While at first glance this crop of new house plans might not look to have much in common, they all capture the moment nicely. Exteriors show off different textures without feeling busy. The layouts prioritize indoor-outdoor living without requiring big lots. And the open layouts give your buyers relaxed, contemporary spaces for living.

1,998 Sq. Ft. and Open

This new one-story layout displays a clean-lined exterior with a cute metal roof accent for a touch of modern flair. Inside, the simple, open floor plan flows from the island kitchen into the dining area and great room. Walk-in closets add welcome storage. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Clever Side Courtyard

Here's a fun, outdoor-focused layout for a temperate climate. The breakfast nook and primary suite open out to a courtyard, making it easy to catch a sunrise. Bedroom four near the front would also make a handy office, while the bunk room in the back left corner can hold visiting grandchildren (or make it a craft room). See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Upscale Farmhouse

This 3,889-square-foot design features a guest loft above the garage, providing a private retreat for college-aged children, special guests, or even owners wanting a quiet exercise space. The grilling porch invites cookouts on nice days. Also, don't miss the primary suite's impressive bathroom. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

1,842 Sq. Ft. with Simple Layout

The wraparound porch adds a welcoming touch to this budget-friendly farmhouse design. Inside, the open floor plan keeps things simple and modern. The owner's bathroom shows off a big shower, double sinks, and a separate tub. See more images, information, and the floor plans.