Maybe you don’t want to go full-on country with your homes, but a few rugged details (here a porch, there some stone) can go a long way towards creating a welcoming vibe. These four plans strike the right balance.

Lodge Look, Modern Amenities

Prominent decorative trusses and large windows and doors to the decks and porches are just a few of the features that make this plan a natural for a setting where the outdoor spaces are as important as the indoors. A spectacular master suite on the main level, a finished lower level with guest suite and rec area, and two additional bedrooms (each with a private bath) round out the plan. Buyers will love the huge, wide-open kitchen. Don't miss the four-car garage! See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Great Porch + Lots of Stone

An impressive wraparound porch adds a warm touch to the stone exterior of this home, while a clipped gable, bay window, and triple dormers add even more interest. Inside, the layout is quite contemporary, with a spacious great room that opens to the kitchen's snack bar and features windows on three sides. That bay window adds an elegant touch to one of the secondary bedrooms. Highlights of the master suite include a sitting area, huge walk-in closet, and a truly impressive shower. A large bonus room and powder bath can be completed upstairs for more space. Don't miss the four-car garage! See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Gorgeous Trusses

Stone, shingles, and exposed trusses add rugged beauty to the exterior, while the interior surrounds buyers with luxurious touches. The versatile great room opens to a rear porch and the kitchen's snack bar. The private master suite boasts a bayed sitting area and two walk-in closets. An innovative home center includes a pet corner, a laundry room, and a planning desk that's a great place to drop keys and phone when walking in from the garage. A quiet office faces the front yard. The bonus space on the upper floor could be anything buyers wish—how about a hobby room? See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Absolutely Charming (and Under 1,100 Square Feet!)

A rustic stone exterior, simple, familiar gables, and a welcoming wraparound porch give this cozy design the look of home. To make this plan work for a small lot and a slim budget, the interior spaces are designed to maximize the use of every square inch. Among the flexible features in the living room are a large, warming fireplace, a handy set of built-in bookshelves, and an open layout that joins this room to the kitchen and the dining room via a long, angled snack bar. Each of the home's bedrooms is extra spacious and adjoins a full bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.