If you're a Virginian, or plan to become one soon, the HomePlans.com collection of Virginia house plans is sure to please.**
As is the case with many states, Virginia floor plan designs are diverse, as different areas embrace different styles of architecture. For example, if you're planning to build your home in Northern Virginia (sometimes called "NoVa"), several options are possible, including but not limited to ranch, colonial, and traditional. That said, if you're planning to retire to a coastal area, like Newport News or Virginia Beach, a beach cottage with a pier (piling) foundation might work well. On the other hand, if you're planning to build in Western or Southern VA, consider a country or farmhouse home plan, or even a rustic cabin.
**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.