The Size Sweet Spot: 2,000-2,500 Square Feet

By Aurora Zeledon

Explore medium-size home designs with huge style.

Ever fallen into an internet rabbit hole of clicking through photo after photo of stunning mansion house plans? Or become entranced watching television shows about tiny home living and end up thinking to yourself  that maybe you could be fine with 300 square feet? (Then you look at your clothing and kitchenware and decide against it.)

Well, as fun as those extreme scenarios are to contemplate, most people end up with something in the middle. In fact, most bestselling house plans fall within the 2,000-2,500 square range. Of course, larger or smaller homes sell too (and if you've got a larger family, check out this collection) but mid-size plans fit most buyers well.

Here are a few notable new plans in the 2,000-2,500 square foot range. 


The Wexley from Visbeen Architects, plan 928-296, presents remarkably cool curb appeal and a slim footprint (just 26 feet wide) that would fit into a narrow infill lot. The living square footage of 2,368 includes the main and upper levels, though you can also finish the basement for another 992 square feet if you need more room in the future. 


Here's a brand-new farmhouse, plan 120-253, with sleek vertical siding and large windows. Inside, the one-story layout holds 2,393 square feet of living space and an open layout. The kitchen flows into the family room and out to the lanai, while the master suite also steps outside to a terrace. The split-bedroom layout gives the master suite plenty of privacy, with two more bedrooms all the way across the home. 


If you like a classic Craftsman bungalow look, check out plan 895-98. This design also puts all living spaces on one level, making it easy to get around and easier to age in place. A sunroom adds a place to soak in rays, even on windy spring days.


Need a serious amount of storage? You'll find it in plan 20-2256, which features a three-car garage. Closet space also abounds inside, with the master suite boasting two walk-in closets, a huge pantry in the kitchen, and even a pet center to stash supplies. You can even choose your layout, with either a flex room or third bedroom on the left side of the home. 


If you need three bedrooms and an office, check out plan 51-1133. This intriguing design blends stone and siding on the farmhouse-influenced exterior, while inside, all the bedrooms sit on the right and a den offers a working space near the garage. Don't miss the outdoor fireplace or the flexible bonus room.


March 9, 2018


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