Downsizing doesn’t have to mean stripped-down. These one-story plans (good for aging-in-place) are filled with thoughtful details like big islands in the kitchen, gorgeous stone siding, and great outdoor spaces.

One-Story Home, Two-Story Curb Appeal

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Here’s a plan that delivers the grand curb appeal of a two-story home without the hassle of stairs. The open kitchen features a snack counter that serves the impressive great room and the bayed breakfast nook. The handy e-space is perfectly placed to stash phones and other tech toys. Owners can relax in the terrific master suite's corner bathtub or by the bay window. Two additional bedrooms (one can turn into a study) and a dining room round out the plan.

Relaxation Indoors and Out


Rugged materials like stone and shingle siding give this Craftsman-style home curb appeal in any neighborhood. Double doors open into the entry, where impressively high ceilings continue into the great room. Here, stylish beams in the ceiling define the living space. The kitchen features a prep island that's positioned for easy conversation with guests while cooking. In the sleeping zone to the left, the master suite impresses with a huge walk-in closet and full bath. The second bedroom includes a cathedral ceiling, private bath, and walk-in closet. A one-bay garage is located on the left of the home while a two-bay garage front-loads on the right. A fireplace warms the screen porch in back, with a pergola-shaded porch right next to it.

Cottage with Practical Luxury


Buyers will flip for the impressive storage in this two-bedroom cottage – the master suite alone boasts two sizeable walk-ins and two linen closets. The kitchen’s spacious pantry and the second bedroom’s walk-in are the icing on the cake. An elegant, semi-open library could also be staged as a formal dining room.

Impressive Outdoor Spaces


This elegantly detailed façade showcases a stately entry portico and clean contemporary lines. Outside, two fireplaces and an outdoor kitchen create natural gathering areas. A detached guest suite offers privacy to guests. Inside, the central grand salon has a wet bar and is open to the kitchen, where a spacious island invites casual entertaining, with a formal dining space nearby available for fine meals. Don't miss the master suite's huge walk-in closet and jaw-dropping bathroom.