What would be better for YOU than a house designed specially for YOU?
I offer design services over internet for customers everywhere in the world.
Provide plot length x width, number of bedrooms, and other requirements. I can design new sketchy floor plans in 20-30 minutes for ANY plot size (if I do not have one ready designed).
Precise drawings (as required by contractors to build it), including fully-dimensioned floor plans, elevations, 3D design, etc, can be done in few days. See services and prices. Note for India houses.
Home 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 north-facing in a rural area 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.
Terrace Modern 300+ sqm
Luxury house design in 6-meter frontage, 4-storey terraced house, 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?
With 144 and 192 sqm land plots, max possible density is 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.
Home for Shwan (Iraq)
Shwan from Iraq was one of my first 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 home from May 2014. He slightly deviated from my project, to make the facade more massive by Arab standards.
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, by arranging the houses in a Condo-style with 80 houses and shared pool. Complex size: 100 x 135 metres, density 59.26 houses per hectare.
Home for Jhanice
For this client owning a 80 sqm lot in a subdivision, I designed a masterpiece in terms of space efficiency but also in my favorite architectural style, townhouse-like with 2 firewalls, 93 sqm floor area, 3 bedrooms which are more spacious than typical rooms in this country, plus car park. Made in July 2014.
Shotgun house, narrow semi-detached house
Shotgun house is originating from New Orleans and common in south states from 1830s to 1920s, single-story, 3-4 meters wide and 20+ meters long, having 3-5 rooms in row, entrances in the endmost rooms and no hallways. They can be found both detached and semi-detached (double barrel shotgun house).
In August 2014 I got a customer in Nigeria who wanted to build 2 units of semi-detached in 16 meter wide land… I proposed him a floor plan inspired from American shotgun homes, improved with hallways, 4 bedrooms in a house measuring just 5 meters wide and 26 meters long!
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 home 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.
Philippines Townhouse Series – 30-80 sqm
In Dec 2012 I made a sketch for a filipino customer with 24 x 14 meters plot intended to build 4 units of townhouses with 3 bedrooms. For publishing on website I redesigned smaller to show you how is possible to build 3-bedroom townhouse with carport in only 60 sqm land (5 x 12 m) for each unit!
NOT suitable as single family home on 5-meter wide plots, a column will be needed in other side of carport too, reducing carport width to 250 cm, cars are growing and even compact cars like Toyota Corolla are now 180 cm wide, so you could not open doors. Houses built in pairs will have 5.4 meter wide carport, leaving 120 cm between cars and 30 cm between each car and wall.
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.
Terrace Airwells 250 sqm
Medium-luxury 3-storey terrace housing development 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.
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.
The dream never came true… high land prices forced us to continue living in our two apartments.
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.
Malaysia single-storey houses
Designed in early 2014, posted in May 2014. Such house layouts with central living room and no hallways are popular all around South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc). Design inspired from Malaysia but not following the laws of this country (in Malaysia you need to keep 6 meter street setback from any street line).
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 two best house plans in March 2012. I redesigned them and republished 4 terrace 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
Designed in early 2014, at the minimum room size allowed by law: bedroom 2 m wide / 6 sqm area, bathroom 1.2 m wide (although the law allow 0.9 m wide but using toilet would be uncomfortable). If you’re lucky and able to afford a bigger lot, I can enlarge these houses or design bigger houses for individual cases.
In this country, the term Bungalow define a single-storey house, NOT any detached house like in the rest of Asia.
Philippines double-storey houses
Many lots in Philippines are 8 meter wide, and setbacks are 1.5 m in front and side and 2 m at rear. So if you want a single detached house, you can build 5 meters wide house, like these samples for 80 and 100 sqm plots. However for lots smaller than 120 sqm people choose to build attached houses (with firewall). Designed in early 2013, redesigned and colored in February 2015.
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 (73 sqm) done for fun (no specific customer) in March 2014.
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 floor 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?
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…
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.
American home 240 sqm / 360 sqm land
I do not enjoy United States architecture very much and or the american lifestyle, but I still wanted to complete my collection with an american style home.
Typical home are 3 to 5 bed, 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 homes per hectare, but because many homes are single-story, 12 m wide or even wider, numerous rooms are facing side walls, invading privacy of neighbors as the homes are only 3 meters each other I have no idea if americans enjoy living in such neighborhoods.
I improved the typical american home by making a home plan only 8 meters frontage and still… I succeeded to put 4 bedrooms facing either front of back of home, 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.
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.
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 home 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 home 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 designs, am I right? A spontaneous-made drawing in 30 minutes is not always an efficient 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.
Floor plans style – black, white, multicolored background?
Poll closed in Dec 2014. I already decided in June 2014 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 add dimensions in meters instead of millimeters and few more changes.
I kept the poll opened and as you can see people approved my choice.
Black floor plans were designed in 2008-2013, I will convert all them to colorful style when I have free time.
Procedure of designing & service prices
Consultation is FREE
Including a 30-min rough sketch, non-editable PNG screenshot, to propose you few floor plan ideas
If you want a precise floor plan in PDF / DWG format, price is $50-100.
You can request to design a house plan by providing land dimensions (and number of bedrooms required, 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.
Provide length × width, NOT square meters, a 120 sqm land can be 10×12 m or 6×20 m, changing design radically.
I can design a new floor plan in max 30 min, or less in case your request is similar with an already-made floor plan, and send you via or live chat widget (if I don’t have a plan already made at your requirements).
The colorful floor plans published on page are done in about 1 hour, but require few more hours of study and mental effort.
