Are you building in a neighborhood with tough restrictions? When lots are narrow, you can’t always avoid front-loading garages, but you can choose plans with garages that don’t dominate the façade. These homes, none more than 40 feet wide, just might fit the bill.

Move-Up with Options

This eye-catching country home perfectly suits a growing family, offering a roomy layout that can still fit onto a narrow lot. A generous bonus room upstairs can become almost anything: a media center, children's playroom, or even an exercise space. Two family bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet, use a full bath with dual sinks (no sharing!). Buyers will luxuriate in the master suite's decorative ceiling, huge walk-in closet, and sumptuous bath. The main level features open gathering spaces and a guest room that can become a den, plus a small office near the island kitchen. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

Perfect Alignment

Beautiful exposed beams and stone details make this narrow design stand out. A smart layout provides a fantastic, long sightline from the front door all the way to the back. Common rooms are aligned to make one large space with an open island kitchen, casual dining area, and a fireplace-warmed living room with porch access. The master suite also opens to the porch for excellent views and lots of fresh air. The master suite features dual walk-in closets and a luxurious bath. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

Pretty Porch

A bay window and stone-accented columns create an inviting front porch on this charming three-bedroom. Inside, the vaulted living room receives light from two sides and opens to the back patio, which the master suite also accesses. The efficient kitchen includes pantry space and a small snack counter. A study adds flexible space for a home office. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

Create a Diversion

Attractive columns gracefully deflect attention from the front-loading garage. The den receives lots of light from its large window. Farther in, the great room opens to the island kitchen and dining area to create a free-flowing gathering zone. The master suite is conveniently located on this level and features a huge walk-in closet and separate shower and tub. Three bedrooms surround a loft upstairs with views of the great room and foyer. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.