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Welcome to some of the best beach house floor plans found anywhere.  Browse through quintessential beach houses, each of which includes an illustrated or software-generated floor plan for each level.

1-Bedroom Single-Story Ashley River Cabin (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 280 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Ashley river cabin. Here’s the floor plan:  The Ashley river cabin offers a simple 1-bedroom floor plan that’s perfect as a weekend getaway home or a vacation retreat. It features a uniquely-shaped exterior clad in wood …

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Elevated 2-Bedroom Beach Style Two-Story Eva Cottage with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 640 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 2-bedroom beach style two-story Eva cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This 2-bedroom beach style cottage is embellished with cedar shake siding, classic shuttered windows, and skylights that bathe the interior with natural light. Covered porches from either side …

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Three-Story 3-Bedroom The Palm Lily Beach Home with Plenty of Balconies (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,390 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story 3-bedroom The Palm Lily beach home. Here’s the floor plan: Multiple gables, arched windows, and dark garage doors flanking the striking bifurcated staircase create a stunning symmetry to this 3-bedroom beach house. The charm continues inside showcasing …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story Beach Home with 2-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,498 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 1-2 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story beach home. Here’s the floor plan: The two-story beach house features an efficient floor plan designed to cut energy use and costs with its open layout and massive windows that allow natural light in. …

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Three-Story 4-Bedroom Beach Home with Elevator and Optional Bunk Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,810 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2-3 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story 4-bedroom beach home. Here’s the floor plan: Three-story beach home with a small footprint that’s packed with lots of amenities. Enter the house through the lower level with a garage and a foyer complete with …

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3-Bedroom Two-Story Banbury Beach Home for a Narrow Lot (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,262 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story Banbury beach home. Here’s the floor plan: Stone bases and columns, cedar shingle siding, and a planter box at the offset entry grace this two-story beach home. It has a well laid out floor …

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Three-Story 4-Bedroom The Palm Vista (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,441 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Stories: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story 4-bedroom The Palm Vista. Here’s the floor plan: This elegant beach house has a well thoughtful floor plan that includes amenities perfect for a big family. It shows off a breezy and cozy design with its beautiful …

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5-Bedroom Multi-Story The Firenze Villa (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 7,211 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6.5 Stories: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom four-story The Firenze home. Here’s the floor plan: This luxurious villa is overflowing with magnificence from its exterior boasting an enticing entry and cool balconies to the interior with multiple living spaces, impressive ceiling treatments, and an …

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3-Bedroom Two-Story Coastal House with Lookout Tower (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,924 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom two-story coastal home with lookout tower. Here’s the floor plan:   This coastal home exhibits a simple yet classy exterior with its organic and textural elements. A circular lookout tower highlights the house along with a detached …

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Three-Story 4-Bedroom House with Plenty of Outdoor Living Spaces (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,769 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story 4-bedroom beach house. Here’s the floor plan: This charming beach house has an interesting floor plan that focuses on outdoor living. It is packed with impressive outdoor spaces such as the front screened porch, relaxing balcony with …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Raised Beach House (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,618 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom beach-style home. Here’s the floor plan: This light and airy beach-style home is designed with a sleek exterior clad in white siding and brown accent bricks. White columns framing the porches create a classic look. The …

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5-Bedroom Three-Story Beach House with a Lookout (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,814 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 5-bedroom three-story beach house with a lookout. Here’s the floor plan: Light blue exterior siding, decorative columns, and beautiful white trims depict this raised beach house. White framed windows covered in hurricane shutters add style and provide protection against the …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Net Zero Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,515 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Net Zero Ready home. Here’s the floor plan: An Olde Florida courtyard style home with a superb efficient floor plan boasting a wide-open layout and a multitude of windows that bring ample natural light inside. Beautiful …

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Three-Story 3-Bedroom The Ocean Dream House (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,521 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Garage: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story three-bedroom The Ocean Dream House. Here’s the floor plan: This beach house flaunts a pleasing symmetrical aesthetic along with a wide-open floor plan that enables great convenience and allows natural light to freely flow around the home. …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story Putnam Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,455 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.1 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story Putnam home. Here’s the floor plan: This classic European home flaunts an exquisite design with its taupe exterior siding, marvelous stone accents, and a welcoming front porch alcove supported by decorative columns. It includes a multitude …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story Sea Scape 2 (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,139 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story Sea Scape 2 Beach Style Home. Here’s the floor plan:   This beach style home is designed with a contemporary floor plan boasting a free-flowing layout that creates a sense of space deepening the light and …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Windward Beach Style Home with Elevator, Loft, and a Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,217 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Windward beach style home. Here’s the floor plan: The two-story beach style home exhibits a timeless grandeur with its stucco siding, barn shutters, decorative railings, white columns, and hipped rooflines adorned with wooden brackets. …

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Two-Story 3-Bedroom IRIS Beach Home for a Narrow Lot (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,814 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 3-bedroom IRIS beach home. Here’s the floor plan:   The 3-bedroom beach home is a lovely retreat with its tall stone chimney, a wraparound deck, and clerestory windows that provide magnificent views. A staircase on the side …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Coastal 104 Cottage Style Home with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,245 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story Coastal 104 cottage style home. Here’s the floor plan: The 3-bedroom cottage home shows off a timeless look featuring cedar shake and siding, gable rooflines, and rustic columns that soften the stark exterior. Inside, …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story Summer Cove Beach Style Home with a Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,453 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story Summer Cove beach style home. Here’s the floor plan: Blue siding, cedar gables, stone bases, and tapered columns grace the two-story beach style home. Front and rear porches provide great outdoor entertaining. Inside, the entry hallway …

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FAQ

How much do Beach style houses cost per square feet (approximately)?

