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A collection of house plans for sloped lots.

Three-Story Transitional 4-Bedroom Contemporary Home for a Sloped Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,319 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2-3 Stories: 2-3 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story transitional 4-bedroom contemporary home. Here’s the floor plan: This transitional contemporary home offers a multi-level floor plan designed for sloping lots. The ground level includes a double garage with direct access to the main level …

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Single-Story 7-Bedroom Craftsman Home for Sloped and Wide Lots with Wet Bar and Angled Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,773 Bedrooms: 4-7 Bathrooms: 4.5-6.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3-4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 7-bedroom craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story home exudes a craftsman charm with its board and batten siding, stone skirting, decorative gable brackets, and timber accents highlighting the front porch and angled garage. …

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Country Style Single-Story 5-Bedroom Farmhouse for a Sloped Lot with Wet Bar and Covered Patio (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,800 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a country-style single-story 5-bedroom farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: Classic meets modern in this single-story country home with board and batten siding, stone accents, ribbed metal roofs, a single shed dormer, and loads of windows. Inside, the …

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4-Bedroom Single-Story Craftsman Home for Sloped and Wide Lots with Angled 4-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,315 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom single-story craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story craftsman home has a rugged appeal with its brick and siding, stone accents, varied rooflines, a shed dormer, and a welcoming covered front porch framed with …

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6-Bedroom Two-Story French Country Home for Sloped and Wide Lots with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 7,961 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 6-bedroom two-story french country home. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of stone, brick, and stucco gives this two-story French country home a striking appeal. It is further enhanced with varied rooflines, an arched dormer, and …

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Two-Story 7-Bedroom New American Home for a Sloping Lot with Loft and Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 5,043 Bedrooms: 5-7 Bathrooms: 4.5-5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 7-bedroom New American home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story New American home radiates a craftsman appeal with its board and batten siding, stone accents, low-pitched gables, and a covered entry porch framed with tapered …

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Single-Story 5-Bedroom Ranch for a Sloping Lot with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,861 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 5-bedroom ranch. Here’s the floor plan: A stately brick exterior embellishes this single-story ranch. It is further enhanced with low-pitched gables and three dormer windows sitting above the covered front porch. Inside, the entry is …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Ranch for a Sloped Lot with Open Concept Design and a Lower Level 3-Bed Apartment (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,296 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom ranch. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story ranch is adorned with stone and siding, multiple forward-facing gables, and a welcoming front porch lined with rustic timbers. The family room, dining area, and kitchen flow …

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New American style Single-Story 4-Bedroom Ranch for a Sloping Lot with a Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,507 Bedrooms: 2-4 Bathrooms: 2.5-4.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a new American style single-story 4-bedroom ranch. Here’s the floor plan: A beautiful blend of stone, board and batten siding, cedar shakes, and metal roof accents bring an immense curb appeal to this single-story new American ranch. …

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Single-Story 5-Bedroom Mountain Craftsman Home for Sloped and Wide Lots with 3-Car Garage and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 6,047 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4.5+ Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 5-bedroom mountain craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: Varied rooflines and a mixture of siding create a striking character to this 5-bedroom mountain craftsman home. A 3-car garage on the left side with flex room …

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Single-Story New American Style 2-Bedroom Ranch for a Sloped Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,387 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story New American style 2-bedroom ranch. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom New American ranch is adorned with stone and siding, low-pitched metal roofs, and a welcoming front porch lined with stone pillars. A side-loading 3-car …

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3-Bedroom Country Style Single-Story Lake House for a Sloped Lot with Wraparound Deck and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,802 Bedrooms: 2-3 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom country style single-story lake house. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom home is visually aesthetic boasting richly-textured cedar shake siding, stone accents, and large gables crowning the covered entry and garage. It also features a …

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Single-Story 5-Bedroom New American Home for a Sloping Lot with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,580 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 2.5-5.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 5-bedroom New American home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story New American home features a striking facade with its board and batten siding, contrasting stone accents, and an inviting front porch graced with gable roofs, …

