Looking to celebrate the New Year in style this holiday season? You’re in luck. Nothing rings in the New Year better than house plans with island kitchens, open floor plans, and seamless indoor-outdoor living (well, and maybe a glass of something cold). Designed with modern living in mind, these home plan designs boast smart amenities and functional spaces (like mudrooms for guests to hang their coats). Let’s take a look at some of our favorite party house plans!
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This 2,491-square-foot home (the Alastar from Visbeen Architects) looks and feels bigger than it actually is, thanks to a soaring wall of windows that nicely frames a view. The kitchen boasts seating on two sides (a unique arrangement that makes sense for keeping conversation going, instead of just lining everyone up in a row) and total openness to the dining and living rooms. A fireplace on the terrace creates cozy outdoor living in the cooler months – perfect for entertaining!
Explore photos to see how one client interpreted this design and made it their own. Our favorite spot? Definitely the open kitchen, with an island that calls out for appetizers and fun conversation before the main New Year’s party. A bonus area over the garage provides easy storage space and future expansion.
Happy New Year! This sweet split plan home design is packed with extras. The open floor plan provides plenty of room for entertaining guests with seating at the kitchen island. A vaulted rear porch is made to enjoy the views.
Don’t miss the master suite, which includes a custom shower and free standing tub. Another perk? The large master closet connects directly to the utility for easy laundry access (and we are here for it). The guest bath is also over-sized with lots of storage space and dual sinks.
This exclusive design (the Mossfield from Visbeen Architects) prioritizes enjoyment of nature in any season. Guests will love the interior layout, which gives you tons of flexibility, with the ability to open up the living room via pocket doors. A two-sided fireplace connects the living room to the den for warm ambiance.
Easy to reach on this floor, the master suite treats owners to a five-piece bathroom and a walk-in closet. Four more bedrooms and a study occupy the second floor, providing ample room for family and visitors. For more recreational space, the basement can be finished.
Looking for a home plan design with a modest footprint? This 1,792-square-foot house plan shows off a simple-yet-stylish ranch exterior with a modern farmhouse vibe. Inside, the open gathering spaces encourage family and friends to relax together in the great room or at the kitchen's island.
The master suite gives you a private bath and dual sinks. A covered patio just off the dining room adds even more gathering space.
Clean and open, this 2,192-square-foot modern farmhouse feels fresh and contemporary. The kitchen overlooks the family room and shows off a big island – perfect for ringing in the New Year with friends and family.
Relax in the master suite, which includes a large walk-in closet, dual sinks, a soaking tub, and modern shower. Lockers (just off the two-car garage) create easy storage and provide a place for guests to put their coats.
Got a lot in a beautiful location? This striking modern home will capture the view with tons of windows. Elegant and chic, this clean-lined modern design features an open layout that flows from the great room into the island kitchen and out to the deck for immersive outdoor living (great for hosting and entertaining!).
The master suite enjoys impressive views and invites you to unwind in the big shower (plus check out the double sinks).
Stylish and modern, this contemporary home plan design is ready for fun. An open concept floor plan between the main living areas creates a relaxed vibe and makes hosting a New Year’s party nice and simple. A fireplace in the great room encourages guests to gather around and enjoy the cozy ambiance.
The main-level master is tucked away to the right of the floor plan and sports a spacious walk-in closet, dual sinks, and easy access to the laundry room.
Spacious and welcoming, this home design includes a lot of storage and plenty of comfortable places for guests to relax. The living room opens out to the covered back porch. In the main gathering spaces of the house plan, the kitchen takes center stage, perfect for relaxed entertaining. What’s above the garage behind those cute dormers? It’s a fun game room and library!
This modern farmhouse design draws inspiration from classic barns – with a high central gable and lower flanking wings. A tall window wall behind the fireplace in the vaulted great room rises the full height of the gable, making the space feel bright and airy. The large kitchen island opens to the other living spaces – perfect for entertaining guests during the New Year. Located on the main-level, the master suite boasts lots of modern amenities (like dual sinks and a walk-in shower).
Two additional bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the second level. Looking to host guests outside this year? Deep porches run the length of the house on two sides for seamless indoor-outdoor living. What we love: the loft-office over the island kitchen.
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