Live Large with a Small House Plan

September 21, 2017

Live Large with a Small House Plan

A small house plan doesn’t have to lack character or comfort. A thoughtfully designed small home utilizes space efficiently while also incorporating architectural details that enhance livability, style and even luxury!  In this post, we introduce some of our popular small home plans and highlight their most endearing features.

Ocean Ridge Model

Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams are rich elements that add warmth to the ambiance of the Ocean Ridge Model home plan. The 1,748 square foot floor plan with three bedrooms and three baths has been designed to fit a narrow lot while maintaining a spacious feel. The great room with vaulted ceilings leads into a separate space where the island kitchen, and adjacent dining room with a wet bar are casually combined. Individual coffered ceilings with exposed beams delineate the spaces while an expansive wall of stacking glass doors opens them seamlessly to the covered lanai.

Ocean Ridge Front Elevation, Small House Plan

Ocean Ridge-stock by Austyn, Naples FL. Architects Weber Design

Ambergris Cay

The irresistible charm of the Ambergris Cay begins outside where a porch spans the entire front of the home inviting guests to “sit a spell” or perhaps “come on in” through beautiful French doors at the entry. The 1,697 square foot Olde Florida style “cracker” house plan has three bedrooms and two baths laid out so that all the rooms converge at a great room in the center of the home underneath a soaring 22-foot cupola ceiling. Natural light cascades into all the main living areas through cupola windows making them feel spacious and open.  Another porch graces the rear of the home and provides a relaxing place to entertain guests and enjoy the great outdoors.

Ambergris Cay Front Elevation, Small House Plan, Olde Florida Style

Ambergris Cay, Small Olde Florida House Plan

Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail has an open-concept floor plan that beckons visitors to gather around the kitchen island or hang out in the adjoining great room. Space abounds in the main living areas of this 1,610 square foot two-bedroom, two-bath home. Although the great room, island kitchen and dining room are open to one another, individual coffered ceiling designs separate and add dimension to the spaces. From there, a set of sliding glass doors pocket to reveal a seamless indoor-outdoor transition leading to a sizable covered lanai that is wonderful for entertaining. Another unique feature that makes this small home plan feel big is the oversized 23 x 23 two-car garage that provides plenty of extra room for storage.

craftsman style house plan front elevation

Appalacial Trail Home Plan, area summary, dimensions

Sweetwater Creek

At just over 1,000 square feet, the two-bed, two-bath the Sweetwater Creek borders on tiny home territory, but the cottage home is certainly worth mentioning, because it packs a big punch within its small footprint. The open-concept home plan has an island kitchen that overlooks the dining room as well as the great room equipped with a fireplace. Ample natural light spills in through nice-sized windows and a dormer that accentuates the openness of the home. Even for a small house plan, the Sweetwater Creek capitalizes on indoor-outdoor living with a set of stacking sliders that lead to a covered lanai with an outdoor shower.

Sweetwater Creek Home Plan Front Elevation

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