Townhome living is a popular choice for many homebuyers these days. The low maintenance frees up their time to enjoy more leisure activities and fewer chores. The modern townhouse designs in Fuquay Varina by New Home Inc. add special appeal to buyers who want something more unique from their townhome.
Before we explore modern townhome designs, let’s look at where this architectural style originated so you can understand how it all began and evolved.
A townhouse is a multi-story dwelling that’s attached to another on at least one side. These homes began in Europe in the 17th century. A townhome was usually owned by a wealthy family and served as their city dwelling. They would usually have a home in the country as their primary residence, using the townhouse for visits that usually included social occasions, like balls and formal dinners with high society.
When the townhome design made its way to American cities (originally New York City), the homes were a primary residence and more often occupied by middle-class families than the wealthy. The narrow footprint made sense for urban locations where land was scarce. Building higher with more levels provided a great solution for a larger living space.
You may have heard the term “rowhouse”, which is not the same as a townhouse. A rowhouse is a row of connected homes that share the same foundation and roof. The exteriors are often identical or very similar.
A townhome, on the other hand, is as unique as a single-family home, with one difference: it is connected by at least one wall to another residence. A townhome community, therefore, can be visually interesting when the architecture varies from one home to the next, while maintaining design integrity.
Modern townhome design reflects the same trends as other contemporary architecture: a more linear approach, large windows with some asymmetrical placement, and more flat planes, as opposed to some of the curves of earlier townhome architecture.
The open floor plan has been a major design feature of home design for more than 25 years. The wall-free spaces in the main living area are particularly desirable in a townhome because of the spacious feeling it adds. With the large windows associated with modern townhome floor plans, natural light easily fills the open floor plan.
Modern townhomes also integrate the latest advances in energy efficiency and technology, just as you would expect in a modern single-family home. Pay attention to the way the townhouse design uses both construction methods and systems—including appliances—to create a home that conserves energy and improves indoor air quality. The use of the latest wiring to ensure strong internet connectivity is another good indicator that the builder is following modern townhouse designs.
New Home Inc. builds communities of new townhomes for sale in Raleigh and the surrounding Raleigh suburbs, including the very popular Fuquay-Varina, NC, which was ranked #6 on the list of “Best Suburbs to Move to in 2021”.
Here are some of the townhouse floor plans to choose from.
The Brier townhome floor plan is a spacious, 3-story home in a modern Craftsman style. The 2,252-square-feet includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
You can personalize the Brier townhome floor plan using our interactive feature. Add the options to the plan and see how they impact the layout, like a Smart Door Delivery Center. This innovative feature provides a climate-controlled enclosed space—between your front door and interior access door—where home deliveries can be safely placed in a locked area.
The first floor of The Brier opens to a large foyer that leads to a large room at the back of the layout with its own walk-in closet. Easily convert this to a guest suite by adding a full bath. There are also two lower level storage areas. If you’d like to incorporate a home office on this level, use the interactive floor plan to see where it fits into the design.
The main living area fills The Brier’s second floor. You’ll love the open floor plan here as you have a full sight line through the whole level, from the kitchen at the front through to the back deck. The area for the kitchen, cafe, and family room allows plenty of space for getting creative with your furniture layout. And there’s a powder room at the back of the second level for everyone’s convenience!
If you choose an end unit with The Brier, you have the option of adding more windows to the layout, bringing in even more daylight.
Let’s go upstairs and explore the third floor of The Brier townhome floor plan and the many ways you can personalize it. The plan situates the owner’s suite and a bedroom on this level, with a loft separating them. Both bedrooms have windows to welcome daylight, a walk-in closet, and full bath. That’s for starters.
The owner’s bath is standard with a shower that includes tiled walls, bench, and glass wrap.
New Home Inc. currently has several versions of The Brier townhome floor plan available as move-in ready at Springwood Townes, our community of new townhomes for sale in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Use this virtual tour to get a good look at this home’s interior.
Another example of modern townhouse designs by New Home Inc. is The Dunn townhome floor plan. This townhouse layout creatively uses the 1,813 to 1,860 square feet to every advantage. The flow from room to room, the placement of storage, and the design of the main living area make the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath plan a really interesting option.
As with our other modern townhome floor plans, The Dunn’s lower level has a generously sized flex room with a walk-in closet. This could be a great space for a private bedroom for a guest or adult member of your family who wants more privacy. The outdoor living space of the patio lies just beyond the bedroom. To make this a suite, we can convert one of the two storage areas to a full bathroom.
On the main level, one of the interesting aspects of The Dunn townhouse floor plan is the placement of the spaces in the open floor plan. The kitchen is at the center. Actually, the kitchen’s center island is the true focal point. With seating on 3 sides, it also doubles as a conversation and casual dining area. The large corner pantry in the Dunn’s kitchen is another nice surprise, expanding your storage.
