House plans for sloped lots (also called sloping lot house plans or hillside house plans) are family friendly and deceptively large. These homes appear to have only one or two stories from the front façade but are significantly larger from the rear. As the lot slopes away from the house, space is provided for a lower level that leads directly into the backyard. A deck is often overhead, where the first floor outdoor living space resides. The lower level usually only has windows on the rear wall, as the remainder of the space is built into the sloping lot. However, some hillside home plans in this collection are designed for lots that slope to the front, with a garage and storage on the lower level. Elevators make it easier to age in place and are found in some of these hillside designs, or can be added in with modifications. Any style of home can be built into a sloping lot. Because these layouts are often built in hilly or mountainous regions (like Colorado), you’ll find many rugged styles with natural materials, like Craftsman designs. Sleek modern and contemporary styles also fit well on a hillside lot because they typically feature large windows that nicely capture a view. A home built on a sloped lot and featuring a finished, walkout basement is the perfect solution for expanding families, or for families just needing the extra space. A hillside house plan is very flexible, as the basement can accommodate a separate apartment, in-law suite, bonus room, storage, and more. Grandparents or college-age children would feel right at home in a basement suite with a private bathroom and kitchen. Or, imagine entertaining on the lower level with a home theater, wet bar, billiards, or wine cellar and stepping out to a lower patio with an exceptional outdoor kitchen.