What would be better for YOU than a house designed specially for YOU? I offer design services!
Please specify if do you want a sketchy floor plan for ideas, or detailed drawings for contractors.
House for JUN
Do you dream a 4 bedroom house but you own just 70 sqm land? No problem at Teoalida Design! My client’s property was 4.7 × 15.2 meters and I designed a masterpiece in terms of space efficiency, 88 sqm floor area, plus car park and roof terrace. The client wanted a minimalist modern style without decorations, the 3D design is ugly in my opinion, but he was happy. Made in December 2013.
Prices & terms and conditions
You can request to design a house plan by providing land dimensions and number of bedrooms, or you can choose one of pre-made house samples shown on this page, or give me a sketch (made in Paint or pencil drawing) and I will convert it into a professional drawing.
I can design any new floor plan in 30 min (if I don’t have one already made, matching your request) and send you viaor live chat.
Please don’t request a house design, hang up the chat / close website then return in 1 hour hoping to see your designed house published on website. I do NOT publish on website the customer projects without customer permission.
Provide length × width, NOT square meters, a 120 sqm land can be 10×12 m or 6×20 m, changing design radically)
If you don’t bother to reply me after I show/email you the first sketch, I suggest to don’t bother contacting me.
House plans posted since May 2014 are colorful, the old black floor plans will be converted to new color scheme over next months.
Consultation is FREE
Including a 30-min sketch to propose you few floor plan ideas
Yes, free, because I love to PRACTICE, playing with house layouts also a hobby, a challenge to make the best layout for small plots of land. We can discuss about how to improve floor plan, then proceed to detailed construction drawings.
However, the hobby does not mean a FREE layout planning service forever. Please do not solicit me to spend too much time redesigning / improving sketches, if you do not intend to pay (for construction drawings).
This FREE offer will end when the workload will be full or if too many people abuse it!
Note: the house plans shown on website as .PNG images, are simplified drawings, intended to show you SAMPLE layouts and be understood by people with no skills. They are NOT intended to be used in construction or to be submitted to government for building permit.
If you have another architect/designer you are advised to do NOT use my house plan samples in PNG format without my permission.
Instead, if you find my floor plans interesting and want to hire someone else to do construction drawings, you should reward me too for idea. Contact me to purchase the .PDF or .DWG version of the chosen floor plan for $50. This may save some time of your designer. But don’t forget that my job there is to offer you a new design made specially for you!
Construction drawings: $50 × rooms
Fully-dimensioned floor plan, elevations, sections, 3D, done carefully, error-free, to be submitted to contractor / builder
Number of rooms: bedrooms, living, dining, family, study, but not kitchen and smaller rooms.
Example: for Bungalow-5x18m with 4 bedrooms + living room + family room, price for detailed drawings will be $300.
However, we can negotiate, different customers request a different amount of drawings. For multi-family houses and apartment blocks I do not have yet a fixed price, you are invited to ask for quotation.
Paying customers get quality drawings in AutoCAD DWG or PDF, or whatever vectorial format you want.
Non-paying customers get quick-made sketches as PNG screenshots.
Payment is preferred via Paypal, but bank transfer or Western Union are also possible.
Example of funny or bad customers
Funny case: I do the FREE 30-min sketch, the customer likes it, then when we negotiate price for the construction drawings, he say that cannot pay because he have no money and is just helping his mom / brother / cousin / boss, to find a good floor plan. But hey, you do not need to pay for first sketch! Instead, you should tell about me to your family, so when they are ready to build the house, to come at me for the final construction drawings.
A persistent problem: many people confuse my PERSONAL website with the websites who just collect images from random places without providing design services. They click few of my designs and if none is exactly what they need, they quit instead of contacting me and ask for customizing a house. Does anyone know how I can prevent this?
Some people ask me funny questions like “Wow, do you also design houses?” or “Are these houses designed by you?“. This is a personal website so I do never post content made by other people.
