Storybook Style Plans

The storybook style is a whimsical nod toward Hollywood design technically called Provincial Revivalism, and embodies much of what we see in fairy-tale storybooks, stage plays and in our favorite dreams.

The exterior finish is predominately stucco, often rough troweled, and frequently with half-timbering. Exteriors also feature rubble stone, crazed brick, or clinker brick; all-stone, all-brick, and all-wood construction are sometimes used. Turrets with conical roofs are a common feature, as are faux dovecotes. Rooflines are usually curved in some way—swaybacked, sagged, concave, undulating or sharply pointed; gables are usually jerkinhead or very sharply pointed; eaves are often rolled; use of catslides is common. Roofs are commonly finished with wooden shingles, wooden shakes, or slate laid down in a seawave or other intentionally irregular pattern; though the original materials have frequently been replaced over time, the irregular pattern is sometimes imitated in the more modern material.

Round-topped or batten, often with a speakeasy - doors are frequently set in an arched frame lined with stone; when a turret is present, the building's front door typically opens into this. Windows are usually wood-framed with leaded or wavy glass installed; figural insets of stained glass are not uncommon. Wrought iron door hinges, handles, knockers, and locksets are common, as are other wrought iron embellishments.

Showing 30 Plans

House Plan 1173B Brandybush
The Brandybush 1173B

Great expansion of Plan 5033

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1580 ft²
  • Width: 62'-0"
  • Depth: 38'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 16'-1"
  • Height (Peak): 23'-0"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 21148A Geneva
The Geneva 21148A

Traditional Craftsman Home Crammed with Character

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1176 ft²
  • Width: 31'-0"
  • Depth: 32'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 20'-7"
  • Height (Peak): 25'-10"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 1180 Winterfell
The Winterfell 1180

Charming Storybook Plan with Great Amenities

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1297 ft²
  • Width: 38'-0"
  • Depth: 44'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 19'-8"
  • Height (Peak): 28'-1"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 1180A Misty Meadows
The Misty Meadows 1180A

A Magical Treasure Chest of Amenities

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1285 ft²
  • Width: 39'-0"
  • Depth: 50'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 0'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 30'-3"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 1173A Goldberry
The Goldberry 1173A

Our Tiny Storybook Cottage Has Been Expanded!

  • 2
  • 1
  • 782 ft²
  • Width: 24'-0"
  • Depth: 44'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 14'-3"
  • Height (Peak): 18'-9"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 1173 Mirkwood
The Mirkwood 1173

A Tiny Home with Huge Appeal

  • 1
  • 1
  • 544 ft²
  • Width: 22'-0"
  • Depth: 32'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 14'-10"
  • Height (Peak): 19'-9"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 1334 Cherbourg
The Cherbourg 1334

Je t'aime

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2930 ft²
  • Width: 78'-0"
  • Depth: 98'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 21'-9"
  • Height (Peak): 35'-3"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 2470 Rivendell Manor
The Rivendell Manor 2470

Storybook Splendor in the Street of Dreams

  • 3
  • 3
  • 4142 ft²
  • Width: 65'-6"
  • Depth: 113'-2"
  • Height (Mid): 24'-9"
  • Height (Peak): 29'-0"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 2398 Williams
The Williams 2398

Craftsman home with some great design details

  • 4
  • 3
  • 3061 ft²
  • Width: 32'-0"
  • Depth: 77'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 0'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 32'-7"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 9/12
House Plan 2392 Kent
The Kent 2392

Classical Tudor with Modern Conveniences

  • 3
  • 3
  • 3266 ft²
  • Width: 65'-0"
  • Depth: 47'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 0'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 34'-0"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 2459 Terrebonne
The Terrebonne 2459

Featured in the 2007 Portland Street of Dreams

  • 3
  • 3
  • 4352 ft²
  • Width: 100'-6"
  • Depth: 97'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 22'-9"
  • Height (Peak): 35'-6"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 22122T Sophia
The Sophia 22122T

Large Master Suite and Bonus Space

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2401 ft²
  • Width: 50'-0"
  • Depth: 56'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 18'-4"
  • Height (Peak): 27'-7"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 2432A Benedict
The Benedict 2432A

Stately European Style Home Fit For Royalty

  • 4
  • 3
  • 4888 ft²
  • Width: 90'-0"
  • Depth: 70'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 28'-6"
  • Height (Peak): 36'-8"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 8/12
House Plan 2391 Cannondale
The Cannondale 2391

