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Southern Style 3-Bedroom Single-Story Traditional Home for a Narrow Lot with Rear Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,778 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern style 3-bedroom single-story traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This Southern traditional home offers a 28′-wide floor plan designed for narrow lots. It features a cheery yellow siding, brick base, and an 8′-deep front porch …

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3-Bedroom Southern Single-Story Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Open Living Space (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,831 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom Southern single-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of horizontal lap siding, brick base, and metal roof accent brings an immense curb appeal to this Southern style 3-bedroom cottage. The house is further enhanced …

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4-Bedroom Southern Style Single-Story Symmetrical Farmhouse for a Narrow Lot with Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,703 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom Southern style single-story symmetrical farmhouse. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom Southern farmhouse features a symmetrical facade graced with a board and batten siding, brick skirting, shuttered windows, and a covered porch topped with a …

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Southern Two-Story 4-Bedroom Tidewater Style Home with Bonus Room Above the Courtyard Entry Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 6,234 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern two-story 4-bedroom tidewater style home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story home features a Southern tidewater look that’s designed to help deal with both wet and hot climates. It has a courtyard entry garage and …

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Southern 3-Bedroom Two-Story Traditional Home for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,433 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern 3-bedroom two-story traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story Southern traditional home boasts a classic charm with its clapboard siding, a cupola, exposed rafter tails, decorative balcony, and an elongated front porch bordered with white railings …

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Southern Single-Story 3-Bedroom Traditional Home with Open Concept Living and Oversized 2-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,487 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern single-story 3-bedroom traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This 3-bedroom traditional home exudes a Southern charm with its hipped rooflines, shuttered windows, and a massive front porch topped by three gable dormers. A 2-car garage …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Southern Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Rear Double Garage and Open Living Area (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,609 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story Southern cottage. Here’s the floor plan:   This Southern cottage features a traditional appeal adorned with horizontal siding and symmetrical windows flanking the glazed entry door. It offers a simple and narrow floor plan …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Southern Country Home with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,860 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom Southern country home. Here’s the floor plan: This Southern country home features a simple floor plan that includes an open layout for comfortable living and split bedrooms for optimum privacy all on one level. Front and …

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Southern Style 1-Bedroom Single-Story Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Open Floor Plan (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 523 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a Southern style 1-bedroom single-story cottage. Here’s the floor plan: This Southern style cottage offers a compact floor plan with 523 sq. ft. of living space making it a great guest house, a rental property, or a starter home. …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Southern Home for a Narrow Lot with Front-Loading Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,096 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Stone and clapboard siding brings a great curb appeal to this single-story Southern home. It includes a covered entry porch and a hipped dormer sitting on the double …

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Brick-clad Two-Story 5-Bedroom Southern Home with Wet Bar, Optional Bonus Room, and Balcony (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,329 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 3.5-4.5 Stories: 1-2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a brick-clad two-story 5-bedroom Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Clad in a stately brick exterior, this two-story Southern home features an exquisite curb appeal further enhanced with hipped rooflines, shuttered windows, and an arched entry. It …

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Three-Story Southern 4-Bedroom Traditional Home for a Sloping Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,163 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2-3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story Southern 4-bedroom traditional home. Here’s the floor plan: This 4-bedroom Southern home exhibits a traditional appeal with its clapboard siding, a center dormer, and a deep front porch lined with decorative columns. As you stepped inside, you …

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Two-Story Southern Style 3-Bedroom Cottage for a Narrow Lot with Open Concept Living (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,997 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story Southern-style 3-bedroom cottage. Here’s the floor plan: Blue horizontal siding, gable rooflines, and a shed dormer lend a Southern influence to this two-story cottage. A screened porch welcomes you inside where you’ll find a large …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Southern Country Home with Wraparound Porch and Balcony Loft (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,371 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Southern country home. Here’s the floor plan: Buy this plan Buy this plan An L-shaped covered porch that wraps around the facade highlights this two-story Southern country home. Inside, the foyer ushers you into …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Southern Belle Home with Balcony and Double Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,057 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Southern Belle home. Here’s the floor plan: The charming Southern Belle home is graced with a two-level grand covered porch topped with three decorative dormers. With a spacious deck at the back, you have …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Southern French Country Home with Bonus Room (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,373 Bedrooms: 3-5 Bathrooms: 2.5-3.5 Stories: 1-2 Garages: 2-3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom Southern French country home. Here’s the floor plan: This Southern French country home flaunts a classic charm showcasing a combination of brick and board and batten siding along with a vaulted front porch that’s …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Southern Home with a Bar (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,161 Bedrooms: 4-5 Bathrooms: 4-5 Stories: 2 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Two-story Southern home with a touch of modern boasting pristine white stucco, a trio of dormers, a brick chimney, and sleek covered porches. Inside, the foyer is flanked …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Southern Home with 4-Car Garage (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,999 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5+ Stories: 1 Garages: 4 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Multiple gables, decorative arches, single dormer, double columns, and an angled garage with workshop space grace this single-story Southern home. As you walked into the home, you are …

