Southwest Home Plans, Designs & Floor Plans for Builders
Southwest house plans are a New World derivation of the Spanish structures that first arrived in North America in the 1600s, then surged into popularity during the 1920s.*
Low-pitched tile roofs and stucco wall surfaces are trademark features. Doors and windows are topped with arches. Plans typically call for ornamental flat frames with highly decorative carved doors and stonework, patterned tilework, spiral columns, courtyard fountains, and graceful wrought iron. The typical Southwest house plan is low to the ground and asymmetrical. The home may open to a courtyard or informal entertaining area in the rear.
- Low-pitched tile roofs
- Stucco walls
*This collection may include a variety of plans from designers in the region, designs that have sold there, or ones that simply remind us of the area in their styling. Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.