The Dunn’s dining room sits in the front of the downhome, accentuated with a bump-out window. At the other end of the second level, the family room leads out to the deck.
The owner’s suite delivers another smile when homebuyers tour the third floor of The Dunn. The suite is designed to fill the back half of the floor plan. The large bedroom is great, and includes a view of the backyard. The layout of the walk-in closet and bath, however, maximize every square foot here.
The remainder of the third floor is occupied by another bedroom, full bath, and flex room. Think about how you can use an extra room in your townhome—a home office, fitness studio, library, media room, or how about a nursery?
The Dunn exemplifies the smart use of space so you can live large. Take a look at the design and see how you can personalize The Dunn floor plan. Also wander through the virtual tour for a good look at the interior. If you want to see the actual townhome, schedule a personal tour of Springwood Townes in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
The curb appeal of The Sanford townhome floor plan sets it apart in your community. One of New Home Inc.’s most distinctive and largest modern townhome designs (2,262 square feet), The Sanford’s versatility will spark your inspiration.
Like all of our townhouse designs, the lower level of The Sanford could be a living space on its own. The large bedroom has a walk-in closet. The adjacent storage closet can be converted to a powder room. Combined with the rear patio, additional closet, and foyer, it’s easy to see the lower level become a happy retreat for someone in your household.
The main level’s open floor plan has generous spaces for the family room, cafe, and kitchen. The walk-in corner pantry is of particular interest to homebuyers who don’t want to compromise on storage in their townhome. New Home Inc. expanded functionality here by designing the center island with seating on 3 sides, not just 1 or 2 as in conventional layouts.
We’ve also provided a flex room on the main level. How would you use the extra room? We can make it into a bedroom with the addition of a closet. Having the powder room adjacent to the flex room makes it a smart location for a bedroom, or maybe a home office.
The owner’s suite and 2 more bedrooms sit on the third level of The Sanford, along with the laundry room. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, a rarity for townhome floor plans. The owner’s bedroom is large and sunny, particularly if you choose an end unit and add more windows to expand your third level view.
We’ve recently expanded our portfolio of modern townhome designs by New Home Inc. Introducing The Duncan townhome floor plan. If you’re looking to “right size” your life, the 1,714-square-foot home is styled in your choice of Modern Farmhouse or Modern Craftsman architecture. The integration of gables, bump-outs, and siding options distinguish your home within the community.
We’ve built flexibility into this design, so that you can personalize The Duncan townhome floor plan to fit all of your needs. The first floor has an entry from both the front and the 1-car garage. Step inside to a foyer that leads to a flex room at the back of the layout. It’s large enough for a comfortable bedroom, office, workout room, man cave, or other function where you want extra space. There’s a walk-in closet and extra storage space here. Swap the walk-in closet for a standard closet and add a full bath to create a full suite here. Or keep the walk-in closet and opt for a half-bath. From the flex room, you can walk out to your private patio.
Like The Dunn townhome floor plan, The Duncan situates the kitchen in the center of the main living area on the second floor and, like the larger plan, has a walk-in corner pantry. With this townhome design, the family room is in the front of the layout, with a bump-out where you could put a reading or storage bench. The dining area in the back connects with both the rear deck and the laundry room, which has a linen closet by the entry—a convenient place to store your table linens.
We designed the third floor to provide more options. The owner’s suite occupies the back of the floor plan, giving you a comfortable bedroom, large walk-in closet, and a bath with dual vanities and an oversized shower—with the choice to add a seat. The flexibility of this plan comes with the extra room, adjacent to the second bedroom on this level. What else do you need your home to give you? This room is perfectly sized to fill in that blank.
Does The Duncan sound like the right fit for your next home? Explore this brand new townhouse floor plan a little further with the interactive floor plan.
These modern townhouse designs by New Home Inc. include the low maintenance benefit of a lock-and-leave lifestyle. Free yourself from exterior maintenance while having all the advantages of a spacious, fully appointed, modern home. New Home Inc.’s innovations have been developed to give you more than a place to live. It’s a lifestyle.
We use visionary thinking based on research into what people want in their homes. We looked at the necessity for flex space, including a home office. New Home Inc. also researched the value of beyond-standard features like an electric vehicle charging station, CAT6 cabling to eliminate dead zones, and smart home automation that gives you security as well as convenience.
It all came together in what we call Future-Proof homes. The New Home Inc. professionals looked at how lifestyles are changing. Then, we designed our modern townhouse floor plans and single-family homes to give you more than you expect. Contact New Home Inc. to learn more about our brand new townhomes for sale near Raleigh at Springwood Townes in Fuquay-Varina, NC.