7. European Courtyard

 Square Feet: 3,225

 

This plan, from the Energy Saver Plus Home Plans Collection, is inspired by French Country design. The home revolves around a large central courtyard, accessed by the open kitchen and great room area, a first-floor master suite that includes walk in closets, and a separate guest suite. Upstairs there’s a study and two bedrooms, both with covered balconies. Sustainable features include abundant natural light, no wasted space and the energy-saving building techniques utilized in all Energy Saver Plus plans. The design is also ideal for a compact narrow lot.