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The Best of the Bunch: Six View Lot Home Ideas

Six View Lot Home Ideas



Do you have a perfect lot with an amazing view and you’re finally ready to build on it? Then you’re in the right place.  Whether your view is your favorite mountain range, the lake you grew up on, or even a dramatic city skyline, you need a house plan that is specifically designed for a lot with a great view.

There is nothing worse than knowing there is a beautiful sunset just behind a poorly placed pillar, or that you placed your porch on the wrong side of the property to enjoy things. But don’t worry because we have already thought everything through. We have a variety of plans with large windows and wrap-around porches or decks, so you’ll be able to enjoy the view no matter where you are in the house.

We’ve pulled six of our favorite view lot plans for your consideration and inspiration so whether you are building your dream vacation home or your permanent residence, these view lot plans will be perfect for you.


Stunning Three Bedroom Farmhouse with Plenty of Windows

Plan 193-1229


This beautiful farmhouse leaves nothing to the imagination when it comes to admiring great views. Boasting an abundant 3,020 square feet of living space, the home comes with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half baths. With a main floor master suite, an open floor plan, and a huge kitchen with an island and a walk-in pantry, this home has plenty of space for all and makes it a great choice for a family home or a perfect vacation getaway. 

On the second level, there is a large loft and other bedrooms. Additionally, there is an option to add a bonus room on top of the garage. This could be finished into another bedroom (particularly if the house is a vacation rental), or even an at-home office, hobby room, or home theater, depending on your needs.

The home’s large wraparound porch takes into account that the great view on your property might not be consolidated in just one direction. The porch’s roof is a commendable 10 feet high and offers a great place to sit and relax on three sides of the house. However, once inside the home the master suite on the rear of the home offers picture-perfect access to any vistas that the porch might miss. If you prefer a completely wrapped-around porch, you can request modifications or check out this smaller ranch house plan.


Ranch Style Farmhouse with Split Master Bedroom


Plan 142-1228


With a chic farmhouse plan that’s this quaint, your home might attract more views than the nearby vistas, as its vertical wood siding, oversize windows, and gabled roof give the home great curb appeal. The home also boasts a well-planned 1,398 square feet with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a mudroom, and a large open floor plan with a center island and pantry. All of these amenities make it a perfect family home or even a vacation home for you to enjoy.

The Transitional Ranch-style home plan fits smartly on one floor and works particularly well with a corner lot due to its side entry garage. The front of the main house has large, symmetrical windows to offer nearly uninterrupted views straight ahead, in addition to the raised front porch that is large enough for a table and chairs.

The home also has a rear porch offering even more opportunities to enjoy the view. You could even expand the rear porch along the back of the whole house to fully enjoy the sunsets. So, if you have a river that wraps around your lot, or mountains in every direction, this plan could be a perfect fit for your location.


Contemporary Home with Fabulous Views


Plan 161-1085


This stunning prairie-style house plan was designed with a view lot in mind. The entire rear of the home is mostly large windows so whether you are relaxing on the deck, in the great room, the dining room, or one of the two main level bedrooms you are sure to have a fantastic view. The master bedroom even has a slider to the deck.

The plan comes with a generous 2,593 living square feet that include two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, as well as a half bathroom on the main level. Based on the orientation of the house, these living spaces are the ones that would get the best views, due to their many windows. The home’s higher ceilings and almost floor-to-ceiling windows would also help facilitate great sunrise and sunset views.

As if this isn’t enough, there is also an unfinished daylight basement that comes as a part of a standard package. If you choose to finish off this area as suggested, you will gain an additional 1,892 square feet of heated and cooled living space, including two additional bedrooms (or offices, hobby rooms, etc.), two additional bathrooms, a half bath, a rec room, media room, billiards room, and bar, among other features. After all that you would still have 701 square feet of unfinished "cold" storage space left over to boot.


Beautiful A-Frame Vacation Home


Plan 126-1890


Looking to build a home in the mountains or on a lake? Then this chalet-style vacation home would be a perfect fit. The A-Frame home is known for its picturesque windows and this plan is no different. Whether you are on the deck or in the home looking out, these windows allow for an extraordinary view.

This lovely home has 1,301 square feet of living space and a wrap-around deck so you can enjoy the views from three sides. The main level has a master bedroom, a full bath, a laundry room, and an open floor plan with a beautiful living room, kitchen/dining area, and a stunning 25-foot-high cathedral ceiling. The upper level has an additional two bedrooms and another full bath.

Need more space? This plan comes standard with a basement that you can finish if you’d like. Add a game room, rec area, office, or more bedrooms. Bring your creativity! Because of this home’s wooden “log cabin” exterior, it tends to work best as a lake house or mountainside chalet, as it blends in well with the nature around it.


One Story Small House with Open Feel


Plan 132-1697


If you own a lot somewhere with a climate that lends itself to being outdoors most of the year, this smaller home could be perfect for you. One of the things that makes this house plan so great for a lot with a view is its large front porch that wraps around most of the house.

The porch has multiple access points, making it easy to use as a gathering place for social events, a great cup of morning coffee, or even a place for an outdoor dinner. It isn’t too high off the ground either, making it easy for events to spill out into the space around the home, too.  The porch is 10 feet deep at the front of the home and six feet deep at the sides.

With 1,176 square feet of living space, this home’s smart layout really packs a punch. There are two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a mud/laundry room, a good-sized kitchen with a large breakfast bar and pantry, a Great Room with fireplace, and attic space for storage. Both the front and rear of the home have oversized windows so you can enjoy the vistas from inside if you prefer. These features make it a fabulous option for a family getaway, a vacation rental, a place to enjoy retirement, or even start out as a young family.


Bungalow with Large Windows and Eat-In Kitchen


Plan 123-1109


Nothing is better than enjoying a great meal surrounded by the ones you love with a wonderful view in the background. If this sounds good to you then you may want to build a home that takes advantage of the views from your lot and this bungalow house plan is perfect. With just 890 square feet of living space, it may seem on the smaller side, but the efficient floor plan makes great use of space.

The inviting front porch just begs you to sit and enjoy the view. The large oversized windows allow for plenty of light to enter the home. On chilly nights you can relax by the roaring fire in the Great Room. The house plan has two generously sized bedrooms and one full bathroom. The large kitchen is perfect for cooking together and/or entertaining.  With a breakfast bar and easy access to the rear porch, there is a spot for everyone. Homeowners can choose to enjoy the vistas on either the front porch or the back porch, both of which are eight feet deep – so they can fit plenty of seating for family and friends.


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