H Shaped House Plan

No. 16

HUMAN AT HEART. This unique modern home plan centers on a single, simple design element that creates a narrative for the entire home – the ‘H’ shaped floor plan. Featuring two inset courtyards in the middle of the plan, this home embodies the feeling of an embrace, with glass walls clutching each courtyard, joined by an open living area. It’s a home design that’s human at heart and calming to the core. Floor to ceiling windows looking out upon each courtyard create an abundance of daylight filtering through the home’s interior. In this most human of spaces, you’ll feel a deep connection to the outdoors.

No. 16

Sq Ft
3 - 5
42' 0"
67' 8"
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 2 - Front & Side Yard
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 1 - Front Yard
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 7 - Courtyard
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 6 - Rear & Side Yard
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 4 - Rear & Side Yard
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 9 - Rear Patio
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 11 - Entrance Foyer
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 12 - Entrance Foyer
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 14 - Dining Room
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 13 - Kitchen
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 19 - Modern Kitchen
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 16 - Dining & Living Room
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 15 - Dining Room
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 17 - Living Room
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 18 - Living Room
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 21 - Second Floor Corridor
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 22 - Roof Deck
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 25 - Master Bedroom
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 24 - Master Bedroom
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 26 - Secondary Bedroom
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 30 - Basement
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 29 - Basement Fitness Room
My Modern Home Plan No16  -28 - Basement Courtyard
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 8 - Front Entrance
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 10 - Front Yard
Front Yard
Front Yard
Courtyard - Side Yard
Rear and Side Yard
Rear Yard
Rear Yard Patio
Entry Foyer - Looking Across Sunken Courtyard Toward Kitchen
Entry Foyer - Looking Toward Office
Living Room - Looking Dining Room with Courtyards Beyond
Kitchen - Overlooking Sunken Courtyard
Kitchen - Overlooking Sunken Courtyard
Dining Room and Living Room
Dining Room - Adjacent to Courtyard
Living Room
Living Room
Second Floor - View to Rooftop Patio
Rooftop Patio
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom - View to Ensuite
Secondary Bedroom
Basement Family Room - Open to Sunken Courtyard
Flex Room - Open to Sunken Courtyard
Lower Courtyard
Front Entrance
Front Yard
Floor Plans
Main Floor *
Option 1
Option 1 (with Garage)
Second Floor *
Option 1
Option 2
Basement *
Option 1
Main Floor - Option 1
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No. 16

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Function that follows form.

While the interior of this modern floor plan is bathed in natural light connecting you to your external landscape, the courtyards provide a functional aspect, too. There is clear delineation between the front (entrance and office) and the rear (kitchen, dining and living room) of the plan. This provides delineation as you move from the common areas to the more private sanctums of the house. Whether you’re welcoming a friend, a client, or a salesperson, this dynamic allows you to control whether someone is welcomed right in, directed to the adjacent home office, or simply greeted in the foyer - There’s instant clarity for visitors and a sense that moving beyond is something of an occasion.

Full Specs & Features

Total Heated Area

3,294 sq ft (above grade area)

Main Floor

1,939 sq ft (Does not include optional garage area)

Second Floor

1,355 sq ft


1,735 sq ft (not included in total heated area)


42' 0" (63’ 6” with garage)


67' 8"


23’ 1” (subject to confirmation of joist depths)

Beds / Baths


Full Baths


Half Baths


Ceiling Heights
Main Floor

10’ 0” (8’ 0” at Entrance)

Second Floor

8' 0"


8' 0"


Optional Attached


2 cars (contact us if additional number of cars are required)


664 sq ft

Interior Dimensions

21’ 0” depth, 29’ 10” width

Overhead Door Size

16' x 7'

Drive Access

Side Yard (contact us if a front or rear yard drive access is preferred)

Construction Type
Foundation Type

Full Basement - Concrete Foundation Walls on Strip Footings

Exterior Walls

Wood Frame | 2x6 | Rain Screen


Flat Roof

Bedroom Features
Master Bedroom

Large windows overlooking courtyard | Sitting area | Five-piece ensuite | Walk-in closet | Private access |

Secondary Bedrooms

Large secondary bedrooms | Large windows | Shared washroom |

Additional Room Features
Main Floor

Floor to ceiling windows
/ Outdoor views and access from living, dining, kitchen, office and entrance
/ Discrete powder room location
/ Threshold between entrance & office to private living areas

Large kitchen with fluid circulation
/ Large kitchen island
/ Abundance of storage
/ Butler pantry area
/ Walk-in pantry
/ Adjacency to dining room & rear entrance

Open to kitchen and living areas
/ Views and access to courtyard
/ Built-in buffet

Fireplace and built-in millwork
/ Open to dining room
/ Views and access to rear patio

Second Floor

/ Sitting area
/ Private rooftop terrace
/ Second floor laundry
/ Courtyard views

Outdoor Spaces

/ Entry terrace
/ Inlet courtyard between office and dining room
/ Sunken courtyard between entrance & kitchen and basement family room & bedroom
/ Rear patio

My Modern Home Plan No16 - 11 - Entrance Foyer
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 24 - Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
My Modern Home Plan No16 - 17 - Living Room
Living Room

A sense of place (and space).

This modern house plan features not one but two stunning courtyards. As you look through the home, you’ll find a place of contemplation and self-reflection (if not in the expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows alone). There’s an effortlessness to this space that creates a feeling of calm – a sense of nothingness, but never emptiness – it’s as rich and captivating as it is simple.

The inlet between the entrance and kitchen lends space for a sunken courtyard that brings an abundance of daylight into the basement family room and bedroom. This both separates the entrance and provides a diagonal visual connection between the main floor and basement.

Live with fluidity.

There’s a flow to this home design that lifts the energy of every moment. The layout of the living room, dining room and kitchen is logical, natural and functional, with features which transcend the everyday. The luxury kitchen, for instance, features upper windows that can be slid open to make the most of a fresh autumn breeze, while the private rooftop patio offers an escape from the home office. Above all, this is a balanced plan that encourages fluid motion between all its functions, and ultimately, a balanced lifestyle blending work and play. In this modern house plan there’s easy access to the butler pantry and kitchen for when you are busy in the kitchen. And the placement of the powder room, closet, and walk-in pantry allows these back-of-house amenities to remain out of sight, ensuring social occasions remain uninterrupted.

Better living from the ground up.

With its home theatre, rumpus room and the option of a sunken lower courtyard, the basement is bathed in natural light. It’s a hideaway that’s anything but dark. There’s also a flex room (perfect for a home gym) and a bedroom, ideal for grandparents or a live-in caregiver.

The placement of the inlet courtyards creates a natural threshold as you move to the second floor. As you arrive at the top of the stairs, you’ll find a cozy sitting area facing the private roof terrace. It’s an ideal place to sunbathe or read a book. And with close proximity to the washroom, it could be the perfect place for a hot tub.

The large master bedroom features a sitting area to pause, reflect and appreciate the courtyard below through the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s complete with a five-piece ensuite, and a walk-in closet that wants for nothing (but you may want for everything to fill it).


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"This home is a striking example of the conceptual rigor, material sensibility and careful detailing that are a hallmark of each My Modern Home plan. The skilled use of opaque elements as well as the integration of exterior spaces result in a home that is uniquely complex. This is perhaps best exemplified as you move from the Covered Porch to Entrance and gain a view of the Lower Courtyard: a sequence of spaces that provide a profoundly rich experience that exhibits the multitude of tools at the Architect’s disposal.”

M. deBoer

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