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Quaint 3-Bedroom Two-Story Country Craftsman for a Narrow Lot with Open Living Area (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,647 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story country craftsman. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story country craftsman exudes a quaint charm with its horizontal lap siding, cedar shakes, wood accents, and a welcoming front porch topped with twin gabled dormers. A …

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Single-Story Craftsman Style 4-Bedroom The Austin Ranch with Open Concept Living and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,966 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 4-bedroom The Austin ranch. Here’s the floor plan: The Austin ranch flaunts an impeccable facade embellished with stone and siding, cedar shakes, a shed dormer, and a covered entry porch framed with double columns. The charm is …

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3-Bedroom Modern Farmhouse with Open Concept Living Space and Courtyard-Style Deck

This modern house design is a combination of traditional American farmhouse and minimalistic contemporary style architecture. It reflects the needs of contemporary living by giving you diverse inside spaces, perfect for spending quality time with the family or having friends over. All main ground-floor spaces are connected to the open outside porch, that can be used for …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Cloe Cottage with Open Floor Plan (Floor Pl)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 349 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Cloe cottage. Here’s the floor plan: The Cloe cottage offers a compact floor plan that comes with all the necessary amenities you’ll expect from a small cottage. Add a rainwater retention system and enjoy a more …

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2-Bedroom Single-Story Little Lori Home with Loft and Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 347 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 2-bedroom single-story little Lori home. Here’s the floor plan: The Lori little home radiates a rustic charm with its cedar shake siding, a gable roof, an inviting entry porch, and plenty of windows flooding the interior with an …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Quinn Tiny Home with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 520 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Quinn tiny home. Here’s the floor plan: The elevated Quinn tiny home radiates a craftsman charm with its horizontal wood siding, wooden railings, and a gable roof that covers both the main room and porch. The …

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Small Single-Story 1-Bedroom Harper Cabin with Loft and Open Living Area (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 323 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 1-bedroom Harper cabin. Here’s the floor plan: Vertical siding, wooden columns, and a covered porch topped with a central shed dormer bring a great curb appeal to this single-story cabin. It offers a small, yet efficient footprint …

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Elevated 2-Bedroom Beach Style Two-Story Eva Cottage with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 640 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 2-bedroom beach style two-story Eva cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This 2-bedroom beach style cottage is embellished with cedar shake siding, classic shuttered windows, and skylights that bathe the interior with natural light. Covered porches from either side …

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Single-Story 1-Bedroom Gaia Off-Grid HC Container Home with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 132 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 1-bedroom Gaia off-grid container home. Here’s the floor plan: The Gaia container home features an efficient and self-sufficient floor plan as it is powered by solar and wind energy. Solar panels and wind turbines ensure that your …

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3-Bedroom Modern Single-Story Mid-Century Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,427 Bedrooms: 2-3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom modern single-story mid-century home. Here’s the floor plan: This single-story mid-century home exhibits a modern appeal adorned with shed and flat rooflines along with mixed sidings in soothing tones. Both garage and front porch brings …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Mid-Century Modern Home with Open Floor Plan and Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,986 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom mid-century modern home. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of stucco, wood, concrete panels, and glass brings a great curb appeal to this single-story mid-century modern home. A welcoming covered porch ushers you inside …

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3-Bedroom Mid-Century Modern Single-Story Home with Open Concept Living and 3-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,824 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom mid-century modern single-story home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom mid-century home features an impeccable facade with modern touches showcasing vertical wood and horizontal siding, stone accents, metal trims, and shed rooflines. Upon entry, an …

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Modern Single-Story 4-Bedroom Mid-Century Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,009 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a modern single-story 4-bedroom mid-century home. Here’s the floor plan: This modern mid-century home offers an efficient floor plan with an open concept layout that promotes convenient living and increases family bondings. It has a 40′ width …

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Luxury Single-Story 4-Bedroom Mid-Century Modern Home for a Wide Lot with Wet Bar and Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,036 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a luxury single-story 4-bedroom mid-century modern home. Here’s the floor plan:   This single-story mid-century modern home is adorned with stone and wood siding, shed and gable rooflines, and huge clerestory and transoms maximizing the home’s views. …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Mid-Century Modern Home for a Wide Lot with Open Concept Living and Side-Loading Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,586 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story mid-century modern home. Here’s the floor plan: Perfect for wide lots, this 3-bedroom mid-century modern home boasts a sprawling floor plan with bright open spaces, a split bedroom layout, and the convenience of a …

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4-Bedroom Deluxe Two-Story Mid-Century Home with Open Living Area, Bar, and Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 5,353 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom deluxe two-story mid-century home. Here’s the floor plan: A beautiful blend of concrete panels, vertical wood siding, and huge windows lend a contemporary influence to this two-story mid-century home. A covered entry welcomes you into …

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3-Bedroom Modern Single-Story Farmhouse with Open Concept Living and Three-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,078 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom modern single-story farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom farmhouse is graced with a modern and traditional appeal showcasing its stone and stucco siding, an arched entry, and gable rooflines accentuated by decorative brackets. Upon …

