By Courtney Pittman
The summer season (and heat) is in full swing and we are here to cool you off with these new and noteworthy (and popular) house floor plans. Whether you are looking to build your dream home or just craving some eye candy, we’ve got you covered. Let’s make a splash with these standout home plans.
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Ideal for a narrow lot, the Greenlea by Visbeen Architects (plan928-323 above) gives you timeless curb appeal and a modern open layout. The kitchen invites everyone to hang out at the island, which overlooks the dining area and open living room. A wide front porch invites relaxation and summer hangs. Check out the spacious bedrooms.
The Broadmoore (an exclusive plan from Visbeen Architects) will draw all eyes to its grand exterior. Inside, the open layout feels fresh and contemporary. The kitchen sports two islands (one for guests, one for you) and flows into the dining and living areas. A screened porch (pictured above) invites year-round outdoor living and includes an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Don’t miss the extra-large closets in the master suite.
This brand-new design (plan929-1080 above) gives modern families what they want: a big kitchen for hanging out and snacking, a flexible guest room or office on the main floor, and plenty of relaxing porch space. Don't miss the master suite's large shower, double sinks (so much counter space), and generous walk-in closet.
Imagine enjoying summer nights on the spacious front porch of this lovely home (plan 120-255 above)...or better yet, on the back porch, kicking back with a plate of barbecue and a glass of something cold. The master suite opens out to the porch, too. Another nice touch: big closets.
Kitchens can make or break a home. This one? Magnificent. Plan 923-122 (above) features a kitchen island that seats six people, so you can fit a whole party here without breaking a sweat. Let guests wander into the great room, and then out to the grilling porch. The guest suite is ready for longer visits. Don’t miss the welcoming front porch that is just begging for summer hangs.
How open of a layout do you want? If the answer is "as open as possible," then this just might be the farmhouse plan for you. Plan 48-943 (above) offers a kitchen island that overlooks the large living/dining area, with large openings to the rear porch making it easy to step outside (and to host a fantastic summer party).
This elegant home plan (the Abbeytown), is a new version of a popular layout (plan 928-1 and plan 928-12). Families with pets will love the cat room and the dog zone (which includes a latter with a shower for easy rinsing off of muddy paws). The large island kitchen flows seamlessly into the great room and dining area. A screened patio invites outdoor living and keeps the bugs at bay. Don’t miss the fireplace in the bright sunroom just off the kitchen.
Ready to relax? This brand-new farmhouse floor plan, plan 932-33 (above), features 2,095 square feet and a very open layout between the island kitchen and the vaulted great room. The master suite steps out to the back porch, which wraps all the way around the side and to the front. A wraparound porch makes summer entertaining a breeze.
Smart design choices make this 793 square foot house floor plan live large. From vaulted ceilings (in both the open living area and the primary bedroom) to a flexible guest bedroom, plan 437-88 (above) is all about convenience. Warm up next to the cozy fireplace in living room with friends and family. A screened porch adds more living space to this micro cottage floor plan. Other highlights include a large shower in the bathroom and a walk-in closet for the main bedroom.
Explore tons of photos of this elegant home plan (plan430-192 above). Our favorite part? The brick accent walls inside that provide a fun welcome to the large, open kitchen. Or maybe the ultra-luxurious, two-part master bathroom (no sharing!). Like to host and entertain? A screened porch is warmed by a cozy fireplace and makes entertaining friends and family a breeze. The handy mudroom keeps things clean and organized during busy transitions.
This graceful ranch house floor plan (plan47-1023 above) offers relaxed, outdoor-focused living and plenty of thoughtful touches. Vaulted ceilings in the great room, country kitchen, and master bedroom add a dimension of extra space. Relax in the master suite's tub, where a bayed window gives a lovely view of the backyard. You'll also find two sinks, a separate shower, a walk-in closet, and French doors to the rear porch here. Don't miss the spacious laundry/mudroom, the kitchen's desk, and space for a freezer in the two-car garage.
This is the designer's personal home, so you know it's a good one (plan930-19 above). Our favorite parts: the open kitchen's big island (great for entertaining) and the master suite's walk-in shower with handy storage (so you can easily grab a towel). Oh, and check out the splendid veranda.
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