These Dreamy House Plans Were Built for Retirement
This story originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.
We’ve gathered a few of our favorite house plans that will make the ideal abode for soaking it all in. Our collection of Southern Living house plans include both single story house plans as well as two-story house plans. Our house floor plans will run the gamut from simple house plans to more elaborate, larger options. We think you'll find choosing your new house plan is hands-down the most exciting part of retirement planning.
Whisper Creek Plan #1653
This 1,555-square-foot cottage is all about the porches. They’re perfectly suited for rocking the afternoon away with a glass of tea. The interior features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
See Plan: Whisper Creek
Eastover Cottage Plan #1666
The stately Eastover Cottage is a beautiful place to call home. The wide front porch adds even more livable space to the 2,530-square-foot-cottage. With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, there will be plenty of room for hosting the grandkids.
See Plan: Eastover Cottage
Tideland Haven Plan #1375
If deep front porches and a sprawling layout is what you’re after, this might be the retirement plan for you. The 2,418-square-foot-home is designed with comfort in mind and includes three bedrooms and two and a half baths.
See Plan: Tideland Haven
Farmhouse Revival Plan #1821
This is the one you’ve been dreaming of. It clocks in at 3,511 square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, but that’s just the beginning. The porches are the real stars here.
See Plan: Farmhouse Revival
Tucker Bayou Plan #1408
If the coastal lifestyle has been calling your name, check out the Tucker Bayou Plan. The 3,554-square-foot home is inspired by historic seaside architecture and packs in a whopping five bedrooms and four baths. While it may look like a vacation home, the thoughtful design of Tucker Bayou makes it a great choice for year-round living.
See Plan: Tucker Bayou
It’s easy to see why this is one of our all-time favorite house plans. It’s inspired by small summer cottages, but easily adaptable to whatever climate and locale you call home. It’s chock-full of charming details like cedar shakes and a Nantucket star design on the porch railing. Don’t be deceived by its tidy exterior: this home is larger than it looks at 1,315 square feet, three beds, and two baths.
See Plan: Nautical Cottage
This 2,057-square-foot cottage oozes with Southern charm. A stunning entry and plenty of bedrooms and baths make this one to seriously consider.
See Plan: Farmdale Cottage
Deer Run Plan #731
If you’re a fan of cabin living this might be the one for you. Every square inch of this 973-square-foot cabin is meticulously designed to maximize space. Features include two bedrooms, two baths, and an open living room with a fireplace, lots of windows, and French doors that open to a screened back porch.
See Plan: Deer Run
Crabapple Cottage #667
For plenty of space and a timeless design, look no further than the Crabapple Cottage. Truth be told, its spacious 3,945 square feet and four beds, three baths, and two half baths can hardly be classified as a cottage — but it just sounds so much more charming.
See the Plan: Crabapple Cottage