Modern facades are hot right now. Here are four designs with spot-on style and updated open layouts inside to match.


With its rear elevation virtually covered in windows, this plan is ideally suited to take advantage of natural light and ventilation. Its compact footprint fits into a narrow lot. The downstairs living area includes an extended foyer, handsome island kitchen, dining area, large living room (complete with built-ins), and separate office. Upstairs, the master suite includes an elongated bath and large walk-in closet, while bedrooms two and three use a hall bath. Corner windows throughout ensure abundant light. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Updated Entertaining

This impressive three-bedroom home features an open floor plan with plenty of entertaining opportunities. The great room, dining room, and kitchen share a huge space on the second level. A gas fireplace, kitchen island with snack bar, and access to the outdoor deck make this a perfect party spot. The master suite and a second bedroom complete this level, while the first level houses a media room and guest suite. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Bold and Beautiful

It doesn’t get much simpler—or cooler—than this totally open design. The first floor showcases a substantial kitchen island in the middle, with room for dining and lounging on either side. Upstairs, the master suite features a large shower, two sinks, and a walk-in closet. Two secondary bedrooms share a similar hall bath. Windows, windows, and more windows give ample opportunity for passive lighting. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Contemporary Curb Appeal

This contemporary one-story home offers a spacious floor plan. Two rooms off of the foyer can be used as needed, whether for office space, media viewing, or hobbies. Straight ahead, the vaulted great room and dining room combination is perfect for entertaining. To the left of the dining room, the open kitchen is convenient and allows for easy conversation from room to room. Both sides of the home, where the bedrooms reside, open to the covered deck. All bedrooms are vaulted, giving them an open, airy feel. See more images, information, and the floor plan.