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The demand for unique and innovative house designs has grown exponentially. 2022 brings a renewed focus on practicality, sustainability, and comfort in home designs. Architects and designers are pushing the boundaries and redefining what it means to create a dream home. From modern and minimalist to rustic and cozy, the top ten house plans of 2022, based on sales and social media activity, showcase a diverse range of styles and features that will inspire and captivate anyone looking to build their dream home.

These house plans reflect the latest trends and preferences in the housing market, ranging from innovative, efficient designs to more affordable designs without giving up luxury. Whether you're in the market for a new home or just looking for inspiration, these house plans will surely leave you impressed and excited about the possibilities of modern architecture.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the top ten best house plans of 2022:


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#10. Fabulous Country Plan with Lots of Windows — 2-Bedroom, 1273 Sq Ft

Image of 2 bedroom country style home with front porch

The 10th-most-popular house plan of 2022 is this 2-bedroom country home with tons of windows to let in natural light.

This 2-bedroom, one-story home would be perfect for a view lot. This 1273 square foot home features a welcoming front porch, a large open floor plan that includes a kitchen and great room with fireplace, vaulted ceiling, a spacious deck to enjoy sunsets, and a screened-in porch.

The split-bedroom layout provides privacy, and the primary suite includes a large walk-in closet and a primary bath with separate his-and-her sink vanities, a shower, and a large tub. Additionally, there are French doors off the main suite to the deck.


#9. One-Story Cottage — 1-Bedroom, 395 Sq Ft

Image of quaint 1 bedroom cottage

This lovely cottage house plan is number nine on our list. With one bedroom and one bath, this 395-square-foot home is perfect as a vacation getaway, a guest cottage, or an in-law suite. The vaulted ceiling and open floor plan make this home seem spacious. Its simple, elegant design makes this home budget-friendly to build.

The bedroom has a large walk-in closet and French doors to the back stoop. You could add a deck or screened-in porch for more space and enjoyment.  


#8. Small Affordable Ranch Plan — 3-Bedroom, 967 Sq Ft

Image of small 3 bedroom ranch with deck

Among our small ranch house plans, this home is more spacious than it looks and very efficient in its layout. The three-bedroom, two-bath home would be perfect for a starter or retirement home.

Once you enter this lovely home, you will be greeted by a living room with a fireplace and built-ins and a large kitchen with plenty of counter space. There is space for a stackable washer/dryer and a linen closet.

Relax in your primary bedroom, complete with a primary bath and a spacious closet. Two additional bedrooms and another full bath round out this well-designed home.


#7. Beautiful Traditional-Style Ranch — 4-Bedroom, 1889 Sq Ft

Image of 4 bedroom ranch with craftsman influences

This wonderful ranch home comes in at number seven on our list. With four bedrooms, two baths, and a great layout, it’s easy to see why. This 1889-square-foot home has an open floor plan with a living room, dining room, and a kitchen with a huge island and pantry. Off the dining/kitchen area are the mudroom and laundry area which can also be accessed through the 2-car garage.

With a welcoming front porch and a covered back porch with an outdoor kitchen, you can relax wherever you like on a nice summer day or entertain with family and friends. On a rainy day, you can retreat to the primary suite with a large walk-in closet and primary bath with his and her vanities and a soaking tub. The split layout design provides even more privacy and contributes to this plan's popularity.


#6.  Ranch Plan with Farmhouse Vibes — 3-Bedroom, 1611 Sq Ft

Image of one-story farmhouse with large front porch

This beautifully designed ranch with farmhouse influences offers three bedrooms, two baths, and a 2-car garage. This home offers an open floor plan between the great room with a fireplace, the kitchen with an island and breakfast bar, and the dining area – great for chatting with friends or family while cooking. The spacious front and rear porches are perfect for relaxing after a busy day!

The primary suite has a large closet and a primary bath with dual sinks and a separate shower and jetted tub. The split layout design provides privacy and quiet from the rest of the home. The simple angles of this house plan make this an affordable home to build and help add to this home’s popularity.


#5. French-Inspired Ranch — 3-Bedroom, 1382 Sq Ft

Image of 3 bedroom brick ranch with french influences

Welcome to this beautiful French-inspired one-story home featuring three bedrooms, two baths, and a 2-car garage. With 1382 square feet, this home offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere perfect for families or those who love entertaining.

As you enter the home, you’ll be greeted by a stunning open floor plan that seamlessly flows from the great room with a boxed ceiling and fireplace to the kitchen and dining area.

