According to an NAHB study, the majority of buyers (Boomers in particular) prefer a one-story layout. Give them what they want with one of these smart, stylish designs.

Adaptable Layout with Graceful Curb Appeal

With elegant curb appeal outside and excellent sightlines inside, this one-story home presents a remarkably flexible layout. The third bedroom suite near the front would also make a great study (open the double doors to the foyer) or a nursery (use the back door to the master suite). A central island adds extra counter space in the kitchen. Step out to the covered porch in back, or simply enjoy the view from the casual dining room. Families will appreciate the generous laundry room. On the left side of the home, the master suite offers two walk-in closets, double sinks, and even a bay window that creates a serene sitting spot. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Focus on the Lanai

Giovanni Photography
Giovanni Photography

Outdoor living takes center stage in this one-story home, with a huge covered lanai that connects to the family room via disappearing walls. The living room also opens to this space, allowing guests to fix themselves a drink at the wet bar and then step outside. On the right side of the home, the luxurious master suite displays a sitting area, a morning bar, and even access to an outdoor shower. Three more bedroom suites occupy the other side of the home, including bedroom four that sits steps away from the lanai. The four-car garage is split into two discreet bays, each with extra storage. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Flex Space with a View

With walls of windows and sliding doors, this modern home plays up indoor-outdoor connections and makes it easy to step outside from almost any room. The vaulted flex space near the master suite (which even offers a view while in the shower) could be used for a home office, gym, or just about anything else. Two more bedrooms share a hall bath, with linen storage nearby. The extra-large laundry room keeps everything organized near the garage entrance. Don't miss the kitchen's big island or the built-in seating in the living room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Laundry Access from the Master Suite

Photo by Jonathan Boone
Photo by Jonathan Boone

With its graceful brick-and-siding exterior and a surprisingly amenity-filled interior, this home shows how much you can do with 1,600 square feet. The split-bedroom layout grants plenty of privacy to the master suite, where a large walk-in closet, two sinks, a jet tub, and a separate shower pamper homeowners. Across the home, two more bedrooms share a hall bath. In the middle, the kitchen invites family and friends to hang out at the island bar. Nearby, the open dining room features French doors to the porch, where a fireplace can create cozy evenings. Another fireplace offers a focal point in the living room. Other highlights include a walk-in pantry, extra storage in the garage, and easy access to the laundry room from the master suite. See more images, information, and the floor plan.