Texas house plans are as varied as the state itself. As you browse the below collection, consider where within Texas you plan to build your home. **
As noted by Janet Hobbs, one of HomePlans.com's Texas-based house plan designers, Houston and Dallas tend to embrace traditional architecture. That means that an all red brick Colonial floor plan, for instance, would probably fit well in most neighborhoods, while a modern farmhouse design would likely feel out of place. That said, if traditional architecture is not your thing, don't despair. Why? Because it all depends on where you're building. For example, Texas Hill Country usually presents more casual and modern designs, while Austin is known to embrace especially edgy contemporary/modern home plans, explains Hobbs. One thing to keep in mind if you're planning to build in Texas is the problem with basements. In most cases, a house plan with a basement isn't going to work in Texas. Why? Because most of the ground in Texas is limestone-rich, which makes digging and maintaining a basement problematic, warns Hobbs.
** 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.