Small House Plans

These homes may be small, but what they lack in size they make up for in character. Explore these 20 small house plans and home designs that consist of small cottages, bungalows, country houses, ranch houses, and more.

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  • Small Country Cottage House Plan

    Small can be beautiful with this one-bedroom country cottage with twin covered porches. This home features:
    -- 10-foot step ceilings in the great room and master suite
    -- Eat-in kitchen
    -- L-shape counter space

  • Tuscan-Style Small House Plan

    This Tuscan-influenced small house design includes lots of style and intricate details. Details include:
    -- Lovely front courtyard and covered porch
    -- Private master suite with access to rear porch
    -- Foyer that opens into a great room and cozy breakfast nook

  • Small Craftsman House Plan

    This functional split-level Craftsman house plan includes an expansive master suite and plenty of storage space for a starter home. It also features:
    -- Open kitchen layout with plenty of counter space
    -- Great room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace
    -- Front and rear covered porches

  • How to Choose a Home Plan

    Are you in the market for a new home? Use these tips to choose a home plan that works for your lifestyle, lot size, and location.

  • Simple Small House Plan

    A modest home doesn't have to skimp on amenities. Here are a few of the many features included in this small house plan with attic storage and roomy porches:
    -- Front and rear porch
    -- Living room with fireplace and attached flex room
    -- Attic storage space

  • Small House with Front Porch

    This home boasts great curb appeal with graceful columns, railings, dormer windows, and high transoms. Other details:
    -- Inviting front porch and rear terrace
    -- Bayed dining area with French doors
    -- Secluded master suite with 13-foot cathedral ceiling

  • Small Country House with Bonus Room

    Front and rear covered porches add usable outdoor living space to this small country house plan. The bonus room also adds additional living space. More features:
    -- Vaulted great room with built-in cabinets and fireplace
    -- Spacious kitchen island/ eating bar
    -- Large private master suite behind two-car garage

  • Small Country Cottage Plan with Porch

    This is the perfect plan for a small family or retired couple. Check out these features:
    -- Gracious front porch
    -- Combined living and dining area
    -- Two nice-size bedrooms

  • Small Ranch House Plans

    This affordable ranch, which is one of our most popular home plans, boasts great curb appeal. What makes this house stand out:
    -- Columned front porch and back deck
    -- Great room with built-ins and fireplace
    -- Master bedroom with tray ceilings

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    Family-Friendlly Small House

    This plan was created to fulfill the needs of a growing family. It features:
    -- Large master suite with oversized bathroom and his/her walk-in closets
    -- Open great room with fireplace
    -- Back deck that is great for grilling

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    Ranch House Plan with Screened Porch

    Visitors will feel welcome the moment they step foot on this mid-sized ranch house's inviting front porch. Once inside, the following features will entice you to stay:
    -- Master suite with sitting area and large bathroom with whirlpool tub
    -- Great room that's perfect for entertaining
    -- Screened-in back porch with ceiling fan

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    Small + Spacious Brick House

    This cozy brick house plan includes many family-friendly features.
    -- Spacious family room that shares a fireplace with the formal dining room
    -- Large kitchen island perfect for food preparation
    -- Generous master bath with his/her walk in closets

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    Small Craftsman Ranch House

    A covered porch protects visitors from the elements and invites them in to experience the spacious family and dining areas. Other features:
    -- Arched windows and stonework that offer old-fashioned curb appeal
    -- Private master suite with sitting area and access to the screened porch
    -- 888 square feet of bonus space

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    Small House Plan with Covered Porches

    This home squeezes a lot of function out of a small square footage. Additional details include:
    -- Kitchen with snack area for extra seating and prep work
    -- Two covered porches for relaxing or entertaining
    -- Master bedroom tucked behind the side-entry garage

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    Small Lakeside Cottage Plan

    An expandable floor plan makes this charming country cottage house perfect for a variety of functions. Details include:
    -- Vaulted foyer and great room that separate the master suite
    -- Two additional bedrooms and balcony on second floor

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    Rustic Cottage House

    Choose this small cottage house plan for year-round use or as a getaway. The home features:
    -- Cozy cottage floor plan
    -- Large great room with fireplace
    -- Sliders from the great room and master suite that lead to a covered porch

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    Small Country House Design

    Quaint and cozy is the only way to describe this home. It features:
    -- Covered porch that leads into an open floor plan
    -- Kitchen and great room that share a snack bar
    -- Master bedroom with walk-in closets

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    Small Log House Plans

    This spacious rustic vacation retreat is designed to maximize appreciation of the outdoors. Additional details include:
    -- Center great room with lots of natural light and warmth
    -- Two-story windows
    -- Wide deck that spans entire side of house

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    Small Victorian House Plan

    Old-fashioned curb appeal sets this modest one-story Victorian-style house apart from the rest. Inside, you'll find:
    -- Breakfast area that overlooks the front porch
    -- Great room with soaring ceiling, French doors, and fireplace
    -- Dining room that leads to the backyard

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    Two-Story Cottage House Plan

    This rustic cottage house plan would be perfect by a lake. It has all the amenities needed after a long day in the water. The home features:
    -- Cozy front and rear covered porches
    -- Private master suite on first floor
    -- Second floor with two bedrooms, a full bath, and recreation room

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    Charming House Plan for Two

    This is the perfect home for a couple at any stage to sit down, relax, and enjoy being together. Features include:
    -- Two bedrooms and two baths
    -- Great room with vaulted ceilings and media center
    -- Two-car garage with shop area

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