Simple House Plans with Porches

Simple house plans with porches are not only cost effective but quite charming as well. - in fact, Mary and I like the idea of affordable yet functional living, less clutter, and less overall costs for heating, cooling, and maintenance.

Simple doesn't necessarily mean austere. You can still have as many amenities you want; however, floor plans tend to be more functional with rooms having more than one purpose. The best part of course, is that you can still have a nice front porch!

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Simple Home Plans Incorporate Straight Line Roof Designs (Excluding The Porch Roof)

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The following images will illustrate the basic characteristics of a simple house plan design. Characteristics of simple home plans include but not limited to:

Simple Roof Designs

Most simple home design plans will incorporate straight roof designs, usually a gable roof covering the entire structure. Absent will be dormers or multiple gables or combination thereof. This significantly reduces the overall cost.

familyhomeplans.com floor plan 51561 with front porch
Note The Simplicity Of Design
familyhomeplans.com floor plan 51561 with front porch
Simple
No dormers or complicated roof designs
  • Home design is typically rectangular in shape; may be square
  • familyhomeplans.com plan 73931 with front porch
    Simple Home Plan With Minimal Square Footage; Note The Rectangular Shape
    familyhomeplans.com floor plan 73931 with front porch
    Simple Home Plans Incorporate Multi-Use Rooms

    Limited walls with no curves or angles



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    Simple House Plan With Few Walls None Of Which Are Curved Or Angled
    familyhomeplans.com floor plan 51458 with front porch
    Simple House Plan With Few Walls None Of Which Are Curved Or Angled




    Simple porch designs with gable roofs to match the home's roof design

    human-scaled, uncomplicated, light filled, and open Rooms serve more than one function The design expresses a beauty in practicality Details and finishes tend to be simple and unadorned Storage is well located and often built-in to minimize free-standing furniture

    Whether desired for curb appeal or for a place to relax and watch the world go by, a front porch is an architectural feature that adds value and comfort to almost any home.

    Don't forget that you may have options for porch designs when selecting home plans.

    When selecting your plan be sure you can alter or modify the plan. This ensures you can modify the plan to make it a wrap around porch house plan if you so desire.

    If you'd like to search for house plans, we welcome you to search on Family Home Plans. Our referral link means the exact same price to you.


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    Do you dream of a home with a porch? We've found some very nice plans!



    House and porch plan from Family Home Plans #42618
    Inviting front porch everyone would love - Family Home Plan #42618


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    Before settling on a home plan, contemplate how it complements your lifestyle, stage of life, and of course, your budget. Mary and I have gone through the biding process twice and know that a "dream" home begins with a detailed plan.

    We also know that unless you have an unlimited budget, you will have to compromise on something. So it is very important to distinguish must haves from would-like-to-haves during your selection process.

    Our current home was built from a wrap around porch house plan, one of two features we really wanted. (The other was a window over the kitchen sink.)

    We appreciate Family Home Plans allowing us to feature their house plans with porches and know you can find your dream home too.

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    Here's a short video of one of the home plans Mary and I really like; hope you enjoy the different perspectives it affords.


    Plan # 58198
    Would you like to see more details of a plan? Jot down the number and go here.




    House Plans with Porches Gallery

    We thought we'd feature some of the most popular home plans that have porches - we know you'll soon discover why they are popular.

    For your convenience, we've linked to the actual plans so you can obtain more detailed information or for ordering if you so desire.


    Beautiful Home with Post and Beam Appeal

    Family Home Plans house plan #65862
    Front porch with stone column bases and square wooden columns - Plan #65862



    Actual Home Built from Plan Above

    Actual home built from Family Home Plans #65862
    Family Home Plan #65862



    Country and Farmhouse Plans

    Beautiful Farmhouse Country Porch Plan

    Large Farmhouse and porch built from Family Home Plans #65826
    Amazing farmhouse front porch - get more details for plan # 45628)



    Who doesn't like a large wrap around country style front porch? This home has one plus dormers which adds lot of curb appeal. Hang a swing or two and enjoy relaxing on this inviting porch.


    Would you like to see more details of a plan? Jot down the number and go here.




    Wrap around porch from Family Home Plans #34602
    Family Home Plan #34602


    Go all out with this beautiful country farmhouse home and porch plan.


    Country Front porch plan from Family Home Plans #24245
    Grand home and porch - Family Home Plan #24245


    Front porch built from Family Home Plans #24245
    Imagine spending family time on this front porch - Plan #24245




    Would you like to see more details of a plan? Jot down the number and go here.




    Ranch House Plans with Porches

    We've been asked several times about ranch homes with aesthetically pleasing porches. Often times a ranch home's roof slope is low making it more difficult to attach a porch blends with the architecture of the home. We found these exciting ranch home plans that have fun and appealing front porches.


    Small cottage with porch from Family Home Plans #49824
    Cottage in the woods with charming front porch - Family Home Plan #49824


    Although small in size, this ranch cottage (photo below) is full of appeal. At only 576 square feet it is perfect as a starter home (nice and cozy) or possibly modify this plan to add additional square footage. We love the little front porch.


    Ranch home plan with porch from Family Home Plans #86955
    Family Home Plan #86955
    This is a nice 9 foot ceiling ranch home with an inviting front porch. Depending on your lot, you could opt to have this remain an open porch (no railings as shown) or with railings if required by local building codes. Either way, it would be a great family porch.


    Ranch home and front porch plan from Family Home Plans #40026
    Great open porch feel - Family Home Plan #40026
    Really nice ranch style home design and the arches between the porch columns are a nice touch along with the heavier column pedestals all of which adds a bit of sophistication to this home.


    Ranch home from Family Home Plans #98889
    Classic lines for a ranch home - Family Home Plan #98889



    These are a few of the many more ranch home designs with porches you should see. What's nice about Family Home Plans is they have the capability and desire to work with you to design the home with features you want or need.

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    Baby Boomer House Plans with Porches

    If thinking of down sizing, whether you are retiring or not, check out these neat homes we discovered that have ideal front porches.

    This house plan offers 1420 square feet and a most appealing front porch with a gable roof design over the front door. This plan can also be modified to suit your specific needs.


    Boomer style home plan with porch from Family Home Plans #92459
    Perfect home and porch for down sizing -Family Home Plan #92459



    Arched openings between porch columns and a home plan with interesting roof lines combine to make this a real charmer.


    Downsized home plan from Family Home Plans #69019
    Fun home with wrap around porch -Family Home Plan #69019



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    Charming house plan with front porch - Family Home Plan #86105



    Luxury House Plans with Porches

    Luxury home plan with porch from Family Home Plans #24403
    Rendering of luxury home with wrap around porch - Plan #24403



    Luxurious home plan from Family Home Plans #24403
    Homes built from plan above - Plan #24403



    Many luxury homes do not have front porches. However, we did find a rather good selection such as the one shown below along with a photo of an actual home built from the plan.




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    Front porch on luxury home from Family Home Plans #67039
    Executive home with wrap around porch - Plan #67039



    More expensive home from Family Home Plans #67309
    Executive home built from plan above - Plan #67039

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