Country House Plans
Country house plans trace their origins to the picturesque cottages described by Andrew Jackson Downing in his books "Cottage Residences", of 1842, and "The Architecture of Country Houses", of 1850. Country style floor plans overlap with Cottage and Farmhouse style house plans, though Country style homes tend to be larger than cottages and make more expressive use of wood for porch posts, siding, and trim. Today's Country style house plans emphasize a woodsy simplicity with a central door, evenly spaced windows, a front and/or a rear porch or wrap-around veranda, and a gabled roof.
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