Low Country house plans originated near marshy Southern waterways and are best suited for such climates, though they make excellent primary or
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
(often wrapping around the house), a steeply-pitched hipped roof, and abundant windows.