Who says trendiness is the opposite of timelessness? Consider the of-the-moment amenities in these house plans: well-integrated outdoor living rooms, ample storage, and flexible rooms suitable for a variety of uses. Since these features are focused on comfort and practicality (as opposed to merely serving as decorative flourishes), it wouldn't be surprising if they stuck around for a long time.

Generous Storage

The mudroom's large walk-in closet gives a hint of the impressive amount of storage you'll encounter in this gorgeous Craftsman design. Other ample closets include the master suite's walk-through wardrobe area, the kitchen's large pantry, and shelves in the media room downstairs. In keeping with today's informal living, the casual dining room sits near the island kitchen and opens to the deck for easy indoor/outdoor movement. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Outdoor Living Includes Designated Dog Area

Of the many impressive outdoor living rooms connected to this home, perhaps the one likely to generate the most affection is the clever "dog area" connected to the network of organizational areas that make up the mudroom. The master suite's exercise room could easily serve as a nursery or home office. In the kitchen, the island will become the center of activity with its cooktop and raised snack bar. See more images, information, and the floor plan.