1. Natural Beauty
Square Feet: 1,421
The rustic good looks on this home’s façade belie the fact that the interior was designed for exactly what modern families need most: flexibility. Just beyond the entryway’s welcoming wooden beams, the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces blurs before visitors even reach the front door, thanks to a crowd-pleasing wraparound porch.
Inside, lines are further erased thanks to an open layout that eliminates walls wherever possible, allowing the dining room, family room, and kitchen to flow together.
More living space rests just outside the three sets of double doors, which give access to the lanai, complete with an outdoor hearth, making the space functional all year long.The choice to either finish the basement and the upper level—or leave one or both to work on at a later date—gives buyers options based on their budget and needs. Should the family want extra space for a new family addition, an aging parent, or a boomerang kid down the road, they’ll be able to summon bedrooms, bathrooms, a game room, and bonus space perfect for a home office, all without having to change the home’s footprint.