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Homes Plans with Charleston Style

What makes a home feel truly southern? Is it a sprawling front porch? Is it a white picket fence and matching shutters? The city of Charleston -- and its architecture -- perfectly capture the ideal of the southern dream. Most likely, your image of a southern dream home will match one of these Charleston house plans from Donald A. Gardner Architects. Inspired by the South and all that makes it great, Charleston-style house plans are a great fit when you want to capture some southern charm, no matter where you are building.

Don Gardner Architects Offers a Pleasing Mix of Charleston-Style Homes

If you are searching for Charleston-style house plans, we offer a collection featuring this historical feel with modern floor plans. These charming homes offer multiple levels of porches and are typically suitable for a long, narrow lot. Our pre-designed Charleston-style house plans offer functional floor plans, custom-styled amenities and exceptional curb appeal, all with the style you want. Nothing says southern living quite like a rocking chair or porch swing on a wrap-around, white front porch -- and these homes have an ample supply of porches. If you are searching for a classic Charleston-style home, check out our home plan The Sassafras with its two levels of front porches, or take a look at The Peachtree with its low country curb appeal. Imagine rocking on the front porch of either of those house plans, waving to neighbors as they pass by. One of the distinguishing features of Charleston floor plans is the two-story design. Most of the Charleston-style home plans feature two spacious stories to provide adequate living space.

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Search for your ideal Charleston home plan from Donald A. Gardner Architects via an extensive list of available plans. Use our advanced search to narrow down your options based on square footage, number of bedrooms and more. Or talk to our modification department to customize a plan to meet your exact needs. Buy direct from the architects to save time and frustration. With Donald A. Gardner Architects, your dream home is within reach!

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House Plan The Bayswater
House Plan The Bayswater
  • 1943Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This waterfront house plan is compact, with open living areas and secluded private rooms. Conversation flows easily from the two-story great room with open stair case to the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom/study has a walk-in closet and bathroom access. Upstairs, the master suite and secondary bedroom meet at a convenient walk-through utility room. An island basement provides storage and parking space, while a home elevator makes it easy to move between floors in this house plan.

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House Plan The Tipperary
House Plan The Tipperary
  • 3332Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Reminiscent of the row-house style of coastal homes, the Tipperary features two porches on the front exterior and a striking bay window with copper roofing that gives this home instant curb appeal. Inside, unique room shapes and open spaces give this design additional flair. Upon entry into the home, the dining room and living room/study are immediately apparent. A tray ceiling and bay window add extraordinary style to these rooms. Further inside, the family room, kitchen and breakfast rooms are an easy transition from one to the other. Creating plenty of space without crowding the chef, the kitchen is any cook's dream. Nearby, the convenient family drop zone accesses both porches and the garage and includes a sink and cabinets, as well as a closet. Upstairs, two secondary bedrooms are divided by a spacious bath that features a window seat. On the other side, the master suite includes a bayed sitting area and opulent master bath. Note the second-floor utility room and bonus room that is almost 400 square feet.

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House Plan The Astoria
House Plan The Astoria
  • 2969Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

With a hint of row-house flair, the Astoria boasts almost 3000 square feet of charming details and ultimate livability. From the minute you walk through the foyer, an open layout is apparent. Columns designate the entrance to the dining room, which immediately spills into the great room and breakfast area. Entertaining is a breeze with this open layout from one room to the next. The master suite is on the first floor for complete privacy, as no other bedrooms are near it. A vaulted ceiling adds vertical volume and dual walk-in closets are an added bonus. The elegant master bath is comprised of twin vanities and a separate bathtub and shower. Upstairs, three secondary bedrooms share two bathrooms, one of which is a Jack-and-Jill. A spacious loft/study overlooks the great room below, and a large bonus room becomes the perfect place for kids to play or as a gentleman's retreat.

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House Plan The Palm Vista
House Plan The Palm Vista
  • 4441Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

With an unusual layout that offers private accommodations for a large group, the Palm Vista is an ideal vacation home or primary residence for a large family. Florida-inspired style ensures it is at home in any coastal setting. The main level is essentially one large open space encompassing the great room, dining area, and kitchen. The study, while still open to the other rooms, is tucked into an alcove to provide a modicum of privacy. On the second level enjoy not one, but two master suites, each complete with a luxurious bathroom that include a separate shower and whirlpool tub. In addition, there are two more oversized secondary bedrooms which share access to a screen porch. A spacious rec room serves as a gathering space on this floor. On the third level is a cozy built in seat and bar area with an outdoor balcony that's perfect for taking in sunrise or sunset views.

