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Characterized by its rustic style that harkens back to the French countryside, Acadian style house plans are among the most popular in the Gulf Coast region, which already features strong French and Cajun influences in both architecture and culture. But they’re also popular throughout the South. These homes are most commonly single-story buildings, though some models do feature a half story that takes full advantage of the signature tall, sloping rooflines common to the style. In fact, high-pitched hip roofs are among the signature features of Acadian style homes: they add to the...
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Characterized by its rustic style that harkens back to the French countryside, Acadian style house plans are among the most popular in the Gulf Coast region, which already features strong French and Cajun influences in both architecture and culture. But they’re also popular throughout the South. These homes are most commonly single-story buildings, though some models do feature a half story that takes full advantage of the signature tall, sloping rooflines common to the style. In fact, high-pitched hip roofs are among the signature features of Acadian style homes: they add to the rural charm of the homes while also making it easy the shed rain, snow, or debris like leaves and small branches.

This stands in contrast to the types of rooflines you might find in other homes with a Colonial influence, which would typically feature multiple gables around the home as well as an overall lower pitch to the roof. Even with the lack of gables, you are still likely to find dormers in Acadian house plans because the tall roofs allow for enough space that owners can incorporate attics or extra bedrooms into the upper space.

These high rooflines aren’t just for added living space – they allow for the creation of grand entryways and impressively high ceilings in the living room and dining room areas (hence the 1½ story layouts). It’s also quite common for Acadian style house plans to feature a more traditional and segmented floor plan, where the bedrooms are shifted to the sides of the home and divided by a central hallway. In most Acadian homes, the kitchen is located at the rear of the house and typically do not connect to the dining room or other areas.

Another common feature of the Acadian style house plan is the covered porch, which also takes some cues from Southern style homes popular in areas such as Louisiana where French settlers mixed their homeland influences with the emerging aesthetics of the Southern Antebellum architects. As these homes were frequently built in locales where storms were a regular occurrence, they also feature windows with shutters and a stonework façade, though in many of today’s homes the shutters are purely ornamental.

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Featured Acadian House Plan

This well-designed Acadian house plan provides many amenities that you would expect to find in a much larger home. The master suite features a wonde...

Characterized by its rustic style that harkens back to the French countryside, Acadian style house plans are among the most popular in the Gulf Coast region, which already features strong French and Cajun influences in both architecture and culture. But they’re also popular throughout the South. These homes are most commonly single-story buildings, though some models do feature a half story that takes full advantage of the signature tall, sloping rooflines common to the style. In fact, high-pitched hip roofs are among the signature features of Acadian style homes: they add to the rural charm of the homes while also making it easy the shed rain, snow, or debris like leaves and small branches.

This stands in contrast to the types of rooflines you might find in other homes with a Colonial influence, which would typically feature multiple gables around the home as well as an overall lower pitch to the roof. Even with the lack of gables, you are still likely to find dormers in Acadian house plans because the tall roofs allow for enough space that owners can incorporate attics or extra bedrooms into the upper space.

These high rooflines aren’t just for added living space – they allow for the creation of grand entryways and impressively high ceilings in the living room and dining room areas (hence the 1½ story layouts). It’s also quite common for Acadian style house plans to feature a more traditional and segmented floor plan, where the bedrooms are shifted to the sides of the home and divided by a central hallway. In most Acadian homes, the kitchen is located at the rear of the house and typically do not connect to the dining room or other areas.

Another common feature of the Acadian style house plan is the covered porch, which also takes some cues from Southern style homes popular in areas such as Louisiana where French settlers mixed their homeland influences with the emerging aesthetics of the Southern Antebellum architects. As these homes were frequently built in locales where storms were a regular occurrence, they also feature windows with shutters and a stonework façade, though in many of today’s homes the shutters are purely ornamental.

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Home Buyers Embracing Acadian Style Houses and Architecture


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  With French Country and Cajun Flavors, There's Lots to Like with Acadian Style Homes   As a homebuyer, you want a house that will last and look amazing, in the style you desire. Finding it means knowing what you are looking at and what it offers. The Acadian style of home could be right for you if you are looking for rich architecture and plenty of detail. Explore the options available to you here.     Why Is Acadian So Popular?   Acadian home plans are some of the most sought-after ho


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