Dealing with a tight lot? Here are four new house plans perfect for a narrow space, with streamlined rooms, open layouts, and lots of outdoor living areas.

Seaside Treasure

This Visbeen Architects design presents a solution to a common limitation in waterfront property: a narrow lot. Just 20 feet wide, this home maximizes every square foot and takes full advantage of what are sure to be expansive views from each of its three stories. The entry level functions as the main living space, featuring a half bath, foyer, kitchen, dining room, and glass-walled living room. One floor up is the laundry, bunk room, and sunny master suite. The lower level is home to another bedroom suite and office space. Across the way, through the covered patio alcove, is the lower-level family room, complete with kitchenette and walkout access to the water. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Smart Use of Space

Can you create a spacious family home with just 1,190 square feet of living space? Yes, and here’s the proof. This 21-foot-wide plan extends space visually with a very open layout inside and a wide porch outside. The living room flows without interruption into the dining room, which is easily served by the kitchen’s snack counter. Upstairs, the master suite boasts a walk-in closet and full private bath, with the two secondary bedrooms using a hall bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Craftsman Charmer

Not a square foot is wasted in this smart, efficient layout. The 31-foot-wide design fits three bedrooms, an open living room, a generous kitchen, and even a study onto one level. Buyers will love the kitchen’s island and snack bar, as well as the master suite’s double closets. Craftsman styling gives the exterior major curb appeal. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Level Up

When you can’t build out, build up. That’s what this 35-foot-wide Craftsman plan does, with a porch upstairs accessed from the media room. Two secondary bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and private bath, complete the level.  Downstairs, the master suite offers up a surprisingly spacious bedroom and bath, with clever access to the laundry room in back. The kitchen includes a snack-bar peninsula, just steps away from the open dining room. A tech zone is a modern touch. See more images, information, and the floor plan.