The sight of a wraparound porch evokes feelings of simple country living, and these beloved homes are found all over the country. Whether you dream of sipping sweet tea on a Georgia porch, gazing up at haint blue ceilings on a South Carolina veranda, piling firewood by the sheltered front door in Idaho or retreating in the shade on a hot summer day in Texas, we recommend building a house that invites your neighbors over for a relaxed conversation where you can enjoy the great outdoors. Forget those tablets and cell phones and reminisce about days gone by.
Plan 90288 is an American classic featuring an elaborate wraparound porch. A Palladian dormer is perfectly situated between two gabled dormers. Two bayed windows protrude from the master bedroom and living room. Inside, the foyer leads to the living room where a fireplace becomes the focal point. The kitchen provides extra eating and cooking space with a snack bar. The breakfast room also has convenient access to the rear of the home. The master bedroom is located on the right side of the first level while two family bedrooms occupy the second level and share a full bath and study/play room.
You’re sure to enjoy the wrap around porch that nearly circles the entire home in plan 82167! The great room invites you in with a warm fireplace and plenty of room that opens to the dining room and kitchen. Entertaining is made easy with the kitchen’s eat-at island prep bar. Two bedrooms on the first floor share a bathroom. Upstairs you’ll find a sleeping loft that overlooks the great room, and guests will appreciate the extra bedroom and its private bathroom. Ample storage space is found upstairs with convenient access. Out back is a grilling porch with cleaning table.
Plan 69020 is only one level with dormers added for the aesthetics, perfect for those who don’t want to climb any stairs. In addition to 1944 square feet of living space, there is a 3 bay matching garage plan which is separate from the house. An attractive stone fireplace and arches add more lovely curb appeal to this partial wraparound porch. The great room features a vaulted ceiling and three exit doors to the porch. You may also walk outside to the patio from the hearth room at the rear of the house. Two small bedrooms are located with a view of the front yard, and the master suite has a back door to the patio.
You will find many beautiful porches in our Country Home Plans collection.