Find Your Home Inspiration with Our Top Ten House Plans of 2021
Looking for some home plan inspiration before building your home or making your purchase?
Narrowing down your search and finally deciding on what plans to purchase can be a very tedious and overwhelming process. There are so many plans to choose from and each one has its own unique flair. From architectural style, size, and features, home plans are as individualistic as you are so finding “the one” may take some time.
To help get you started, we have put together a list of our 10 most popular house plan designs of 2021 based on a combination of sales and user interest (including social media and website interest) to give you a starting point on the road to choosing a plan. While Modern Farmhouse seemed to be the “in” style this past year, we’re happy to say that our customers and users have very varied interests and inspirations – even within the same architectural style.
So, without further ado, we give you the top ten best house plans of 2021:
Top 10 House Plans at The Plan Collection
#10. Two-Story Modern Farmhouse — 4-Bedroom, 3328 Sq Ft
The first modern farmhouse on our list and our 10th most popular house plan is stunning and spacious. The 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath was designed for entertaining with its open floor plan, walk-in pantry, and kitchen access to the covered back porch. There is an office/flex space off the living room as well as the main floor laundry and mudroom. The owner’s suite is located on the first floor and is beautifully designed with two walk-in closets, a large owner’s bath with a separate tub and shower as well as French doors to the open deck.
The upper level has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an additional living room which opens to a wonderful second-floor covered deck. Use this extra living room as a game room, media room, or whatever your needs are.
#9. Craftsman with Front and Rear Porches — 3-Bedroom, 2499 Sq Ft
The 9th-most-popular house plan of 2021 is this 3-bedroom, country craftsman. With its gables, columns, and covered front porch, it’s easy to see why this architectural style has stood the test of time.
This 3-bedroom, one-and-a-half-story home is perfect for a growing family. This 2499 square foot home features a large kitchen that opens to the great room and dining area, a covered back porch and grilling terrace – perfect for entertaining - and a 3-car garage with optional flex space above.
The split-bedroom layout provides privacy, and the master suite includes a large walk-in closet and a master bath with separate his-and-her sink vanities, a shower, and a large tub. Additionally, there is a patio off the master suite with an optional fireplace.
#8. Small Affordable Ranch Plan — 1-Bedroom, 624 Sq Ft
This small ranch plan is more spacious than it looks and very efficient in its layout. The one-bedroom, one-bath home would be perfect for a starter home, vacation home, or retirement home.
Once you step into the home from the welcoming front porch, you will be greeted by a living room and a large kitchen with an island. There is also a mudroom/laundry area and a back porch. The bedroom and bath complete this floor plan.
#7. Modern Farmhouse with Split Layout — 3-Bedroom, 1800 Sq Ft
The second modern farmhouse on our list is a one-story, 3-bedroom, 2 bath home with a great layout. The open floor plan and many windows make this home feel even larger than it is. This home is efficiently designed with simple, clean lines and an easy flow throughout the house.
With the farmhouse front porch and a covered back porch, you can relax wherever you like on a nice summer day. Or you can retreat to the master suite which has a trayed ceiling, a large walk-in closet, and a master bath with his and her vanities. The split layout design provides even more privacy and also contributes to this plan's popularity.
#6. Spacious Ranch Plan — 4-Bedroom, 2300 Sq Ft
This beautifully designed ranch with craftsman influences offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 3-car garage. This home offers an open floor plan between the great room, the kitchen with a walk-in pantry, and the dining area – great for chatting with friends or family while cooking. The great room has vaulted ceilings and opens to the rear porch with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace – the perfect place to relax after a busy day!
The master suite has a large walk-in closet with direct access to the laundry room and a master bath with separate vanities. The split layout design provides privacy and quiet from the rest of the home. Other amenities such as an office, mudroom, and optional bonus room help add to this home’s popularity.
#5. Coastal-Inspired Contemporary Home — 3-Bedroom, 2684 Sq Ft
For the second year in a row, this luxurious contemporary, coastal living-inspired house plan has made our list. This home offers 2684 heated square feet, three bedrooms, and three baths. The grand foyer opens to the vast open floor plan. Stepping beyond the entry hall, you will be washed over by the natural light that fills the space. The large Great Room has a wet bar and a wall of sliding glass doors that lead to the covered lanai with an outdoor kitchen. The inside kitchen has a huge island and opens to the dining area.
