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When it comes to selecting a home, one-story designs offer a unique combination of convenience, accessibility, and charm. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer just starting out, a new retiree, or looking to simplify your living situation, a one-story home could be the perfect fit for you. 

Why Choose a One-Story Home?

When it comes to choosing a home, one-story designs offer a blend of convenience, accessibility, and charm that appeals to a wide range of people. These homes are perfect for first-time buyers, those looking to downsize, or anyone seeking a home that fits all stages of life.

One-story homes are often more affordable and easier to manage, making them an excellent choice for first-time buyers. A single-level home’s simplicity and reduced maintenance are significant advantages for those looking to downsize. Older adults and individuals with mobility issues will appreciate the absence of stairs, which makes daily tasks safer and more accessible.

Beyond their practical benefits, one-story homes are also known for their aesthetic appeal. They typically feature open floor plans that create a spacious and flowing environment, perfect for versatile interior design and easy entertaining. The seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces enhances the living experience by allowing natural light to fill the home and providing easy access to gardens, patios, or decks.

4 Features to Look for in a One-Story Home

  1. Layout: Consider the flow of the home. An open-concept design can make the space feel larger and more connected, providing flexibility in how you use and arrange your living areas.


  1. Natural Light: Look for homes with plenty of windows and opportunities for natural light to brighten the space.


  1. Outdoor Access: Easy access to outdoor spaces such as patios, gardens, or decks can extend your living area and enhance your home’s enjoyment.


  1. Storage: Since one-story homes might have fewer storage options than multi-story homes, it’s important to have adequate closets, cabinets, and other storage solutions.


Our Favorite One-Story Homes

Here are ten stunning one-story homes designed by Allison Ramsey Architects that combine style, functionality, and comfort:

1. Carriage Run Cottage

Carriage Run Cottage

2. Kiptopeke

  • 2609 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • See Plan: Kiptopeke

3. Sapelo Sound

Sapelo Sound
  • 2934 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • See Plan: Sapelo Sound

4. King Street Cottage

King Street Cottage


5. Headsail Canal House

Headsail Canal House

6. The Red Bluff

The Red Bluff
  • 1590 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • See Plan: The Red Bluff 


7. The Chicora Point

The Chicora Point

8. Pine Island House

Pine Island House


9. Whisper Creek Cottage

Whisper Creek Cottage

10. Duke Street II

Duke Street II

Take the Next Step to Your Dream Home

Choosing the perfect one-story home can transform your lifestyle and provide a space that grows with you. At Allison Ramsey Architects, we specialize in creating beautiful, personalized homes that reflect your unique style and needs.

Visit our website today to explore our portfolio of stunning home designs and learn more about our custom design services. Let us help you find or create the perfect one-story home that captures your style and enhances your quality of life.

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