Most people contact me via chat widget, so please leave an email address where I can contact you in case you disconnect from chat! I have few houses designed for customers that never left any contact info so I am unable to send them what I designed for them. You waste my time, what do you get?
Sometimes I am emailing the first sketch and the customer never reply. Not even a “thank you”. Why do you request me to work for you if you do not even leave feedback?
The only great thing is that I can do a first sketch in just 30 minutes, so I do not complain for waste of time, I complain for rudeness of some “customers”!
Terrace Modern 300+ sqm
Luxury house design, 4-storey terraced, which works also as semi-detached house. 5 bedrooms, of which 4 have en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, big family room on fourth floor and a smaller one on third floor, roof terrace, private lift and swimming pool. Do you want more luxury features?
Houses are 6 metres wide by 15 metres deep, sitting on 6/9 by 24 metres land. Max possible density: 52 houses / hectare. Notice how I mixed each 3-color group (red-green-blue / yellow-cyan-magenta)?
Inspired from Singapore! (here even rich families own just one car)
Designed in February 2011.
Split-level house 150 sqm
Example of split-level home with 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, and minimum of hallways, being 7 meters wide is probably a good house plan for narrow lots with 10 meters frontage.
I made this house for a friend in 2011, it was inspired by a real house that I visited several years ago, for my customer I improved it by adding en-suite bath and balcony.
I colored same floor plan in 4 different styles
Vote in this POLL!
As May 2014, I decided to go with multicolor idea but color the rooms instead of furniture, and don’t use the awful green. This will not look childish, hope you like it! Additionally I decided to use meters instead of millimeters and few more changes.
Philippines Townhouse Series – 30-80 sqm
In Dec 2012 a filipino customer owning a 24 x 14 m land intended to build 4 units of townhouses with 3 bedrooms. For publishing on website I remade it smaller to fit 5x12m lands and show you how is possible to build a 3-bedroom house in only 60 sqm land!
Due of carport being 2.7 meters wide, I recommend to NOT build any wall between carports, otherwise opening driver door would be uncomfortable especially for modern, wider cars.
I also tried a single-storey version, inspired from this house, smallest and shittest house plan I ever saw!
In Nov 2013 I designed a 4-bedroom house for JUN supposedly having a 5x12m land. Then he realized that his land size is 4.7m wide and we had to try a different layout. But I kept the original sketch and turned it in a 3D artistic project, beside that I designed 3 additional floor plans in various sizes… and compiled all 5 house plans in a single image!
A common problem in Philippines houses is that many are built back-to-back, suffer from poor ventilation and lacks a washing area. The townhouses designed by me (still back-to-back) feature lanai (courtyard?) at back so cross-ventilation is possible.
Home for Shwan (Iraq)
Shwan from Iraq was one of my paying customers. I provided a high-detailed, fully-dimensioned architecture drawings, elevation and cross section, and as he wanted, I “delivered” in PDF format 6 sheets for printing on A4 paper.
Credits to customer for the idea of Arab-style floor plan, very different compared with the styles that I was familiarized with (he provided me a scanned paper with a shitty sketch and I converted it into a beautiful by-law drawing). Designed in June 2013.
Photo of his house from May 2014. He slightly deviated from my project, to make the facade more massive by Arab standards.
Terrace Airwells 250 sqm
Medium-luxury 3-storey terrace house plan with 4/5 bedrooms plus family room and an extra maid room / guest room at first floor, postmodernist facades, gabled roof with 1:2 pitch, gross floor area 230-250 sqm, balcony above car porch (I do not know why, but this good feature is a rarely seen) and swimming pool. Arranged in clusters of 32 houses, they form a perfect rectangle 120 by 60 metres between street axes.
Inspired from Singapore and Malaysia! Designed in November 2010.