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Modern 5-Bedroom Two-Story Mediterranean Home for a Sloped Lot with Sports Court and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,598 Bedrooms: 4-5 Bathrooms: 4.5-5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a modern 5-bedroom two-story Mediterranean home. Here’s the floor plan:   Contrasting stucco siding, low-pitched hipped roofs, large windows, and an arched entry adorn this 5-bedroom modern Mediterranean home. As you stepped inside, a cozy entry greets …

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Two-Story Mountain Style 4-Bedroom Home for a Sloping Lot with a Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,972 Bedrooms: 2-4 Bathrooms: 3-4 Stories: 1-2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story mountain style 4-bedroom home. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom mountain home radiates a craftsman charm with its board and batten siding, stone skirting, cedar shake accents, and gable roofs adorned with wooden brackets. A covered front …

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3-Bedroom New American Style Three-Story Home for a Sloped Lot with Loft, Elevator, and a Large Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 5,684 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4.5+ Stories: 3 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom New American style three-story home. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of cedar shakes, stone, and siding brings an immense curb appeal to this 3-bedroom New American home. It features a rear walkout basement with …

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3-Bedroom Cape Cod Style Two-Story Home for a Sloped Lot with Open Living Space and a Side Walkout Basement (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,018 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom cape cod style two-story home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom home radiates a classic Cape Cod appeal with its board and batten siding, and large dormers flanking the center gable. Upon entry, you are welcomed by …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story French Country Home for a Sloping Lot with Bonus Room and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,806 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story French country home. Here’s the floor plan: This French country home exudes a Southern charm with its stately brick exterior, gable rooflines, cedar shake accents, and decorative arches framing the windows, porch, and covered …

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Trendsetting 3-Bedroom Two-Story Modern Home for a Sloped Lot with Open Floor Plan and Wet Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,334 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story modern home. Here’s the floor plan: This trendsetting modern house boasts an eye-catching appeal with its slanted rooflines, dark wood siding, stone accents, and plenty of glass that flood the interior with ample natural …

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5-Bedroom Rustic Single-Story Mountain Ranch for a Sloping Lot with 3-Car Side-Loading Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,383 Bedrooms: 2-5 Bathrooms: 2.5-4.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom rustic single-story mountain ranch. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story mountain ranch exudes a rustic charm with its dark horizontal siding, cedar shakes, metal roof accents, and wooden trims highlighting the windows and the covered …

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How much do houses with a sloped lot cost per square foot (approximately)?

It always costs more to build a house on a sloping lot. Foundations have to be laid on flat ground. This may mean that the footprint of the house will have to be excavated out of the slope on which the house is built, and the fill will have to be hauled away. Or it may mean that the ground on which the house is built has to be built up with rock, gravel, and soil hauled in from somewhere else to level up the lot.

These costs are a tradeoff against the possibilities for ingenious design of the house. Depending on the grade of the slope (how steep it is), it may be possible for different parts of the house to share the same roof line with different heights in the rooms. It is even possible, sometimes, for a house built on a sloping lot to cost less than a house built on flat ground. But this is only the case when the house is designed by an architect, adding about 14 to 15 percent to the cost of building the house.

When all is said and done, most contractors are likely to quote a cost of $300 per square foot and up for new homes in this style. Keep in mind that the cost of a sloping lot with a unique vista will also be expensive.

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

Any house built on a sloping lot can be built with a detached garage in the same style. There are plans ready to go with detached garages, attached garages, drive under garages, drive over garages, carports, and even RV garages. Relatively few plans you can buy, however, include plans for a detached garage. Most plans include an attached garage.

Does a house on a sloped lot usually come with a garage?  

Nearly all floor plans for houses on sloping lots come with drawings for a garage. Nearly all plans, however, call for an attached garage.

