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Country Style Single-Story 3-Bedroom Simple Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,296 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a country style single-story 3-bedroom simple home. Here’s the floor plan: This country style cottage features a simple floor plan with open concept living that promotes comfortable living and increased family bondings. Its 34′ 8″ width makes …

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3-Bedroom Rustic Two-Story Cabin for a Narrow Lot with Wraparound Porch and Drive-Under Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,221 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom rustic two-story cabin. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom cabin shows off a rustic charm with its beautiful wood siding, a stone chimney, decorative timbers, and twin gable dormers sitting above the entry porch.  Upon …

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2-Bedroom Single-Story Country Style Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Design (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,292 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 2-bedroom single-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This 2-bedroom country cottage home offers a compact floor plan with a 38′ width making it perfect for narrow lots. Covered porches at the back and front extend the living space …

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2-Bedroom Contemporary Style Single-Story Vacation Home for a Narrow Lot with Covered Porch and Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 686 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 2-bedroom contemporary style single-story vacation home. Here’s the floor plan: This 2-bedroom cottage offers a compact floor plan perfect for a vacation retreat or starter home. It features contemporary detailing including a horizontal siding, a stone chimney, wood …

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Transitional Single-Story 6-Bedroom Country Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,678 Bedrooms: 5-6 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a transitional single-story 6-bedroom country home. Here’s the floor plan: This transitional country home flaunts an exquisite charm with its board and batten siding, stone skirting, a metal awning above the garage, and a covered entry porch …

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5-Bedroom Contemporary Style Two-Story Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,370 Bedrooms: 4-5 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom contemporary style two-story home. Here’s the floor plan: Designed for narrow lots, this contemporary home features a well-laid out floor plan that’s just 34’6″ wide and has three floors including the finished basement. The main level consists …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Covered Porch (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,446 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom cottage radiates a country charm with its clapboard siding, stone bases, shuttered windows, and a welcoming front porch complemented with a stoop. Upon entry, you are greeted by a …

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Southern Style 3-Bedroom Single-Story Traditional Home for a Narrow Lot with Rear Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,778 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern style 3-bedroom single-story traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This Southern traditional home offers a 28′-wide floor plan designed for narrow lots. It features a cheery yellow siding, brick base, and an 8′-deep front porch …

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3-Bedroom Southern Single-Story Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,831 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom Southern single-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of horizontal lap siding, brick base, and metal roof accent brings an immense curb appeal to this Southern style 3-bedroom cottage. The house is further enhanced …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Cottage Style Home for a Narrow Lot with Rear Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,574 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom cottage style home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom cottage offers a 33 feet wide floor plan perfect for narrow lots. It has a country charm showcasing horizontal lap siding, brick skirting, a matching …

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Craftsman Style Two-Story 3-Bedroom Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Balcony Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,702 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a craftsman style two-story 3-bedroom cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story cottage radiates a craftsman charm with its board and batten siding, stone accents, and decorative wood trims adorning the gable roofs. A covered entry porch welcomes you …

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3-Bedroom Cottage Style Two-Story Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Design (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,468 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom cottage style two-story home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom cottage offers a compact floor plan with a 34′ width making it perfect for narrow lots. It has a symmetrical facade graced with shuttered windows and twin …

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Two-Story 3-Bedroom Craftsman Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,803 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 3-bedroom craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: A mixture of brick, clapboard, and shake siding embellish this 3-bedroom craftsman home. A shed dormer along with a covered front porch highlighted by tapered columns add to the home’s …

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Two-Story Craftsman Style 3-Bedroom Bungalow Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,615 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story craftsman style 3-bedroom bungalow home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom bungalow home shows off a craftsman appeal with its horizontal lap siding, shingles in the gable roof, brick accents, a shed dormer, and a charming front …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Covered Porches and Rear-Access Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,679 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom cottage offers a simple floor plan that’s just 25′ wide making it perfect for narrow lots. It features a covered entry porch that runs the width of …

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Traditional Two-Story 3-Bedroom Country Home for a Narrow Lot with Covered Front Porch and Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,555 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a traditional two-story 3-bedroom country home. Here’s the floor plan: This traditional country home features a simple facade with horizontal lap siding, small windows, a large gable, and a shed roof that provide shade on the entry porch. Inside, …

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4-Bedroom Southern Style Single-Story Symmetrical Farmhouse for a Narrow Lot with Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,703 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom Southern style single-story symmetrical farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom Southern farmhouse features a symmetrical facade graced with a board and batten siding, brick skirting, shuttered windows, and a covered porch topped with a …

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4-Bedroom Craftsman Style Two-Story Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,095 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom craftsman style two-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This craftsman cottage boasts a classic charm with its horizontal siding, stone accents, a large gable dormer, and a covered front porch framed with tapered columns. Upon entry, a …

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Two-Story Craftsman Style 3-Bedroom Home for a Narrow Lot with a Covered Deck and Open Concept Design (Floor Plan)

  Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,555 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story craftsman style 3-bedroom home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story craftsman home showcases a symmetrical facade embellished with a board and batten siding, rustic shuttered windows, and a covered porch complemented with a central stoop. As …

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Two-Story Modern Style 3-Bedroom Home with a Narrow Footprint (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,433 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story modern style 3-bedroom home. Here’s the floor plan: Rear elevation sketch of the two-story modern style 3-bedroom home. A mixture of siding including beautiful stone, dark wood siding, concrete panels, and expansive glass bring an …

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How much do narrow lot style houses cost per square foot (approximately)?

