Top 10 Plans for Spring 2014

By Dan Gregory

Craftsman style Plan 21-246 is the top seller for April through mid-May, 2014, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a split layout.

A quick look at sales data for April through mid-May reveals the following Top 10 Best Sellers. Most are one story with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an an attached 2-car garage. Nine out of the ten are "split plans," that is, the master suite is set apart from the other bedrooms, usually across the great room. Outdoor living space is important -- most of these plans sport spacious porches or lanais. Five offer side-facing garages. 

1. Plan 21-246, above.

2. Plan 120-184. Added in the last few months, this Craftsman style plan combines stone and shingles for a romantic rustic look. A lanai off the great room connects to a trellised patio off the master suite.

3. Plan 137-252 is a perennial Country farmhouse favorite. The welcoming porch wraps around the front of the four bedroom three bath design; master suite on the ground floor; the other bedrooms are on the upper floor.

4. Plan 888-7, by architect Nicholas Lee, is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Farmhouse style plan with a generous L-shaped lanai off the great room at the back. A flexible Jack-and-Jill bath serves the two children's bedrooms. There is no garage.

5. Plan 120-175 uses Craftsman style details like bracketed gables for curb appeal. The lanai off the great room includes an outdoor fireplace.

6. Plan 80-119, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, is all about outdoor living with a wrap-around front porch that includes an octagonal gazebo.

7. Plan 120-172, is a 3 bedroom 3 bath Storybook Craftsman design with a lanai/barbecue area -- and an  outdoor fireplace -- off the great room.

8. Plan 140-149. The ranch house rides again in this horizontal 3 bedroom 2.5 bath design with the large great room between the two bedroom wings and extensive living porches.

9. Plan 456-23. Shingles add woodsy warmth to this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Craftsman style design. It includes a "home center" with a built-in desk near the laundry.

10. Plan 48-542. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Craftsman design includes a mud room and a home office, as well as a 3-car garage.

Mon May 19 00:00:00 PDT 2014