By Courtney Pittman
Dreaming up the ultimate outdoor living space? Whether it’s an inviting front porch, a cool rooftop deck, or a lavish courtyard, we’ve got all your outdoor needs covered with these sweet designs that boast stylish outdoor living spaces. We may be staying at home a lot right now, but there are still plenty of ways to relax and embrace nature from your own front door. We've rounded up some of our newest and most popular modern house plans with outdoor living that are sure to make you swoon. Extend your living space and bring the outdoors in with these must-see designs.
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Rear Grilling Deck
This modern house plan dazzles with plenty of outdoor living spaces
Plan 1066-106 features versatile living spaces.
This cool modern house plan (plan 1066-106, above) makes everyday life easier. Check out the open concept floor plan between the main living areas. A versatile office on the main level can become a study or hobby room, while the loft space upstairs offers even more space. Outdoor living is made easy with a rear grilling deck and balcony (improve your grill setup with these tips from Houzz).
Modern and Cool
This two-story design makes it easy to get around
Plan 1066-110 boasts plenty of outdoor living spaces.
Elegant and open, this modern house plan (plan 1066-110, pictured above) gives you a luxurious layout that’s easy to get around. The great room features a fireplace and is open to the kitchen. Hang out at the big island or head out to the covered deck to take advantage of a nice spring day. Don’t miss the extra-spacious (and chic) master suite.
Relaxed and Open
This modern house plan proves less is more
Plan 23-2713 offers plentiful natural light with large windows.
Simple, open, and stylish: that describes this gorgeous modern house plan (plan 23-2713, pictured above). We love how open the kitchen is to the living room, making it feel relaxing and casual. Step out to the covered porch from sliding glass doors to enjoy favorable weather. Everything has a place in the extra-spacious mudroom next to the foyer. Large windows bring the outdoors in and flood the home with natural light.
Enjoy striking views with abundant windows
Plan 1070-7 features easy flow between the main living spaces.
Enjoy your beautiful location with this striking modern house plan (plan 1070-7, above), which is ready to capture the view with abundant windows. The open layout flows from the great room into the island kitchen and out to the deck for indoor-outdoor living. The master suite enjoys impressive views and invites you to unwind in the big shower (plus check out the double sinks).
Kick back and relax in this dreamy modern home
Plan 1066-100 offers multiple outdoor living areas.
Highlights of this standout modern house plan (plan 1066-100, above) include vaulted ceilings in the great room, a big island in the kitchen (with an eating bar), and a large walk-in closet in the master suite. The spacious laundry room makes it easy to throw in a load, while an office can be used in a variety of ways. Two outdoor living spaces make it easy to kick back and relax – including a rooftop deck!
This stunning design features a cool courtyard and roof deck
Plan 1070-62 presents a spacious kitchen island and walk-in pantry.
Here's a unique feature: the first level of this modern house plan (plan 1070-62, pictured above) wraps around a courtyard for seamless indoor-outdoor living, while the second level boasts a roof deck. The kitchen's open layout features a spacious island that's perfect for casual entertaining, while a walk-in pantry makes it easy to keep groceries organized. A loft on the second level could be used as a home office, study, or hobby room. Check out the master suite's spa-like bathroom.
Practical Details Throughout
An open floor plan makes this home feel bigger than it is
Plan 23-2676 features front and back porches for easy outdoor living.
Hello curb appeal! This modern house plan (plan 23-2676, above) is full of character and practical details. Despite its small footprint, an open concept floor plan between the kitchen, living, and dining areas, make this design feel spacious and clean. Two bedrooms sport walk-in closets, while the bathroom boasts dual sinks, a soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. Front and back porches extend the living space and offer seamless indoor-outdoor living. Need back porch design ideas? Check out these ideas from HGTV.
Stunning Contemporary House Design
This home plan features traditional and modern styling
Plan 1042-19 offers a seamless flow between the covered porch and great room.
The clean lines of this contemporary home design (plan 1042-19, pictured above) strike a warm balance between traditional and modern styling. Large windows provide wonderful views and plenty of natural light. A covered porch flows seamlessly into the great room, creating a flow that emphasizes indoor/outdoor living.
Generous nine-foot ceilings enhance the already spacious feel of the main level. An open dining area connects to the kitchen, which includes an over-sized island for food prep and informal dining. The upstairs has three additional bedrooms, including the master, and a second-level laundry room for convenience.
Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living
This stylish modern house plan offers a large patio
Plan 930-509 presents you with sleek curb appeal.
This contemporary design (plan 930-509, above) gives you stylish curb appeal. Inside, it's party time in the open great room and at the large kitchen island. Need some privacy? Escape to the luxurious master suite located to the left of the floor plan, which includes two walk-in closets. Check out the huge patio at the rear of the home.