Single-story semi-detached 50 sqm
The land is cheap in small cities of Brazil and many people are poor so they build low-cost housing in single-story layout, usually semi-detached, that cover less than half of land area. Is common to see people expanding their houses until cover entire lot… I designed a 50 square meters 2-bedroom house similar with their houses… suitable for numerous other countries too.
Philippines Series 55-90 sqm
This is the first house that I designed fully including 3D design in Philippines style, in September 2012 (actually I was still under influence of Singapore architecture).
It is also the first house that I published on website designed in decimal metric system (instead of binary metric system), without wall axis and with dimensions measured from wall face instead of axis, full thickness of external wall is included in gross floor area.
Surprisingly, Philippines is the 1st country in the number of visitors on my House Design page, as well as 1st country in number of people contacting me (even since before I repeated country name 50 times on website). My website showed houses inspired from Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, etc, but nothing from Philippines to appeal local people. A beautiful country with booming economy but lack of mass housing programmes, so people are forced to build themselves, browsing the internet for house plans?
So I took one of the houses designed for past customers, improved and made in 3 versions of floorplan, 60, 75, 90 sqm, starting at 5-meter frontage, as here the bungalow lots are usually 8-meter wide and need to reserve 1.5 m.
They are designed to maximize number of bedrooms facing to street. I also made 3D design for medium house with 4 bedrooms, in semi-detached version, because symmetry is beautiful, and it have firewall.
A customer owning a 5 meters wide land asked me to design a house but also sent me a floor plan “made by a local architect” which was horrible, violating building code (bedrooms small as 1.9 x 2.2 m instead of 6 square meters minimum area × 2 meters minimum width), insufficient kitchen space, much space wasted in hallways, etc. I provided him a properly-designed floor plan, he was very thankful but was not interested in full project.
I hope that are not many architects in Philippines like that one, otherwise this country will be fucked up.
Further study revealed that most Philippines housing lots are not deep enough to park a car in front of house, L-shaped houses are more suitable, see Philippines Series II.
House for my own family
This is a modern remade of the house proposed by me when I was 12 years old, for my family of 5 (me, parents and grandparents), when decided to go living on land, this is why it feature a “granny flat” on the ground floor and 3-bedroom unit at upper floors (space for one more child), with separate entrances joined in an entry hall, plus garage.
Original design had the floor plan partially flipped to reduce costs, garage under bedrooms and bathroom near kitchens, so a single vertical pipe served all 5, and it did not included furniture planning. Notice that at that age I had a fashion to make symmetrical houses with central balconies and to place as many rooms as possible to street facade.
Due of too high land prices we had to keep living in our two apartments.
Terrace Classic 250+ sqm
Luxury multi family housing complex, 3-storey terraced houses with basement parking and neoclassic facade, which works also as semi-detached houses. 4 spacious bedrooms, all with attached bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, family room in basement and private lift.
House design inspired from Singapore! This, together with Semi-Detached Mixed, were first houses from 2010 era.
One year later I decided to continue the project, second phase is a Condo-style with 80 houses and shared pool. House size: 6 metres width by 13 metres depth. Development size 135 by 100 metres, density 59.26 houses per hectare.
Narrow Luxury Bungalow 256 sqm
Compact design bungalow… having 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 en-suite bathrooms, all in only 8 meters frontage! 16m depth (20m depth with proposed balconies) Designed in January 2012, was not made for a specific customer. House design inspired from the affluent neighborhoods of Brazil!
VERY Narrow Bungalow 180 sqm
My customer asked for a house design narrow as 5 meters and long as crazy is possible. Because his land in countryside measures 50+ meters long and 7-10 meters wide. I was impressed myself by the floor plan and asked permission to post on website. Project put on hold until husband return from overseas.
Note that in South Asia the meaning of term bungalow is a detached single-family house regardless of number of floors, and it is seen as status symbol, being the highest form of housing available. This is different compared with United States where bungalow means single-storey house and is often associated with poor people.
I though that this definition apply for Philippines too. No, they use american definition.
