Even if your clients don't need an elevator now, they (or a loved one) might later. It's a wise idea to at least leave room for one—the shaft can hold closet space for now. These four plans incorporate elevators for easily getting around the (well-designed) levels. See more designs with elevators.

Gorgeous and Practical


Inside this romantic home, an elevator waits to whisk buyers upstairs to the master suite, which offers a big bedroom, roomy bath with a window-side tub and separate shower, and two large walk-in closets. The other three bedrooms also feature lots of storage. Back downstairs, the family room opens to the backyard on one side (via three sets of French doors) and the island kitchen on the other. A study and adjacent powder bath make it easy to work from home. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Make a Hillside Lot Accessible


An elevator makes it easy to get around all three levels of this clean-lined contemporary home. Up one level from the garage, the main gathering areas – the great room, island kitchen, and dining room – open completely to one another. A guest suite resides on this floor as well. The remaining three bedrooms occupy the top floor, with the master suite boasting a wide box window bay, a huge walk-in closet, and a spacious bathroom. The utility room is conveniently placed up here for hassle-free laundry. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

A Castle Within Reach


This castle-like family home offers immense curb appeal. Once inside, a sweeping staircase creates a grand entrance in the foyer. An elevator adds accessibility and convenience. Public spaces on this floor include the spacious island kitchen and the bay-windowed family room. An open layout provides excellent flow for smooth transitions between rooms. On the second floor, the airy master suite features a grand bathroom with a bumped out tub, dual vanities, and a vast walk-in closet. Three family bedrooms share two baths and access to the romantic outdoor balcony. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Top-Level Master Suite


An elevator links all three levels of this splendid (and surprisingly compact) Mediterranean abode, from the vast garage space on the first floor to the open kitchen and great room (plus three bedrooms) above, all the way to the private third level, which is completely devoted to the master suite. Up here, owners can relax in the big bedroom, the lounge, in the massive corner tub, or on the covered balcony. A wet bar and enormous closet complete this top-level oasis. See more images, information, and the floor plan.