What do these new homes have in common? They all make exceptional use of space, with none exceeding 1,800 square feet and all including open layouts and friendly gathering spaces that families will love. Also on the menu: surprisingly luxurious master suites and handy storage zones.

No Wasted Space

This eye-catching small home lives large with 1,712 square feet, making it a great choice for a tight lot. On the exterior, a stone arch draws all eyes to the entry. Once inside, a clear sightline guides your gaze through the open dining area and kitchen, all the way back to the vaulted great room. Here, a corner fireplace creates a cozy spot for cool evenings. Conveniently located on this floor, the master suite offers a walk-in closet, a vaulted bedroom, and two sinks in the private bathroom. Two more bedrooms upstairs (one boasting a window seat and the other with a walk-in closet) have use of the hall bath, where dual sinks ensure no waiting to brush teeth. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Functionality Prioritized

Elegance meets functionality with this 1,691-square-foot home. Every bit of space is put to good use, beginning with the entrance from the garage. Here, a bench and closet keep coats and shoes organized, with the walk-in pantry just steps away for easy grocery storage. The kitchen offers space for meals at the casual snack bar and nearby in the bright dining nook (sliding doors here make it easy to step out after dinner). A fireplace adds coziness to the great room. On the right side of the home, the master suite includes a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a large shower and two sinks. Two more bedrooms (one would also make a great study) use the hall bathroom. See more images, information, and the floor plan.