Timeless Southern House Plans You'll Love

Bay Creek
Photo: Mike Swartz

We hope the builder is on standby because, after one look at these classic Southern homes, you'll want to move right in. Classic architecture and key regional features, from wide porches, stately columns, and cozy cottage details—there's something to appeal to every Southern style.

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River Place Cottage, Plan #1959

River Place Cottage
Jessica Ashley

You might not classify a 2,420-square-foot house as a cottage, but the charming low country details make this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Southern stunner as classic as they come. This house, designed by Watermark Coastal Homes, is built for entertaining, from its screened-in porch with an outdoor fireplace to an open floor plan.

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Little Blue Farmhouse, Plan #1873

This Old House Cottage
Suzanne Stern

This house plan is yet another stately cottage we cannot help dream about. It's 2,011 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths. Firefly Communities designed this storybook cottage with a steeply pitched roof, flexible layout, and wraparound porch.

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Randolph Cottage, Plan #1861

Randolph House Plan
Laurey W. Glenn

We've had a love affair with this petite cottage for quite some time. Interestingly, it's larger than it appears from the street. The 1,800-square-foot home fits a family with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Designed by Bill Ingram, this Williamsburg meets New England-style house has abundant Southern charm.

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Newberry Park, Plan #978

Newberry Park | Plan #978

Southern Living

This house, designed by Allison Ramsey Architects, certainly has a curb appeal impact. A wraparound front porch provides plenty of space for entertaining, while the upper patio is the ideal spot for a quiet morning cup of coffee. It's 3,625 square feet with four bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths.

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Garden Home Cottage, Plan #1859

Garden Home Cottage
Helen Norman

A well-thought-out layout maximizes this 1,870-square-foot home, complete with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Designed by P. Allen Smith & Associates, this house features a kitchen, parlor, and front and back porch.

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Bellamy Place, Plan #1878

Bellamy Place
Arturo Rodriguez/Moser Design Group

Clean lines and classic style make this 1,859-square-foot beauty universally appealing. The Moser Design Group designed this house to include two bedrooms and two-a-half-baths. The Colonial-style cottage presents as contemporary with its livable layout.

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Sand Mountain House, Plan #977

Sand Mountain House
Rob Lagerstrom

Plenty of porch space wraps the front of this 2,853-square-foot house. Its spacious layout allows for three bedrooms, three baths, and two half baths. Architect John Tee designed this house plan with features including a stone fireplace, soaring ceilings, and classic detailing.

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Tucker Bayou, Plan #1408

Tucker Bayou
Charles Walton IV

An expansive 3,554 square feet of interior living space, designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects for St. Joe Land Co., connects the indoors and outside with the surrounding landscape. This house is ideal for today's busy families and will make everyday life easier.

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White Plains, Plan #1799

White Plains | Plan #1799

Laurey W. Glenn

Latticed porch columns, a steeply pitched roof, and exposed rafters add character to this traditional cottage. Its 2,942-square-foot interior includes four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Designed by Our Town Plans, this Carpenter Gothic-style house has a playful appeal with board-and-batten siding and a corrugated metal roof.

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Cold Spring Lane, Plan #1416

Cold Spring Lane
John O'Hagan

With four bedrooms and four and a half baths, the house, designed by Todd Wilson, totals 3,291 square feet. Thoughtful design details like the mail drop-off spot next to the rear "Friend's Entry" to the Keeping Room make this stunning home equally functional.

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Bridlewood, Plan #1429

Southern Living

This house has 3,470 square feet with plenty of space for larger families. The four-bedroom and four-bathroom house, designed by Mitchell Ginn, features an open layout and an extraordinary vaulted ceiling. The house's entertaining amenities extend to the outdoor living space, with a large covered porch.

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Bay Creek, Plan #1933

Bay Creek
Mike Swartz

If you're looking for a classic beach house, you've found it with this 2,158-square-foot stunner designed by Allison Ramsey Architects. Four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths provide plenty of room for weekend guests.

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Honeycomb Farmhouse, Plan #2064

Honeycomb Farmhouse
Southern Living House Plans

Ideal for multigenerational living, this expansive floor plan has an unfinished basement reserved for future development so that you can customize it to your family's preferences. The primary bedroom is on the first floor, and there is a second bedroom with an attached full bath. Upstairs there are even more bedrooms with bathrooms, perfect for hosting guests.

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Grace Park Cottage, Plan #2063

Grace Park Cottage House Plan
Southern Living House Plans

This cottage is a comfortable and functional house plan that emphasizes gathering spaces and includes plenty of areas for private retreats. The 12-foot ceilings in the great room add an airy quality to the space.

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Deep River Farmhouse, Plan #2059

Deep River Farmhouse House Plan
Southern Living House Plans

This 3,559-square-foot house features two primary-bedroom suites. The first suite is on the first floor, tucked near the rear of the house, creating a private getaway. The second floor has three bedrooms and a separate living area and deck.

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The Galloway, Plan #2060

Galloway House Plan
Southern Living House Plans

One of the great features of this house plan is the expansive outdoor entertaining space. From the family and dining rooms, a screened-in porch opens to a large patio, perfect for grilling in the summertime. The primary bedroom on the first floor is private yet designed for comfortable living.

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The Ramble Farmhouse, Plan #2052

Ramble Farmhouse house plan (white house)
Southern Living

This house plan packs a lot into the 3,643-square-foot layout. Designed by Beau Clowney Architects, this home has several entertaining areas, from the open floor plan to the sitting area or library. This house also features unique amenities like a pantry and mudroom.

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Old Mill Farmhouse, Plan #2050

Old Mill Farmhouse Plan SL-2050

Southern Living

This 3,498-square-foot house features a large covered porch that wraps the front of the home. There is a private study with views of the front of the property and an open kitchen, dining, and family room for a perfect entertainment flow.

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Oakland Hall, Plan #2025

Oakland Hall house plan, Southern Living
Southern Living

Inspired by a historic Nashville home, this four-bedroom house has three stories filled with exciting amenities. The primary bedroom suite is on the main floor for convenience, and the covered porches and patio are ideal for entertaining.

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Lakeside Farmhouse, Plan #2007

Lakeside Farmhouse
Southern Living

This 3,881-square-foot house has a timeless Southern exterior and a bright, open floor plan. The kitchen opens to a family room and breakfast room, making everyday activities easier for busy families. There is plenty of space in this floor plan, so you can use the designated guest room to match your preferences.

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