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The Benefits of Geodesic Home Designs

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The following is a quote from the founder of DBP, Neil Parsons:

In the mid 70's as a kid, long before I entered the construction industry, I remember reading about Geodesic Homes. They are considered the "perfect" home design...highly energy efficient, able to better withstand storms and earthquakes, less expensive to build material-wise and allows for an interesting, open floor plan.

Read below to find out more about Geodesic homes and how they may be the right fit for you!

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Colonial Style Home

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Architecture: Colonial Style Home Colonial Style Home - Design Build PlannersHistory The Colonial Style Home was influenced by European designs. The style began in the 1600’s in Europe. The settlers brought the design to the United States in the 1700’s. These homes were first built as two-story homes. They had a room on each floor. As years passed, they started being four-on-four. Four-on-four referred to a number of rooms in the house. These homes then featured four rooms on each floor instead of two rooms. When the design came to the United States, different features were added and taken away to withstand the climate in that area. Continue reading

Cape Cod Style Home

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Architecture: Cape Cod Style Home History Cape Cod style home ~ Design Build Planners (1)Cape Cod Style Homes have a history that dates further back than most styles. The Cape Cod style home dates back to the cottages that people built in the medieval times. They were adopted by America and were being constructed in the Northern Colonies. They remained popular in the early 20th century. Cape Cod style homes were also popular during the post-war building boom in America. They were mainly popular in the suburban areas. Many Cape Cod style homes you see today were built after World War II. Thousands of American soldiers returned home. They needed an inexpensive home for their family. These homes were the most popular choice for these soldiers. Continue reading