Prairie Style Home Plans

With homes and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a common point of inspiration, Prairie style home plans capture a purely American essence that we still love today. Learn about this specialty of ours and what you can expect to see when we design your new home in this style.

Key Characteristics of Prairie-Style Homes

Horizontal Lines

Keeping with the classic American landscape that inspired it, prairie house designs frequently use horizontal layouts that hug the skyline and spread them out over the land. Even if your home has multiple stories, it will still emphasize flat, wide lines that invoke the wide, open spaces for which the American heartland is known.

Open Concept Layout

Prairie-style home floor plans often use open-concept layouts, with minimal partitions in common areas like living rooms, dining nooks, and kitchen spaces. These open floor plans lend a light, breezy, contemporary feel to the home.

Natural Materials and Themes

Prairie home designs were among the first contemporary American architectural movements to fully root themselves in nature. While other homes in the Contemporary & Modern movement followed in its footsteps, the Prairie style was a trailblazer for its time. 

Even today, it relies heavily on brick or stucco exteriors, interior wood banding, and inspiration from plants or other natural shapes as a motif for the house’s design as a whole in ways that newer styles continue to emulate.

Rows of Windows

As part of its inspiration from nature, the prairie style makes frequent use of rows and rows of interconnected windows as one of its key elements. These contribute to the sense of spaciousness inside the home by letting in ample light, without making the home feel like it has no privacy for the people living there.

Our Award-Winning Prairie-Style Homes

We’ve worked on some stunning Prairie home designs in Michigan and beyond over the years. Here are just a few of our award-winning Prairie homes.

Why Choose Us for Your Prairie-Style Home Designs?


What Makes Us Different

If you’ve ever spent more than two minutes talking with an architect, you might have a good idea of what they’re like—pretentious, stuffy, and more inclined to follow their own vision instead of what you want for the space you’ll be living in for decades to come.

Erase that picture when you choose us as your design partners. We believe our best assets are our ears and not our hands. We value friendliness, design agnosticism, and good listening skills above all else. After all, that’s why we started our firm—to get away from uptight architects!

What to Expect During Our Design Process

If you’re choosing to design your own home with us, this is what you can expect the process to look like at a glance:

Connect with Us

We want to get to know you before we jump into the commitment of building your home together. Expect to sit for a coffee with us so we can learn about your vision and have a few laughs together before we get started.

Share Your Vision

Our greatest tools as architectural designers aren’t our hands—they’re our ears. We’ll spend time learning about your current space through questionnaires and observations—including what you love and hate about this space and others you’ve visited like hotels.

Give Us a Tour

We’ll view how you use your current space for ourselves when we take a home tour with you. This gives us a chance to see the ergonomics, spatial relations, and scale of the home in person.

Watch Us Work

We’ll start designing your new home using cutting-edge architectural CAD software to give you an exact visual of what your home will look like, down to the texture of the drapes.

Make Us Your Consultant

We won’t disappear after we get final approval on your new home design! Expect us to stay connected during construction and even after you get the keys.


Let Us Design Your Prairie-Style Home

We’ll bring your prairie-style architecture ideas to life and make the perfect home for you. Connect with us to get started and let us be your custom home designer.