This week’s house plan

In this floor plan released by Homeplans.com, a loft at the top of the stairs offers views into the two-story Great Room below as shown in this modern home for House of the Week HMAFAPW01304.

Now here’s an example of smart planning. With just 1,583 square feet, this house fits in modern open living spaces and three bedrooms.

The charming exterior boasts a wraparound railed porch and rear deck, which expand living space for outdoor entertaining. Vaulted ceilings throughout the dining area and great room add spaciousness; a fireplace warms the latter.

Completely open, the kitchen offers an island with snack-bar seating for two. Double doors on either end bring fresh air and light into the dining area.

The master suite is conveniently on the first floor and offers a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, and a private bath with a garden tub, separate shower and dual sinks.

The laundry room sits just a few steps away in the hallway, making washing day easy; just open the back door here to let in breezes and speed air-drying for delicate clothing.

Two additional bedrooms, each with a vaulted ceiling, share a full bath upstairs. Note the loft area and extra storage space.

Homeplans.com/AP