How Did Modern House Plans Evolve?

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Have you ever wondered why our houses today are laid out the way they are? There are certainly general house layout trends, one of those being this idea of open concept/open floorplan. But let’s go back a little ways: Richer families in Renaissance Italy would have entire mirrored suites of rooms on the north and south side of their houses.  These rooms generally didn’t have a specific function; they were furnished and used as needed depending on the season, use, or visitor that might dictate their function. In[...]