There is a veritable geyser of data tracking housing today. From existing-home sales, to house prices, to new-home permits, to starts—housing metrics abound.
Anatomy of a best-selling plan
Layout flexibility, economical footprints, and killer curb appeal are among the common traits of the five best-selling house plans presented by the House Review team.
Total size: 1,784 sf
Plan width: 40 feet
Plan depth: 66 feet
Lot width: 50 feet
Lot depth: 110 feet
3 bedrooms, den, 2 baths
This home is the perfect solution for the “Gen-Now” and their young family. This box plan is ideal for their active lifestyle and is easy and economical to build, with an elevation that evokes memories of hometown living with a modern spin on the Craftsman Bungalow. The elevation is complete with an appropriate color palette and attention to scale and detail, incorporating stacked stone, wood shakes, and a standing-seam metal roof.
A. Eight-foot-deep front porch that is typically allowed to be in the front setback provides interest to the front elevation and eyes on the street
B. Den/home office is perfect for the work-from-home parent or as Internet study space for the kids, or even a guest suite with the addition of a bathroom
C. Large grand room for formal entertaining
D. Large gathering room with an open kitchen is conveniently located at the heart of the home. This family zone is exactly what today’s families are demanding.
E. Covered lanai is perfect for the grilling enthusiast in the family
F. Master suite complete with access to the lanai, a sitting area, and the master bath with dual vanities, shower with high glass, garden tub, and walk-in closet
G. The laundry room is included in this hub of the home; central location is key for the family.
H. Secondary suites with plenty of room and a shared bath perfect for the children