Land is expensive, particularly in a densely developed city or suburb. Find a house plan that fits your narrow lot here. While the exact definition of a narrow lot varies from place to place, many of the house plan designs in this collection measure 50 feet or less in width. These slim designs range in style from simple Craftsman bungalows to charming cottages and even ultra-sleek contemporary house designs.
Homeplans with narrow dimensions often feature front-loading garages, making it easier to park without performing complicated turning maneuvers. Others may place the garage in the back of the home for use on a lot with alley parking (thus keeping the front elevation free of a garage for that traditional neighborhood look). Some of these plans don’t feature garages at all, letting you build a separate structure for parking if desired.
Narrow lots often mean that you’re closer to your neighbor, so for maximum privacy, choose a plan with a side courtyard or other private outdoor living. Layouts with side porches also create excellent indoor-outdoor flow with doors from the great room or other living areas.
Whenever land is scarce, it makes sense to build up instead of out. That’s why you’ll find many two-story house plans in this collection. The choice of where to place the master suite is yours: on the main level ensures better accessibility for aging in place, while the second floor gives you a better view and lets you be closer to young children if that’s a concern.
Do you want to build a home on the waterfront? Many narrow-lot house plans feature a coastal vibe and take advantage of a scenic lot with plenty of windows and porches. Walkout basements also give you more living space on a narrow lot that slopes. Even if you don’t choose to spend the money to finish the basement now, the extra room could come in handy for storing sports equipment or gardening tools. Later on if you want more sleeping space for guests or grandkids, finish the space to hold bedrooms and recreation rooms.
Home plans online make just about any configuration possible, so choose one that fits your unique needs, or use the Dream Home Source modification service to make just about any plan perfect.