The luxury master suite boasts a trayed ceiling, giving a spacious feel to the already large room. Sliding doors lead to the covered lanai. The master bathroom has a free-standing tub, and a large shower. It also offers dual vanities and walk-in closets. With a split bedroom layout, the master suite enjoys additional privacy.
#4. Southern Country with In-Law Apartment — 6-Bedroom, 3437 Sq Ft
With extended families living under one roof becoming more common the in-law suite or apartment is a must-have for many. It’s a great way for families to stay together but have their own space. For others, that apartment represents an opportunity for rental income or an occasional Airbnb unit.
That’s where this magnificent Southern country home with a wraparound porch comes in. It has six bedrooms and four bathrooms, including an attached but separate in-law suite with a private entrance that includes: a master suite with a roll-in shower in the master bath, a second bedroom and bathroom, a great room, a kitchen, and a laundry room. Let's not forget about the main house: an open plan great room living area with family room, kitchen, and dining area; a master suite; 3 additional bedrooms with a common bathroom; a laundry room; a mudroom; and a 3-car garage with storage. In addition to the open porches, each home has its own screened-in porch.
#3. Wonderful Ranch with Open Floor Plan — 3-Bedroom, 1600 Sq Ft
This lovely ranch has great curb appeal with stone and wood accents. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a two-car garage, this home is very popular due to its size, style, and open floor plan. After you are greeted at the front porch you enter the home and into the large living area that includes the great room with vaulted ceilings, the dining room, and the kitchen with a pantry and an island.
The split bedroom layout means that to the left of the living area are two bedrooms and to the right of the living area is the master suite complete with a walk-in closet and a master bath that offers a double vanity, separate tub, and stand-alone shower.
#2. Modern Farmhouse with Swimming Pool — 3-Bedroom, 1988 Sq Ft
Coming in at number two is the third modern farmhouse on our list. This stunning home is designed for family living. After entering the foyer, the floor plan invites you into the family room, impressive with its vaulted ceiling and fireplace, perfect for the family that loves to entertain. The family room connects with the dining room and open kitchen with its large island and pantry. Additionally, the family room has two French doors that lead to a beautiful lanai. A flex space can be used as a study or media room.
The master suite, with a grand walk-in closet, large stand-alone shower, and double vanity is located on the right side of the home plan, along with the 2 additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and a full bath. Need more space? The plan also features a bonus room on the upper level.
#1. One-Story Country Home with Screened-In Porch — 3 Bedroom, 2597 Sq Ft
For 2021, we have a new plan coming in the first place! You will marvel at the sight of this single-story country-style home with craftsman influences. The house has 2,597 square feet of living space. A lovely front porch welcomes you upon arrival at the front, with a 2-car garage on its left side conveniently located with access to the utility and kitchen area. From the front porch, the foyer ushers you into the Great Room which opens to the dining area and large kitchen with a pantry and island with breakfast bar. A cozy fireplace flanked by built-ins is at the heart of the Great Room and provides residents with all the warmth and relaxed atmosphere they need. The great room also leads to the screened-in porch.
The house provides a total of three bedrooms with two full bathrooms and a half bath. The spacious master suite offers a master bath with double vanity, a separate tub and shower, and a huge walk-in closet. The split bedroom layout also provides privacy from the rest of the home. Additional amenities include a flex space on the main level, extra storage in the garage, and a second-floor bonus room which could be used for a kid’s room, game room, craft room, or whatever your needs might be!
Browse Other Popular Home Designs & Find One That’s Right for You
Open floor plans and master suites on the main floor were still top features in 2021. Natural light is an essential feature in any home, making large windows and well-placed windows both design elements buyers want. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors are a trendy option, bringing in more natural light and opening indoor spaces to outdoor living areas.
Eco-friendly building materials and design features like water conservation, solar panels, and glazed windows to maximize efficiency are also what's happening now. Homeowners want to have flexibility in their space to accommodate their needs as they age or as their family grows – flex spaces are the answer, and it is one trend that will be with us for a while.
The style of your future home can be very specific or a blend of multiple aesthetics. Special features and customizations such as the addition of technology or eco-friendly enhancements are options to consider. You may already know the approximate number of bedrooms you need and the ideal number of bathrooms you want but looking at house plans can help you further identify your needs and wants – and what best suits your lifestyle. Please continue your search for a home in 2022 using our advanced house plan finder.
*Footnote - The top right house plan in the main image is another rendering of our #1 plan, plan #142-1168