A collection of 680 best-selling designs from today's leading architects and designers, Ultimate Book of Home Plans, 4th Edition offers virtually every home style, including farmhouses, country cottages, contemporaries, luxury estates, vacation retreats, and regional specialties. In addition to these designs, this essential catalog features practical tips and advice on everything from selecting a site and hiring a contractor to adding such finishing touches as trimwork and landscaping. With over 550 gorgeous, full-color photographs and 1,600 illustrations, experience real homes that were actually built from the designs, plus some interiors. This newly updated edition features more than 280 new house plans and nine new articles on an array of insightful subjects -- from creating curb appeal and outdoor living must-haves to different architectural styles and smart home tech ideas. Also included is a new 3D Design America app plan section that will allow you to bring the home plan on the page to life on your phone in 3D!