Timeless Southern House Plans That Will Be Love at First Sight

Bay Creek
Photo: Mike Swartz

We hope the builder is on standby because one look at these classic Southern homes and you'll want to move right in. 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

River Place Cottage
Jessica Ashley

Plan Number 1959
You might not classify a 2,420-square-foot-house as a cottage, but the charming low country details make this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath Southern stunner as classic as they come.

Designed by Watermark Coastal Homes

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This Old House Cottage

This Old House Cottage
Suzanne Stern

Plan Number 1873
This is yet another stately cottage that we can't help but drool over. It's 2,011 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Designed by Firefly Communities

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Randolph House Plan
Laurey W. Glenn

Plan Number 1861
We've had a love affair with this petite cottage for quite some time now. Interestingly, it's larger than it appears from the street. The 1,800-square-foot home is fit for a family with 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths.

Designed by Bill Ingram

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Newberry Park

Newberry Park
Jean Allsop

Plan Number 978
This is one that certainly has curb appeal impact. A wrap-around front porch provides plenty of space for entertaining, while the upper porch is the ideal spot for a quiet morning cup of coffee. It's 3,625 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2 half baths.

Designed by Allison Ramsey Architects

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Garden Home Cottage

Garden Home Cottage
Helen Norman

Plan Number 1859
A well-thought-out layout maximizes this 1,870-square-foot home, complete with 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths.

Designed by P. Allen Smith & Associates

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Bellamy Place

Bellamy Place
Arturo Rodriguez/Moser Design Group

Plan Number 1878
Clean lines and classic style make this 1,859-square-foot-beauty universally appealing. It's designed with 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths.

Designed by Moser Design Group

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Sand Mountain House

Sand Mountain House
Rob Lagerstrom

Plan Number 977
Plenty of porch space wraps the front of this 2,853-square-foot house. Its spacious layout allows for 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2 half baths.

Designed by John Tee, Architect

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Tucker Bayou

Tucker Bayou
Charles Walton IV

Plan Number 1408
An expansive 3,554 square feet of interior living space (including 4 or 5 bedrooms and 4 baths) is designed around connecting the indoors and out.

Designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects for St. Joe Land Co.

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White Plains

White Plains
Laurey W. Glenn

Plan Number 1799
Latticed porch columns, a steeply pitched roof, and exposed rafters add character to this traditional cottage. Its 2,942-square-foot interior includes 4 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths.

Designed by Our Town Plans

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Cold Spring Lane

Cold Spring Lane
John O'Hagan

Plan Number 1416
With four bedrooms and four and a half baths, the house 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.

Designed by Todd Wilson

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Southern Living

Plan Number 1429
At 3,470 square feet and with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, this house has plenty of space for larger families.

Designed by Mitchell Ginn

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Bay Creek

Bay Creek
Mike Swartz

Plan Number 1933
If you're looking for a classic beach house, you've found it with this 2,158-square-foot stunner. Four bedrooms and 2 ½ baths provide plenty of room for weekend guests.

Designed by Allison Ramsey Architects

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