Porches, patios, loggias, and courtyards can really make a small home live large. These homes do a great job of integrating these spaces into the layout of the home for a seamless indoor/outdoor experience.

Impressive Porches

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Great for indoor/outdoor living, this delightful raised cottage features front and rear porches designed to allow cool breezes to flow through. A snack bar provides space for casual meals, with the open dining room and bayed breakfast nook on either side. The master suite has a plush bath complete with twin vanities, a tub, a separate shower, private water closet, and a large walk-in closet.  Both secondary bedrooms offer walk-in closets as well, with bedroom 2 offering private access to the hall bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Front Courtyard, Back Loggia

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A front courtyard provides a beautiful and interesting introduction to this home. Out back, the loggia and optional summer kitchen add even more space, accessed via two sets of French doors from the gathering room and owner's suite. The kitchen's snack bar lets you serve up appetizers while chatting with family and friends. An impressive shower highlights the master bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Porch with a Fireplace

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This family friendly plan is bright and open, with vaulted ceilings and abundant windows. The living area is anchored by a large, open kitchen with U-shaped bar, while porches and a patio take living outdoors. The large, relaxed dining area off the kitchen accesses a luxurious screen porch with a fireplace. A roomy pantry, dedicated e-space, and utility room are situated between the kitchen and garage, optimizing work flow. Don't miss the master suite's gorgeous bow window. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Flex Room Opens to the Patio

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The front porch provides a handsome look for this charming home. An extensive patio in back wraps around the bayed dining nook and is accessed from both the great room and the flexible multi-purpose space (why not use it as a craft room?). A corner fireplace warms the great room, which opens to the kitchen's snack bar. The vaulted master bedroom enjoys two walk-in closets and easy proximity to the laundry room. Two more bedrooms use a full hall bath on the other side of the home. See more images, information, and the floor plan.