Also referred to as plantation homes, Southern style house plans typically have a neutral-colored brick or wood siding exterior and a large front porch that creates an inviting feel. To accommodate the warm weather of the South, these homes are spacious and airy with tall ceilings and lots of windows and doors. Hip or gabled roofs with a medium to shallow pitch and dormers are popular in this architectural style.
Southern home plans are available in a wide variety of square footage and come in both one-story and two-story layouts. These plans draw style influences similar to country house plans, and you can find southern architecture in many different regions of the US, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Gulf Coast.
Plantation Style House Plans with Modern Amenities
This style became popular in the 1700s and was common amongst plantation owners. There are many plantation homes preserved throughout the South, usually built on large pieces of land. If you want that historic, Southern living look, you can get it by building one of the plans from our collection. Here are some common features you’ll find in these houses:
Windows with shutters.
Large front porches – or wraparound porches – with a series of round or square columns. Porches are built using a decking material rather than concrete and sometimes include a veranda to provide shade.
Other outdoor living spaces including decks, patios and even outdoor kitchens to soak up the warm breeze.
Open floor plans that combine the kitchen, dining room and living room all into one space.
Large kitchens with features such as walk-in pantries, islands, and breakfast nooks.