Building on a tight lot? Frank Betz Associates is your go-to for open layouts with contemporary details and lots of old-fashioned charm. These plans fit the bill nicely. See more house plans from Frank Betz.

40’ x 43’ and Full of Great Details

Photo Courtesy of Grant Homes
Photo Courtesy of Grant Homes

Cost efficiency and curb appeal are in abundance in this stone- and shingle-embellished country cottage. At less than 2,400 square feet, this clever design affords four bedrooms within a narrow 40’ footprint, suiting it well for an infill lot. The rear deck makes alfresco dining an option. All four bedrooms are housed on the second level, allowing the home to be heated and cooled in zones for better energy efficiency. The second-floor laundry adds convenience. Three of the bedrooms have walk-in closets, and the master suite has two! See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Large Bonus Space Upstairs

Twin dormers and a mixture of brick and siding dress the charming exterior of this country cottage. Inside, the foyer leads to a vaulted family room featuring a centerpiece fireplace. Tray ceilings crown the master suite, and the vaulted master bath is complete with a sizable shower, double-sink vanity, a garden tub, and access to a large walk-in closet. The kitchen displays a large island with a serving bar. With the majority of the living space on the first floor, a fourth bedroom, a bonus room, and a full bath on the second floor are great for guests or to give more privacy to an older child. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Grand Entrance, Not-So-Big Footprint

The eye-catching entry of this surprisingly compact family home features a turreted bay wrapped with a covered porch. Inside, the super-open layout combines the living and dining areas for effortless entertaining. Buyers will enjoy casual meals at the island snack bar in the kitchen. Sleeping quarters rest upstairs, including the master suite with its large walk-in closet and a tub that overlooks the backyard. A bay window seat and second-floor laundry are welcome additions. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Bedroom Suite on the First Floor

An open, functional layout awaits buyers inside this charming design. The grand room and kitchen form the center of the home, where everyone will love to gather around the corner hearth or the cooktop island. Decorative columns define the adjacent dining room, and for outdoor entertaining, a large deck connects to the breakfast nook. A handy office next to the kitchen is a perfect spot to check email or sort mail. Upstairs, the master suite enjoys a huge bedroom, capacious walk-in closet, and spacious bathroom. Two family bedrooms on this level and an extra suite downstairs ensure room for everyone. See more images, information, and the floor plan.