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House Plan The Firenze
House Plan The Firenze
  • 7211Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 6.5Bathrooms
  • 4Stories

Truly remarkable, this European villa boasts over 7000 square feet of living space. The exterior immediately commands respect, while the interior is equally as stunning. Completely modern in layout, this open floor plan boasts multiple living spaces with ceiling treatments and a first-floor master suite that was designed to indulge. Porches on every level make this home perfect for coastal living.

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House Plan The Battery Park
House Plan The Battery Park
  • 2629Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Ideal for long, narrow lots, this design features dual porches that create an appealing exterior. Columns punctuate the dining and great rooms, while a rear porch provides an area to enjoy the outdoors. The second floor boasts a large front porch and a loft that overlooks the great room.

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House Plan The Innsbrook
House Plan The Innsbrook
  • 3356Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

A sweeping staircase makes a stunning focal point upon entering the foyer. With distinct room definition, the kitchen, breakfast nook and great room remain open to each other. Upstairs, a secondary bedroom could be a second master.

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House Plan The Sunburst
House Plan The Sunburst
  • 1970Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This slim design with triple gables, front and back porches, and a quartet of bay windows is an optimal home for waterfront properties. The great room, dining room, and kitchen are open to one another for a spacious, casual atmosphere. Numerous windows and volume ceilings enhance spaciousness throughout the home. Columns add just the right amount of definition to the open dining room. Up front, two bedrooms, one with access to a private front porch, share a full bath. The master suite is secluded at the rear of the home with back porch access, dual walk-in closets, and a sumptuous bath with garden tub and oversized shower.

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House Plan The Capeside
House Plan The Capeside
  • 2084Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

Taking advantage of its beautiful waterfront views, this coastal home features numerous windows and three porches. Clapboard siding, metal roofs and an elevated pier foundation grace the exterior for a traditional beach house appearance. An open floor plan distinguishes the first floor, where the great room boasts a ventless fireplace and flanking built-ins. The kitchen is spacious yet efficient, with a helpful pantry. Upstairs, a sitting room with access to a third story loft provides privacy for the master suite and a secondary bedroom. The master suite enjoys a luxurious bath, generous walk-in closet, a wall of windows, and a private screened porch.

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House Plan The Buena Vista
House Plan The Buena Vista
  • 2599Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

A pretty view is right! Two spectacular porches greet from the front, while three sets of French doors lead to the back porch. Old World charm is incarnated into a cathedral ceiling, which runs from the rear clerestory window through the loft. Symmetrical box bay windows grace the kitchen and master bath, while columns mark entry into the dining room and great room. Enhancing the great room is a fireplace and curved second-floor balcony. Much like the master suite, both upstairs bedrooms have their own private baths- great for children or for family and friends staying over the weekend.

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House Plan The Tidewater
House Plan The Tidewater
  • 2612Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

Porches front and back, a multitude of windows, and a narrow facade make this elevated pier foundation home perfect for beach property or any waterfront lot. The main living areas are positioned at the rear of the home for the best views of the water. The great room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and back porch access. The kitchen is open, sharing space with a bayed breakfast area and lovely sun room. The first floor includes a bedroom/study and full bath, while the master suite and two more family bedrooms can be found upstairs. The master suite boasts a private porch and sitting room with bay window.

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House Plan The Palm Lily
House Plan The Palm Lily
  • 2390Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

Multiple gables, a center dormer with arched clerestory window, and a striking front staircase create visual excitement for this three bedroom coastal home. Vaulted ceilings in the foyer and great room highlight a dramatic second floor balcony that connects the two upstairs bedrooms, each with its own bath and private porch. The great room is generously proportioned with built-ins on either side of the fireplace and access to a spacious rear deck, which expands the room even more. Private back porches enhance the dining room and the master suite as well. The master suite boasts his and her walk-in closets and a magnificent bath with dual vanities, a garden tub, and separate shower.




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