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How much do contemporary-style houses cost per square foot (approximately)?

Costs are always added when you desire more options, and high-quality materials will cost you more than the low-quality. For example, in the Northeastern United States, a low-end cost-per-square-foot is roughly $275, while a high-end estimate can run well beyond $350 and even well over $420 for an upmarket house. You can control this amount by controlling your layout and design.

Is it possible to have contemporary-style floor plans with detached garages?  

It is possible to have a detached garage with a contemporary-style floor plan. Here is a plan for a 1,039-square-foot contemporary home with a detached garage. The garage is 360 square feet with front entry. The home itself is two-story with two full and one one-half bathrooms. It sits close to the matching garage one-car garage. There are many other similar plans for smaller and larger houses available here, as well as simply add-on garages.

Do contemporary-style houses usually come with a garage?  

Since the year 2000, homes with two-car garages have made up more than 60% of American single-family homes, says the U.S. Census. In 2017, two-car garages were put into 70% of single-family homes, the highest market share since 1993. So, yes is the answer and the standard is a two-car garage. Here are more statistics for garages with all styles of homes.

Is a contemporary-style home considered a luxury-style home reserved for mansions, or is it normally only used for regular-sized homes?

While they can be small or large, contemporary-style homes are not generally considered luxury-style homes. There are a few reasons for this, a few of which are: recycled or local building materials, eco-friendly, sustainable materials, like granite countertops and bamboo flooring, and green options for HVAC and plumbing, which conserve energy are usually, or at least very often used.

Can the contemporary style ever be built economically as a small home?  

Yes, you can build economically as a small or even a tiny home. Here you can build from a 797-square-foot home with one bedroom, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage to a 1,879-square-foot home with three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, or you can also search plans for contemporary tiny homes.

Can contemporary-style floor plans be open-concept?

These homes use natural light and try to become one with the outdoors. There is no unneeded deco on the outside, just crisp, clean lines and neutral colors. Most of these homes would feel cluttered without an open floor plan because it would block the natural light from shining through the home. So the answer is actually that most contemporary-style homes are open-concept.

What are the popular contemporary-style exterior colors?

Neutrals are the choice for contemporary-style homes, colors like black, grays, browns, beiges, wood, stone, and some blues and yellows.

Can you build a contemporary-style house on a narrow lot?  

Certainly, you can build a contemporary-style home on a narrow lot. Here is a 1,761-square-foot, two-story home on a narrow lot with three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a one-car garage.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Yes, a contemporary-style home can be built on a wide lot. Here are several contemporary-style and modern-style homes on wide lots.

Can contemporary-style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Certainly, this is an option with contemporary-style homes, like this one, which is a 3,008-square-foot, two-story home with four bathrooms, three and one-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage, which is built on a sloping lot.

How many stories or floors does a contemporary-style home usually have?

In a survey of ten pages of contemporary homes (480 homes) on this site, 94.2% were found to be either one, one and one-half, or two-story homes, with only 5.6% being three-story homes, and a mere 0.2%, or only one home, having four stories.

Do contemporary-style houses have a basement?

Contemporary-style homes can be constructed with or without a basement. Here is a 1,788-square-foot, two-story home with three bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms, a one-car garage, and a 938-square-foot unfinished basement. Here are many other contemporary-style floor plans with basements, many of which are on sale.

Does a contemporary-style house ever come with a bonus room?

Yes, this style can come with a bonus room. Though this is not very common, you can get almost anything you desire in a contemporary-style home, but special requests will definitely add on to the cost of your home. Here is a floor plan for a 3,776-square-foot, one-story home with three bedrooms, three and one-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage with additional room features.

Do contemporary-style floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

As we discussed here, energy-efficient options are actually quite common in homes with contemporary-style floor plans.

Is a porch a common design feature with contemporary-style houses?

Porches are a very common design feature in contemporary-style homes, and as you will see here, they can be very warm and inviting.

What types of roofs does a contemporary-style house typically have?

You see many flat roofs on contemporary-style homes, but there are other style roofs that you’ll see, as well, such as shed roofs, gable roofs, and other very innovative contemporary-style roof designs that you can admire here.

Does the contemporary-style house work well with contemporary interior decor, or can it work with a rustic interior?

While you can make your home whatever you want it to be, a contemporary-style home works very well with contemporary interior decor. You can give it a rustic flair here and there, but to go completely rustic in a contemporary-style home just really would not work well. Don’t confuse it, on the other hand, however, with a trend called rustic-contemporary interior design, in which you incorporate both rustic, downhome looks with contemporary sleek lines and neutral colors, but this design is for older, farmhouse-style homes, or log cabins and not meant for contemporary-style homes.