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

A Prairie style house can widely in square footage. You will find this house as small as 900 square feet, but as large as 6,000 square feet. The average cost to build this style of house is anywhere from $350,000 to $450,000. You can expect it to cost anywhere between $38 to $75 per square foot.

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

It is possible to find a Prairie House style with a detached garage, however, that is not the typical style. You will not often find a detached garage on a Prairie style house that is already built. If you want to have a house built for you, then you could have it built with a detached garage, if you really wanted one.

Does Prairie style house usually come with a garage?  

Yes, the Prairie style house almost always comes with a garage. You will find some exceptions to this, but it is rare to find one that does not have some type of garage with it. The Prairie style houses that do not have garages are incredibly unique looking.

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

A Prairie style home is not typically a mansion, even one that has a larger square footage. They are more like a regular size home. This style home can be decorated so that it is a grand or luxury style, if that is what you choose.

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

Yes, the Prairie home style can be built as a small home, as small as 700 square feet. It can be built in an economical way, depending on the material you decide to use on your home.

Can Prairie home style floor plans be open concept?

Yes, a Prairie home style can have an open floor concept. An open floor plan concept is actually a typical design of a Prairie style home.

What are popular Prairie home style exterior colors?

A Prairie style home is more likely to be found in the Midwest. These houses typically use a lot of natural materials with a minimalist approach the both the interior and exterior. You mostly see shades of brown, gray, yellow, and white on the exterior of these houses. You may see some red brick. If there is any color on the outside of the house, it is usually just a pop of color.

Can you build Prairie style house on a narrow lot?  

Yes, you can build a Prairie style home on a narrow lot. A typical Prairie style home is wider from left to right and does not have many levels to it, but this does not mean it cannot be built on a narrow lot. You may have to have more levels than are typically in a Prairie style home.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Yes, you can build a Prairie style house on a wide lot. A wide lot works well for the typical design of a Prairie style house.

Can Prairie style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Yes, you can build on a sloping lot. You may have to have the lot graded so that the house does not sink. You can also put in landscaping that will look appropriate on a sloping lot.

How many floors/stories does Prairie house style usually have?

A Prairie house style usually has two floors. In some of the smaller houses, they only have one floor.

Do Prairie style houses have a basement?

Some of the Prairie style houses have basements, but they do not all come with a basement. It is more typical to see this style of house without a basement than with one.

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

Yes, this style of house does come with a bonus room. It is not a guarantee that this type of house will have a bonus room. If you want a bonus room, you should make sure the home you want has one.

Do Prairie style floor plans come with energy efficient options?

Yes, this style of home does have energy efficient options. Many houses today have energy efficient appliances in the home.

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

Some Prairie style houses do have porches, however, this is not a common feature on this type of house. Many of them have an overhang that provide shading to the front of the house, but it is not a typical porch.

What types of roof does Prairie style house typically have?

The Prairie house style focuses on horizontal lines and low pitched roof lines. The roofs on this style house usually has deep eaves and symmetrical window patterns.

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

The Prairie style house typically has a more rustic type of interior design. The focus is on minimal decor with the use of more natural materials. This style of house does focus on luxury with more organic materials. This type of house can be decorated with a more contemporary look as long as the focus remains on natural products with a minimal perspective.