Deceivingly Spacious Cottage

  • 4
  • 3
  • 3529 ft²
  • Width: 66'-0"
  • Depth: 41'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 22'-5"
  • Height (Peak): 29'-2"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 2380 Lisette
The Lisette 2380

French Inspired Sophisticated Home

  • 3
  • 3
  • 4311 ft²
  • Width: 47'-0"
  • Depth: 82'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 23'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 26'-6"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 2455 Lacombe
The Lacombe 2455

Updated French Elegance

  • 5
  • 4
  • 7007 ft²
  • Width: 152'-9"
  • Depth: 94'-6"
  • Height (Mid): 24'-8"
  • Height (Peak): 35'-6"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 2456 Lyndale
The Lyndale 2456

Unique Architectural Details in Simple Floor Plan

  • 4
  • 3
  • 4304 ft²
  • Width: 92'-0"
  • Depth: 47'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 25'-8"
  • Height (Peak): 31'-8"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 2379 Isabella
The Isabella 2379

Mediterranean Elegance

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3351 ft²
  • Width: 46'-0"
  • Depth: 80'-6"
  • Height (Mid): 23'-3"
  • Height (Peak): 26'-0"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 6/12
House Plan 2446 Toussaint
The Toussaint 2446

Mother's Suite wih Private Courtyard

  • 5
  • 4
  • 5347 ft²
  • Width: 99'-0"
  • Depth: 103'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 26'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 30'-6"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 2432 Douglas
The Douglas 2432

Classic 4 Bedroom Plan with French Doors

  • 4
  • 4
  • 5161 ft²
  • Width: 86'-0"
  • Depth: 60'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 28'-9"
  • Height (Peak): 36'-3"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 22152 Logan
The Logan 22152

European Plan with Upper Level Bedrooms

  • 3
  • 2
  • 2478 ft²
  • Width: 45'-0"
  • Depth: 46'-6"
  • Height (Mid): 0'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 29'-2"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 2435 Holden
The Holden 2435

Grand Interior, Plus Outdoor Living and Kitchen

  • 5
  • 6+
  • 6497 ft²
  • Width: 127'-0"
  • Depth: 92'-2"
  • Height (Mid): 28'-2"
  • Height (Peak): 36'-9"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 21105 Sherwood
The Sherwood 21105

European Cottage Plan with High Ceilings

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1604 ft²
  • Width: 35'-0"
  • Depth: 50'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 22'-9"
  • Height (Peak): 27'-8"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 21102 Miranda
The Miranda 21102

2 Story Cottage Plan

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1761 ft²
  • Width: 40'-0"
  • Depth: 50'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 22'-9"
  • Height (Peak): 27'-10"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 2428 Marigold
The Marigold 2428

French Country Plan with Curved Staircase

  • 4
  • 3
  • 4064 ft²
  • Width: 80'-0"
  • Depth: 57'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 26'-3"
  • Height (Peak): 32'-6"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 10/12
House Plan 2422 Fireglow
The Fireglow 2422

Grand Manor Plan with Garage on Side

  • 4
  • 3
  • 4213 ft²
  • Width: 92'-6"
  • Depth: 46'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 27'-10"
  • Height (Peak): 36'-0"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 2350 Estherwood
The Estherwood 2350

Master on Main with Soaring Ceilings

  • 3
  • 2
  • 3182 ft²
  • Width: 80'-0"
  • Depth: 77'-6"
  • Height (Mid): 20'-10"
  • Height (Peak): 24'-2"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
House Plan 2171C Greeley
The Greeley 2171C

3 Bedroom Storybook Cottage Plan

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1692 ft²
  • Width: 27'-0"
  • Depth: 60'-6"
  • Height (Mid): 22'-4"
  • Height (Peak): 26'-8"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 8/12
House Plan 2413B Wellington
The Wellington 2413B

Master Suite and Guest Suite on First Floor

  • 5
  • 3
  • 5463 ft²
  • Width: 102'-0"
  • Depth: 102'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 23'-0"
  • Height (Peak): 33'-6"
  • Stories (above grade): 2
  • Main Pitch: 12/12
House Plan 5033 Bucklebury
The Bucklebury 5033

Whimsical Day Use Shop, Potting Shed or Hideout

  • 0
  • 1
  • 300 ft²
  • Width: 17'-6"
  • Depth: 23'-0"
  • Height (Mid): 12'-10"
  • Height (Peak): 17'-5"
  • Stories (above grade): 1
  • Main Pitch: 13/12
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