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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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Two-Story 3-Bedroom Southern Home with Special Wrap Around Porch (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,846 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 3-bedroom Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Two large dormers, a stone chimney that matches the exterior walls, and a covered porch that wraps entirely around the house create a striking curb appeal. Inside, a …

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1-Bedroom Single-Story Southern Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,298 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 1-bedroom single-story Southern home. Here’s the floor plan: This 1-bedroom Southern home flaunts a traditional elegance with its brick and stone exterior, charming dormers, dark wood shutters, and decorative arches framing the front porch. Inside, the …

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4-Bedroom Single-Story Southern Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,386 Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 1 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom single-story southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Bright yellow siding, double columns, charming dormers, and decorative brackets adorn the single-story southern home. An enticing front porch brings you to the soaring foyer and a quiet …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Southern Home with Rustic Interior Elements (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,443 Bedrooms: 4-5 Bathrooms: 5 Stories: 2 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom southern home. Here’s the floor plan: This two-story southern home boasts a luxury floor plan that includes spacious and flexible rooms perfect for growing families. Inside, exposed brick and rustic beams grace the interior. …

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3-Bedroom Single-Story Southern Style The Zeller Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,005 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom single-story southern style The Zeller home. Here’s the floor plan: The single-story southern style home shows off a country charm featuring multi-tiered gables, striking stone accents, raised entry porch, and classic dormers that sit above the front-entry …

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Three-Story 4-Bedroom The Amelia Southern Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,793 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Stories: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a three-story 4-bedroom The Amelia southern home. Here’s the floor plan: A three-story southern home with a narrow floor plan features a hillside walkout foundation highlighting the basement entry garage and a handy residential elevator. A deep front porch …

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3-Bedroom Southern Single-Story The Sawyer Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,645 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 3-bedroom southern single-story The Sawyer home. Here’s the floor plan: This southern style home exhibits a traditional beauty with its horizontal exterior siding, white trims, charming shutters, and decorative arches framing the welcoming front porch. Inside, the foyer …

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Single-Story 3-Bedroom Southern Style The Altamont Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 1,787 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Stories: 1 Welcome to photos and footprint for a single-story 3-bedroom southern style The Altamont home. Here’s the floor plan: A single-story southern style home with a well-laid out floor plan that highlights wide covered porches and a large gathering space perfect for families with active lifestyles. …

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4-Bedroom Two-Story Briars Southern Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 4,242 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom two-story Briars southern home. Here’s the floor plan: Towering greek columns, hipped rooflines, and a classic stucco exterior adorn the two-story Briars southern home. Inside, the decorative columns are mirrored in the foyer and living …

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Two-Story 5-Bedroom Southern Style Renville Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 3,487 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4.5 Stories: 2 Garages: 3 Welcome to photos and footprint for a two-story 5-bedroom southern style Renville home. Here’s the floor plan: This 5-bedroom southern style home flaunts a distinctive charm with its circular patterns that are continued in the great room. A see-through gas fireplace is both …

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4-Bedroom Southern Two-Story The Ashley Home (Floor Plan)

Specifications: Sq. Ft.: 2,998 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Stories: 2 Garages: 2 Welcome to photos and footprint for a 4-bedroom southern two-story The Ashley home. Here’s the floor plan: A combination of stucco and stone exterior along with hipped and gable rooflines adorn this two-story southern home. Inside, a two-sided staircase creates visual interest in …

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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.