Coastal Living House Plans
Each year, the Coastal Living Idea House blends the best in architecture, building, and decorating inspiration to embody the spirit of the coast in one dreamy package. For 2018, we raised the bar even higher. Take a virtual tour of plan SL-1986, Coastal Living Cottage, on CoastalLiving.com, with comments from Interior Designer Jenny Keenan. Prefer to see the house in person? Plan your visit to Habersham, South Carolina, and buy your tickets here!
Our Mahogany Bay Village showhouse, on a quiet canal in Belize, is everything an authentic tropical hide-away ought to be - dreamy sleeping porch included. The three-bedroom, 1,440-square-foot design, created by designers Eric Moser and Julie Starr Sanford, is just a single room wide but brings all the natural beauty of the Caribean island inside. Mahogany Bay Village is a member of the Coastal Living Communities program.
Photo by Tria Giovan; Styling by Liz Strong
If you imagine a Southern Living beach home, you probably envision a pastel-colored, stilt-supported, porch-wrapped house resting between a sandy panhandle-shaped beach and a blacktop highway. Surprise! Instead, we headed north to Bald Head Island, North Carolina, a car-free, accessible-only-by-boat barrier island. Enchanged by the unplugged lifestyle, we paired three Southerners - architect Eric Moser of Moser Design Group, designer Lindsey Coral Harper of LCH Interiors, and builder Jeff Sanderson of Whitney Blair Custom Homes - with similar visions to build an authentic Carolina Coastal Getaway.
For the 2017 Idea House, we teamed up with nationally renowned interior designer Mark D. Sikes, along with A. Tesa Architecture and Horan Building Company to design a bay-front home packed with classic style, smart decorating ideas, and a trove of seaside inspiration. Take a look at the floor plans and see a 360-degree tour!
Browse our portfolio of plan collections and print catalogs. We're sure you'll find something to help you select your dream coastal house design!
We built a laid-back coastal home that embodies the no-hurries, no-worries vibe of Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Take the tour today!
Plan SL-998, our plan of the month for May, is a quintessential coastal design with abundant opportunity for views in all directions, plus ample space for visiting friends and family.
10 Beach Cottage Style Essentials
Whether the ocean is in your backyard or not, you can bring the beach home with these 10 coastal essentials.
The design team at Architectural Overflow can customize any house plan to suit your budget, lifestyle, or design preferences. No project is too small or too large. Click here to learn more!