Top 12 Best-Selling House Plans

Here's a look at some of the most popular plans offered by Southern Living House Plans.

Tideland Haven House Plan
Photo: Designed by Our Town Plans

Celebrating over 30 years of offering exclusive custom-designed homes, here's a look at some of the most popular plans offered by Southern Living House Plans. From the first issue of Southern Living, the magazine has featured and sold house plans. These architectural drawings give readers access to some of the South's top architects, allowing you to build a custom home at an affordable price. While styles and trends may change over the years, we've stayed true to designing classic and authentic Southern homes. 

Today, we offer more than 1,000 house plans that are just as diverse as our region and the people who live here. Here we've rounded up our 12 best-selling house plans of all time, ranging from quaint cottages to roomy family homes. Look closely. You might find a Southern Living house plan you'd like to make your own.

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Sizes To Fit All Families

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Tideland Haven, Plan #1375

Tideland Haven House Plan
Designed by Our Town Plans

Sheltered by deep overhangs and a wraparound porch, this award-winning plan has comforting details in every room. French doors help to maximize the natural light for an open and spacious feeling. Enjoy the sitting area in the primary bedroom, designed for sitting near a corner of windows. 

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Elberton Way, Plan #1561

Elberton Way, Plan #1561
Designed by Mitch Ginn

The picturesque appeal of the English cottage style, found in so many longstanding neighborhoods across the South, gives this design a ready-made presence. Enjoy the bright and open main level, featuring 10-foot-high ceilings.

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Farmhouse Revival, Plan #1821

3) Farmhouse Revival, Plan #1821
Designed by Historical Concepts

Our 2012 Idea House, this plan is all about casual comfort. Exterior detailing and a wraparound porch add a classic, Southern feel. The home's subtle change in scale helps build a warm and welcoming environment.

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Cottage of the Year, Plan #593

#4 Cottage of the Year, Plan #593
Designed by Moser Design Group

Here's a warm, inviting year-round retreat where friends and family can relax. This New England Colonial Style home, complete with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, has two ample floors for entertaining. There is plenty of indoor-outdoor space in this home.

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Abberley Lane, Plan #683

#5 Abberley Lane, Plan #683

Designed by John Tee

Inside and out, this classical house teems with ideas that reflect the historic charm of traditional, Southern architecture. Enjoy the ornamental features on this home's exterior, including ironwork, plantation shutters, French doors, and copper accents. The interior does not disappoint either because the kitchen's crown molding resembles the front porch.

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Stone Creek, Plan #1746

#6 Stone Creek, Plan #1746
Designed by Mitch Ginn

This classic cottage combines simple vernacular styling with open, free-flowing interior spaces. The Cape Cod-style home has cedar shake shingles covering four bedrooms and five baths. The main-floor primary room has its own gorgeous back porch.

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Sugarberry Cottage, Plan #1648

#9 Sugarberry Cottage, Plan #1648
Designed by Moser Design Group

This classic one-and-a-half-story home takes advantage of every square inch of space. Craftsman and bungalow styles feature a large front porch, grand living room, and welcoming owner's suite. 

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Wildmere Cottage, Plan #1110

Wildmere Cottage, Plan #1110
Designed by Moser Design Group

A classic interpretation of coastal and Lowcountry architecture, this home gathers views from almost every side. The open, contemporary floor plan helps to create a relaxed, casual style.

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Lowcountry Cottage, Plan #1121

Lowcountry Cottage, Plan #1121
Designed by Moser Design Group

With an easy-going, compact floor plan, build this house in stages to suit your budget or family size. By planning this house's layout in stages, you can customize your home to fit your needs making the back house a primary bedroom, studio, or guest cottage. 

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Tucker Bayou, Plan #1408

Tucker Bayou Plan #1408
Designed by LRK Architects

Inspired by historic seaside architecture, this design combines the comfort of a vacation home with thoughtful features that make everyday life easier for today's busy families.

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Stewart's Landing, Plan #024

#11 Stewart's Landing, Plan #024
Designed by Frank Betz Associates

Timeless design details like a classical-influenced pediment above the entrance mesh well with a smartly designed, airy floor plan and wonderful outdoor spaces.

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The Langston, Plan #273

#12 The Langston, Plan #273
Designed by Frank Betz Associates

This one-level house feels more extensive than it is, with high ceilings, numerous windows, and an open floor plan. The romantic exterior boasts a Country French atmosphere, and the interior is complete with a 13-foot ceiling, creating an engaging entrance. 

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