The European home style takes the best of classic Old Country design and adds all the comforts of the modern world to create a custom home design that commands attention. This style encompasses designs with touches from across Europe, from timber and stucco Tudor to decorative French Country. When you browse our European home design plans with photos, you’ll find a vast selection of home sizes and shapes that share certain characteristics:

  • Dramatic, steeply pitched roofs, either hipped or gabled, often with metal accents
  • Varied rooflines, often with multiple gables or dormers, sometimes with turrets or towers
  • Mixed exterior materials such as stone, stucco, and brick
  • Ornamental exterior timbering or stone and brickwork such as keystones over doors and windows or corner quoins
  • Decorative woodwork under eaves and on porches, window cornices, and boxes
  • Tall, typically casement, windows featuring single or diamond panes, often arched
  • Interiors may feature columns, exposed beams, and stone or wood floors

At Great House Design, our European house design plans range from cottage styles just over 1,000 square feet and suitable for narrow lots to sprawling estate homes over 10,000 square feet. Whether you’re looking for Italianate home design plans with photos that include decorative eave brackets and a columned, covered porch, or you’re leaning toward a Spanish hacienda-type custom home design with tile roofs, arches, and balconies, you’ll find a lot of great house plans to choose from here. And remember, if the house design and plans you love need a few adjustments to be exactly what you want, we can do custom drawings for you.

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