This 2 story house plan is designed to maximize your passive solar gain to deliver energy savings.
Orient the "solar side" to the south to take advantage of all the windows.
The sunken living room with wood stove has french doors leading to the porch.
The kitchen with lots of counter space and a service counter gives you plenty of room for company while you cook. More formal meals can be served in the light-filled dining room and casual meals in the breakfast nook.
The mudroom is a great space that comes with benches and closets. A built-in recycling center is accessible from side the garage.
The bedrooms are all upstairs, as is the laundry to add to your convenience. The maser has a huge dressing closet and additional storage room just beyond.