Home Plans with Courtyards
If you're seeking a private outdoor space in your new home, you will want a house design with a courtyard. Usually surrounded by a low wall or fence, with at least one side adjacent to the home, a courtyard is a common feature of a southwestern or Mediterranean home. Courtyards provide an intimate place for entertaining or a quiet place for gardening.
Home Plans with Outdoor Fireplaces
Heat up the night with an outdoor fireplace house plan. These house plan designs feature outdoor living areas (including porches, patios, lanais, verandas, and screened porches) with fireplaces. That lets you enjoy being outside during a cool summer evening or a crisp fall day. All-year outdoor living really lets you take advantage of a beautiful location and expands your living space.
Home Plans with Outdoor Living
It’s hard to dislike a house plan with great outdoor living. A house plan with a grand wraparound front porch, for instance, exudes welcoming and dazzling curb appeal. Similarly, a home plan with an outdoor kitchen is pretty hard for a BBQ lover to resist. The below collection of outdoor living house plans feature designs fit with these amenities and more.
Home Plans with Pool
The perfect place to spend a warm day is at the pool. What could be better than having one in your own backyard? This collection of plans includes designs with suggested layouts for in-ground pools. Most are just steps away from the back door, but a few actually integrate with the house, providing a resort-like ambience and a great place to entertain.
Home Plans with Porches
There's nothing more romantic in the summertime than sipping lemonade on the front porch. Originally designed as areas for cooling off during the heat of the day, porches today are areas for relaxation and entertaining. The homes in this collection all feature porches that are large enough to accommodate at least two side-by-side chairs, allowing for easy conversation.
Home Plans with Wraparound Porches
Wrap around porch house plans are one of the hallmarks of farmhouses. The wraparound porch is a welcoming design feature that spans at least two sides of the home. The porches in this collection are quite spacious and are great for relaxation and entertaining. They often are accessed from more than one room in the house and all are large enough to place furniture for entertaining.