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Contemporary 4-Bedroom Two-Story Northwest Home with Open Floor Plan and Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,384 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a contemporary 4-bedroom two-story Northwest home. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of concrete panels, stone accents, and expansive glass lend a contemporary influence to this two-story Northwest home. Inside, an open floor plan is shared by …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Country Home for a Wide Lot with Courtyard Entry Garage and Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,501 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom country home. Here’s the floor plan: This 5-bedroom country home features a charming facade graced with board and batten siding, shed dormers, and a welcoming covered porch bordered by stone columns. Inside, the foyer …

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6-Bedroom Three-Story Northwest Craftsman with Open Living Space and Detached Carriage Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,952 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 6-bedroom three-story Northwest craftsman home. Here’s the floor plan: This three-story Northwest home delivers a craftsman appeal with its shingle shake siding, brick accents, and a gabled entry lined with tapered columns. The main level is occupied by …

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Open-concept homes are extremely popular, with interest in the over the last ten years developing dramatically. They offer fantastic amounts of living space while still being warm and inviting, and depending on the climate, they create wonderful opportunities for airflow and scenic views (with proper window usage).

Are there open concept style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Absolutely! This type of house is generally smaller, and an attached garage is not very common in the predominant types of open-concept houses. A detached garage might not even be adjacent to the home itself; rather it could be set back on the property, doubling as a workspace or storage area as well.

Do open concept style houses usually come with a garage?  

Often these homes will not have a garage – they’re made to be relaxed and often are built as beach houses or bungalows, in places where space is either generous or extremely limited. As such, they might have a garage or they simply might not be able to have one on the property.

Is an open concept style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

Open concept homes are usually cheaper, more simple styles of housing. Very rarely will you see this design concept used on mansions or larger, more ostentatious homes. Think bungalows, beach homes, farmhouses – these all take advantage of the open concept while still feeling homey and rustic.

Is an open concept style ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

Open concept homes can absolutely be “small” homes. In fact, for smaller and tiny homes, an open concept makes everything feel bigger. Additionally, if you’re on a budget and looking to build economically, less walls are always cheaper to build that more, so open concept homes should be strategically cheaper in general.

What are popular open concept style exterior colors?

Open concept homes are usually very cute and small, and lend themselves well to light blues and whites. Especially since this type of home is often seen as a beach house or a rustic cabin style in the woods, lighter colors usually pop quite well.

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

You definitely could, though it would be somewhat limiting – it would be more of a straight shot, often referred to as a “shotgun” house in the 50s and 60s. These homes were open and narrows, but you could see from the front to the back when standing in the foyer and everything was adjacent to the main hall.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

You can definitely build this type of home on a wide lot. In fact, the more an open concept home can sprawl, the better. It wants to have wide-open rooms that flow into each other, and that’s a lot easier when you have room to grow outward. These homes often don’t have second floors, so the broader, the better.

Can open concept style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Not very likely. This type of home wants even, sprawling ground. A sloping lot would invite difficulties to a wide, broad home like these typically are.

How many floors/stories does open concept style usually have?

Generally 1 floor, and possibly a finished basement. These homes are usually more simple, rustic homes that are cheaper and faster to build, maximizing on the porch and interior to feel big while still being inviting.

Do open concept style houses have a basement?

It really depends. Many open concept homes are beach houses or bungalows, and since they’re cheap and fast to build, basements aren’t typically a huge consideration. Couple that with the fact that beach houses and bungalows in swampy or water-adjacent areas would flood a lot, and you usually won’t find a basement on these homes. They’re typically built on a slab.

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

Not traditionally – since the motive is to create a quick, cheap, beautiful home, things like bonus rooms aren’t generally considered. If you find an older open concept home, like the bungalows built after WWII, these may have had some work in fitting additional bonus rooms on, as people had more money and time for leisure that would fit into an extra room (like a man cave or art studio).

Do open concept style floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

They absolutely do. Because these homes are short and broad, window placement can create a splendid cross-breeze, keeping them cooler in the summer. Additionally, you can use windows to allow more light in during the day, decreasing heating and electric bills while making the most of your exposure to a beautiful landscape. These homes also are perfect for solar panels on the roof as they typically will not have high, sloping roofs. This enables them to add panels and get the most amount of sun throughout the day.

Is a porch a common design feature with open concept style houses?

For sure! Beach houses and bungalows especially love wraparound porches, because they maximize the open concept and sprawl of the home. With bay windows and sliding doors, you can create a seamless flow between the open concept interior and the exterior porch, which makes hosting a breezy party effortless.

What types of roof does open concept style house typically have?

Generally the roof of this type of home will slope slightly or be very gently inclined. This is because they don’t have second floors usually, and the goal of these homes is usually to be economical. A late, sloping roof is definitely not economical, particularly on a home that sprawls wide.

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

Rustic decor is the best way to decorate one of these homes. The beauty of an open concept is that it makes the home itself feel very large and relaxed on the inside, when in reality these homes are cheaper and smaller than other homes generally are. Because of this, rustic decor makes the interior warm, inviting, and homey, which is great for guests and occupants alike. Rustic decor accentuates the best part of these homes and also makes the potentially off-putting nature of such an open area into a positive, accepting environment.