Narrow lot houses, also known as zero-lot-line houses and patio homes, are a great choice for future homeowners on a tight budget. Not only is the cost of the lot often lower (assuming you aren’t building a coastal house with a great ocean view), there are no special added costs to construction of a narrow lot house. Narrow lot style houses tend to have straightforward floor designs and fewer corners, keeping total costs down. The cost per square foot for building a narrow lot style house in the US ranges from about $100 to $200, but it’s possible to spend as little as $70 a square foot for a house built with just the essentials, or much, much more for a luxurious home on a narrow scenic lot.

Are there narrow lot style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

It is easy to find hundreds of plans for houses to be built on narrow lots that include a detached garage. Typically a narrow driveway would run along one side of the house leading to a detached garage behind the house,

Does a narrow lot style house usually come with a garage?  

Nearly all plans for houses to be built on narrow lots include a garage. Most plans for narrow lot style houses include an attached garage. Exceptions for this rule are zero-lot-line houses, which usually require parking on the street, and patio houses built on lots less than 30 feet wide.

Is narrow lot style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Luxurious narrow lot style houses are those built in exclusive neighborhoods or with beach views. A narrow lot style house on the beach in Malibu, for instance, could be designed to be a luxury home (and city planning boards may require it to be). But narrow lots are not appropriate for mansions, and it may even be a challenge to build a “normal size” home on a narrow lot without building two or three floors.

Is a narrow lot style house ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

Small homes are well adapted to narrow lots. You can find plans for homes as small as 300 square feet to build on narrow lots. Because the garage may have to be placed under the living space, cost to build per square foot may be closer to $200 than to $100, but you will be building a home with far fewer than the normal number of square feet.

Can narrow lot style floor plans be open concept?

An open concept floor plan for the ground floor of a house built in narrow lot style makes a small house feel larger. There aren’t a lot of plans for open concept narrow lot houses, but they can be found.

What are popular narrow lot style exterior colors?

Your narrow lot house can wear its miniscule size majestically when its exterior is painted a dark green, like sage green, and trimmed in white. Yellow and white, as well as Mediterranean blue and white, are classic color combinations for houses built on narrow lots. Other color combinations that work are ivory with blue and aqua, or “dark enough” chocolate and white, or black and red trim with blue-tinted white for most of the exterior.

Your most important color choice, however, is for your front door. Calling attention to your front door leads the eyes to the interior of your house and leads eyes away from your narrow lot.

Can you build a narrow lot style house on a narrow lot?  

Well, yes, you can build a narrow lot style house on a narrow lot. It’s the only style you should build on a narrow lot.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

A narrow lot style house built on a wide lot comes off as a tiny house with a big yard. There are settings where this works, such as yards with magnificent landscaping, but it’s usually better to choose a house style proportional to your lot size.

Can narrow lot style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Narrow, sloping lots require the intervention of an architect or an engineer and probably some expensive excavation work, but it is possible to build a narrow lot style house on a sloping lot. If you spend a little time looking, you can find narrow lot house plans that work on sloping lots for houses of 192 to 600 square feet.

How many floors/stories does narrow lot style usually have?

Houses built on narrow lots are more likely to have two or more floors than just one, to compensate for the small footprint of the house.

Do narrow lot style houses have a basement?

The options for expanding living space in a narrow lot style house are building up or building down. Houses built on narrow lots are often built with a basement to provide more living space.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

You can find hundreds of plans for narrow lot style houses that include a bonus room. Or just look for plans with one more bedroom than you think you will need,

Do narrow lot style floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

Most narrow lot style floor plans come with energy-efficient options. Your local planning board may require them.

Is a porch a common design feature with narrow lot style houses?

Porches add space to narrow lot houses, although plans for narrow lot style houses with wrap-around porches are almost impossible to find.

What types of roof does a narrow lot style house typically have?

Nearly all houses built on narrow lots will have sloping, but not gabled, shingled roofs. You can find some beach, Mediterranean, Modern, and Scandinavian style plans that have flat roofs.

Does narrow lot style work well with a rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Rustic decoration tends to be a bit cluttered for a smallish house built on a narrow lot. Narrow lot style houses are better suited for minimalist elegance found in Scandinavian and Japanese design.