Florida house plans reflect Florida's unique relationship with its usually wonderful, occasionally treacherous climate.** Historic and modern Florida house plans are often designed to capture breezes and encourage outdoor living with generous porches, lanais, verandas, decks, etc. Looking for luxury? Select a Florida home plan that boasts a private master balcony, an outdoor kitchen or fireplace, and/or a pool bath (i.e. a bathroom that's easily accessible from the rear of the house, or wherever a pool might be featured). Florida home plans often incorporate "thermal mass," thick stucco or masonry walls and floors that help regulate the temperature. With regard to architectural styles, expect anything from Spanish and Mediterranean house plans to Art Deco or even "Cracker" style designs. Take note that Florida house plans, like any other type of home plan you see on HousePlans.com, can be modified to fit your lot or unique needs. **Please note that some locations may require specific engineering and/or local code adoptions. Be sure to check with your contractor or local building authority to see what is required for your area.