These inviting elevations feature functional front porches that encourage sitting and waving at passers-by. Pointedly not in view: big garages. They’re there, all right (not everyone has the option of public transit) but are discreetly tucked to the side or behind the home.

View from the Deck

This sleek Prairie design is ideal for a lot that slopes to the front. On the lower level, the three-car garage leads to an elevator, which whisks you upstairs to the main level. Since the master suite also resides on this level, the home is a great choice for aging in place. A fireplace adds a warm focal point to the two-story great room, which flows without interruption into the island kitchen and the open dining room. Both the great room and the dining room open to the front deck.  A den receives natural light from windows on two walls. On the opposite side of the home, the generous master suite includes dual sinks, a spa tub and separate shower, and a large walk-in closet. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Updated Farmhouse

An inviting covered porch wraps around from the front to the side and combines with stone, brick, and shutters to add texture and color to this facade. Inside, the functional floor plan includes both formal and informal dining, a private study that opens to the porch, the great room with a corner fireplace, and a large kitchen with a walk-in pantry and snack-bar island. Just inside the entrance from the garage, the mud room, compact office area, and spacious laundry room help maintain order. The second-floor master suite showcases two walk-in closets, two vanities, and a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Secondary bedrooms enjoy large closets and provide loads of space for an active family. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Graceful Details

Lattice columns and decorative trusses create charming, unique curb appeal for this home. Inside, the layout is surprisingly modern with outstanding flow between the family room, kitchen, and dining room. The master suite offers access to the back porch as well as a large walk-in closet, two sinks, and a striking ceiling treatment. Two family bedrooms sit on the opposite side of the home, while another gives excellent privacy upstairs with a study nook and full bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Craftsman Appeal

This plan fulfills the contemporary demand for an open-concept floor plan while retaining the character and charm of traditional Craftsman styling. Eave brackets and graceful tapered columns contribute major curb appeal. Inside, the great room flows into the open dining area and then the kitchen, where an island offers plenty of prep space and a snack bar. The den/nursery connects to the master suite to give buyers tremendous flexibility: they can use it now to keep a close eye on a baby, and then convert it to an office later. Three more bedrooms rest upstairs, including one with a private bathroom. See more images, information, and the floor plan.