Like connection between kitchen & garage. Tweak further to have walk-through mudroom, laundry, side entry, narrow house-stores/pantry & main entry closet. Other side of kitchen open to dining. Other side of main entry would depend on width of lot.
Porter Davis Homes - House Design: Ashford Lose all but the main ensuite, lose one bedroom and turn it into a shared bathroom, lose powder room, make lounge into studio but bigger, including powder room space