With a variety of outdoor living rooms (including screened, covered, and open) accessed from different areas of the home (like the master suite, living room, and lower-level rec space), these layouts take fun in the sun very seriously.

Big Views on a Narrow Lot

Ideal for a narrow lot with a view, this charming cottage features a walkout lower level that can be finished for more space. On the main level, the island kitchen melds seamlessly with the open dining nook, the fireplace-warmed living room, and a bright sunroom that opens to the deck. A guest bedroom on this level has use of a bathroom just steps away. Upstairs, the master suite includes a private study (perfect for use as a nursery, a quiet reading spot, or perhaps even a snore room!), double walk-in closets, and a private bathroom with two sinks. Another generous bedroom suite sits across the hall. Both bedrooms easily access the laundry room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Award-Winner with Main-Floor Master Suite

Photo by Megan TerVeen
Photo by Megan TerVeen
Photo by Megan TerVeen
Photo by Megan TerVeen

First-place winner at the 2014 American Residential Design Awards in its size division of the Model Homes category, this home offers an open layout with room to expand downstairs. The island kitchen flows into the living room and two eating areas, one informal and the other dressed up with elegant columns. Also located on this level, the master suite offers a luxurious bathroom and a large walk-in closet. Ascend the turreted stairs to the upper level to find two bedroom suites, a guest room, laundry facilities, and a bright home office. The walkout lower level can be finished to hold a guest suite, family room, kitchenette, theater, and more. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Party in the Kitchen

Busy families will love this spacious open layout and its many practical amenities, including a huge home management center and a kitchen island that seats a whole party. The master suite is conveniently located on this level and boasts a fireplace, a deluxe bathroom with a walk-in closet, and easy access to the laundry room. In the main gathering room, a series of French doors open to the screened outdoor living room. Another patio sits off the kitchen. Three more bedrooms (all suites) provide ample space for family and visitors upstairs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Optional In-Law Apartment

This spacious family home from Visbeen Architects holds all kinds of possibilities for the future with an optional guest apartment that's perfect for an in-law or guests and a basement that can be finished to include two more bedrooms and recreational spaces. The main level features a very open layout that opens to the pack patio via three sets of French doors. More French doors link the patio to the luxurious master suite (check out the dressing room!) and the sunroom. Double islands provide lots of space in the kitchen. Other highlights include the walk-in pantry, the large laundry room, and three second-floor bedroom suites. See more images, information, and the floor plan.