Way more than just large homes, these layouts are ready for today’s families. Master suites are on the first floor (making it easier to age in place later), formal rooms have been eliminated, and practical spaces like mudrooms and storage reign supreme. 

Charming and Accessible 

Here’s a great example of a move-up home that will transition nicely to an empty nest later on. The master suite is located on the first floor, with an elevator providing transportation to the secondary bedrooms above. An open dining room sits just steps away from the kitchen, where a wide island offers lots of prep space and seating for casual meals. There’s no shortage of amenities in the master suite, including dual walk-in closets and a seated vanity. A fireplace warms the rear porch for outdoor entertaining. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Storage Solutions

This plan’s got what families need most: lots of storage, hardworking utility zones (check out the lockers on the way in from the garage), and an open great room/kitchen/dining area.  The octagonal island has room for bar stools. The layout will also work well later, with the master suite on the first floor and a study that can be built as a guest suite with an adjacent full bath. Every bedroom boasts a walk-in closet. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Ultimate Family Kitchen

Many kitchens only have room for two or three bar stools. Not this one: there’s room for six people at the peninsula counter. For even more counter space, an island easily serves up snacks to the great room. A fireplace warms the cozy hearth room/dining nook, which opens to the wide back porch. Homeowners will appreciate the convenience of having the master bedroom on the first floor, as well as the suite’s privacy-preserving foyer and huge walk-in closet. The second floor holds two additional bedrooms, plus an optional fourth bedroom and bonus space. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Impressive and Practical

Come home to a contemporary house with Craftsman touches. From the foyer, owners will enjoy uninterrupted lines of sight out the rear windows. The great room flows easily into the open dining room and the kitchen, where a wide island seats five. The large master suite is secluded downstairs and features the ultimate master bath and a huge walk-in closet. Upstairs, two family bedrooms share a full bath. Bonus space above the garage is available for future expansion. Thoughtful touches include a seat in the mudroom (great for taking off shoes) and storage under the stairs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.