It's all about the kitchen. At least, that’s the guiding principle behind these open layouts that put this most functional of family spaces right in the middle of it all. Speaking of practical, all of these homes are 40 feet wide or less, making them good choices for infill or narrow lots. 

Double Islands

This 40-foot-wide plan features two super-spacious islands in the kitchen: one in the center with a six-burner range, and the other framed by columns and convenient to the great room. Other details that buyers are sure to love include the handy mud room and pantry on the way in from the garage, the second-floor laundry room, and the private deck off the master suite. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Choose Your Exterior

Part of the Energy Saver Plus collection, this 40-foot-wide plan revolves around the kitchen's L-shaped snack counter that opens to the great room. Instead of a formal dining room, the plan opts for an open eating space that provides views of the lanai. The master suite is located on the first floor for ease of access, with two bedrooms and a small loft upstairs. Not into the Mediterranean exterior? European and country-style facades are available as well.  See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Historical Appeal

A gabled roof, cedar shakes, and a wide, welcoming front porch add plenty of curb appeal to this farmhouse-inspired design by Visbeen Architects. Inside, the main level features open living spaces with an island kitchen, counter seating, and even a charming built-in booth. The master suite is conveniently located on this level, boasting a private bath and walk-in closet. A mud room is a modern touch. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms and a cozy loft provide space for family or guests. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Great In-Law Suite

Don't be fooled by its slim dimensions – this home lives large. At the center of the action, the kitchen's snack counter seats four and opens to the breakfast nook and great room. A complete guest suite rests down here, providing an accessible home for an in-law if needed. Upstairs, three more bedrooms (including the generous master suite) are conveniently close to the laundry room. Special details include the butler's pantry, the cozy fireplace, and an art niche on the stair landing. See more images, information, and the floor plan.