You can’t go wrong when you combine a cottage-style exterior with a modern layout. These plans are fun, functional, and surprisingly modern—not that you’d know it from the outside, and isn't that the point?

3-Car, Rear-Loading Garage

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It’s not often that you find a plan with a three-stall garage designed for a narrow, rear-loading lot. It's a great combination of efficiency and luxury; at just over 1,800 square feet, this home packs a lot of living room into a linear space with direct sight lines from front to back. A covered entry leads into the home where the master suite (featuring a deluxe private bathroom with a window-side tub and separate, big shower) are just to the left and the main living area is directly ahead. Two more bedrooms share a full hall bath. Extra features include a walk-in closet in the master suite, a walk-in pantry and breakfast bar in the kitchen, and handy lockers by the garage entrance. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Sweet Exterior, Modern Inside

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Here's a home that really understands modern living. Check out the kitchen: six people can sit at the snack bar and have fun while not missing a minute of whatever's happening in the great room. The nearby breakfast nook opens to the screened grilling porch in back for outdoor fun. For indoor dinners, the dining room is separate enough to feel special but is still open on two sides for easy coming and going. The split-bedroom layout guarantees privacy for the master suite, where (among other amenities) owners will enjoy an enormous closet and a whirlpool tub. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Breezy and Beautiful

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Porches, a landscaped courtyard, and magnificent windows blur the boundaries between indoors and out in this quaint stone cottage. An outdoor fireplace on the rear porch allows this space to be enjoyed on into the fall months, and when spring comes around, three sets of French doors can be thrown open to bring fresh air to the great room, kitchen, and breakfast nook. The splendid master suite resides on the main floor, with two more bedroom suites sharing a fun game room upstairs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

40’ Wide and Full of Fun

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In just under 1,500 square feet, this charming French country home utilizes a brilliant floor plan for maximum living space. Outside, a bay window and stone archway create big curb appeal. Inside, the great room offers a raised ceiling, a fireplace, and arched entry to the kitchen and dining area. Follow a short hallway to find the vaulted master suite, featuring a sitting area and sloped-ceiling bath with a spa tub and separate shower. Two additional bedrooms share a hall bath to complete the plan. See more images, information, and the floor plan.