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
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.
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.
Dreaming of your own cottage on the coast? Our January plan of the month, the Nautical Cottage, Plan SL-254, may just fit the bill.
20 All-Time Best Coastal Design Tips
Here are our all-time fave tips for bringing coastal style to every room of your house.
The Tideland Haven, plan SL-1375, is one of your all-time favorites - and ours, too. Is it time to take another look?
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!
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!
If you've ever dreamed of building a little cottage by the sea, you've got to see these charming house plans - all less then 1,200 square feet.