Are houses on a sloped lot considered grand or luxury?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Houses on a sloped lot can capture ocean and mountain views. Multi-million dollars homes can be built on sloping lots. Luxury and sloping lots are highly compatible. There are plans for houses to be built on sloping lots that include six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There are plans for houses on sloping lots that have three and even for four floors.

And given the cost of planning the house, many homeowners are inclined to splurge on luxury features because of the high entry point just to build a home.

Is a house on a sloped lot ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

Small houses can be built on sloping lots. Because they have a small footprint, the lot will need less excavation or fill work.

That doesn’t mean that an inexpensive small home can necessarily be built on a sloping lot. The cost per square foot still goes up for excavation or fill work with a small home, just not as much as with a full-sized house.

Can houses built on a sloped lot be open concept?

It’s always possible for one floor of a multiple-floor home built on a sloping lot to be designed for an open floor plan. Or there can be a great room with ceilings two stories above the floor taking advantage of the slope of the lot, if the house can face a great view.

What are popular exterior colors for houses built on a sloped lot?

The greatest number of floor plans for houses to be built on sloping lots follow a Pacific Northwest theme. These houses are a natural fit for wood siding. But the second largest group of plans for building on a sloping lot are drawn in a Craftsman style. These houses look great in muted pastels or white. But you can find an architectural style for building a house on a sloping lot that fits any color in your palette.

Can you build a house on a narrow sloping lot? 

There are logistical issues in building a sloping lot style house on a narrow lot. Dirt and rock may have to be blasted out, without causing damage to nearby houses and their foundations. Or dirt and rock may have to be hauled in to level up the foundation for building. There are absolute limits to the narrowness of a lot that can be made to work for building a house without spending a small fortune on manual labor that may be hard to find.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Wide lots with access to the street are a natural fit for building a house on a sloping lot. There will be lots of room for earth moving equipment, which has to be hauled in on flatbed trailers, and dump trucks to carry off or truck in fill. The natural landscape between the house and the street will suffer.

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

Uh, yes. All sloping lot style houses can be built on sloping lots. But they can’t necessarily be built on level lots.

How many floors/stories does a sloping lot style house usually have?

You will find the most building plans for houses on sloping lots designed for two floors. It’s almost as common to use a sloping lot to build a house with just one floor, maybe with drive under parking or a basement that opens to the outdoors.

Do houses on sloped lots have a basement?

More plans for houses on sloping lots include a basement than don’t. Usually these plans take advantage of the slope of the lot to provide ample windows and even multiple outside doors to the outside.

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

You can easily find hundreds of floor plans for houses to be built on sloping lots that include bonus rooms. Many architects find bonus rooms are an ingenious way to take use of extra space made possible by the slope of the lot.

Do sloping lot style floor plans come with energy efficient options?

In the 2020s, every floor plan includes energy efficient options! Sloping lots often hide roofs from the view of neighbors, making it easier to include solar panels and solar water heaters. The amount of earth next to the house makes a heat pump a logical choice for home heating — and cooling. Any house built on a sloping lot can have double-pane or triple-pane windows and modern insulation.

Is a porch a common design feature with houses built on a sloped lot?

Porches aren’t a common design feature with sloping lot style houses. But you can find plans for front porches and wrap around porches.

What types of roof do houses built on a sloped lot have?

Most houses built on sloping lots have shingle roofs. Both wood and asphalt shingles are popular choices, slate, not so much. Almost any roofing material can be made to work with the plans available for houses to be built on sloping lots except tar and gravel.

Do houses built on sloping lots work well with a rustic interior style?

The answer to this question is “It depends.” It’s easy to find hundreds of plans for houses to be built on sloping lots in a style that would look great in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. These houses look great with an uncluttered rustic interior.

And it’s possible to find hundreds of plans for houses to be built on sloping lots in a Craftsman style. The Craftsman style asks for a little more refinement than rustic style offers.

But there is a way to build a home of almost any architectural style you like, from beach house to Colonial to Tuscan villa to Victorian, when you have a sloping lot. You can always let your style of exterior design drive your choices in interior decoration.