One-story homes are a smart choice for all kinds of buyers. First-time buyers will appreciate the absence of stairs if they’re starting families (chasing little ones up and down stairs is no fun), empty nesters will have an easier time aging in place in a single-level home, and even move-up buyers will enjoy the convenience. But two-story homes usually have the advantage in impressive curb appeal – until now. These new one-story home plans offer outstanding exteriors that will wow your buyers.

Elegant Details


Attractive brickwork, eye-catching gables, and beautifully detailed windows come together to give this ranch plan unique elegance. The unusual design places the kitchen in front, freeing the back for the spacious great room and dining room that look out to the porches and patio. The split-bedroom plan allows the master suite to privately occupy an entire side of the house while the remaining bedrooms and utility room make up the other side. In the rear of the home, buyers will love entertaining on the screened porch with skylights, the covered porch, and the patio. Over the garage is a large bonus area for storage or later expansion. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Practical and Fun

Here's a home plan that prioritizes organization with tons of smart storage space. Highlights include the kitchen's long walk-in pantry, walk-in closets for every bedroom (including the master suite's extraordinary one, which opens directly to the laundry room), and a huge bonus space upstairs. Buyers can get cozy by the outdoor fireplace, perfect for when the weather turns chilly, or take in the view from the master suite's bay window. A study gives a quiet place for work or reading. An island adds extra counter space in the kitchen. On the outside, a mix of materials combines with the wide porch lined by elegant columns and a shed dormer to create a whimsical, harmonious exterior. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Craftsman Flair

Stone, shake, and siding blend to give this one-story plan warm curb appeal and interest. The open-concept floor plan features a large kitchen with a curved breakfast bar that overlooks the impressive great room and opens to the adjoining breakfast nook. A formal dining room is located just off the foyer for those special family events. The master suite includes a decorative tray ceiling, a spacious walk-in closet, dual sinks, and a whirlpool tub. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath are found on the opposite side of the home, giving parents maximum privacy. The three-bay garage includes an additional storage area for bikes or lawn equipment. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Classic with a Twist

An elegant brick Acadian-influenced design and front porch welcome you to this open-concept plan. The great room features a gas log fireplace with built-in cabinetry and nearby access to the rear porch. With a split-bedroom layout, the private master suite features a decorative ceiling treatment, a luxury bath with a jet tub, and dual walk-in closets. Three additional bedrooms share a bath on the opposite side of the plan. Off the large mud room/entry with built-in lockers is a walk-in pantry, a small office area, and an oversize utility room complete with hanging and folding space. With so many extras, this plan is sure to meet all your needs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.