Single Storey Home Designs

Single Storey Home Designs

We don’t just design houses, we build homes, and we’re so excited to join you on this incredible journey. Explore our modern single-storey house designs to suit a range of styles, budgets, block sizes and lifestyles.

As Queensland and Brisbane's specialist new house builder for smaller blocks, we pride ourselves in designing homes for a wide range of lot widths without compromising functionality or space. Our range includes homes to suit a minimum lot width of 10 metres up to16 metres wide and above.

Choose from 3, 4 or 5 bedroom single storey home designs with at least two bathrooms, all featuring premium inclusions as standard.

Our homes are designed to withstand time and feature quality craftsmanship inside and out. Finding your new home is only a scroll and click away.

With our new 7-star Mainvue and Reserve Collections, you get a beautiful home to live in that achieves 7-star compliance regardless of lot orientation. The choice is yours to build it your way with electricity and gas or make the move to our energy-saving Solar All Electric Homes.

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Contemporary single storey house designs from Brisbane's leading house builder

Our contemporary home designs are as beautiful as they are functional, setting the scene for modern life with abundant street appeal, your choice of facade and clever floorplans designed for ease of movement.

Plantation Homes in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast offer a range of options to suit every lifestyle - from new homes perfect for first home buyers, to more spacious choices for large families and designs ideal for couples seeking peace and privacy as they downsize.


Single storey homes designed for queensland

Since 1989, we’ve been designing single storey homes with classic touches for a timeless and uniquely Queensland aesthetic.

From innovative roof designs to contemporary cladding options, we integrate cutting-edge elements so your new home looks stylish and fresh for many years to come.

With lifestyle front and centre, all our homes celebrate indoor-outdoor living, with an alfresco area that can double as an outdoor kitchen or additional leisure space.

Single storey home façade options

We offer a range of customisable façades to suit different tastes. Whether you prefer a modern, sleek look or a more traditional style, you can personalise your home with a façade that ticks all your boxes.

Popular options include the minimalist clean lines of the Connell façade, the stunning raised portico and wide entry of the Palma façade or the more traditional Easport façade reminiscent of the Hamptons style. All our façades feature a range of finishes and materials for an impressive modern look, and come with the option of COLORBOND® steel roofing or a tiled roof.


Seamless transitions and open plan living spaces

Our single storey home designs feature abundant space, natural light and storage, with each home having a sense of flow for seamless transitions from one space to another.

Modern families are diverse, so we've designed floorplans that have something for everyone in the family. Think different zones, separate living spaces, a master suite that doubles as a private retreat, study nooks and dedicated offices.

Features designed with modern living and practicality in mind

As some of the most important functional areas of the home, we pay particular attention to the kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

The kitchen is the hub of the home, so our designs focus on a timeless look that's also practical. Most of our single storey house designs feature a butler's pantry for improved kitchen organisation, additional storage and keeping food prep and clutter out of sight.

All of our homes feature two bathrooms - a main bathroom and ensuite to the master bedroom - because one is never enough. Some designs even include a dressing room off the master, taking the idea of a walk-in robe to the next level.

Our oversize laundries take the idea of the laundry room to the next level, with thoughtful styling that complements the rest of the home and plenty of space for storage and tasks.


Single storey house plans

So, how do you narrow down the options from our range of floorplans? Assuming you already have a clear budget in mind, start by identifying how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need to accommodate your family now and in the future.

Then create a checklist of must-have features for your family. Items to consider include whether you want a powder room, where you prefer your master suite  (front or rear), the number of parking spaces, type of entry area, parent's retreat, leisure spaces, the size of the alfresco area and whether you need an office space to work from home.

Use the filter above to create an initial longlist, including as many additional features as possible, lot width and pricing.

Designer advice for narrowing down the options

Plantation Homes national design manager Jeff Bugeja shares some suggestions on how to narrow down the options from your longlist.

"When considering a single storey floor plan that will suit your family and lifestyle, think about everyday life - your routines, how you prefer to move through your home, transitions such as from outside to inside and from room to room. Understanding these flows can help you choose a floorplan that works for your home," Jeff said.

"Modern living is all about living spaces and zones. Think about your most important zones and explore floorplans that tick that box. For example, if a private parent's retreat is a top priority, look for designs with a master suite at the rear of the home. If you're looking for an entertainer's delight where there's plenty of room for friends to visit, go for a floorplan with a grand kitchen, butler's pantry, multiple entertaining spaces and a large alfresco."

"Finally, be sure to visit our display homes to see how the various floorplans work in practice. Initially, focus on the big picture - the entry area, traffic flows, especially in hallways and common areas, how the spaces work together, room sizes and proportions and whether the floor plan meets your privacy preferences."


Advantages of single storey designs

A one storey house offers the added advantage of being more accessible. The absence of stairs makes it easier to navigate if you have small children or if someone in the family has mobility issues, or simply looking for your forever home.

Finally, the absence of an upper storey means the home can be easier to maintain, especially when it comes to keeping the exterior clean and fresh.

Our diverse range of single storey home designs

Jeff said Australian families and modern lifestyles demand flexibility and choice from new home designers and builders.

"As designers, our task is to craft innovative single storey house designs that seamlessly adapt to the ever-evolving needs of individuals and families, ensuring that every home is a canvas for personal expression and a sanctuary for every resident," Jeff said.

Jeff shares some tips for selecting the right home for your needs.

  • For a luxury feel, check out our flagship Panama home, which redefines what's possible in a one storey home with its master suite designed to be a private sanctuary and grand kitchen.
  • If entertaining is your thing, you'll love the ever-popular Lexington with separate living and entertaining zones and a dedicated theatre.
  • For an affordable option on a narrow block or smaller lot, the Lennox offers a clever floorplan with a free-flowing kitchen, living and alfresco area.
  • If you're looking to build your dream home for a large block or acreage, the single storey Colorado is designed to give your family loads of space to spread out.

Talk to our Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast sales consultants to find your single storey dream home

When it comes to single storey house design for Brisbane and Queensland, Plantation Homes has the edge because our designers understand the Queensland lifestyle and create beautiful homes that are affordable, comfortable, practical and perfect for modern families.

Get started by checking out the designs above or visiting our display homes across Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast.

Many home designs are available as house and land packages, or if you're ready to go, check out our Completed homes for sale.

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