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5 Characteristics of Traditional House Plans

5 Characteristics of Traditional House Plans

A traditional house plan offers modern amenities with a classic look.

The real estate market for homes today is diverse. One can look for an ultra-modern house, a typical family home in a well-established neighborhood, or a historical house dating back perhaps a hundred years. One can also go off the beaten path and purchase a custom home. With this option, you can create just about any house style you want. Below are five characteristics of traditional house plans.

A Mix of Classic Styles

Viking Custom Homes, a custom home builder in Maryland, offers numerous customizable traditional house plans. As one can see when looking at their page, a traditional home is generally a mix of different classical styles, having similarities to Federal, Colonial, Georgian, and other historical styles. 

Open Floor Plan

A traditional house plan will also likely have an open floor plan. Its openness can vary from design to design, some with rooms all connected and open to each other, and some with closing doors connected through a hallway. The current market is in favor of this spacious, flowing format.

Modern Functionality

While a traditional house might have classic design elements, it is built for modern living, especially in its interior. It can offer practical features such as a home office, a laundry room, a pantry, a mud room, and other amenities. Because Viking Custom Homes’ plans are customizable, one can add, subtract, or shift rooms to suit one’s particular lifestyle.

Symmetry in Exterior

As for the exterior, one will notice that while the whole house front may not be symmetrical, it will have elements of symmetry, such as evenly-spaced windows and at least one front-facing dormer. One will likely see an even amount of windows on either side of the front door, and the facade will be brick, stone, siding, or a combination.


If you’re interested in a traditional house plan but hesitant about its restraints, consider its design flexibility. On top of the customization that Viking Custom Homes provides, you can also find traditional homes of any shape or size; it can be a small abode or a mansion, on a slab or with a finished basement. 

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Are you ready to bring your dream home to life? Enlist the difference of Viking Custom Homes, Maryland’s trusted home builder of high-quality single-family homes for more than three decades. With over 30 years of experience and a reputation of excellence in over five Maryland counties, we offer the highest standard of customer service and quality assurance for your new home. If you are looking to build on one of our beautiful homesite offerings or on your own lot, we are eager to help you every step of the way towards building your dream home. Let us bring your dream to life by building a home where life unfolds! Contact us online or call today at 410-977-2188 to speak with a member of our trusted team. You can also visit our Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.

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