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Two-Story 4-Bedroom Southern Home with Elevator and Second-Floor Balconies (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,747 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garage: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 4-bedroom Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: White stucco exterior, hipped rooflines, and multiple balconies with striking railings adorn this two-story Southern home. Inside, a spacious foyer with a vaulted ceiling gives you sweeping views …

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

Costs vary based on the area where you’re buying and the quality of materials used to build the home.

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

Yes, it’s possible, especially in homes that were built before it was common to have attached garages.  After all, original Southern homes were designed long before people had garages, so these enclosed parking spots would have been added later, possibly as separate structures.

Does a Southern style house usually come with a garage?

When you’re surfing the Web and looking for listings of Southern-style homes, you’ll find that many, but not all, come with a garage.

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

Many of these original homes were built on large estates owned by wealthy people.  Scroll through listings and you’ll find a number of homes between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet, or even larger.  Homes on the smaller end measure around 1,700 square feet, so it’s possible to have a modest Southern-style home, too.

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

Not all Southern-style homes are like the grand mansions you see on reality shows.  While the “tiny house” trend doesn’t typically include Southern style homes, you can find moderately-sized dwellings modeled after this design.  Plus, these dwellings are usually constructed of brick or wood.  While brick can be pricey, wood — depending on the type — may be a bit more economical if you’re building on a budget.  

Can Southern style floor plans be open concept?

Authentically Southern-style homes weren’t often built this way, but it’s probably possible, especially with more modern homes.  You may be able to find a Southern-style exterior with a more contemporary interior that could include an open-concept floor plan.

What are popular Southern style exterior colors?

Exterior colors vary.  Many homes come  with a pristine white exterior.  Since these homes are built from brick or wood, earth or mortar-colored tones are common, too.

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

If you’re working with a narrow slice of property, you can always build up rather than out, so if you need more space for your Southern style home, you can add additional stories.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Southern style homes date back to the pre-Civil War era, a time when much of the South was rural.  That means people had room to spread out, so yes, you can build one of these on a wide lot and still have space for surrounding lawns and gardens.

Can Southern style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Since the South has lots of hilly places as well as flat land, you will likely find homes in this style built on sloping lots.  Putting a home like this atop a slight rise could add to its grandeur.

How many floors/stories does Southern style usually have?

Since builders of the first Southern-style homes owned large swaths of property and therefore didn’t face space constraints, they frequently constructed their dwellings on one level.  But you can find homes in this style that are two, three, or more stories.

Do Southern style houses have a basement?

You won’t find many basements in the South, because the soil isn’t conducive to building subterranean structures (specially in areas prone to flooding).  If you want to emulate this style in a part of the country that’s a little more hospitable to underground (or partially underground) construction, then you could modify the classic design by adding a basement.  

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

Bonus rooms weren’t really a “thing” when the first Southern-style homes made their appearance on sprawling estates.  But you could always repurpose a bedroom or other living area as a multi-purpose room.  So you’d still get the benefit of a bonus room without necessarily calling it that.  And if a home was built relatively recently, it might include a bonus room.

Do Southern style floor plans come with energy efficient options?

In-home electricity was unheard-of when the first Southern-style homes were built, so these early models were definitely the most environmentally-friendly.  Of course, they were updated over the years to include modern conveniences.  Any older home that’s been recently upgraded would likely have energy-efficient wiring and appliances.  Likewise, new construction modeled after the old Southern style would probably feature “green” options.

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

Yes.  The first Southern style homes were built prior to the Civil War, long before the advent of air conditioning.  Much of the South is known for heat and humidity — summer lasts much longer there than in Northern states.  To make subtropical living as comfortable as possible, builders designed these dwellings with plenty of outdoor living spaces, including porches, some of which are the wrap-around variety.   And while we’re on the topic of outdoor spaces, you might like to know that some Southern-style homes come with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace.  It definitely makes a huge difference when you can cook outside instead of making your house feel like a sauna and causing your AC to work overtime.

What types of roof does a Southern style house typically have?

You can recognize these homes by their pitched or gabled roofs.  In many cases, roofs have dormers, too.

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

Since these homes were built before the second half of the nineteenth century, they lend themselves well to rustic decor reminiscent of a bygone era.  The exteriors of these homes are often decked out with columns, porticoes, cornices, shutters, and pediments.  A great way to complement these classical features is to decorate the interior with relics of the decades preceding the Civil War.