FourPlans: Great Vacation Homes

Thinking about taking advantage of the heating-up market for vacation homes? Here are four plans that are designed to maximize a scenic location.

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Small but Smart


Here’s a terrific use of 1,416 square feet. Inside, the open layout encourages interaction between the family room, kitchen, and dining room. An island adds extra prep space and seating for two to the kitchen. Nearby, the dining room looks out to the front porch, while a back porch offers more outdoor space. Relax in your private tub in the master suite, which also boasts a separate shower, two sinks, a walk-in closet, and even a patio. Two more bedrooms share the hall bath, where double sinks ensure that no one has to wait to brush teeth. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Perfect for a View Lot


Designed for a sloping lot, this striking stone-and-stucco plan offers an entire unfinished basement level for expansion. The main level features a great room that opens to the impressive wraparound porch. A peninsula offers casual seating in the kitchen. On one side of the home, the master suite includes a generous bedroom, large shower, and a walk-in closet. A guest bedroom and bath provide more room for family or friends. Upstairs, the large loft overlooks the great room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Three Levels of Outdoor Living


This lovely chalet offers three levels of outdoor living, making it a great choice for a lakefront lot or any scenic location. On the main level, the great room opens up to the impressive wraparound sundeck. A fireplace and window seat create cozy ambiance on chilly evenings. French doors open to a den, across from a powder bath. Upstairs, the master suite takes up the whole floor with a huge bedroom, luxurious bathroom, large walk-in closet, and a private balcony. The lower level holds two more bedrooms (sharing a bath), a rec room, and a wet bar, along with laundry facilities and a large patio. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Breezy Beach Bungalow


Just one look at this plan and you can hear the waves crashing on the shore. This classic pier-foundation beach bungalow is easy for large groups to share, since each bedroom has its own bathroom. The open gathering area takes advantage of the view via a sliding-door system on the main level and a sundeck upstairs. The kitchen’s generous island will be a welcome detail. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


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