Call it porch creep, or terrace takeover. These floor plans expand outdoor living to less-expected areas, like outside of secondary bedrooms upstairs or connected to main-level guest suites. Not that your buyers are likely to mind the invasion...

Private Deck + Covered Patio + Guest Terrace

Photo by Jeffrey deRoulet
Photo by Jeffrey deRoulet
Photo by Jeffrey deRoulet
Photo by Jeffrey deRoulet

A terrace off the guest suite downstairs plus a private deck for the master suite on the second level makes the outdoor living emphasis clear in this dramatic home. Two of the three additional bedrooms feature box-bay windows. Car enthusiasts will love the additional detached garage and shop. On the main level, the breakfast nook features a wall of glass that folds away to completely open the space to the covered patio. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Smart Zones for Crafting and Gardening

Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home and two sundecks upstairs (one connected to a guest apartment) maximize indoor-outdoor connections. On the main level, the innovative kitchen layout includes zones for crafting and gardening. The master suite also features excellent circulation, with two ways into the ultra-spacious bathroom and access to the back patio. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Take the Party to the Terraces

Twin turrets, rustic stone, and warm stucco grace this Tuscan-inspired home. The two-story family room offers terrific views, with one side opening to the lanai and the other to a terrace. The master suite boasts an incredible spa-like bathroom with a circular garden tub. Upstairs, two more bedroom suites are served by a study area, a game room, and even a terrace. While the standard plan is a slab foundation, an optional basement is available to add on with a second game room and yet another terrace. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Bedrooms Open to the Balcony

The spacious open layout with a first-floor master suite brings this gorgeous Colonial-influenced home into the 21st century, along with plenty of modern amenities. The master suite features a large shower, a garden tub, two sinks, and dual walk-in closets. An island adds extra prep space to the kitchen, which also boasts seating for four at the bar and pantry space on the way to the dining room and utility zone. The living room could easily serve as a study or guest bedroom suite. Upstairs, two of the three additional bedrooms open to the wide balcony. See more images, information, and the floor plan.