Popular House Plans

What’s Selling Now — An Amenity Punchlist

Once in a while it’s good to take stock and see what house plans seem to be striking a chord. Our most popular plans still tend to be three bedrooms two and a half baths, ranging from around 1,500 to 3,000 sq. ft., but now they often include built-ins or outdoor living features like screen porches and loggias.  Here’s a selection of recently sold designs that offer a range of amenities worth considering as you think about your new home.

Cape Cod style Plan 497-19 by Freegreen has a summertime vibe with an

497-19 front

elevation showing the house nestled among seaside sand dunes. The airy


interior shows how to use the threshold between living/dining area and kitchen for storage and display.

Modern one story Plan 491-5 by Braxton Werner and Paul Field is a simple I-shaped layout, with carport at one end and the great room at the center


bracketed by bedrooms and baths. It suits a mild climate since the great


room opens to a long covered exterior gallery through a sliding window wall.

Sarah Susanka’s Home By Design Original Plan 454-7 includes a parlor, a living room, and a space that seems especially appropriate for the hottest time


of the year — a generous screen porch, at the center of the garden facade. This


spacious room functions as a kind of lanai, with areas for sitting and dining.

Plan 449-8 by David Cox includes a casita with its own bathroom at the

449-8e-4032-w1024x683front of the house — it’s behind the three small square windows to the left of the front door in the photo shown here. The casita can double as a guest or in-law suite. At the back of the house facing the garden is a loggia with its own outdoor fireplace — which makes it


perfect for barbecues and summer entertaining. The plan suits a suburban infill lot.

Plan 461-2 by Brooks Ballard is a traditional two-story design that fits a tight


urban lot while offering a butler’s pantry between the galley kitchen and the

461-2mf-2520-w1024dining room. See how there are no dead-end rooms in the ground floor layout so circulation can flow smoothly from area to area without backing up. There’s also a screen porch that’s accessible from the family room and the breakfast area.

So there you have it — each plan has individuality yet they all share a thoughtful attention to detail. To see more of our most popular plans click here.


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