The Best Homes for Country Living

There is something special about country living. Simpler times, wide-open spaces, and beautiful nature all around… doesn’t it sound nice? Well, this dream can become your reality when you choose from among the best homes for country living!

Take advantage of your spacious lot by finding a home that is just as open. Consider a farmhouse that has plenty of modern appeal, just as so many of today’s buyers demand. And if you live in an urban or suburban area, no worries! You can bring a bit of the country wherever you are. From ranch plans to farmhouses, and even log cabins, there are so many options for you to build as you embrace country living. Take a look for yourself and see what styles inspire you!

House Plan 3313
3,077 Square Foot, 4 Bed, 3.1 Bath Spacious Split-Bedroom Farmhouse

Living on Acreage

Let’s face it, not everyone wants to live in the hustle and bustle of a city. Sometimes being away from it all is the best way to unwind. That’s why so many people choose to look for larger lots and more spacious homes to build. Whether you have a small farm or a suburban plot with some extra room, these plans deliver on the old-fashioned charm!

House Plan 3061
1,666 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 2.1 Bath Country Cottage with Side Drive-Under Garage

Homes for country living make fantastic vacation houses, too. You may want a hunting cabin where you and your buddies can stay on trips. Or maybe you’d like to build a space that has tons of room for the kids to run around with their friends on school holidays. The beauty of these homes is that they are so versatile, with layouts that work for every sort of need. Of course, they come in sizes to match as well!

House Plan 3107
1,488 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 2.0 Bath Sustainable Country Cabin

THD-3107 (above) is a great affordable option, perfect for a hunting or fishing cabin on your acreage. Explore some more small homes for options that can fit just about anywhere.

Some Common Features of Country Homes

While their styles may vary, you’ll notice several commonalities that make these plans some of the best homes for country living. It doesn’t matter if you like a rustic farmhouse or more of a Southern-inspired estate, because popular country features can be found in a variety of exteriors. As you look through them all, note which plans inspire you and reflect your style. We recommend keeping a list of all the finishes you love. The more you have, the better we can help narrow your search.

Here are a few of our favorite plans for country living!

House Plan 8517

House Plan 8517
2,272 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 2.1 Bath Exclusive One-Story Farmhouse

This classic farmhouse-style plan is perfect for living out in the country. Notice its spacious layout and wide-open rooms. Plus, large windows help flood the interior with sunlight, so every room is warm and inviting.

Did you know that the humble farmhouse is one of the most sought-after styles in America? The rustic charm and inviting nature makes them some of the best homes for country living. Just add the white picket fence to complete the picture!

House Plan 9756

House Plan 9756
6,858 Square Foot, 6 Bed, 4.1 Bath Classic Country Estate

Another popular rendition of country homes is the Southern-style estate. They are modeled after elegant designs such as those seen in ‘Gone with the Wind.’ Available in all shapes and sizes, these homes are commonly labeled as “traditional” in style.

Believe it or not, this style can be great for just about any size of lot. While the larger estates are better suited for ample acreage, you’ll see features in common with other, smaller plans for country living. Inviting porches, open layouts with some formal definition, and a generally simple but eye-catching kind of curb appeal are hallmarks of the look.

House Plan 2207

House Plan 2207
4,420 Square Foot, 4 Bed, 4.1 Bath Craftsman Ranch

Craftsman elements have also gained a following in the country. A great example of a Craftsman home perfect for country living is THD-2207 (above). Check out its large ranch layout that offers so much space for everyone to enjoy.

Look for open spaces when exploring the best homes for country living. Especially in the main living and dining areas, this kind of layout is great for entertaining and bringing everyone together. Plus, large windows and sliding doors that connect to outdoor living can extend the party outside. When not entertaining, they’ll still help catch a cool summer’s breeze as you listen to the crickets chirp. How relaxing!

Why You Should Consider Country Living

While cities and suburbs can have their own appeal to some, there is something special about getting away from it all. Whether it’s for a weekend or your full-time residence, consider the stress-free life of living in the country.

No matter where you are in your home searching process, feel free to reach out and let us know how we can help. Our team of expert designers is ready to help tailor the search to your specific needs and desires. We can’t wait to help get you in that perfect dream home!

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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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