The “30-min sketch” done spontaneous is likely to be “not good”, but is needed to understand your requirements and you can propose changes before redrawing it with greater care. Some people are not patient on chat, or never reply when I email the sketch, this is why I am drawing first sketch as fast is possible, until I get your reply I will not spend any significant time for you.
I love to PRACTICE, this is also a hobby, challenge to make the best layout for small plots of land. However, the hobby does not mean unlimited service or obligation to satisfy you for FREE. Time is money! This FREE offer will end if the workload is full!
If you do not pay, please do not eat too much time asking multiple sketches or revisions, as did THIS indian.
If you pay, you may not like to delay your project because a non-paying customer ask re-re-revision of his sketch.
Complete project: $50-100 × rooms
Fully-dimensioned floor plan, elevations, sections, 3D, done carefully and error-free
in PDF / DWG to be submitted to building permit and contractor / builder
100$ × no of rooms for first world (Singapore, Europe, United States, Australia, etc)
75$ × no of rooms for second-world (Malaysia, Thailand, Latin America, Middle East to Maroc, South Africa, etc)
50$ × no of rooms for third-world (India, Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Africa, etc)
Rooms counted are bedrooms, living room, study room, but not kitchen and smaller rooms.
Example: for Bungalow-5x18m with 4 bedrooms + living room + family room, in Philippines, standard price 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 formula, you are invited to ask for quotation.
Both floor plans and 3D models are designed with AutoCAD. I know that 3D Studio Max can make better 3D renders but I love AutoCAD.
The floor plan samples published on website are for viewing only, for educational purposes for both students and families dreaming to build a house. They are optimized for on-screen viewing, at low resolution to discourage stealing (20 pixels per meter, 32 / 40 pixels per meter for pre-2013 designs), and colored to be understood by people with no skills. They are not intended to be used in construction or submitted to government for building permit. For this usage, detailed drawings will be provided, in PDF format optimized for printing at any resolution you want. Usually provided with NO colors on background, as seen in Shwan house.
After doing the floorplan I give you some time to review with your family if needed then you should get back to me when you are ready… I can rethink your project, redraw floor plan according laws, elevation, section, and 3D design. Or if you do not need these you can buy floor plan only for $50. You can also pay in stages, 30% for floorplan, 30% for elevations, 40% for 3D design.
3D design takes from 3-4 hours in case of JUN’s house to 100 hours high-detailed Trianon Palace.
If you like my floor plan but have architect/designer to do complete project, you should contact me and I will sell you any of floor plans displayed on website, in editable .DWG file for $50-100. This may save some time of your designer. But don’t forget that for same $50-100 I can also offer a custom unique floor plan made specially for you!
If you are able to pay your designer but do not intend to pay me as well, DO NOT solicit my services, go from start to your designer.
Do not pay in advance! Start with a free consultation to get confirmation that I can do your project.
Students are welcome for free consultation but please do not solicit me making new drawings if you cannot pay. Do you want to free download AutoCAD DWG files? Go on BiblioCAD.com and download what other people have uploaded there. Do not ask me for .DWG files because I am not giving MY quality works for free.
I get often contacted by people not very interested in my services, who are happy with just a sketch and are not interested in paying for more… people who are not ready to build the house or people who are undecided, so they do not need my full service, some people promise that when they are ready will get back to me and pay for the full project, but never get back. Such people can be forgotten.
If you are really interested in my services, and I accidentally forgotten you, just contact me again. I do not enjoy re-emailing people to ask if you are ready / still interested in my services.
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 their home, to come at me for the final construction drawings.
Note for INDIA customers: do you think that is NICE…
To contact me via chat and request a house plan (which takes 20-30 min to design) but quit the chat after 5 min?
Or to request via email but never reply when I email you the house plan I designed for you? Because meantime you found a ready-designed house plan on another website, thus NOT interested anymore in MY service to design a new house?
To abuse the “free sketch” intending to pay someone else for full project? You should pay BOTH me and him, otherwise don’t disturb me!
To promise to pay $200 for complete project in PDF or DWG format, then after doing “first sketch without dimensions” and is time to pay $50 as initial payment, invent a funny excuse to not pay, run away with sketch because you don’t need complete project or 3D design and the $200 was a LIE to get a free floor plan, OR you are not satisfied and ask re-re-revision of the sketch, beyond 30-minute limit of FREE service, and ask to add dimensions, and insult me for refusing to send the drawing for FREE?
If you do not pay, there is NO obligation to satisfy you for FREE! I may offer a little free help as long I am not busy with other projects.
From India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and surrounding countries, lots of non-customers who are “just browsing” contact me, wasting my time doing unnecessary free sketches for people that never turn into paying customers. See BAD indian customers!
For your info: in the rest of world, people are browsing for house ideas look at the sample plans available on website, then contact me ONLY if they need me to design a new house, and some of them paying to design complete project!
India terraced houses
Compared with the business success in Philippines and rest of world, for India I have designed dozens of “30-min sketches” customers who were thankful for sketch but did not wanted to proceed to detailed drawings (or wanted but refused to PAY for service), or never replied after emailing the sketch, not even a “thank you” for the FREE help offered.
Now I selected 3 of these sketches, with one, two and three floors, improved and colored them, 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, redesigned in 25×40 ft land.
Designing a house in India is more difficult than in other countries, due of Vastu shastra, east and west-facing lots cannot use same floor plan. 6 billion people outside India never heard of Vaastu and are happy, half of India population of 1 billion people is superstitious so need a house according Vaastu rules. Pretty stupid, isn’t?
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