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FAQ

How much do Mountain style houses cost per square feet (approximately)?

The cost for a custom home is approximately $230 per square foot, and the cost of a semi-custom home is $170 per square foot. Aspects of a mountain style home can increase these costs. Wood siding and flooring, higher ceilings, stonework, and elevated decks are a few design features that will increase the building costs.

Are there Mountain style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Yes. Mountain style homes can include a detached garage. If you choose a traditional A-frame style mountain home, a detached garage may be your best choice.

Does Mountain style house usually come with a garage?

Yes. The majority of today’s mountain style homes come with a garage.

What Type of Garge is Common With Mountain Style Home Floor Plans?

The majority of Mountain style homes have an attached garage. This is particularly prevalent with craftsman style mountain homes. A-frame style homes often have a detached garage. Mountain style homes are available with drive under garages as well. This is a great option if your home is built on a steep slope. Most garages are placed at the front or side of the home.

Is Mountain style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Mountain style homes are typically average-sized homes. However, Mountain style mansions can be breathtaking. Large Mountain style homes are usually built in Chalet style. These are two to three stories and look great in a large size.

Is Mountain style ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

The features of a mountain style home work well in a large or small design. Tiny mountain homes are often cabins, cottages, or A-frames. The open concept floor plan and emphasis on outdoor living space makes them a great option for small homes. They can be built economically by choosing a small size and or prefabricated home.

Can Mountain style floor plans be open concept?

Today’s Mountain style homes are typically open concept. A large great room is a hallmark feature. The open-concept style helps to make the home more inviting. Paired with the natural materials that are used to build Mountain homes, it creates a cozy space that doesn’t feel closed in.

What are popular Mountain style exterior colors?

Mountain style homes are designed to complement their natural surroundings. They look best in colors that you find in your natural surroundings, often known as earth tones. Wood in rich or medium brown is a popular choice and looks great anywhere. It can be complemented with a pop of color used as an accent. Grey, greens, and reds are good choices. Stone accents provide even more natural charm. Other popular exterior colors include brown, grey, and beige.

Can you build Mountain style house on a narrow lot?  

Many Mountain style homes are two-story, making them an ideal choice for a narrow lot. Cottages and cabins are often smaller, and work well on a narrow lot as well.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Mountain style homes look great on a wide lot. They can be designed in chalet or craftsman style, allowing them to take advantage of a larger lot. An expansive porch or deck can be added as well. This adds to the rugged style of the home.

Can Mountain style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Mountain style homes are ideal for a sloping lot. They are a multitude of designs especially for building on mountainsides or hillsides, which often includes a sloping lot. Most floor plans designed for sloping lots include a walkout basement.

How many floors/stories does Mountain style usually have?

The majority of Mountain style homes have one or two stories. You’ll find a few floor plans that offer three stories. 

Do Mountain style houses have a basement?

About half of Mountain style floor plans have a basement.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

Yes, some Mountain style homes feature a bonus room. A bonus room is a great way to use space that might be forgotten otherwise. They can be used for many purposes, including a playroom, game room, or home office. 

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

Moutain style floor plans are available in energy-efficient options. Net Zero ready options are rare. However, natural materials can work well for passive solar design. Other features can include a ground source heat pump and energy-efficient windows.

Is a porch a common design feature with Mountain style houses?

Yes. Porches are common on Mountain style homes. They are designed to blend in with their surroundings and embrace the great outdoors, so porches are a natural staple. You’ll also find many Mountain style homes with decks and balconies.

What types of roof does Mountain style house typically have?

Contemporary Mountain homes often have asymmetrical roofs. Most Mountain homes feature a steeply sloped gable roof. Some styles feature a wide overhang ideal for areas with a lot of snow or rain.

Does Mountain style work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Traditional Mountain style homes feature rustic decor. Stone and wood are often used for the interior. Vaulted roofs with exposed wood beams and fireplaces are common features. Contemporary Mountain style homes can have a more contemporary interior. Natural materials can be combined with simple sleek furnishings for a more modern style.