Trends will come and go, but brick houses are here to stay. From Lowcountry and Craftsman to French country and Colonial, classic brick can be interpreted in almost any architectural style to fit your location and personality. If we learned anything from the “Three Little Pigs” nursery rhyme, it’s that sturdy brick houses will not only stand the test of time but also grow even more beautiful with age. Customize your brick home’s exterior with a pop of color on the front door, or overhaul the facade’s whole look with a fresh coat of paint. (Where do you stand on the great painted brick debate?) Here, we rounded up 10 timeless brick house plans that will never go out of style.
In the Brick Tradition, Plan #182
Step up to a stately Colonial-style home, rooted in 1920s architectural style. Details like the pitched, hipped roof and ironwork balustrade add timeless curb appeal. Inside, the main level includes the primary bedroom, a formal dining room, and a sun-drenched breakfast nook.
Four bedrooms, three baths
3,056 square feet
See the plan: In the Brick Tradition
Abberley Lane, Plan #683
Architect John Tee pulled inspiration from historic Southern houses to design this elegant brick abode (just look at that welcoming front porch!). In the heart of the home, the kitchen opens to a family room and back porch, while on the wings, four bedrooms and a study offer quieter places to retreat.
Four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths
3,846 square feet
See the plan: Abberley Lane
Simply Texas, Plan #211
With a double-decker front porch, a gabled roof, and classic columns, the Simply Texas plan is a beautiful place to call home. The first floor’s main bedroom opens to an L-shaped patio. Kids or grandkids can have their own quarters upstairs, with three bedrooms and a playroom.
Four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths
3,891 square feet
See the plan: Simply Texas
Denham Springs, Plan #1005
Passersby will swoon over this French country home’s charming facade. Inside, the party-ready formal living and dining rooms are balanced by more casual spots like the family room and cozy keeping area off the kitchen.
Four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths
3,412 square feet
See the plan: Denham Springs
Peachtree Cottage, Plan #205
This one-story suburban beauty offers an inviting front porch for visiting with neighbors and a spacious deck for backyard entertaining—plus a breezy screened porch to maximize indoor-outdoor living.
Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths
2,361 square feet
See the plan: Peachtree Cottage
Carodine, Plan #1967
With redbrick siding, board-and-batten detailing, and a shingled roof, we’ve found the classic Craftsman of your dreams. An open-concept floor plan encourages family hangouts, while tucked-away bedrooms offer secluded spots to recharge.
Three bedroom, two-and-a-half baths
2,125 square feet
See the plan: Carodine
Newberry Park, Plan #978
Bring gracious Lowcountry style to your neck of the woods with the Newberry Park plan. Wide, welcoming porches stretch across the front and back exteriors, encouraging alfresco entertaining and year-round outdoor living.
Four bedrooms, four full and two half baths
3,625 square feet
See the plan: Newberry Park
Abercorn Place, Plan #1739
Who’s ready to swap a weekend full of yard work for an out-of-town getaway? Here’s the perfect plan for you. Historical Concepts designed an elegant rowhouse inspired by those found in Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. With the main level’s prime entertaining areas plus porches and patios for outdoor living, you’ll never miss the backyard.
Three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths
4,880 square feet
See the plan: Abercorn Place
Edgewood Court, Plan #2008
Young’s Crossing, Plan #1912
For timeless Southern charm, consider Young’s Crossing as new your forever home. With features like one-level living, wide doorways, and handicap-accessible baths, this plan is a perfect spot for aging in place.
Three bedrooms, three baths
2,285 square feet
See the plan: Young’s Crossing