Looking to make the most of a hillside lot? These designs maximize space with basements that can be finished with a variety of bedrooms and living areas. All four of these plans open to the rear property, making them fantastic choices for a view lot as well.

Bright Basement

Perfect for a hillside lot, this roomy three-bedroom design offers an extra-spacious master suite (check out the huge walk-in closet), an island kitchen that opens to the dining area, and a fireplace-warmed living room. Owners can relax on the side deck or in the comfort of the screen porch. An unfinished basement offers room for storage or expansion, with windows illuminating one side of the level. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

House on a Hill

This beautifully rustic, multilevel plan is great for utilizing a difficult hillside lot. The lower level can be finished with a variety of living and sleeping spaces, though everything a couple or small family needs is located on the main level. The foyer opens to a view straight through the grand room to the rear deck or terrace—a trick to enhance the sense of space. Split bedrooms offer privacy and flexibility. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.