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One Story Homes: New House Plan Designs with Open Floor Plans

October 18, 2018
One Story Homes: New House Plan Designs with Open Floor Plans

By Courtney Pittman

One story homes have many attractive features that make them popular with homeowners today. For starters, they are usually energy-efficient because they only have one level of heated living space (which means less space to heat and cool) and help cut back on energy costs. One story homes also provide accessibility and handle aging in place with ease. Encompassing a wide variety of architectural styles (and an even wider range of square footage), one story homes are an excellent choice for now and years to come. Our new house plan designs feature many single-story homes with open floor plans, outdoor living spaces, and modern amenities – here are some of our favorites.

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House Plan Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1067-3

We can’t get enough of this new (and exclusive) house plan design (plan1067-3). With sleek lines and an open layout, this modern farmhouse would work well for many different families. A large island kitchen opens to the great room for easy entertaining. Owners will enjoy their private master suite (which includes a huge walk-in closet) on the right wing of the floor plan, while the rest of the bedrooms are located to the left of the design.

Conveniently placed between the two-car garage and kitchen, a mudroom is there to make all your storage dreams come true. A home office next to the foyer could also be used as a playroom, guest suite, or craft room. Host friends and family often? A bonus room above the garage would make a great guest suite.

House Plan Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #927-989

This 2,187-square-foot one story home design (plan927-989) captures your attention with sleek vertical siding and warm Craftsman-like details. Inside, the remarkably versatile layout puts most living spaces on the main floor, plus an optional fourth bedroom and bonus space upstairs that can be used as a private living zone by visitors or perhaps a young adult. The vaulted family room flows into the spacious island kitchen and out to the impressive outdoor living area. Owners will find relaxation in their private master oasis.

House Plan Design - Craftsman Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-179

House Plan Design - One Story Homes: New House Plan Designs with Open Floor Plans

With five bedrooms on one level, this new house plan design (plan430-179) is full of function and ease. The cozy great room (pictured above) features wood-beamed ceilings and a large fireplace for comfort and warmth (hello fall!).

House Plan Design - One Story Homes: New House Plan Designs with Open Floor Plans

Bright and white, this sleek kitchen (in plan 430-179 above) offers a vast island and plenty of counter space. A wood hood range, board-and-batten siding on the island, industrial lights, and gallery cabinets, add farmhouse charm to this kitchen design. Four bedrooms and two baths reside to the right of the floor plan, while the master suite is located to the left.

Other highlights we love: the handy mudroom (with lockers!), home office, bonus space (above the three-car garage), and the generous rear porch that includes an outdoor kitchen and fireplace.

House Plan Design - Ranch Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #20-2314

An open layout and covered front porch make this one story home (plan20-2314) relaxed and fit for all kinds of families.

A convenient drop zone is the perfect place to store coats and boots during busy indoor/outdoor transitions. Warm up next to the cozy fireplace in the great room (which features sloped ceilings). The island kitchen opens to the dining space and great room, making entertaining a breeze. The second floor features an unfinished storage space/optional loft that could be used as a home office or play room.

House Plan Design - Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #1071-4

Step inside this stunning one story home design (plan1071-4). An inviting front porch gives this new house plan design farmhouse flair. The owner’s suite (located on the right wing of the floor plan) features dual sinks and a large walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath to the right of the plan.

Work from home? A study would make the perfect home office. Dining is made easy in the formal dining room next to the entry. Here’s an added plus: a bonus room above the two-car garage could be used as a guest suite or play room.

House Plan Design - Ranch Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-182

This striking one story home design offers an open layout, large bedrooms, and great curb appeal. A Large walk-in pantry and over-sized utility room offer the right amount of space where you need it the most.

Head over to the large master suite and relax in the corner soaking tub (you may never leave!). Three bedrooms share a large bath on the left wing of the floor plan (away from the master suite). Need a place to hang coats? This plans got you covered with a helpful mudroom and lockers just off the two-car garage.

House Plan Design - Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #927-980

This plan is sure to fill all the items on your wish list if you’re looking for an updated country-style home. A blend of painted brick, board-and-batten sidings, and multiple gables, combine to give you a home design that is warm and inviting. The main level is anchored by the vaulted family room (with built-ins surrounding the warming fireplace). The open kitchen, with a gathering island, and banquet sized dining room round out the space.

Separate sleeping quarters provide privacy and relaxation for homeowners (and guests). The master suite features a vaulted ceiling and large windows that take advantage of scenic views. A spa bath (with a free standing tub and large shower) allows you to regenerate energy before or after a hard day at work (or play). Enjoy the outdoors? A screened porch and covered porch (with a fireplace) provide additional outdoor living space that can be enjoyed year-round. Hang your coats in the handy mudroom (with cabinetry for boots). An optional upper level features an additional bedroom with a bath and a multi-purpose bonus area.

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