Coastal Living House Plans
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.
It seems that no house style is more treasured across the South than the cottage. Charming cottages are simply hard not to love, so we gathered some of our best-selling house plans that are perfect for the cottage lover. Whether you're in the marked or you just want to relish the fairytale appear, these cottages - both tratiional and modern - are certain to leave you breathless.
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-1853, the 2013 Coastal Living Idea House, is our plan of the month. A classic Lowcountry cottage from Our Town Plans, this design offers decidedly modern appeal and amenities you're sure to love.
Our Favorite Rooms of 2017
As we close out a dynamite year for design on the coast, our homes editor shares her picks for the best beach house rooms featured on our pages.
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!