With a name like that, Southern charm is just a prerequisite.
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Who doesn't dream of building their own little abode? Maybe a quaint hideaway in a sleepy beach town or a rustic cabin tucked away in the woods. No matter the location or aesthetic you're after, the Southern Living House Plans collection is bound to have something up your alley. While the offerings are vast, it's the tidy little Magnolia Cottage that has us giving all the heart eyes—what's not to love about a one-story charmer with a smart layout and porches to spare?

With 1,776 square feet of heated space, this symmetrical cottage is no simple one-story house plan. It has three bedrooms, two with private bathrooms while the third has an attached bath with an additional entrance in the hallway. The primary bedroom is tucked away for added privacy and features a dual vanity sink and walk-in closet.

The main living spaces are just as inviting as the bedrooms and truly make this luxury one story house plan a place for gathering, relaxing, and entertaining. The U-shaped kitchen is open to the family room, a 19-by-17-foot space with enough room for hosting game days all season long. Don't miss the coat closet just behind the front door or the gorgeous fireplace that anchors the room. Because we're all about sitting down to dinner, especially on Sundays, there are two different areas designated for sharing a meal: bar seating between the kitchen and family room, as well as a designated dining area with double doors that lead to the back porch.

Now speaking of porches, if a cool wind is blowing, the mid-afternoon sun is beating down, or you're just looking for a quiet spot to take in the early morning views, there is no better place than the pillared front porch. The back porch will call your name in times when a little privacy is wanted, and we guarantee those backyard birds won't give a hoot that you're three weeks past due your next color.

If there's one thing Southerners know it's that the good weather days outweigh the bad down here, so settling in a house that centers on outdoor living is as much of a requirement as adding a little sugar to your tea.

One story house plans have broad appeal for families with young children, retirees, and everyone in between. Of all the plans we've combed through, our sweet and symmetrical Magnolia Cottage might just be our favorite.