Pinterest is a social search engine where the best ideas in design, construction, and decoration live. Searching for “Pinterest house plans” is a great preliminary step when you begin planning to build your dream home.
Whatever type of home you have in mind, you’ll be sure to find trending ideas (as well as classic inspiration!) on Pinterest. Most folks who use the site have multiple boards for their house pins. Some have a creative “dream house” board or a “someday” board, while others have a “we are breaking ground on our new home next week, so here are a few great examples of a detached garage” board.
When it comes to house plans, Pinterest doesn’t disappoint. There are plenty of house ideas to browse through in every architectural design style and size you can imagine, including the following:
The Top 30 Plan Collection House Plans Being Pinned
So now that you know where to go for inspiration and ideas, here’s a guide to the house plans currently most popular among our Pinterest dream home pins and boards. You can click on the name of the plan underneath each photo to find more information on the home.
This home jumped up nine places since our last list of top pinned homes, and it’s easy to see why! It’s the perfect mixture of cozy and grandiose for those “the mountains are calling” moments. One of the best features of the 4531-square-foot rustic masterpiece (Plan #161-1076) is the many stone elements on the facade that really contribute to its natural feel. Many who choose to build their own homes also appreciate the visual appeal of the multi-tiered roof and semi-attached garage.
#2: Classic Ranch Ranch Cottage
This attractive Ranch home in the Cottage design style (Plan #177-1054) is ideal for compact country living at only 624 square feet – or as a vacation getaway house. It’s also brand new to our most-pinned list and has been gaining a lot of traction online over the past year. With its roomy front porch and concise yet practical layout, it’s easy to see why!
#3: Luxury Plan with Second Level Laundry
It doesn’t get more luxurious than this! Number one last year, this home is a consistent favorite due to its appealing facade. This amazing luxury Country style home with Arts & Crafts expressions even has a second-level laundry. This amazing luxury Country plan with Arts & Crafts overtones (Plan 198-1060) has five spacious bedrooms, making it perfect for a large family or a couple who love entertaining. It’s oozing with country charm and rustic chic, and pinners tend to comment on liking the gable roof and dormer windows.
#4: Home, Sweet Country Home with Outdoor Kitchen
The definition of a getaway home, it’s easy to understand why this house plan is so popular on Pinterest. It was fifth on our list last time. This charming Country style home (Plan #142-1205) might just be the one for you! Its large front porch has plenty of room for a porch swing. As you open the door, you'll enter the cathedral-ceiling Great Room, which welcomes you with a fireplace and flanking built-in bookcases/display centers. This all connects to the kitchen and dining area. It sounds like every day would be a vacation.
#5: Futuristic Home with Outdoor Entertaining Space
This Contemporary style home (193-1170) is also new to the Pinterest most pinned lineup this year. It offers lots of natural light, a walk-in pantry, and even a covered rear patio – perfect for entertaining. If you are big on comfort but don’t want to compromise style, this may be the plan for you!
#6: European Dreaming with Plenty of Space
While perhaps not luxury in actual size, this exquisite one-story home with a bonus room over the garage (Plan #142-1204) speaks "luxury" in spirit. Drawing on inspiration from European influences with French Country accents throughout, this rustic home comfortably fits four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
#7: Car Lover’s Dream Home with 3-Car Garage
This lovely Contemporary style home (Plan #161-1085) was 26th on the list last time and has obviously gained major traction on Pinterest since then. The magnificent contemporary Prairie-style home is truly a sight to behold, with 2593 square feet of total living area spread over one story, spacious bedrooms, and large living areas. The rich detailing from the windows to the exterior materials brings the home to life with an envious curb appeal. The clean stucco is accented with rock and stone.
And the storage room provided by the 3-car garage is another definite plus.
#8: Compact Cottage House Plan with Room to Grow
Good things come in small packages! This 1257-square-foot Cottage style home (142-1236) may look particularly cozy, but it’s specially designed to include 10-foot ceilings to offer plenty of space within the home; it the perfect place for a young family. This plan is new to the list this year, and we can see why it's so popular.
#9: Rustic Ranch Plan with Formal Dining Room
This stunning Rustic Ranch style home (Plan #161-1097) is a home builder’s dream; it’s also a great place for a family, which is probably why it’s so popular (6th on our list last time). It makes great use of its space, as the finished main area is 2,422 square feet and its bonus optional finished basement adds another 1,491 should you choose to finish it. This extra space comes in the form of two bedrooms and a full bath, plus a family room and recreation room. The home’s stone accents help it subtly stand out, giving it excellent curb appeal, and its 3-car garage means plenty of storage.
#10: Grand Mediterranean Villa Perfect for Entertaining
You don’t have to travel overseas to have the perfect Mediterranean home! If you love to entertain, this luxuriously appointed home (Plan #161-1034) – with its huge billiards room, wet bar, home theater, media room, and courtyard areas at the lower level and wide open floor plan on the main level would be the perfect fit for you. It’s also popular on Pinterest because it gives homeowners the ability to enjoy the nearby vistas from every room in their home through massive windows.
