Are you building in an area where the traditional look is popular? Check out these standout designs. Each combines big-time curb appeal with an efficient layout that has less than 2,300 square feet.

Luxury Under 2,000 Square Feet


This one-story home achieves a luxurious feeling with streamlined square footage. Inside, the open kitchen/living/dining area perfectly fits today's relaxed living. Don't miss these fun and functional details: an e-space tucked into the corner peeks out to the screen porch, the master bathroom receives more light through a sun tunnel, and a seat by the foyer is a good place to remove shoes. A large bonus space upstairs provides room for expansion in the future. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Alluring Design


Here's an eye-catching plan with great outdoor living and a luxurious first-floor master suite. The side-loading, three-car garage is nicely disguised from the front for maximum curb appeal. Inside, the kitchen's snack counter serves both the bayed breakfast nook and the family room, which displays a splendid view through the wall of windows. Two secondary bedrooms share a full bath and lots of storage upstairs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Two-Way Fireplace Adds Drama


This traditional brick exterior adds lovely European character. Inside, the two-story plan places all three bedrooms on the second floor (including the luxurious master suite with its large tub and separate shower), allowing for zoned heating and cooling. A pass-through fireplace on the open first floor provides cozy warmth to both the living and dining rooms. Don't miss the kitchen's handy snack bar and large walk-in pantry. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Optional Bedrooms 4 and 5


Here's a standout new plan with a beautiful façade and thoughtful layout details. For example, a wall of glass in back lets lots of light into the great room and breakfast nook, with the fireplace moved to a side wall to keep the view clear. The master suite resides on this level, a good choice for aging in place. Growing families can opt to finish the fourth and fifth bedrooms upstairs. Extra storage in the garage is a welcome touch. See more images, information, and the floor plan.