Fall is here – Time to $ave!

We have a wonderful offer for all home plan purchasers throughout the month of October.  Browse the plan collection online, and then Quote the code “10-off” when you call to place your order, and we’ll immediately reduce the cost by 10%!!  You don’t even have to camp outside to enjoy this deal..  leaving you free to hit those bargains on Black Friday.


New Jeld-Wen website features Mascord home designs

Jeld-Wen have launched a new website featuring more convenient tools and resources to help builders and homeowners specify windows and doors that match the vernacular of their home.  As the northwest’s premier home design company and with over 4000 home plans covering almost every style imaginable, Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. were a perfect fit to supply designs to represent four distinct home design styles.   Continue reading


Modifying Plans to suit your needs

Alan Mascord Design Associates offers hundreds of professionally designed home plans, but what if you don’t see exactly what you’re after? What if you locate a Mascord plan that comes close, but you would like to have some changes made … Continue reading


Plan 2369 – The Campbell

Places to work and play. Bedrooms for the whole family. Areas to welcome guests. Nooks to retreat to. Spaces for storage. All the pieces needed to create an elegant-yet-comfortable family home perfectly fit together in this gorgeous design.


Touchscreen Electric Cooktop Concept

Here’s an interesting recipe:  Take the visual cues and design aesthetic provided by Apple, mix it well with other technologies (such as induction cooking) – and add a pinch of genius, and let simmer on YouTube till hear back from … Continue reading

The Invisible Chair

For every great idea a designer has, there’s a bunch of impractical ones – still this caught my eye, because it’s fun.  Based on the premise that furniture uses materials and energy to produce, why not cut holes in the floor instead?  Great idea.Wait.. wha..?

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I’m always interested in seeing what ideas builders and designers come up with, and how they implement some of the more fun elements of building science – and this example certainly caught my eye.  Built in Wisconsin by designer Shane Black uses solar thermal panels to heat a bed of sand beneath the house, keeping the interior temperature comfortable throughout the year. Combined with smart window placement and energy-efficient building techniques, the project achieves a 50% savings in energy consumption. Black’s goal was to create a home that utilized as many of his ideas as possible while at the same time being earth-friendly, proving that it’s possible to create a unique, beautiful home that also has a low impact on the environment.

I just want to know where I hang the Christmas lights!

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