Unlike the traditional move-up layout with living spaces downstairs and bedrooms upstairs, these layouts work brilliantly for more than one phase of life. Versatile one-story layouts offer plenty of room for busy families now, then transition nicely into luxurious empty nests later. How? Features like flex rooms (bedroom now, office later), bonus spaces (game room now, storage later), and master-on-main layouts (accessible now and later) ensure livability for years to come.

Easy Access to Laundry

Photo by Jonathan Boone
Photo by Jonathan Boone

With its striking Craftsman interior and versatile one-story layout, this plan is a winner. Inside, excellent sightlines direct your gaze all the way from the foyer to the great room's wall of windows. The relaxed layout encourages movement between the island kitchen, the great room's cozy fireplace area, and the open dining room. A flex space near the front would make a great home office. Don't miss the master suite's huge closet and one-step access to the laundry room, or the large walk-in pantry in the kitchen. Double sinks add utility in the master bathroom and the hall bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Nursery/Gym/Office + Party Room

Outside, the rugged exterior displays shingles, stone, and decorative trusses. Inside, a comfortable open layout is ready to entertain in style. The rear lanai and barbecue porch share a fireplace for chilly nights. Optional recreation spaces upstairs let the party continue. Don't miss the impressive kitchen or the exercise room connected to the master suite (buyers can also choose to use it as a nursery now, and an office or sitting room later). See more images, information, and the floor plan