Planning to build a home in Alabama? If so, an Alabama house plan might be perfect for you. What makes a house plan an "Alabama house plan?" Well, since Alabama is a southern state, an Alabama house plan has to look and feel right at home in the south. That’s why you’ll find a bunch of Country, Farmhouse, Classical, and Acadian house plans in the collection below, as all four of these architectural styles—while popular across the United States—are especially revered in the south. Each of these styles share a common characteristic--awe-inspiring curb appeal in one form or another. Country house plans, Farmhouse home plans, and Acadian house plans tend to feature big, warm welcoming front porches or extra spacious and eye-catching wraparound porches. Classical house plans also boast impressive curb appeal, albeit with a more formal tone, via bold decorative elements, like grandiose columns, pediments, and roofline balustrades. As you browse the below collection of Alabama house plans, consider what your personal architectural preferences are, as well as what the architectural theme of your neighborhood is. For instance, you might love the idea of building a Farmhouse home, but if you just bought a lot in a neighborhood that boasts nothing but classical architecture, a compromise of some kind might be in order.
Alabama can also get quite hot in the summer. As you browse the collection below, you’ll notice many plans with extensive outdoor living opportunities—going beyond the aforementioned front or wraparound porch. Areas to BBQ, like a patio, deck, or veranda, are common, as are master suites with access to an outdoor space, like a private porch or balcony on which to sip coffee in the morning.
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.