Philippines Squarish Series
During 2013 I has been contacted by at least 5 people looking for ideas for their squarish land plots, sized like 10×10, 10×12, 12×12, 12×14 meters, etc. I designed 5 slightly similar sketches for various people and now I am presenting here the best two of them… plus an ultra compact home hone myself in March 2014.
European Houses 90-200+ sqm
2 of my earliest house designs, Semi-Detached and Quadruplex-Terraced were redesigned… in March 2012. I moved the original versions to Housing Archive page, tell me how many times is more beautiful than previous projects. In the same time I designed European Apartments too.
2/3-bedroom Terraced Mixed Housing, 2 floors, 21x10m buildings containing 4 dwelling units and one common parking per a row of 4 buildings to provide 1 parking lot per house. Having 40 meters between alleys and 120 meters between parking lanes, results a typical density of 66.67 houses per hectare.
3-bedroom Terraced Housing, 2 floors, 6x10m, 48 meters minimal distance between streets, to give a minimal 4 meters backyard (3D design shows 6 meters backyard, most houses of Europe have much longer, 10-20 meters backyards, I hate such waste of land!), max possible density 69.44 houses per hectare.
4-bedroom Semi-Detached Housing, 2 floors, 6×12 m (8m lot frontage), let’s say 6 meters backyard, results a max density of 44.64 houses per hectare.
6-bedroom Semi-Detached Housing, 3 floors 6x14m…
At least the first two are common especially in United Kingdom and Ireland but also in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, etc.
Philippines Series II – 50-80 sqm
Further studying of Philippines real estate, plus talking with a lot of people requesting plans and advice from me, revealed that most people do not own land long enough to allow parking car in front of house, and there is no requirement to leave in front of house 7.5 meters (Singapore law) or 6.1 meters (Malaysia law), here you need to reserve only 1.5 meters. So a L-shaped house design is more suitable if you own a car.
Most detached/bungalow lots in Philippines have 8 meters frontage, and setbacks are 1.5 meters. So I designed the first house 5 meters wide.
I present here 3 versions, 2 made at my own will (no specific customer) and one is a downsized version of what I made for a customer (a floorplan proposal who never turned in a full project).
People from other countries may see these houses ridiculously small. 75% of houses built in Philippines are designed at minimal room sizes required by law (while the rest are violating the law, just few are designed at bigger sizes). I totally do not understand this strategy, a house 50% bigger may not cost 50% more but will increase comfort significantly.
Bigger houses will be draw for individual cases.
Lucky people who own bigger land sizes can give me land size and number of bedrooms, optional more details… or you can get inspired from my other House Designs made for other countries.
Luxury Semi-Detached houses 240 & 340 sqm
Semi-Detached Luxury House
Luxury house with 5 bedrooms, all with attached bathroom, plus family room and maid room, private lift and swimming pool. I may add balconies for the main 4 bedrooms, and columns. Gross floor area 340 sqm (7×16 m), 10 meters frontage. Inspired from Malaysia!
Semi-Detached Deep House
The road pattern in old areas of Singapore created some 40 meters deep housing lots. This house plan made in march 2012 would be suitable for them (today, typical lots are 25 meters depth (with setback 7.5 meters at front and 2 meters at back). Gross floor area 240 sqm (6×20 m).
However I saw that longest terraced house is 20 meters deep (Eastwood) and longest semi-detached is 26 meters deep (Serangoon Gardens), I will appreciate if anybody can give me clues about floorplan of these superlong houses!
What theme to use for 3D design?
I may inspire from the winner of the Most beautiful houses contest, so VOTE!!
I already planned a 3D design for first one, but now after designing second one I’m doubt what to do. What if I combine these 2 houses in a Semi-Detached Deep Luxury house, 7×20 m, 3 floors, 6 bedrooms? Would be 420 sqm!
Do I should design a 500+ sqm bungalow too?
