Tuscan-Style House Floor Plans

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

The cost of Tuscan style house per square feet is going to depend on what exactly is included in the house. The more expensive the materials used for the house means the higher the cost will be per square foot. On average, you should expect a Tuscan style house to cost about $350 per square feet. If you are interested in a 2,000 square feet, with that estimate, it may cost $700,000.

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

You will not be able to find a Tuscan style floor plan that shows a detached garage because a detached garage is not a typical design associated with a Tuscan style home.

Does Tuscan style house usually come with a garage?

Yes, the Tuscan style house typically has a garage. The size of the garage may be dependent on the size of the house. Some of the Tuscan style houses may not have a typical garage. They may have a drive under space. This space provides a covering for your garage. It does not have a garage door, but you can drive into the opening.

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

The Tuscan style does give the appearance of a grand house. It looks classy and has a unique look to it. Not all Tuscan style houses are large enough to be considered mansions, but there are some well over 5.000 square feet. However, there are also some Tuscan style houses that are only 1,000 square feet.

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

Yes, the Tuscan style house can be built to be small. You probably will not find a mini house in the Tuscan style. The typical materials that are used for a Tuscan style home are not typically economical, however you can choose items that are more affordable when you build your home. You may have to shop around to find the best prices for these items.

Can Tuscan style floor plans be open concept?

Yes, the Tuscan style home can have an open concept floor plan. You will see walls, half walls and columns used to separate rooms while still having an open concept design.

What are popular Tuscan style exterior colors?

A Tuscan style house uses colors that are found in the natural beauty of Tuscany. Tuscany is lush with farms and vineyards. They are warm colors that usually center around deep browns, gold, warm reds, eggplant, and a sky blue.

Can you build Tuscan style house on a narrow lot?  

Yes, you can build a Tuscan style house on any type of lot. If you choose a narrow lot, you may have to build your house to be taller than others.

Can this style be built on a wide lot?

Yes, the Tuscan style is typically a wider house, so a wide lot is perfect for this house type. Many Tuscany houses have only one floor but many rooms. A wide lot is perfect for achieving the traditional Tuscan look.

Can Tuscan style homes be built on a sloping lot?

Yes, you can build a Tuscan style house on a sloping lot. The lot may have to be graded to fix the slope so that the house looks even. You may use the slope to your advantage when you are landscaping the lot.

How many floors/stories does Tuscan style usually have?

A Tuscan style house can have up to three floors, although this is not a typical design. Usually, Tuscan style homes have two floors. 

Do Tuscan style houses have a basement?

Yes, you can have a Tuscan style house with a basement. This is a fairly common design for a Tuscan style house.

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

Yes, a Tuscan style house may have a bonus room, if you would like. These rooms are perfect for offices, workshops, or libraries.

Do Tuscan style floor plans come with energy efficient options?

Yes, they do. This is more dependent on the builder of your home and if they use energy efficient techniques while building. You can also put energy efficient appliances in your home to ensure you are using less energy.

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

No, the Tuscan style home is not one that typically has a porch as part of the styling of the house.

What types of roof does Tuscan style house typically have?

The roof is one of the distinguishing features of the Tuscan style house. They usually have a low roof line. The roof is typically a terra cotta or low pitched tile roof. 

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

The Tuscan style house is better suited for a more rustic interior. The finishes and craftsmanship are highlighted in Tuscan style houses, both on the inside and outside. They tend to lean towards plaster walls that have texture, stone fireplaces, tall window, and wrought iron. These houses are sturdy and meant to last and the interior is reflective of that. While the interior is rustic, it is also elegant. Tuscany is also known for art and refinement and these houses are a blend of both.

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