Seeking outdoor living, welcoming curb appeal, and a sweet sense of nostalgia? Welcome to the country house plan collection! 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 house plans overlap with cottage plans and Farmhouse style floor plans, though Country home plans 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. To see more country house plans try our advanced floor plan search.