Coastal house plans (sometimes called "beach house plans") can be any size or architectural style. The common theme you’ll see throughout the below collection is the aim to maximize a beautiful, waterfront location. Typical features of a coastal home plan include: large oversized windows that allow light to pour into the home; extensive decks, porches, and other outdoor living areas on which to bask in ocean sea breezes; and elegant exteriors that may feature stucco, shingle, or siding, often with metal roofs. You’ll also find many elevated floor plans in this collection. If you live in a beach setting, or even a mountainous area, in which hurricanes and/or flooding is a concern, consider selecting a coastal house plan built on stilts, piling or piers which will provide extra protection from incoming water. Open floor plan
is a terrific example of an elevated coastal home—and look at all that great outdoor living space! You could sip a glass of wine while lounging on the front porch, invite friends to BBQ on the back porch, and enjoy morning coffee on the deck that’s featured just off the master suite.
As you browse the below collection of coastal house plans, consider the interior of the homes as well. For example, if you or your spouse do a lot of cooking, select a floor plan with a big open kitchen. Likewise, if you or your spouse possess tons of clothes and shoes, choose a coastal home plan that features spacious dual walk-in closets in the master. From simple cottages to multi-level vacation retreats with abundant bedrooms for family and friends, there's a coastal/beach floor plan to match your relaxing vision in the collection below. Just remember that while the house plans below tend to work well in a coastal setting, 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.