#11: Traditional Style House Plan with Main Floor Master Bedroom
This home is also new on the most popular pins list this year. It’s a multi-level, or bi-level, home design (Plan #147-1157), and it's able to fit four decently sized bedrooms. A simple and functional plan, the home has a charming traditional vibe, with its Colonial styling and fireplace in the living room, so we understand why it’s so well-liked.
#12: Natural Ranch Plan with Stone and Wooden Accents
This Ranch style house design (Plan #142-1207) is every HGTV lover’s dream. It presents spectacular on-point curb appeal with its hip-style main roof, forward-facing gables, standing-seam metal roofing, vertical siding, and natural stone and wood accents. The 3366-square-foot open-layout floor plan, which includes a large game room, rear covered porch with vaulted ceiling, and outdoor kitchen, is entertaining heaven.
#13: Cabin-in-the-Woods Craftsman House Plan
A picture-perfect log cabin comes to life with plenty of room for friends and family. This amazing Craftsman-inspired home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 4268 square feet of living space (Plan #202-1006). You'll love the open layout of the Great Room, with its vaulted ceiling and wall of windows, dining room, and kitchen, which has a huge island with an eating bar. This house is also new on the list this year – and we can see why.
#14: Rustic Family Farmhouse
This rustic ranch-style house (Plan #193-1184)) has a very appealing farmhouse aesthetic – which is probably one reason it finds itself on this most-pinned list. That and its vaulted open floor plan – plus three-car garage in front-loading and side-loading sections, large walk-in kitchen pantry, and home office that could be a fourth bedroom – create the perfect setting the modern lifestyle.
#15: Car Collector's Delight: 5-Car Garage
Are you a car enthusiast? Then this Ranch style home plan (Plan #161-1111) with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms is the perfect one for you, as it sports an oversize 1,517-square-foot 5-car garage in two sections: one is a conventional 2-car garage; the other is an oversize recreational-vehicle garage with room for 3 cars parked in tandem. Not a car enthusiast? Still, plenty of space for storage or your hobbies and creations, especially if you finish the unfinished basement foundation, which would add two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large recreational area with a wet bar, and lots of storage space.
#16: Coastal Plan with Wet Bar for Relaxed Evenings
Time to live your best life! This extraordinary Coastal style home floor plan (Plan #175-1132) looks like it’s straight out of a Floridian magazine. It’s a generous two-story house plan and has four nicely sized bedrooms, making it the perfect family home. Pinners are going crazy over the tiled roof and the covered front porch. This dream house has a covered lanai and outdoor kitchen for relaxing or entertaining by the pool!
#17: Floridian Mansion with Vaulted Ceilings
Turn your home into a tropical getaway with a house of your dreams! The enormous villa (Plan #175-1131) is perfect for a waterfront property (or vacation home even if there’s no water in sight). The home draws heavily on Spanish influences and sports an exterior stucco wall and tile roof. This outstanding Florida Style home with Coastal attributes always seems to remain popular with Pinners.
#18: Country Manor Home Fit for a King
Moving up two spots from its place on our last list, this gorgeous European-style home with a combination of Country Manor and Tudor detailing (Plan #198-1054) is the definition of luxury, with its 4376 square feet of living space. Pinners love it because of how well it accommodates those who love to entertain. The gourmet kitchen, for example, has a large island eating bar and spacious breakfast area. The family room is right off the breakfast and kitchen area, which creates a large, open space for family and friends. The master bath includes two separate vanity stations, a soaking tub, a water closet, linen closets, and a walk-in shower. There’s also a large walk-in closet. Truly fit for royalty!
#19: Southern Comfort with Kitchen for Entertaining
Expressing Southern comfort at its best, this Ranch house (Plan #142-1131) with decorative dormers is definitely a dream home. The magnificent design is oozing with charm and continues to charm our Pinterest users, as it has such great curb appeal. The front porch is perfect for sitting out and enjoying long days. Inside, the 4-bedroom home includes 2.5 baths and over 2400 living square feet. It has a split-bedroom layout, so the master suite offers two walk-in closets and a master bathroom complete with his and her vanities and linen storage, a walk-in shower, a water closet, and a large soaking tub. Above the garage, there is an optional bonus room that could be converted into a game room or a fifth bedroom. It’s one of the best small-ish houses for a family (or a couple who loves to entertain overnight guests!).
#20: Farmhouse Plan with Lanai for Laid-Back Evenings
You’ll love the spacious feeling in this Country Farmhouse style home (Plan #117-1139), with its open floor plan and excellent design. The house's stone features, large, multi-pane windows, and corner-wrap-around porch give it great curb appeal – but it's also very livable, with its large walk-in kitchen pantry, walk-in closet in every bedroom, and inviting outdoor living spaces.
#21: Cute Cottage Plan with Mud Room
This Contemporary Cottage (Plan #193-1169) is newly popular on Pinterest. Whatever your style, the home can accommodate it and – with an entertaining-friendly open floor plan, fireplace in the two-story vaulted Great Room's family area, main-level master bedroom suite, and two additional bedrooms upstairs – may very well be the perfect home for your near and dear ones!
