Here’s a batch of stacked-box designs that stay interesting. (For more, click here.) While they're efficient to build, these homes might just surprise you with smart details and modern amenities.  

Unexpected Amenities

Just because a home’s footprint is simple that doesn’t mean the inside skimps on amenities. Case in point: inside this 2,097-square-foot home, there’s a full guest suite downstairs, a home office, a curving snack bar in the kitchen, and even a sitting nook in the master suite. Extra storage in the garage and upstairs is a welcome touch for busy families. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Cheerful Welcome 

The quaint front porch provides a sweet beginning to this 1,550-square-foot farmhouse design. Enter through the foyer to find a formal dining room to the right and a convenient powder room to the left. A practical kitchen sits near the center of the plan with a walk-in pantry and easy access to the garage, along with terrific openness to the family room. Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms and two full baths, as well as bonus space for future development. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Big Bonus Room

Despite its narrow footprint, this traditional home easily accommodates four bedrooms, a rear deck, and room to expand. The front-loading two-car garage conveniently accesses the kitchen for easy unloading of groceries. The master suite includes a walk-in closet and close proximity to the centrally located laundry room. An optional bonus room offers additional space and could serve as a bedroom or study. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Thoughtful Planning

Upscale details set this 2,465-square-foot design apart. For example, the spacious kitchen boasts a snack bar island and walk-in pantry; a sitting room enhances the master suite, and the laundry room is conveniently located upstairs with the bedrooms. Buyers will also appreciate the extra storage in the garage. See more images, information, and the floor plan.