Single story homes are easier to build, simple to maintain, and, in many ways, more flexible in the design of their interiors than are multilevel structures. Living spaces without floors overhead allow for vaulted ceilings, dramatic window shapes and generous uses of skylights. In choosing the 300 single-story floor plans offered in this book our editors examined more than 6,000 home designs. The result is a collection of the most up-to-date, innovative plans for young and growing families, leisure get aways, quiet retreats, luxury adult living, and extended family living. Book jacket.