15 Best Liked Floor Plans in 2014
The hottest floor plans in 2014 reflect today's more interactive lifestyles.
Take a look at our 15 most popular floor plans for Raleigh new homes and see all the ways these designs open up opportunities to mingle and relax.
Flexible spaces and the open feel of free-flowing kitchens, breakfast nooks, and family rooms will inspire you, no matter which most popular floor plan features you're in the market for:
- ranch and one story homes
- accessible and aging in place layout
- extended guest and in law suite addition
- open concept arrangement
- a blend of architectural styles
- simple design or complex compositions
Floor plan #15: The Fireside Cottage
Sq Ft: 1,770
Floor plan style: First floor master, narrow lot plan, elevator to basement
Why this plan is popular:
The Fireside Cottage, a Max Fulbright design, enters into a family room with a fireplace courtyard views.
The kitchen, dining, and family room are open for a comfortable feel. A spacious master suite and two bedrooms are located on the rear of the house. The master suite and family room have access to a covered porch and side courtyard.
An optional elevator makes basement access universal.
Floor plan #14: The Garrett
Sq Ft: 2,650
Floor plan style: One story, 3 car garage, Country plan
Why this plan is popular:
A covered porch with decorative columns protects the entry to this country style home.
Just inside, a vaulted great room with a fireplace and media center welcome you home. Columns separate the great room from the vaulted formal dining room. A casual nook and island kitchen are just around the corner. The nook leads to a second covered porch.
The first level master suite boasts a vaulted salon, a bath with spa tub, access to the laundry room, and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms at the back of the plan share a jack-and-jill bath. Home office space enables flexible work.
Floor plan #13: The Sabrina
Sq Ft: 2,170
Floor plan style: One story, wrap around porch, island kitchen
Why this plan is popular: A wrap around front porch and intricate window detailing make a big first impression of this Frank Betz design.
The foyer is flanked by a formal dining and formal living room on either side, and a vaulted family room sits straight ahead. To the right is an extensive master suite, and to the right is the island kitchen, breakfast nook, dual bedrooms, and laundry room. The angled breakfast room includes a desk, perfect for at-home work (and homework) duties.
Floor plan #12: The Eleanor
Sq Ft: 2,840
Floor plan style: Mother in law addition, first floor master bedroom, turret front, full brick
Why this plan is popular: This home offers a full mother in law apartment with living room and optional kitchenette, in addition to the huge first floor master suite with sitting area.
Customized wide-open spaces, from the vaulted great room to the island kitchen, give this home drama. The laundry room offers a drop zone off the garage, for contemporary convenience.
Floor plan #11: The Hensley
Sq Ft: 1,978
Floor plan style: One story, walk-out basement, ranch, open plan
Why this plan is popular:
Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar opens onto the family room, with a wall opening.
The formal dining room and family room feature elliptical archway entrances, mirroring the curved exterior windows.
The master bedroom with sitting room and tray ceiling leads to a vaulted bath, which includes a soaking tub and separate shower with tile surround. A formal living room gives the master bedroom privacy from the front of the home.
Floor plan #10: The Hayfield
Sq Ft: 3,155
Floor plan style: Farmhouse, craftsman, two story, unfinished basement, two master bedroom
Why this plan is popular: In line with classic farmhouse design, this Alan Mascord plan features a wrapping front porch and deck. The great room, private den, island kitchen and dining area are designed for traffic flow. An elevator offers accessibility and convenience.
There is a master bedroom on the first and second floor. A large laundry room acts as a mudroom and storage center between the garage and kitchen.
Floor plan #9: The Glen Abbey
Sq Ft: 3,515
Floor plan style: All brick, one story with optional second floor, 3 car garage, courtyard
Why this plan is popular: From inside and out, the Glen Abbey captures attention. The column, vaulted entry porch leads to the arched front door. Vaulted ceilings open up rooms throughout this Frank Betz home plan. Two fireplaces warm up the inside, one in the keeping room and one in the grand room.
A courtyard style rear deck is outlined by an angled breakfast room and master suite sitting room. A guest suite welcomes extended stays.
Floor plan #8: The Devonshire
Sq Ft: 1,828
Floor plan style: One story, traditional, ranch, stucco
Why this plan is popular: This Frank Betz design offers a classic one story layout with an optional bonus room above.
