Prairie Style Home Plans
Highly influenced by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie House style was most popular from 1900 to 1930 in the American Midwest. The typical low-pitched roof and overhanging eaves give these homes a flat, horizontal appearance. Earthy materials like stone and brick are common for the foundation, and solid masonry piers make for a boxy, geometric appearance. Original designs, often referred to as a Prairie Box or American Foursquare, have a square footprint, but modern versions may include projecting rooms. The open floor plan is illuminated by rows of small windows and sometimes accented by a central chimney.