#22: Caribbean Plan with Pool
The first of the houses on this list to specifically include plans for a pool, this Modern style home (top, Plan #116-1081) is inspired by the luxury beach homes of the Caribbean coast. The interior faces the pool and hot tub courtyard, as shown in the bottom photo. The living and dining areas are divided by a textured glass wall, and they open to the pool through folding glass doors for the ultimate in outdoor living enjoyment.
#23: Modern Farmhouse for a Growing Family
This Modern Farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths offers true Southern comfort for a country home (Plan #142-1180). The wraparound front porch and covered rear porch allows family and friends to enjoy the lemonade and the outdoors – two very famous Southern pastimes – and the well-designed house floor plan and walk-in closets in every bedroom make everyday living comfortable.
#24: Charming Cottage for Couples
This modest Country Ranch style home (Plan #177-1052) would be great for a couple just starting out or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, an empty-nester couple. The inside provides a flexible open concept floor plan, a layout that, among other things, makes the most of limited space.
#25: Tuscan Stunner with Walk-In Closet
This dream home was 2nd on our last list – and it’s easy to see why it remains popular among Pinterest enthusiasts. The luxury Tuscan house (Plan #161-1041, top) has many amenities. There are four bedrooms, three full bathrooms – including the sumptuous master bath at the bottom – and an additional three half bathrooms. The lower level of the home even has three guest suites – which makes it the perfect home for entertaining guests or hosting family, even long term. It’s the perfect mix of modern and Mediterranean.
#26: European-Style Stunner with Classic Exterior
This stunning European-style home with classic exterior features and a modern-day interior is the perfect choice for any family and is very popular among our following on Pinterest. It came in third place last time. This 1.5-story plan (Plan #142-1160) includes four bedrooms, and its classic facade and warm interior make it the perfect family home for relaxing, studying, and entertaining. It makes great use of its space and seems much larger than its 2399 square feet.
#27: Romantic Country Cottage Plan with Flex Space
This romantic Country Cottage style home (Plan #141-1266) has 1870 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths in a 1-story floor plan. There are plenty of amenities we know you and your family will appreciate, including an open floor plan, built-ins, a gas log fireplace, an eat-in kitchen at an island/eating bar, flex space, a split master bedroom suite, and a tray ceiling in the master bedroom. And while details in a finished home can vary – we're partial to the red front door.
#28: Elegant Country Style Home with Rustic Detailing
One glance at this elegant Country style home with Rustic detailing (Plan #120-2548), and you'll be impressed by the beautiful stonework-and-shingle facade, which gives the house amazing curb appeal. But that's not all that attracts pinners, we're sure: the home has a spacious open layout, and there's a good-size den with double doors to the left that allows some alone time if you need it or extended entertaining space with the double doors left open. All of the living space boasts 10- or 11-foot-high ceilings, which boost the open, voluminous feeling of the home. The floor plan takes in a healthy 2499 square feet of living space, but with the optional daylight basement, you can add up to another 2400+ square feet of living space if you choose to finish it, which will result in a house that will accommodate most large families we know of.
#29: Contemporary Mountain Lodge with Vaulted Ceiling
Among the Pinterest vacation homes, this beautiful contemporary stunner wows all comers with its many features (Plan #132-1313). The house starts with a wonderful open floor plan featuring a spacious two-story Great Room – all the better to take in views out the rear windows shown above – with a fireplace. From the Great Room, you can go to the large kitchen with great amenities, such as its walk-in pantry and peninsula with a breakfast bar, which leads into the spacious formal dining room. On the opposite side of the Great Room is the split master bedroom suite featuring a large walk-in closet. All of this is on the first floor, and you can reach the huge wrap-around rear deck from the master suite or the dining room or Great Room. Upstairs on the second floor is a great loft area and two other bedrooms with ample storage space and a shared bathroom. This is the perfect home for your mountain getaway, beachfront property, or even ranch. If there is nature to be enjoyed, this home’s many windows ensure you get to savor every moment of it.
#30: Charming Ranch with Rustic Country Style Features
Rounding out our list of most pinned house plans is this charming Ranch style home with Traditional detailing (Plan #108-1912), which can be customized with different types of stone and timber. It has lots of amenities that today's homeowners are looking for, including a vaulted ceiling in the Great Room and 9-foot ceilings elsewhere, an oversize walk-in kitchen pantry, covered and open patios – including a covered patio with a vaulted ceiling – in the rear for outdoor living and entertaining, a large mudroom/laundry room with direct access from the garage, walk-in closets in all bedrooms, and a home office.
Browsing through Pinterest house plans can help you develop ideas and inspiration to get to the next step of choosing your plan. That’s why we’ve compiled this list to help show you the ones from The Plan Collection that people love the most. If you’re ready to start narrowing your search, use our search tool to find a plan with all of the necessities you need.