If Tennessee is the place you call (or will call) home, come take a look at the HomePlans.com collection of Tennessee house plans.** As you might expect, different areas of TN tend to showcase different styles of architecture. While you might be able to get away with a more modern house plan in an urban area, a country or farmhouse design would likely work better in a more rural setting. To determine which architectural style is best for you, talk to home builders who are familiar with building homes in your specific area. Ask them what they would recommend. You can also browse the neighborhood yourself and see what kinds of homes have already been built there. If the area has an HOA--talk to the HOA as well. And, of course, check in with yourself! What look and feel do you want your new home to exude? If, for example, you really love edgy contemporary/modern architecture, then be sure to buy your lot in an area of Tennessee that supports this aesthetic.
**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.