When used to draw attention to the entrance or to visually break up a large garage, stone can add quite a bit to a sleek elevation.

Efficient Layout with Upscale Master Suite

A split-bedroom layout gives plenty of privacy to the master suite in this 1,815-square-foot, one-story plan. Owners will love their suite's large walk-in closet, separate tub and shower, dual sinks, and private foyer. On the opposite side, kids or visitors share a hall bath and easy access to the laundry room. Everyone can gather in the great room, which opens to the island kitchen for easy movement between spaces. A walk-in pantry and a sink on the island add convenience. The fireplace creates a cozy focal point in the great room, with an optional covered patio available outside. A third bay can add more parking in the garage. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Social Media Star with Courtyard Views

Photo by James Bruce
Photo by James Bruce

This bestselling plan really racks up the social media shares. It's easy to see why; built around a courtyard, the plan encourages indoor-outdoor living and lets lots of light into the open interior. A secluded guest suite steps out to the courtyard, providing a semi-private entrance to guests or a live-in relative. Even the master suite features a covered pavilion with space for a hanging outdoor bed. Bedrooms 3 and 4 access a media room and loft upstairs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Multigen-Friendly Layout with Extra Kitchen Zone

Photo by Bob Greenspan
Photo by Bob Greenspan
Photo by Bob Greenspan
Photo by Bob Greenspan

This flexible layout would work well for a family with several generations living at home. The guest suite on the main level can host a live-in parent, who can use the adjoining gym as a private sitting room. The den offers a place for work, homeschooling, or simply relaxing with a book. Entertaining alfresco is a breeze with the outdoor kitchen, which opens to the kitchen for easy transporting of dishes. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite invites owners to relax in the spa tub, the tile shower, or the bedroom with corner windows. A game room with a wet bar and terrace will become a fun hangout for the kids. Don't miss the kitchen-within-a-kitchen, which provides a secluded zone for catering or preparing particularly strong-scented dishes. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Second Suite on Main Level

Photo by David LiaBraaten
Photo by David LiaBraaten

With seamless indoor/outdoor living and a suite on each end of the main level, this home presents a versatile layout for a variety of living situations. The larger of the master suites makes a luxurious retreat that's complete with a fireplace, two sinks, and access to the terrace. On the opposite side of the home, an elderly guest or relative will appreciate the easy-to-reach accommodations. Two more bedrooms and a deck upstairs create a comfortable zone for kids, grandchildren, or more visitors. Don't miss the great room's cozy fireplace or the covered outdoor living room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.