Smaller singles can be used on urban infill lots, make up entire blocks of a suburban downtown, or be built on raw pieces of leftover land where density can be increased to 15 to 20 homes on a couple of acres.
On single rear-loaded homes, the street-level flex room moves to the front of the house, where it is more connected to the upper level. It could accommodate a roommate, and there’s ample space to add a full bath.
The front-load plan allows for a multipurpose room at the rear of the garage and extends the space with a porch, making it ideal as a workshop, art studio, or crash pad.
With their gabled roofs, columns, and small porch, traditional elevations can be sprinkled into existing neighborhoods.
The starter family home’s entry-level elevation has a gracious covered entryway and mixes traditional siding with brick detailing. The apartment’s side-load garage renders the rental indistinguishable in a single-family subdivision.
A simple but sophisticated aesthetic attracts the attention of young, discerning buyers. The contemporary facades are clad in a combination of masonry and wood or vinyl; rooflines could be flat or sloped.