When living in Puget Sound, it’s difficult to avoid a strong connection with the water. Whether you have a beautiful view of the sound, enjoy taking the kayak out for a paddle, or just enjoy the fresh sea air that permeates the region, water is a primary reason why many families choose to live in the area. Of course, the stunning mountain views and nearby majestic forests don’t hurt, either.
When building a new home, many people choose a floor plan and exterior package that blends in with the surroundings. If you are planning to build a new custom home, these are some of our most popular options in the Puget Sound area.
Large Family Homes
If you’ve got several kids, are planning to expand your family, or are looking ahead to the possibility of a multigenerational household, consider one of these popular Puget Sound floor plans.
The Mt. Rainier
This elegant family home makes a statement both inside and out. Strong, parallel rooflines, bold porch columns, and a side-entry garage give this home maximum curb appeal, especially if you choose the Craftsman or Farmhouse exterior packages. When you walk in the door, you’re greeted with a dramatic vaulted entry and a grand staircase that beckons you home.
A large, open-concept kitchen with a breakfast nook keeps daily meals casual, while the separate formal dining room is always available for family gatherings. The butler’s pantry, which connects to the dining room, makes entertaining a breeze and keeps diners away from the bustle of the kitchen. Extra shop space in the garage leaves plenty of room for tool storage or a potting station. The spacious master suite is located on the first floor, away from the other bedrooms on the second floor, for optimal privacy and comfort.
The Mt. Hood
If you prefer single-level living but still want plenty of space for the family to spread out, the Mt. Hood could be your dream home. This sprawling ranch-style home has the option for not one but two master suites, making it perfect for multigenerational households.
The covered porch invites you home every day and keeps you protected from the elements while you come in and out. Of course, you can always enter through the garage and drop your boots in the mudroom after a day of hiking at Olympic National Park. The open-concept plan connects the kitchen, breakfast nook, great room, and dining room so the family can always feel connected. When you need time to yourself, retreat to the master suite or pop into the den for a quiet moment alone. With the covered porch, this home lends itself to the Farmhouse exterior package, but no matter which option you choose, you’ll always feel right at home.
If you want to live in one of the cities in the Puget Sound area and have a smaller lot, you might need to limit the footprint of your new custom home. The Jefferson offers over 2,200 square feet of space in a narrow-lot floor plan so you can have plenty of room for the whole family.
A narrow footprint doesn’t mean the rooms have to feel cramped. The efficient flow of this home maximizes space so that the common areas are open and connected on the main floor, while the bedrooms are compactly organized on the second floor surrounding an open loft space. The den on the first floor makes the perfect home office, or it can be converted to an additional bedroom for guests or family members. With the option to have the garage at the side or the rear of the home, you can tailor the design to your lot limitations.
Retirement and Vacation Homes
With so many quaint cities, cultural activities, and access to outdoor recreation options, it’s no wonder so many people choose to retire or vacation in the Puget Sound area. If you’re building the retreat you’ve always dreamed about, consider one of these floor plans.
This charming cottage-style home blends into any coastal neighborhood. With two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in around 1,300 square feet, this home is cozy and easy to maintain. The master bedroom on the main floor makes single-level living possible, and the second-floor bedroom, with its own bathroom, is perfect for visiting guests.
Relax on the covered porch while taking in the view. Easily entertain visitors in the open-concept kitchen and great room, which becomes even more inviting with an optional fireplace. If you enjoy cooking at home, consider upgrading to the gourmet kitchen for an even more satisfying experience.
The Arcadia East
This compact single-level home packs three bedrooms and two baths into just over 1,400 square feet. The smart layout flow with open-concept common spaces ensures that it always feels spacious and comfortable. The great room is connected to the kitchen and dining room, making it easy for the whole family to gather whether you are on vacation or having the grandkids over for a visit.
Add more counter space and a place for people to gather with the optional kitchen island. You also gain more storage and create a clear separation between the kitchen and dining area. A walk-through utility room lightens the load for chores and also serves as a mudroom when you enter from the garage. If you don’t need the third bedroom, convert it to a den or make space for the yoga studio you have always wanted.
If you’re interested in building an investment property for your retirement or want to defray the costs of your vacation home, consider this stylish and affordable duplex. Rent out one unit while you live in the other with lower monthly expenses. This floor plan is also great for multigenerational households that want maximum privacy while still being close to loved ones. If you regularly vacation with the extended family or a larger group of friends, share the expenses and get your own spaces at the same time.
Each home in this duplex has three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, with the master suite on the second floor. The floor plan is cleverly designed with no shared walls in the bedrooms between the two homes, so even though the units are connected, they provide optimal privacy.
Homes with Modern Flair
The Pacific Northwest is known for the clean, elegant lines of modern design, and the Riada Collection is designed to blend right in with this aesthetic.
With its low-pitched rooflines and unique window details, the Bannock is understated, graceful, and sophisticated. Optional stone accents on the exterior add a touch of texture without impacting the crisp lines that characterize this modern design.
This single-level home can have up to five bedrooms, or it can be designed with three bedrooms, a den, and a bonus room. The master suite is nestled into its own little corner, away from the other bedrooms, making it a true oasis. The large great room is connected to the open dining room and kitchen, and the family gathering space can be extended even further with an optional covered patio off the dining room.
A sleek combination of both modern and traditional aesthetics, the Everett has an open floor plan with all of the common spaces and a convenient half bath on the main level. The large kitchen is anchored in one corner and flanked by the great room and the dining room. An additional living room, which can be enclosed to make a private den, extends off the dining room.
Upstairs, you’ll find the master suite and three additional bedrooms to accommodate family members and guests. A bonus room provides yet another common area that could be used as a playroom, media room, or exercise area. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and bath that can be upgraded for a spa-like experience.
One of the more compact of the modern designs, the Taylor has a simple, elegant exterior with a unique roofline. This home may look small from the front, but with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in more than 1,800 square feet, there’s plenty of room for the whole family.
The master suite is nestled into the back corner of the home for optimal privacy, including an optional exterior door that opens to the back patio. The great room, with an optional fireplace, is the heart of the home, where family members can gather while staying connected to both the kitchen and the dining area. Take entertaining to the next level by adding the optional covered patio off the dining room and adding a kitchen island where guests can perch.
Of course, you can choose any one of our dozens of floor plans for your new home in the Puget Sound area. With so many layouts and customization options, you can design the home of your dreams. Our Home Ownership Counselors work with you every step of the way to help you navigate the homebuilding process and stay on budget. Contact one of our Puget Sound offices today to learn more about building with Adair Homes.