Dan Sater, newly inducted into the American Institute of Building Design’s (AIBD) College of Fellows, excels at designing outdoor-focused homes. Want proof? Just take a look at these four stunning plans. The layouts integrate lanais, verandas, and more for seamless indoor/outdoor living.

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Two Levels of Outdoor Living

With its stacked stone facade and brick arches, this modern Tuscan plan greets visitors in style. Inside, a wrought-iron railed staircase graces the foyer. The open living area with great room and adjacent kitchen and dining space overlooks a roomy veranda complete with an outdoor kitchen. Accessed through a private foyer, the master suite boasts a sitting area with views to the rear and a bath that is a luxurious oasis complete with walk-in shower and separate soaking tub. The study on this level opens to the side yard, while a full guest suite offers enjoyment of a courtyard. Upstairs is a third bedroom with private bath, a loft with a half bath, and a large balcony. See more images, information, and the floor plan.  

Vaulted Veranda in Back

With an entry porch supported by stone pilasters and square tapered columns, this plan presents a modern interpretation of a Prairie Craftsman. Fiber cement siding and a bold cornice emphasize the strong horizontal plains of the Prairie style, while the four-car garage is set far back to keep the focus on the front of the home. Inside, the Craftsman influence continues with a low divider between the foyer and formal dining with bookshelves and a pair of square tapered columns. The spacious great room boasts a beautiful beamed ceiling and built-in shelving. The island kitchen sits to the left and offers a walk-in pantry. Also part of this area is the breakfast nook that opens to the home's spacious, vaulted veranda. Each bedroom has its own secluded location as well as a private bath. The utility room is nearby, with dual closets for storage. This ample space has a planning desk area as well, perfect for dropping the mail and keys on the way in from the garage. The master suite is entered via a private foyer and features dual closets and vanities. The bath has a large walk-in shower and linen closet. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Outstanding Outdoor Access

Old World Andalusian features are blended with modern conveniences and styling to create this luxurious plan. Guests will be drawn into the seemingly endless living space, which flows from the living room to the leisure room and open kitchen. Outside, the largest of the three connected lanais sports a built-in grill and outdoor kitchen. The stunning master suite boasts dual closets (even a separate shoe closet), a morning kitchen, and a spectacular walk-in shower. Don't miss the game room (or fourth bedroom and bath). See more images, information, and the floor plan.  

Full of Light

M.E. Parker

Here's a home designed for casual, elegant living with view-oriented open spaces that exude richness and character. The entry portico leads to an arched foyer that adjoins both the grand salon (displaying a beautiful coffered ceiling) and the formal dining room. The luxurious master suite features a dazzling master bath with dual sinks, an centerpiece tub, and a walk-in shower. Two generously sized guest suites with walk-in closets and a large study complete the layout. The rear veranda stretches the entire width of the house. See more images, information, and the floor plan.