking, listening to music, playing games, and doing homework. Mealtime should ideally bring everyone together to share the day’s events and build the bonds so crucial to a family unit.
Children need their own space in which to interact with each other on their own terms. Although it is not always possible to give each child a separate bedroom, the use of color can help to define each child’s personal space.
 Here are a few house plans that may help you choose the best compromise between space requirements and budget concerns. Drummond House Plans has a collection of models which offer comfortable accommodations for today’s larger families that have features such as an attached garage, home office or media room, a second family room, a minimum of two full bathrooms, a finished basement and more…


For larger families, how about this craftsman style home that is the perfect place to enjoy family life in the country, on the lakefront or slope side.

This charming chalet offers 6 beautiful bedrooms, 4 of which are in the basement and 2 bathrooms with each a shower. There is a powder room on the main level and a full bathroom complete with a separate shower and double vanity to accommodate the two upstairs bedrooms.
Abundant fenestration, a large kitchen with central island along with a dining room that has enough space to seat 12 and a cathedral ceiling in the fireplace equipped family room enhance the livability of this home. The double entrances offer a large closet for the main foyer and enough room to store skis and sports accessories along with a washer and dryer at the other.
Another pleasing feature of this home is the second living room in the basement and the large covered terrace.

If you are looking for an original, 4 bedroom plan that offers abundant fenestration and the ability to fit on a narrow lot – look no further!
Outside, the striking curb appeal of this home is enhanced by the unique window style with its vertical orientation.
Once inside, the large family room is bright yet cozy with its central fire place and room for seating in whichever configuration suits your family’s needs.

In the basement, the two 11′x10′ bedrooms, shower room, laundry area and bright, workshop/storage area are features that are sure to be appreciated by the occupants.
The main level offers a kitchen/dining/living area that is bathed in natural light along with a bathroom with separate shower and two good sized bedrooms with a walk-in closet in the master bedroom where a fireplace could be installed into the existing chimney.

With contemporary style, this large home offers a much sought after look with 3-4 bedrooms and a split level design with a garage the fits a relatively narrow lot
This home has a rear orientation for the well fenestrated kitchen/dining/living room area with patio doors that open onto a beautiful 19′ x 10′ covered terrace.
Inspired by plan 3407 with its more European styling,  Aldana has a comfortable entrance foyer which includes a spacious closet and space for a home office. The large island in the kitchen and walk-in pantry are features that are sure to please and the fireplace built ins in the family area are extra touches that add a special feeling to this home.

Just 4 steps from the main level is a separate laundry area/powder room and the stairwell, open to the second floor, enhances the natural lighting and creates an open ambiance.
At the top of the stairs is a superbly appointed master suite complete with corner shower and walk-in closet. Two other bedrooms and a separate bathroom share the second floor and a full basement is ready to be finished to suit the owners’ needs.


March 20th, 2009
By Marie-France Roger

For family reasons (keeping the family together without sacrificing independance) or for economical reasons, you might be thinking of investing in a multi-family construction and build a townhouse or a semi-detached homes, a duplex,  a triplex, a multi-family building (4 or more units), or simply a home with a basement apartment with a separate entrance.

Below, I will share with you my favorite Drummond ready-to-build Duplex House Plan, Triplex House Plan, TownHouses (Semi-Detached Home Plan) and a House with a basement apartment.  However, click on the link above to access the entire collections, depending on what you are looking for or directly on the house below to see my favorite multi-family picks!  If you have something specific in mind or haven’t found the ideal multi-unit design yet, contact Drummond’s Custom Design Dpt. to get your FREE house plan cost estimate.

Drummond 4-units Multi-family plans no. 3006 which ia a Beautiful Country Style 4 unit residential building.  Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. 4-unit Multi-house plan #3006 4-unit Multi-house plan #3006

Drummond House Plans Duplex House Plans no. 4096 which is an Affordable Country Style Duplex with two nice 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom units.

Drummond House Plans Duplex House Plans no. 4096 Duplex House Plans no. 4096

Drummond House Plans Triplex House Plans no. 3029 which is Drummond’s most popular European / Traditional Style Triplex, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom per unit.

Drummond House Plans Duplex House Plans no. 3029

Drummond House Plans Duplex House Plans no. 3029

Drummond House Plans Country Style Semi-detached House Plans no. 6014 is among our top-selling One-level Semi-Detached Floor Plans, with a one-car garage. Semi-detached house plan #6014 Semi-detached house plan #6014

Drummond House Plans Houses with Basement Apartment Plan no. 2795B, which is the most charming 4-bedroom Country Style, plus a one-bedroom basement apartment!  Interesting for young families and first-home buyers. Home with Basement Apartment - House Plans#2795B Home with Basement Apartment - House Plans#2795B

February 15th, 2009
By Marie-France Roger

Drummond House Plans, a house design firm specializing in residential architecture since 1973, recently created a collection of multigenerational house plans, for multi-generational, bi generational or extended families.

Are you thinking of inviting the grand-parents (baby-boomers!) to share a new house with your family, and want to make sure they have their own private areas?  Do you have young adult children moving back home to save money and want to offer them (and you!), private spaces?  Are you a blended family with many children in need of extra bedrooms and more than one kitchen and /or family rooms?

The Multigenerational Drummond house designs and floor plans are designed as one home containing two separate units.  The main unit is generally larger, offering three and even four bedrooms to accomodate a young family with children, while the other unit offers all the comforts of a full apartment with one bedroom, a kitchen, dining and living rooms, as well as a full bathroom and laundry facilities.  For security purposes, both units are usually accessible to one another from inside the home, but both have their own individual / independant access to and from the outside.

Multigenerational homes & multigenerational floor plans

I’d like to share with you three of my favorite multigenerational homes (or bi generational, what is your favorite word for it?)  Each one caters to the various styles and sizes required by you.  These three beautiful homes all offer large units for the family including very well organized apartments for the grand-parents!  All within the same house!  Which ones are your favorites?  Have a look at all of Drummond’s multigenerational house plan collection and send me your feedback!

Drummond Multigenerational Floor Plan no. 2821: Beautiful 2-storey Spanish / Florida Style, offering a one-bedroom apartment on one side (on the first level), and a large  3-bedroom home on the other side (for the family) with two private balconies on the second level! Multigenerational House Plans #2821 Multigenerational House Plan #2821

Drummond Multigenerational Affordable House Plans 2278Charming and Affordable Bungalow Style House Plan, offering on the same level (on the same floor!) a one-bedroom apartment, and a well designed 3-bedroom house. Multigenerational House Design no. 2278 Multigenerational House Design no. 2278

Drummond House Plans - Multigenerational Floor Plan no. 2278 (Main Level)

Multigenerational Designs Plan 3039: Spectacular (and yet affordable) Traditional House Plan Style, on two-levels, offering the grand-parents suite on the first level, and the large 4-bedroom unit on two-levels.

Drummond House Plans Multigenerational House Plans #3039

Drummond House Plans Multigenerational House Plan #3039

These multigenerational house designs are offered in many styles and sizes and can be order easily online or by phone: 1-800-567-5267.  All house plans in the Drummond House Plans collection, including any design from the multigenerational house plan collection,  can easily be modified to suit your needs by using the Drummond online house plan modification /customization service, to make sure they answer all your needs.

I’d also like to recommend a great site I found, that has an article on “How to function in a multigenerational household“.  It is one thing to build a house and another to learn to all live together!

Drummond House Plans’ design team is planning on creating more multigenerational and multi-family house plans, so any comments or suggestions are welcome!


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