When you're building on a not-so-wide lot, maximizing space takes on a special importance. Ample storage, convertible spaces, and well-placed laundry rooms amp up the practical appeal of these designs.

Lockers and Large Closets

Ideal for maximizing a narrow lot, this two-story home presents an open layout on the first floor and three spacious bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen invites everyone to gather around the large island's snack bar, with a walk-in pantry nearby for easy access to groceries. The great room opens to a covered porch on one side and displays a fireplace on the other. Don't miss the handy lockers next to the laundry room. Upstairs, the master suite pampers homeowners with a large bedroom, walk-in closet, and private bath with two sinks and a separate tub and shower. Two more bedrooms each include a walk-in closet. Double sinks in the hall bathroom mean that kids can brush their teeth at the same time. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

All About the Kitchen

The wide kitchen island – complete with a snack bar and vegetable sink – is an unexpectedly luxurious amenity in this 1,529-square-foot home. Buyers will love the master suite’s amenities: two sinks, a foyer to screen the bedroom from view of public spaces, and a walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms share a bathroom and easy access to the laundry room near the front. A covered patio invites outdoor living. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Bedroom Easily Converts to Study

Smart positioning of the study makes it a breeze to convert to a bedroom; just close the double doors to the foyer and use the other door, which opens to a hallway and a bathroom just steps away. The master suite opens to the backyard (or an optional covered porch), and also provides a spacious private bathroom with a large shower, a walk-in closet, linen storage, and two sinks. Graceful archways define the great room. In the kitchen, a snack bar and open dining nook provide plenty of space for convivial meals. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Elevated Coastal Living

An elevator makes it easy to access every level of this breezy coastal design, starting with the carport/storage level and going all the way up to the top level, where two bedroom suites can capture a view. In the main gathering spaces, the contemporary open layout creates seamless flow, even outside to the porch. Placement of the cooktop on the island makes it simple to carry on a face-to-face conversation while preparing meals. Upstairs, the master suite enjoys a private porch and a super-convenient connection to the laundry room. See more images, information, and the floor plans.