Whether explicitly designed for accessibility or not, one-story plans make it much easier to age in place. These four stylish homes pamper owners with modern amenities like large showers, party-ready kitchen islands, and outdoor living zones.

Thoughtful Details for Universal Design

Four Walls Photography
Four Walls Photography

Here’s a home that shows just how stylish accessible living can be. Ideal for housing an elderly relative or simply aging in place, the one-story layout includes a variety of features that make it easier to get around: open living spaces, a barrier-free shower in the guest suite, raised electrical outlets, lowered switches, and much more. Multi-generational families will also appreciate having five bedrooms and four bathrooms. In the center of the home, everyone will love to hang out in the spacious kitchen. Horizontal lines and high windows give the panache of Prairie design, with high ceilings and lots of natural light contributing modern flair. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Impressive Indoor-Outdoor Connections

Giovanni Photography
Giovanni Photography

Elegant and casual at the same time, this one-story layout promotes a relaxed lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoor living. Sliding doors open up the family room and dinette almost completely to the covered lanai and outdoor kitchen area, making it easy to hold a summer party. The luxurious master suite also features outdoor access, along with two walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom. Three additional bedrooms (two with private bathrooms) provide room for family or friends on the opposite side of the home. A study in the far corner offers a quiet place for work or hobbies. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Accessible Guest Bathroom

Two flex rooms (both with vaulted ceilings) open to the backyard on either side of this home's gathering spaces. These versatile areas can become offices, craft rooms, or even snore rooms for noisy partners. In the middle, the kitchen holds a wide island that invites guests to hang out and chat. Owners will appreciate the enormous walk-in closet in their suite. One of the secondary bathrooms is specifically designed for accessibility, making it ideal for accommodating an elderly relative. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Festive Kitchen + Room for Work

It's all about the kitchen in this relaxed layout, with both a central island and a snack bar that seats six providing a ton of counter space. Just steps away for this festive zone, the spacious theater/game room opens to a patio, making it a pleasant spot for a home office or playroom. The laundry room also opens directly into here. A huge walk-in closet in the master suite will please fashion mavens. Other highlights include the grilling porch and the versatile study/guest suite near the front. See more images, information, and the floor plans.