Building curb appeal is the first step to getting the attention of potential buyers and forging an emotional connection with the house. These outstanding plans from award-winning designer Dan Sater display the kind of details – most notably, beautiful arches – that will make people fall in love.

Impressive Master Bathroom

  Photo by Larry
Photo by Larry Taylor

Two levels of exquisite living await within this Mediterranean villa. Arched entryways distinguish formal spaces in the open layout. Dazzle buyers in the master bathroom: separate toilets and sinks keep the peace, while a whirlpool tub positioned as the centerpiece steals the show. The built-in outdoor grill encourages alfresco dining. A wealth of bedrooms upstairs ensures plentiful sleeping quarters. The laundry chute on the second floor is a thoughtful and fun touch. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Dramatic Entrance

With striking Mediterranean influences, this home invites family and guests to enter under a triplet of arches and a dramatic vaulted portico. Inside, the bayed dining room is to the left and a study resides in the turret, bright with full-length windows. The great room soars with an exposed-beam ceiling and offers a fireplace and three sets of French doors to the veranda. The master suite has an extended-bow window, access to the courtyard and a luxurious bath. An elegant staircase leads to two generous bedrooms; the vaulted bonus room is accessible from garage stairs or the outdoor deck off of Bedroom 3. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Award-Winning Indoor/Outdoor Living

Photo by M.E. Parker Photography
Photo by M.E. Parker Photography

Stunning from every angle, this unforgettable home was recognized in the Model Home category at the 2012 American Residential Design Awards. The side-courtyard layout provides plenty of space for a pool and outdoor living. From the great room, three sets of French doors open to the covered porch and sundeck. The U-shaped kitchen includes a central island. Upstairs, another balcony wraps along the side of the house and is accessed by the master suite and one of two additional bedrooms. Do your buyers need more space for guests on an in-law? The bonus studio above the garage is complete with a morning kitchen, private bath, and walk-in closet. The exterior here is modified with brick. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Terrific Sightlines

Double arches and lovely columns frame the entrance to this one-story home. Inside, the foyer offers an excellent sightline directly through the great room's triple set of French doors all the way to the back veranda. The master suite also opens to this outdoor space via French doors and includes a luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower and double sinks. A central island adds extra prep space to the kitchen. Two secondary bedrooms share a bathroom (with two sinks) on the right side of the home. Don't miss the extra storage space in the garage or the versatile study. See more images, information, and the floor plan.