Low Country / Tidewater Style House Plans for Builders
Low Country house plans originated near marshy Southern waterways and are best suited for such climates, though they make excellent primary or vacation homes in most any setting.*
Low Country, also known as Tidewater, homes are often raised to rest on a high crawlspace or pier foundation, to protect them from flooding in coastal areas. Floor plans are usually rectangular, with a central entrance that leads to a traditional hall-and-parlor floor plan, though modern designs most often have open floor plans. Typical features of the Low Country home are a large shady porch (often wrapping around the house), a steeply-pitched hipped roof, and abundant windows.
- Raised on piers to prevent flood damage
- Large shady porches
- Abundant windows
*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.