The cost per square foot of a Beach style home is dependent on a couple of different factors. These factors include location, design, materials, and the cost of labor. For example, some beach houses might need to be built on stilts or pilings due to it’s proximity to water and could be prone to flooding. That add-on could be about $20-60,000 to build on a new home. Another example would be the location of the home. The cost of a beach house in Connecticut is about $280 per square feet, while a beach house in California is about $950 per square feet. These factors determine the cost per square feet of any house, but the average cost could be between $200 to $1,000 per square feet, dependent on the above factors.

Are there Beach style floor plans with a detached garage?  Is it possible?

Yes, some Beach style homes can come with a detached garage. If the size of the property is large enough, adding a detached garage is possible.

Does Beach style house usually come with a garage?  

Yes, some Beach style homes come with a garage. Having a garage is dependent on the location and size of the land your house is on. If the house is on stilts, the garage could be under the house. The garage could also be detached. It’s all dependent on the design, location, and size of the property.

Is Beach style considered a grand or luxury style of home?  Is the style used for mansions or normally regular-sized homes?

A Beach style house can be grand, luxurious, a mansion, or a regular-sized home. The Beach style house can be added to any type of home and can be as grand, luxurious, or modern as the owner would like. You may find some large size Beach houses in California or even in some Florida homes. You can also make a normal-sized home grand and luxurious, by a matter of the design and items you put into the home.

Is Beach style ever built as a “small” home?  Can it be built economically?

A Beach Style home would be a great “small” home. A few have been made, like the Katrina Cottages, which are small homes designed to be an affordable solution for those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Some have also been made with a Structured Insulated Paneling System, which were built to withstand hurricane-force winds. Most “small” homes are designed economically and cost-efficient, and you can easily design them with the beach in mind – with a bright color exterior, add-on porch, and calming white and pastel interiors, would make any home feel like the beach.

Can Beach style floor plans be an open concept?

Beach style homes can easily be an open concept design. The functionality of the beach style home is more in the style and accessories of the house than on the specific layout.

What are popular Beach style exterior colors?

The most popular exterior colors for Beach Style homes are light or dark blues, whites, greens, or neutral colors like gray or tan. Shutters often coordinate with the house color, like orange shutters with a dark blue exterior or teal shutters with a white exterior.

Can you build a Beach style house on a narrow lot?  

Yes.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Yes.

Can Beach style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Yes.

How many floors/stories does Beach style usually have?

Beach Style homes come in all shapes in sizes. They can range from one floor or story to three floors or stories.

Do Beach style houses have a basement?

Depending on the location, Beach Style homes can have a basement. Most homes in Florida do not have a basement, so you probably wouldn’t find a beach home with a basement in the Sunshine State. But if a basement is feasible in the location you’re building in, yes they can have a basement.

Does this style of house ever come with a bonus room?

Yes, some can come with a bonus room.You can easily work any room into the layout and design of the home if needed. Speak to your contractor to see if adding a bonus room is feasible for your home.

Do Beach style floor plans come with energy-efficient options?

Yes, they can. You can easily add energy-efficient options to your home. If it’s a new build, you can ask the builder to add solar panels for solar heating, water, and electricity. Energy-efficient windows, doors, and appliances are also options for new builds or if you’re updating your home.

Is a porch a common design feature with Beach style houses?

Yes. Porches are common on beach style homes. They can screened in or open, and can be called a lanai.

What types of roof does Beach style house typically have?

There are many different roofs a Beach Style home can have. All would have to withstand exposure to salt, humidity, and wind if they are close to the ocean. They could be gable or flat roofs in copper, slate, and asphalt or composition shingles.

Does Beach style work well with rustic interior decor?  Or is it more suited to a contemporary interior?

Beach Style type homes work well with any type of interior decor. They go well with both rustic and contemporary elements. The Beach Style home is meant to reflect an easy-going life, so the idea is for the home to be cozy and casual. A mix of rustic and contemporary pieces would work well together, like a white sofa with a colorful knit blanket. Or an antique table repurposed in white or blue with some wood accents, like a piece of driftwood or seashells found at the beach and gold accents. The colors that work best in beach style decor are whites, neutrals, pastels with bold color accents like navy blue, corals, and gold.

References:

1. Home Advisor “2020 Cost to Build a House

2. Lasky, Julie (Aug. 2, 2019) “Looking for a Beach House? It’ll Cost You

3. Bartosch, Kimberly Sayers (Jan. 2, 2020) “Beautiful Rooms With Beach and Coastal Cottage Decor

4. Nafie, Coral (Feb. 11, 2020) “Beautiful Color Palettes for Beach-Inspired Rooms

5. Houseplans “Katrina Cottage House Plans, Floor Plans & Designs

6. Country Living Staff (Jan. 17, 2020) “86 Best Tiny Houses 2020

7. “20 Cozy Beach Style House Exteriors to Inspire You

8. Manring, Alex “Best Type of Roof for Your Beach House

9. “Energy-Efficient Home Design