On some spring days sitting outside sounds perfect, while windier days can make it more appealing to sit by the fireplace inside. A house plan like this one that gives you both options offers maximum versatility. See more details at Houseplans.

On the front exterior, a variety of colors and textures add interest. Note how the three-car garage opens to the side.

Farmhouse plan with outdoor living, front exterior. See details at Houseplans.
Farmhouse plan with outdoor living, front exterior. See details at Houseplans.

Inside, the living room flows into the island kitchen. A slightly unusual touch is the cozy keeping room, which sits next to the kitchen and opens to both the cabana porch (where a fireplace warms up chilly evenings) and a second porch. Homeowners can curl up here with a cup of tea and a book next to the fireplace.

A guest suite sits apart from the other bedrooms on the right side of the home. Meanwhile, the spacious primary suite offers a large walk-in closet, a five-piece bathroom (look at all that counter space), and easy proximity to the cabana porch.

Farmhouse plan with outdoor living, main floor plan. See details at Houseplans.
Farmhouse plan with outdoor living, main floor plan. See details at Houseplans.

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