If you’re looking to build a custom home in North or South Carolina, consider looking to modern plantation style homes for your inspiration. The friendly folks at Babb Custom Homes will work closely with you in order to ensure that your dream plantation home design will translate perfectly from your imagination to real life.
Modern Plantation Style Homes
If you’ve ever been to the south, chances are you’ve seen a plantation style home before. But if you’re not familiar with this architectural design, we’re here to help you understand the aesthetics and features of modern plantation style homes.
Plantation style homes are typically larger in size and are built with the inspiration of French Colonial designs from the 18th and 19th centuries. Most, if not all, plantation style homes feature a sprawling porch and a second-level balcony. These porches are usually always structured with Greek columns that provide support and aesthetics to the home.
Of course, another characteristic of these antebellum houses is the symmetrical, boxy look. You won’t find the unique features of Mediterranean homes here; rather, while plantation houses are definitely luxurious, they’re mostly rectangular in appearance. The “boxiness” of the house is often offset with large, arched windows and grand entrance ways.
In terms of the interior of a modern plantation style home, you’ll find spacious rooms meant for entertaining, fancy staircases, chandeliers, iron railings, wainscoting, high ceilings, fireplaces, and lots of French doors and windows to allow for airflow during the hotter months.
If you’re trying to build a home that’s grand in design and gives a nod to the history of the south, then this style of home is for you. If you’re ready to start planning your custom build plantation style home, be sure to contact us and we’ll be happy to come up with the perfect design for you!