Malaysia single-storey houses
Designed in early 2014, posted in May 2014. Partially inspired from Malaysia but not designed specially for this country (in this country you need to keep 6 meter street setback).
Malaysia two-storey houses
In early 2012 I started being fascinated by Malaysian houses, and I designed for fun few houses, I published on website the best two house plans in March 2012. I redesigned them and republished 4 terraced house plans in May 2014.
Terraced houses with 4 bedrooms plus family room are most common house typology in Malaysia, houses with airwells are also common, typical frontages 6000 mm (almost 20 feet) and 6700 mm (22 feet).
Philippines single-storey houses
Note: in this country, the term Bungalow define a single-storey house, NOT any detached house like in the rest of Asia. Designed in early 2014.
India terraced houses
India bring a significant visitor traffic on my website, unfortunately it bring also the highest percentage of customers who refuse to pay for service, or ask from start if this is a free architecture service or if I can offer something free. You are WARNED: if you aren’t interested to pay for service I have the right to STOP working with you after the first sketch.
I have done over 10 “30-min sketches” for various customers who were not interested in (paying for) detailed “working drawings”. Now I selected 3 of these sketches, with one, two and three floors, redesigned them, colored and published there.
In late 2012 an owner of a 22 x 50 feet land, appreciated the layout of ”A different terraced house”, and asked me to resize and design with imperial system. I post here the 3BHK house shortened with 5 feet. All bathrooms have window. Notice the SMART position of lower floor toilet? 5-foot road reserve space, 4-foot corridors, 1-meter wide staircase, to comply with India building code.
In 2014 another customer with 13 feet wide land, this time from Pakistan, I turned the apparently impossible project into a spacious 3BHK house spreading on 3 floors. By removing carport and lowering drawing room, it can be a 4BHK house.
And a small single-storey 2BHK house, the original design for customer was 32×38 ft land but I redesigned it in 25×40 ft land for better room ratios.
A different Terraced House
Another original high-density housing typology, inspired from Linear Maisonette block that was itself my own design in 2009. I made 2 floor plans, both 7 meters frontage, but different by number of bedrooms and also by room proportion. I think that I made car porch unnecessary wide. Max possible density 79.36 houses per hectare (calculated for the 3 bedroom house and with 8-meter wide road). Made in January 2012.
May be suitable for Latin America or India, countries with high crime rate and where privacy is important, as the living room opens to back courtyard rather than front as usual, while on upper floor, 2 of its 3 bedrooms are facing to street, for greater views.
Quarter detached houses are common in Malaysia, I saw their 2-storey 4-bedroom houses and this gave me idea to design this in March 2011, right after finishing Terrace Modern. But I aimed for higher density housing so I made an unique 3-storey with 3 bedrooms, that I have never seen in any country, reaching 69 units per hectare, a record for non-terraced housing. Then I designed the 5-bedroom counterpart.
I had a feeling that it is the worst house design ever made by me so abandoned the idea, but in January 2012 I revived it and improved the design. Due of staircase position, the single way to get natural light was from above, so I replaced traditional hipped roof with a terrace. The result…
American house 240 sqm / 360 sqm land
I hate USA houses and I am not familiarized with american lifestyle, but I still wanted to complete my collection with an american style house.
Typical houses are 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2000 square feet in average, no idea if the numbers include garage, but is a fashion to have 2/3-car garage per house. The housing density is low as 10- max 15 houses per hectare, but because many houses are single-story, 12 m wide or even wider, numerous rooms are facing side walls, invading privacy of neighbors as the houses are only 3 meters each other I have no idea if americans enjoy living in such neighborhoods.
I improved the typical american house by making a house plan only 8 meters frontage and still… I succeeded to put 4 bedrooms facing either front of back of house, no more privacy problems, also all baths have windows!
3D design… maybe after an american will review my floorplan, I think that living-dining area should be reconfigured better.
