Even if you're not building in Texas, these plans bring plenty of curb appeal that will resonate with buyers all around the country. Each one is a proven seller (based on sales data from Houseplans.com, BuilderHousePlans.com, and other Hanley Wood design sites) and includes one-story living and plenty of porches.

Indoor/Outdoor to the Max

With porches stretching along much of the home in front and completely around the back and sides, this one-story design is ready for serious indoor/outdoor living. The open kitchen flows into the casual dining space and the living room for a totally relaxed environment. On the right side, the master suite enjoys a huge bedroom, spacious walk-in closet, and luxurious bathroom with a large shower. An office (or nursery) opens to the porch for plenty of fresh air. Two more bedrooms share the opposite (and very private) wing of the home, connected to the main gathering area with a screened porch. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Made for Casual Entertaining

Photo courtesy of David E. Wiggins
Photo courtesy of David E. Wiggins

Combine an eye-catching rugged exterior with a luxurious open layout, and you've got this popular plan. Through the foyer, the dining room is delineated by columns on the right. Ahead, the family room displays a tray ceiling and great views of the rear lanai. Two islands gives extra prep space in the kitchen, so guests can sit and sip (or even help chop) at the bar without crowding the main counter. A two-sided fireplace warms up chilly nights on the barbecue porch. The master suite sits on the left side of the home, boasting a private exercise room (owners can convert it into an office, a nursery, or a sitting room), a huge walk-in closet, and a large separate shower and tub. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Space Used Wisely

This 1,769-square-foot design packs in quite a few perks, like the large walk-in pantry that serves the island kitchen, lockers in the mudroom, and two extra storage zones in the garage. The open layout of the gathering areas makes it easy to move from the great room to the kitchen's snack bar and the casual dining nook, and then out to the back porch. Just steps away from the master suite (which includes double vanities and a walk-in closet), the laundry room boasts plenty of space and sits out of the way of traffic from the garage. An office makes it easy to work from home. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Based Around the Grilling Porch

Photo by Janet Warlick
Photo by Janet Warlick

Perennially popular, this one-story layout makes the grilling porch a priority. Many areas open onto it: the breakfast nook, great room, master suite, and even a hallway near a secondary bedroom. Back inside, the kitchen's snack bar offers another relaxed area to entertain with seating for four. The home theater/living room near the front could also serve as a home office with the addition of some doors. Owners will love the master suite's generous bathroom. See more images, information, and the floor plan.