Southern architecture stands out with large porches, columned entries, extensive gardens and classical details being a mark of the region's architecture. From the French traditions of Louisiana to the African heritage of the Atlantic barrier islands, Southern plans cover a myriad of house styles. The common link in the stylistic details of every Southern home is their connection to the land, stemming from a long history of agriculture. Southern floor plans draw from Plantation, Greek Revival, French Country, Farmhouse and Coastal stylings. These homes are always welcoming, due to the prevalence of spacious front porches and natural building materials. Imagine large coastal plantations in Charleston and Savannah, or mountain retreats in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Southern homes have a unique bond to the land, whether it is coastal islands thick with live oaks and Spanish moss or mountainous terrain rich with waterfalls and lush forests. History always plays a large part in Southern Floor Plans. They draw on the rich culture of the region and feature stylistic details from a bygone era such as thick columns supporting the grand entry of a Greek Revival home or the wide front porch and low-pitched roof of a Tidewater treasure. Symmetry often plays a large role in Southern floor plans, which is a key element in the simple grace these homes depict. Floor to ceiling sash windows may flank a formal front door topped with a fanlight. Step inside to a central hall flanked by rooms on either side. They may be a study, formal living room or dining room. Southern floor plans are often two stories, with living space on the first floor and bedrooms above. Outdoor living space will be a key element of your Southern home, so take advantage of warm summer nights, relaxing on the rear veranda.