Low Country House Plans
What does the style ‘Low Country’ evoke in you? In the 1700’s, the style was just a one-room cottage. Over time, it has evolved into an elegant, comfortable, practical, and perhaps a bit romantic architectural style. Think of a classical Southern home – that’s where low-country style began. With hip-rooflines, those that extend over a wide covered front porch, supported by pillars or columns, knowing that the porch is an extension of your daily living space. Be it a wrap-around or a long, deep front porch, this is a space to see and be seen on. In fact, having a multi-storied home with one porch above the other or a balcony is not uncommon. Landscape and well-manicured grounds are an eye-pleasing benefit for the easy, breezy times you’ll enjoy sitting outdoors.
Interiorly, high ceilings are normal. This allows the heat to rise, keeping your lower living areas cooler in warm temperatures. Having a transom, a crosspiece that separates the door from a window above, is common as well, allowing for more light and cross-air between rooms. Soft, neutral colors and textures are common too, again, keeping with a relaxed, but functional style to reflect light, and rooms that promote comfort and feelings of light, airy freshness.
While the English, Italian, French, and even people from the Caribbean influenced Low Country practicality, Living Concepts offers many Low Country plans in both large and small square footage, sure to meet your needs in a primary or secondary home.