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Southern Living Farmhouse Style

Southern Living Farmhouse Style


Get ready to build your dream home with this collection of Southern Living house plans—designed by the South’s top architects and builders. You’ll find more than 45 of our best-selling plans, complete with renderings, color photographs, floor plans, and more. We’ll also share ideas and advice from Southern interior designers for decorating your new home, including favorite paint colors, kitchen and bath design ideas, and tips for outdoor living spaces.

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1 min.
new designer spotlight

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS Giddings PLAN #2017 1,775 SQUARE FEET A perfect empty-nester retreat, this small floor plan lives large with an open living/dining/kitchen area, and the large porches allow for a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor rooms. BEDROOMS: 2 BATHS: 2 Brune PLAN #2019 1,970 SQUARE FEET This efficient plan embraces the intimate cottage feel while providing open, light-filled spaces. The trim and exposed framing give the home a playful vibe. BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 2 Normande PLAN #2018 2,702 SQUARE FEET Gracious, open spaces flow from living to dining and abound with natural light. A small office off the master suite helps keep the kitchen uncluttered. BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 4 full, 1 half…

1 min.
about our plans

What’s Included FOUNDATION PLANS Shows the foundation layout, including drawings for a basement, slab, or crawl space. Only one type is included with each plan. DIMENSIONED FLOOR PLANS Each floor of the house is shown in detail. The position and dimensions of floors, windows, staircases, and columns are clearly indicated. Included are suggestions for the placement of electrical switches, outlets, and fixtures. Local code will dictate exact placement. This will be determined by your builder. (Not included on select plans.) TYPICAL WALL SECTION This cross section shows a typical wall from footings to roofline. EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS These pages provide drawings of the front, rear, left, and right sides of the house. They also suggest materials for the structure and detail work. INTERIOR ELEVATIONS This includes detailed drawings of cabinets, fireplaces, columns, other built-in units, or suggested trim profiles. (Not included…

1 min.
best-selling plans

Tideland Haven PLAN #1375 2,418 SQUARE FEET BEDROOMS: 2 BATHS: 2 full, 1 half Designed by Historical Concepts, LLC Newberry Park PLAN #978 3,625 SQUARE FEET BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 4 full, 2 half Designed by Allison Ramsey Architects, Inc Cottage of the Year PLAN #593 2,718 SQUARE FEET BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 3 full, 1 half Designed by Moser Design Group Sugarberry Cottage PLAN #1648 1,679 SQUARE FEET BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 2 full, 1 half Designed by Moser Design Group Carolina Island House PLAN #481 2,738 SQUARE FEET BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 4 Designed by Historical Concepts, LLC Bay Breeze PLAN #1914 2,030 SQUARE FEET BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 3 full, 1 half Designed by Moser Design Group PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN O’HAGAN (2), JEAN ALLSOPP (2), BRIAN VANDENBRINK, JESSICA ASHLEY…

2 min.
reason to show off

When a tape measure wouldn’t reach, I counted bricks,” explains architect Alyson Sailer about her precise approach to reinterpreting one of Nashville’s oldest houses, the circa-1810 Grassmere Historic Home (now the site of the city’s zoo), as a new house in College Grove, Tennessee. When Mary and Patrick Hatcliff of Tennessee-based Hatcliff Construction were looking to build a Southern Living Showcase Home, they turned to Sailer to spotlight old Southern style in a fresh way. “Character is often lost in new construction, but we wanted to show how to capture older-home details in smart ways,” says Mary. To pull it off, they replicated interior millwork and fireplaces while reconfiguring the plan to provide a new kitchen and expansive master suite. Here’s how the team artfully fused past and present. Borrow from…

1 min.
see more homes like this!

Ellenton Place PLAN #1493 3,220 SQUARE FEET Think Arts-and-Crafts meets Victorian Revival in this simple yet sophisticated home that features a coffered ceiling and big kitchen island. DESIGNED BY: L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Inc. BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 3 full Kinsley Place PLAN #1131 3,510 SQUARE FEET A combination of board-and-batten and lap siding gives this home an interesting twist on Southern Victorian style. DESIGNED BY: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 5 full, 1 half Southern Gothic PLAN #1921 3,416 SQUARE FEET A triple-gabled roofline and subtle detailing brings an exquisite level of visual interest to this home, which boasts a main-level master suite. DESIGNED BY: L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Inc. BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 3 full, 1 half…

4 min.
open for visitors

For some families—especially those with two boys and an adventurous, outdoorsy bent—squeezing into a two-bedroom house with a cramped kitchen (and a single bath!) is an experience to be endured for the briefest period possible. But for accessories designer Winslett Watson; her husband, Justin; and their two sons, Whit and Haddon, the nine years they spent in a fishing cottage (a 1930s number on a gorgeous waterfront parcel on the south side of Savannah) were the perfect testing ground to learn what they wanted in a forever home. “Our time there taught us a lot of lessons—in organization, for one,” Winslett jokes. “We also found that we don’t want to live in a giant house, hibernating in our own separate spaces. We love being together.” So when the Watsons were ready to…