Looking at the list of best-selling plans from 2012 we couldn’t help but notice that many of them sport exposed trusses. Clearly, consumers love this rustic touch. Here are four more with similar looks.

Flexible, Functional, Beautiful

With the master suite and most living spaces on the first floor, this four-bedroom home will transition beautifully into an empty nest. A guest suite also is located on this level, along with very open gathering rooms. The master closet opens directly to the laundry room, a detail that buyers will love. A screen porch and sunroom maximize the indoor/outdoor connection. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Earthy and Bright

Dramatic yet down-to-earth, this roomy plan features gorgeous timber beams and stone accents on the exterior, with an interior that centers on the spacious great room and kitchen. Windows blanket the back of the house to let light into the hearth-warmed gathering area. To the left, the generous master suite includes a corner whirlpool tub, seated shower, and walk-in closet, with the laundry room conveniently nearby. On the opposite side two family bedrooms share a bath, with the study functioning as another bedroom if needed. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Luxury on One Level

Red brick dresses up this beautiful one-story design. The interior is equally stunning with unexpected flourishes at every turn. Open, spacious rooms are replete with luxe amenities, including decorative ceiling treatments, two fireplaces, and built-ins. Four bedrooms are amply housed on one level with the master suite as the highlight. Don't miss the impressive gourmet kitchen. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Great Balance of Privacy and Openness

Here’s another strikingly attractive single-level plan. Three bedrooms (including the deluxe master suite, with a separate foyer) offer privacy on the right side of the house, with the utility room easily accessed by all.  By contrast, the gathering spaces—the island kitchen, great room, and bright nook—open to one another. A fireplace warms the back porch. See more images, information, and the floor plan. See more images, information, and the floor plan.