The primary suite boasts a boxed ceiling, giving ample room and a spacious feel. The primary bathroom has his and her walk-in closets, separate vanities, and a whirlpool tub/shower. With a split bedroom layout, the primary suite enjoys additional privacy from the two other generously sized bedrooms.

The French-inspired design of the home adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, while the large windows throughout the home let in plenty of natural light, creating a warm and inviting space.


#4. Modern Farmhouse with Swimming Pool — 3-Bedroom, 1988 Sq Ft

Image of 3 bedroom modern farmhouse with wrap around porch

This stunning modern farmhouse has made our list for the second year in a row, boasting three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and over 1900 square feet. As you enter the home from the charming front porch, you’ll immediately notice the open floor plan and bright, airy feel. The family room with fireplace connects with the dining room and kitchen with its large island and pantry, making meal prep a breeze. And with the double French doors off the family room leading to a beautiful lanai, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a beautiful day. Flex space at the front of the home can be used as a study or media room.

The spacious primary suite offers a grand walk-in closet, sizeable stand-alone shower, and double vanity, while the two additional bedrooms offer walk-in closets and a shared full bath. This modern farmhouse also includes a 2-car garage, providing ample space for parking and storage. Need more space? The plan also features a bonus room on the upper level. 


#3. Southern Ranch with Open Floor Plan — 3-Bedroom, 1300 Sq Ft

Image of 3 bedroom brick southern ranch

This lovely ranch has excellent curb appeal with brick and wood accents. With three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage, this home is popular due to its size, style, and open floor plan. As you approach the house, you’ll be greeted by the classic front porch, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a beautiful day.

The home boasts an open floor plan that seamlessly blends the living room with vaulted ceilings and the kitchen. The kitchen features a center island, plenty of counter space, and a pantry. Enjoy the porch and patio off the kitchen if you love entertaining.

The split bedroom layout offers privacy, and the primary bedroom includes a spacious walk-in closet and primary bath with double sinks and a linen closet. The two additional bedrooms are also generously sized and share a bath.


#2. Affordable, Charming Cottage — 1-Bedroom, 600 Sq Ft

Image of 1 bedroom cottage with front and rear porches

This charming one-bedroom, one-bath cottage is coming in at number two. With 600 square feet of living space, this cozy abode is perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat or guest cottage.

As you enter the living room, you’ll be greeted by a warm and inviting fireplace, providing the perfect ambiance for relaxing evenings. The living room flows seamlessly into the kitchen, which features a breakfast bar and pantry. The bedroom is spacious and comfortable, with both his and her closets.

One of the many highlights of this cottage is the screened-in porch, which is accessible from the bedroom and rear porch. Both front and back porches offer ample outdoor space for entertaining or enjoying morning coffee.

Finally, this lovely home boasts a bonus room, which can be used as an office, a den, or even an additional bedroom. This home’s simple and elegant design makes it an affordable option for building a house and is one of the reasons this home plan is so popular.


#1. Modern Farmhouse with Split Primary Bedroom — 3 Bedroom, 1398 Sq Ft

Image of 3 bedroom modern farmhouse with front porch

For 2022, we have a new plan coming in first place! This beautiful modern farmhouse with three bedrooms, three baths, and 1,398 square feet of living space perfectly blends contemporary design and country charm.

A lovely front porch welcomes you as you enter the home, with a 2-car garage on its left side conveniently located with access to the utility and mudroom area. As you enter the house, you’ll be greeted by a spacious great room that opens to the kitchen with a large island with plenty of seating for entertaining guests. The kitchen also offers a pantry and sliders to the rear porch.

The house provides a total of three bedrooms with two full bathrooms. The spacious primary suite offers a primary bath with double vanity, a walk-in shower, and a huge walk-in closet. The split bedroom layout also provides privacy from the rest of the home.

Overall, this modern farmhouse home offers a beautiful and functional space while still being budget-friendly, which is why this home plan tops the list at number one.


Browse Other Popular Home Designs & Find One That’s Right for You

Smaller square footage and smart, efficient design were the top features in 2022. With rising interest rates and inflation, many homeowners chose these designs because they are typically more affordable to build with fewer corners and less ornate designs. Additionally, these plans have higher energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs.

Design-wise - Open floor plans and primary suites on the main floor continued to be top features in 2022. Natural light is an essential feature in any home, making large windows and well-placed windows both design elements buyers want.

The style of your future home can be very specific or a blend of multiple aesthetics. Unique 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 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 2023 using our advanced house plan finder.

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