Less is more with today's best house plans, at least when it comes to formal spaces that nobody really uses much outside of the holidays (and likely not this year). These open floor plans from the Donald A. Gardner Architects collection show off simple layouts that feel very contemporary.

Two Master Suites

This on-trend modern farmhouse features an extra master suite on the main level, providing a versatile space for in-laws or an older child to enjoy their privacy. Across the home, the primary suite treats owners to a spa-like bathroom and huge walk-in closet. The flex room nearby makes a handy home office. Families will appreciate the ultra-spacious laundry room ("family studio"). Three more bedrooms and a media space sit upstairs, along with the bonus room. See more images, info, and the floor plans.

1,678 Sq. Ft.

This stylish 1,678-square-foot design features a simple, compact footprint. Inside, you'll find a remarkably open layout with lots of special amenities, like ceiling treatments, skylights, and a fireplace. The master suite stands out with its spacious private bathroom that boasts two sinks, a separate tub, and a large shower (a modern must-have). Upstairs, a bonus room offers additional storage or space for relaxation. See more images, info, and the floor plans.

Flexible Bed 4/Office

Sleek farmhouse-inspired styling feels perfectly contemporary for this one-story layout. Inside, the kitchen boasts both a large peninsula snack bar and a central island, with the all-in-one dining room within sight. A study near the front connects to a full bathroom to make this space versatile as a guest suite when needed. See more images, info, and the floor plans.

Compact Footprint

Metal roof accents really pop on the exterior of this 2,607-square-foot design. Another standout feature is the big dining room next to the kitchen, which takes the place of a formal dining room and separate breakfast nook. Skylights on the porch draw in extra light for outdoor enjoyment. See more images, info, and the floor plans.