The foyer leads to a formal dining room and vaulted family room. The kitchen features an angled peninsula with bar, open to the breakfast room and family room. The master suite and secondary bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the home. A screen porch or deck can be added to the rear of the home.
Floor plan #7: The Cainsville
Sq Ft: 3,390
Floor plan style: Ranch, traditional, craftsman, one story
Why this plan is popular: The Cainsville seamlessly blends craftsman touches and traditional design features to create an estate-sized home that borrows elements from Norman, Mediterranean and English architecture.
The recessed entrance is framed between a stone chimney stack arched window. The vaulted great room joins with the nook and island kitchen to form an open gathering space. A formal dining room and study with built-ins offer distinct home spaces.
If your lifestyle emphasizes outdoor living, this plan will be enticing with the master suite as well as secondary bedrooms lining the rear wall with patio access. Each bedroom has its own bath, too. The large mudroom leads to the three-car garage.
Floor plan #6: The Renville
Sq Ft: 2,367
Floor plan style: One story, Cape Cod, country
Why this plan is popular: This floor plan design by Alan Mascord is extremely welcoming, with a classic country style covered front porch that is designed for outdoor living.
Built-in niche, bookcase, media center, desk, and butler's pantry punctuate this home with efficiency. The foyer, dining room, kitchen, nook and great room all emphasize open, comfrotable living. The master suite opens through double doors. The master bath is private and luxurious with a spa tub. The three-car garage connects to the home at the laundry room / mudroom.
Floor plan #5: The Paige
Sq Ft: 2,185
Floor plan style: One story, basement, accessible, American Disability Act (ADA)
Why this plan is popular: This home, a custom design/build by Stanton Homes, was created to specific accessible needs: first floor living, zero threshold shower, wider hallways, universal design kitchen, easy access driveway.
The Paige is functional and beautiful, with arched openings, built-ins, and custom touches throughout, and can be built as a traditional home as well as accessible.
Floor plan #4: The Pasadena
Sq Ft: 1,608
Floor plan style: One story, craftsman, ranch, compact, arts and crafts
Why this plan is popular: The Pasadena, an Alan Mascord floor plan, combines traditional beauty with simplicity of design. This craftsman home design emphasizes artistic components of the 19th century England Arts and Crafts movement - such as the use of natural materials - throughout.
The open concept kitchen is equipped with a island, walk-in pantry, and built-in recycle center. The dining room opens out to the covered patio, perfect for spring and summer gatherings. The third bedroom can be converted into a home office.
This home is perfect for home owners looking to downsize or maintain easy living space.
Floor plan #3: The Greenhaven
Sq Ft: 3,716
Floor plan style: Three story, mother in law suite
Why this plan is popular: The Greenhaven, a custom design/build home by Stanton Homes, offers over 3500 sq ft of comfortable living space.
The mother in law suite has a private first floor entrance with optional ramp. On the second floor, the master bedroom features a sitting room, his and hers style bathroom, and oversized walk in closet.
An office, located on the third floor, is tailored to the needs of a work-at-home professional with built-in bookcases and designated desk space. Additional third floor space is available if desired.
Floor plan #2: The Hallsville
Sq Ft: 6,847
Floor plan style: Two story, two master bedroom, European country
Why this plan is popular: The Hallsville, an Alan Mascord floor plan, is European country home designed to feel like a casual estate.
This home offers two master suites - one on the main level and one on the upper level. The second floor master features a bay sitting room, walk-in shower, and dressing closet with a built-in two-sided dresser. The first floor master is designed as a guest suite.
This home offers three dining areas: a sun-filled breakfast nook, a formal dining room, and a circle-shape snack bar island. The outdoor patio features a built-in outdoor kitchen and barbecue area.
Storage spaces are built in every direction, with a large mudroom with storage cubbies, closets, and a clean-up sink. The basement level features a wine cellar.
Floor plan #1: The Dugan
Sq Ft: 3,184
Floor plan style: Main floor master, accessible, mother in law suite, American Disability Act (ADA)
Why this plan is popular: The Dugan, a Stanton Homes original design/build is a fully wheelchair accessible home complete with an elevator and second story mother in law suite. But it's beautiful curb appeal, with varied levels and contrasting features has also inspired fresh versions that are more traditional.
The first floor is an open concept design with a large island kitchen, island master suite closet, vaulted great room, and outdoor living. The second floor can be a totally separate apartment or a myriad of different layouts.
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