Need a slim plan for a narrow lot? These four exceptionally smart layouts, none more than 32 feet wide (and three at 24 feet or less), make the most of their limited space to deliver open gathering areas, private suites, and delightful amenities.

Slim Design, Wide Appeal


Just 24 feet wide, this Southern Living plan is an attention-getter. Two levels of porches provide outdoor living and plenty of curb appeal. Inside, the kitchen opens to the living and dining room, where three sets of double doors open to the back. The large parlor in front can be used as an office, living room, or media room. Upstairs, the master suite enjoys a private porch, walk-in closet, and well-equipped bath, while two additional bedrooms use a full hall bath. This plan is an exclusive design for Southern Living® by Moser Design Group for Cottage Living magazine. Photo used with permission of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Beauty and Brains


Eye-catching stone decorates the front of this 24-foot-wide design. Inside, the streamlined layout puts common spaces in back, including the snack-bar kitchen and open great room with a corner fireplace. Upstairs, the master suite enjoys a walk-in closet and private bath, while three additional bedrooms use a full hall bath. The laundry room is conveniently located up here as well. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

A Step Up


Just under 32 feet wide, this home showcases three levels of porches. A recessed entry reveals French doors to the bayed sun room, and an open formal dining room. To the rear, the kitchen and family room are defined by an island serving bar. The breakfast nook is a great place to start the day. A central staircase leads to two family bedrooms and an indulgent master suite with a splendid private bath. The master balcony is a wonderful place to relax. The third-floor loft also enjoys a private balcony. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Unexpected Amenities


This remarkable small home fits in much more than you would expect in only 1,367 square feet. At less than 24 feet wide, it's ideal for a narrow lot, but the plan doesn't skimp on curb appeal thanks to a columned front porch. Inside, the master suite boasts a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with separate tub and shower and dual sinks. The main living area combines room to eat and relax, with extra seating at the kitchen's snack counter. Thoughtful details on this floor include the buffering mudroom (which keeps clutter out of the kitchen), a powder bath, and a coat closet. Much more storage awaits upstairs through the two additional bedrooms. A hall bath with two sinks eliminates waiting time to brush teeth. See more images, information, and the floor plan.