Plantation

A Rural Respite Evoking Times Past


Plantation homes evoke a pastoral setting in the genteel South, a large estate with a principal house surrounded by a variety of outbuildings. The house is usually two stories with tall windows and full-width porches at both the front and rear, supported by two story columns. Plantation homes today are usually not worked for cash crops and livestock as they were in the past, but rather serve as a rural respite. Imagine sitting on your porch overlooking the fields and massive live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.

Plantation homes have a unique bond to the land, as they are usually built in low lying coastal regions and surrounded by open land. The large number of windows and abundant outdoor living space tie nature to the home. Plantation homes draw on several historical precedents such as Greek Revival and Federal styling with a symmetrical façade, two story columns, a veranda that may wrap around the entire house, and floor to ceiling windows. The porch is often two stories, with the second floor also having a full-width balcony accessible from the front rooms.

The home is usually constructed with brick or clapboard siding, or a mixture of the two. The porch may be accessed by a sweeping welcoming arms staircase that draws you up to the porch and into the home. Larger estates may have a grand central entry with double stairwells at either side of the foyer leading to the second floor. There will be traditional rooms such as formal dining and living rooms flanking the center hall. Step back into a grand space at the rear with a luxury kitchen open to the great room. A large fireplace and an abundance of windows will encourage guests to gather here. Auxiliary rooms such as a butler’s pantry and keeping room will be highlights of your home, as will the grand veranda out the rear door overlooking your plantation setting.


Similar Styles: Greek Revival, Southern, Coastal, Farmhouse, Neoclassical, Floor Plans by Southern Living.
 

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Plantation Matching Plans (104)

  • Cottage with a Guest Suite

    Plan #: AFLFPW16112

    Details
    Style:
    Cottage
    Size:
    2,717 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    63’
    Depth:
    76’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Appealing Antebellum

    Plan #: AFLFPW76859

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    2,994 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    95’
    Depth:
    57’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Doubled Up

    Plan #: AFLFPW23989

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    3,008 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    58’
    Depth:
    61’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • A Sunny Interior

    Plan #: AFLFPW21225

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    2,738 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    65’
    Depth:
    44’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • An Easy Pace

    Plan #: AFLFPW25585

    Details
    Style:
    Tidewater
    Size:
    1,956 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    56’
    Depth:
    61’
    Baths:
    4
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Dual Master Suites

    Plan #: AFLFPW75745

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    4,441 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    54’
    Depth:
    73’
    Baths:
    5
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Three Bedroom Plantation

    Plan #: AFLFPW06145

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    2,494 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    60’
    Depth:
    52’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Three Bedroom Tidewater

    Plan #: AFLFPW06151

    Details
    Style:
    Tidewater
    Size:
    2,756 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    66’
    Depth:
    50’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Four Bedroom Plantation

    Plan #: AFLFPW06221

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    3,613 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    83’
    Depth:
    71’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Three Bedroom Plantation

    Plan #: AFLFPW06281

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    2,811 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    34’
    Depth:
    85’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Three Bedroom Plantation

    Plan #: AFLFPW06314

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    3,342 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    48’
    Depth:
    95’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Three Bedroom Plantation

    Plan #: AFLFPW21309

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    3,739 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    63’
    Depth:
    95’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Five Bedroom Plantation

    Plan #: AFLFPW09607

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    3,450 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    108’
    Depth:
    64’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    5
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Porches on Both Levels

    Plan #: AFLFPW09900

    Details
    Style:
    Country
    Size:
    2,240 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    52’
    Depth:
    40’
    Baths:
    2
    Beds:
    3
    1/2 baths:
    1
  • Four Bedroom Greek Revival

    Plan #: AFLFPW21686

    Details
    Style:
    Greek Revival
    Size:
    3,064 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    1
    Width:
    94’
    Depth:
    83’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    0
  • Compact Low Country Plantation Design

    Plan #: AFLFPW76516

    Details
    Style:
    Plantation
    Size:
    2,847 Sq. Ft
    Stories:
    2
    Width:
    28’
    Depth:
    68’
    Baths:
    3
    Beds:
    4
    1/2 baths:
    1

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