Porches are popular, at least judging from the bestselling designs on BuilderHousePlans and its affiliated sites. Here are some of our favorites, all of which display serious curb appeal.

Elegant Entry

Double columns frame the entry porch, which offers a radius window in the pediment and another topping the front door.  While the exterior alludes to tradition, the layout inside is completely contemporary. The kitchen island opens to the great room, with casual seating at the bar.  A tray ceiling decorates the impressive master suite. Across the plan, two additional bedrooms share a full bath. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Southern Belle

Tiered, hipped roofs bring to mind a pagoda infused with Southern flavor. A wrapping front porch on the main level adds a welcoming vibe. Inside, the kitchen opens completely to the spacious family room, with great views of the backyard. The third-floor lookout is a charming surprise. The Bay Point Cottage is an exclusive design for Southern Living® by Caldwell-Cline Architects and Designers for Coastal Living Magazine, with the architectural rendering by Muir Stewart. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Right-Sized Luxury

Graceful columns line the front porch and are repeated on the side-loading garage, creating a cohesive and attractive exterior. Inside, creatively angled rooms maximize the indoor/outdoor connections. The master suite aims to impress with a tray ceiling in the bedroom, dual walk-in closets, a large shower with a seat, and even a private foyer. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Modern Amenities, Classic Charm

The wraparound porch on this graceful design nicely attracts attention away from the side-loading garage. Highlights of the layout inside include cubbies and a bench in the mudroom and a wide angled island in the kitchen. A large bonus room upstairs opens up all kinds of possibilities for buyers. See more images, information, and the floor plan.