Stock Home Plans

We maintain the right to sell most of the custom homes we have designed over the past 15 years. Please visit our Plan Search to view the entire library. We have several hundred plans that are in the process of being released to the website. If you don't find what you need, please call us at 360-750-8911 and we will search these plans for you.

Full Custom House Plans So, you can’t find that perfect plan? Let us custom design your home to fit your wants, needs and dreams. We will lead you through live what-if analysis and provide you with computerized 3D views to make it feel like you have actually been there before that first nail is ever driven. We also offer the ability to study your 3D design via a mobile application at your leisure. See sample of this application in video above.

Home Remodel Plans

A home addition can be a great option in today’s market. The first step is to work with us on a preliminary addition plan. You may be amazed to see the full potential of your current home.

Difficult Site Expert

Home Designs for steep or challenging lots is our area of expertise. We utilize cutting edge computerized technology for the custom home architect. It allows us to help you visualize and design the perfect home and see how it will look on your lot.

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Home Design Service

Do your plans reflect what is actually built on site? Do your architectural designs show one thing, the truss layout another and the floor joist layout yet something else? Minimize problems and reduce risk with structurally accurate architectural plans by Wise Owl Home Plans. We have been serving the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area for over 15 years and we are experts in the construction methods and architectural styles used here in the Northwest.

Vertical Analysis

We utilize BC Framer (a Whole House design software by Boise Cascade) to analyze the structures. This also allows us to produce our own Boise Cascade floor system design and minimize potential for human error. We have many Builder programs available to help you gain control over the design phase and implement your influence and efficiencies into your plans.

Rendering Services

We offer competitive rates on quality elevation renderings to meet your marketing needs.

Custom Home Designer —-vs-— Architect

Most people don’t know the difference. Give us a call @ 360-750-8911 and we can explain how we can save you money.


Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Lusardi We worked with Jim completely online from California. The end result was a creative custom view home with a daylight basement. Jim readily worked with us on all our final revisions and made every effort to help us meet our deadlines. He was professional, personable and competent. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Lusardi

Ralph and Brenda Pruitt We would like to highly recommend Jim Wise as an outstanding and skilled home designer. It was our pleasure to work closely with Jim as we designed our new country style home. We found him to be extremely patient, knowledgeable, and reliable. We were especially impressed that he was able to work with us long distance while we were living in South America.

Ralph and Brenda Pruitt

Ben WiseI have been building custom homes for nearly 20 years and on a regular basis I meet people who tell me a horror story about the time they built a custom home. There are two major factors that will determine if your experience will be a horror story or a dream come true. First, is the selection of a home designer and second is the selection of a contractor. I have been working exclusively with Jim for all of my client's custom home design since 1992. Jim does a great job of designing a home that fits the home owner's desires and he has the construction background to keep the construction costs down through value engineering. We have made a great team to help combat the 'construction horror story syndrome', as our clients have all been very pleased with the process and the end result.

Benjamin Wise
Wise Homes

JEM RennovationAs a remodeling contractor, I need to know the home designer I refer will take good care of my customer. I also rely on the designer to help the owner develop a plan that is aesthetically pleasing, meets the wants and needs of the customer and is structurally feasible to construct. I used Wise Owl Home Plans on the remodel of my personal home and was very pleased with the results. Since then, I have recommended them to all my clients.

Howard Janson
JEM Renovation and Repair

BRC HomesIt is with great pleasure that I recommend Wise Owl Home Plans for the development of residential construction plans. It is nice to work with a designer who is personally familiar with the many challenges that face production builders. Over the past three years Jim and his staff have worked with us to improve our production plans and have successfully delivered their products in a timely manner. They have also done a great job in implementing our ideas and concepts into our plans.

Mark Lee
BRC Homes

Mike PeckI would like to recommend Wise Owl to anyone considering a remodel or new home plan. As a professional engineered lumber designer, I develop structural layouts for residential housing. I work with home plans developed by many different designers and architects both locally and nationally. Some plans I work on have given little consideration to floor performance, value engineering and structural issues. It is nice to work with Wise Owl plans as I know all these issues have been given great consideration. They are also very open to my recommendations and we work together to make sure the plans and manufacturers layouts do not conflict with each other. The end result is an accurate set of plans that will be easy for the contractors to build. I was so impressed with Wise Owl plans I chose them to design the remodel plans on my own personal

Mike Peck
Engineered Lumber Designer