The modern farmhouse craze has its perks. Among them: the style scales down easily, making it accessible to buyers of mid-size (or even small) homes. Here are some new, standout house plans.

Simple and Striking

Looking for a one-story open layout with many well-thought-out amenities? Explore this new design. The living room flows over to the island kitchen and out to the spacious back porch, which connects to the hallway near the master suite for easy access. Buyers get their "wow" moment in the master suite's huge walk-in closet. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Flexible Features

With its versatile bonus room and a home office, this 2,553-square-foot home nicely accommodates changing needs over time. The open layout of the great room, dining area, and island kitchen make it easy for parents to keep an eye on kids, or for holiday hosts to mingle with guests without letting the hors d’oeurvres burn. Owners will appreciate the impressive master suite and its private bathroom. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Under 1,500 Square Feet

Here’s a surprisingly upscale design under 1,500 square feet. The open gathering areas feature French doors to the back lanai, where a fireplace invites outdoor relaxation on cool evenings. The master suite and one of the secondary bedrooms also open out to this oasis. Don’t miss the well-organized utility area on the way in from the garage or the versatile bonus spaces upstairs. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Storage, Storage, and More Storage

Active families will appreciate the ample storage throughout this 2,435-square-foot design, from the master suite’s massive closet (which includes its own island and private access to the laundry room) to the lockers in the mudroom. The large back porch shows off an outdoor kitchen and snack bar, along with easy access to the powder bath for the benefit of visitors. An optional bonus room upstairs can host special guests. In the garage, you’ll find two bays and a separate bay for (you guessed it) more storage. See more images, information, and the floor plans.