Dormers, porches, stucco, and brick – what’s not to love? Named for the early settlers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who spread throughout what became the southern United States (especially Louisiana), Acadian style is also known as Cajun style, though today’s homes may bear little resemblance to those simple early structures. Acadian style house plans fit well in the South, though they’d look great in many other regions as well.
Very similar to French country style house plans, Acadian home designs typically use brick and stucco on the exterior of the home. The overall profile may show asymmetry, with one side holding the garage and the entry set off to the other side. Entry arches create a grand welcome. Many of these plans feature wide front porches, giving you a spacious spot to kick your feet up, sip some lemonade, and wave hello to the neighbors. Dormers appear on many of the houses.
Acadian house plans usually feature one-story layouts, though a large bonus space upstairs gives you space for extra storage or later expansion. In today’s house plans, open layouts feel fresh and modern. Perfect for relaxed entertaining, the great room flows into the open kitchen, where a peninsula or island invites visitors to pull up a barstool and relax at the snack bar. From here, you can serve up snacks or drinks with ease, while carrying on a conversation with friends and family.
One-story house plans make it easier to age in place, since you don’t have to worry about navigating a lot of stairs to get to bedrooms. But you don’t have to sacrifice privacy by having bedrooms downstairs – many of the homes in this collection feature split-bedroom layouts that place the master suite across the home from the secondary bedrooms. This way, owners get to enjoy privacy in their own suite (look for walk-in closets, double sinks, and separate tubs and showers) while kids occupy the other side of the home. Everyone can meet in the middle to relax together by watching a movie, enjoying a meal, or stepping out to the back porch.