One-story homes can be dramatic, too. These four designs showcase gorgeous entryways with the most eye-catching elements and materials like arches, columns, and stone.

Bright Bay


An arched entry and gorgeous bay window create stunning curb appeal for this one-story home. Inside, the kitchen is the center of attention with an angled snack bar, cooktop island, and openness to the living and family rooms. A skylight brightens the rear porch, which is accessed from bedroom 2 and the sunny breakfast nook. For supreme convenience, the master suite's (enormous) walk-in closet opens directly into the laundry room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Supremely Graceful Windows


Stunning arched transom windows and graceful columns draw all eyes to this terrific home. Inside, the central great room is bathed in light from the front foyer to the rear porch. High ceilings add volume throughout the home. The private master suite is accessed through its own foyer and features double walk-in closets, as well as a corner tub, separate shower, and two sinks. The great room, master bedroom, and breakfast room all open onto the expansive rear porch area. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Set in Stone


Stone and a variety of rooflines – hipped, clipped, and gabled – will make this home a neighborhood standout. The layout inside emphasizes the kitchen and great room, with a wide snack bar uniting the two. A study near the front offers a place to work from home. The split-bedroom layout guarantees privacy for the spacious master suite. A third garage bay adds extra storage room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Elegant Arches


Arches of various sizes adorn the stunning exterior of this one-story home. Inside, the layout is all about relaxation with the great room as the hub of activity. A fireplace provides a focal point at night, with a wall of windows letting light stream in during the day. Grab a snack at the kitchen's angled bar, or enjoy the view from the bayed breakfast nook. In the master suite, a walk-in closet provides plenty of storage space, and two sinks let you both get ready at the same time. Two more bedrooms rest on the opposite side. See more images, information, and the floor plan.