Low-cost High-Density Housing 60-100 sqm
These house drawings are inspired from Latin America, more exactly from the Mexico social housing (casas de interes social), which are probably the densest legally-built (no slums) houses in the world, reaching up to 150 houses per hectare. Most of their houses are built with 2 bedrooms (or fewer) to be cheap, but many owners consider them too small and expanded them in front and upwards, sometimes reaching 4 floors. I designed 4 styles of High-Density housing, however, my designs are bigger than original Mexico ones, in which the bedrooms are just 3 by 3 meters.
Terraced houses, 3 meters narrow frontage and 12 meters depth, 72 sqm floor area, very similar with Mexico ones which are 60 sqm. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.
Quarter-Detached houses, 5 meters width and 10 meters depth, 69.5 sqm floor area, very similar with Mexico ones which are 55 sqm. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.
Back-to-Back Terraced houses with courtyards, 6 meters frontage and 10 meters depth, 96 sqm floor area, this layout is an own version never seen in Mexico, it have better land coverage, also bathroom as well as stairwell have window! So it is the best version in my opinion. The U-shaped stair allows easy upwards extension.
Cluster Terraced housing, an upscale version, 4 meters width and 10 meters depth, 80 sqm, and 6 meters width 120 sqm on endings. Somewhat similar with Mexico ones which are usually 65 sqm and have parking either in front of house or at end of street. This one hardly allows upwards extension.
Detached housing, further research revealed that the attached houses that are common in Asia are disappreciated in Mexico. They want “totally individual houses” even if are less than 1 meter apart. Such houses have usually 1 bedroom in front and 2 on back. I made my own version, L-shaped house, 100 sqm 3 bedrooms of which 2 enjoy privacy by facing to front! SMART? Semi-detached possible!
Designed in late 2012, while the above ones are from December 2010.
Also see: High-Density Apartments, posted in the Apartment Design page.
Square house 180 sqm
This 10×10 meters house made in 2010 is one of the initial series of 6 houses made for hobby. Original idea was to use a symmetrical Neoclassic theme… but was ugly. I redesigned it in 2011, now in a more beautiful asymmetric theme.
Single-storey square houses
Simple house floor plans which look good also from mathematical point of view, with 10 cm thick internal and 15 cm thick external wall made all rooms to be a multiple of 50 cm.
This is the finished and colored version of one of the two house plan sketches proposed to a customer from Iraq in April 2014.
Tiny houses for 40 sqm lots
I design apartment buildings since 2008, landed houses I (re)started to design in 2010.
Originally I published 3D models and floor plans of 5 impressive housing complexes and 1 single-family home (designed for myself, you can call this hobby, fun or art), then I was surprised that the single family home was the most clicked. In 2011 a friend requested me to do a project for him, and now I announce that… I offer architecture design services for anyone in the world!
The hobby became also a business, a flow of customers started in 2012. Until that, I was posting every house I designed. In one year I has been contacted by over 100 people, but 90% of them are not interested in detailed plans or 3D design, they just need consultation and are happy with a schematic floor plan.
Publishing on website all the hundreds schemes that I designed would overload the website with low-quality houses, am I right? A spontaneous-made drawing in 30 minutes is not always a high-quality house layout. Sometimes I recycle the sketch done for a specific customer, I do some modifications, finish it and publish it on website as hobby/artistic project.
Statistics: most downloaded house plans.
Some people may suggest to organize the website in separate posts for every house plan, and tag them like India-style, 2-storey, 3-bedroom, 100-200 sqm, modern house, etc, so we can filter them, like in a Blog.
However, I DISAGREE, this system can be used only if I have large number of projects finalized including 3D design, and will encourage people to serve themselves and steal my works, then where the “services and prices” should be shown? Showing on a single page few houses in different architectural styles plus prices may encourage people to contact me and eventually turn into customers.
Probably there are already too many houses on website and would be better to keep only the BEST of them.