European Style Home Plans

Inspired by architectural styles found throughout Europe, home designs in this collection typically offer rich detailing with elegant exteriors of brick, stone, or stucco. Some of these designs evoke the look of Old-World castles, while others can be traced to country cottages and estates. At Design Basics, all of our European Style plans can be customized to fit your household's specific needs!

Plan Essentials
    Plan #/Name
    Square Feet
  • either
  • one
  • two
    Owner's Suite Location
  • either
  • upper
  • main
    Total Bedrooms
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5+
Plan Dimensions
Design Layout
House Plan Style
  • Craftsman
  • Traditional
  • Country
  • Tuscan
  • Cape Cod
  • Coastal
  • Colonial
  • Cottage
  • Gambrel
  • European
  • Farm House
  • French
  • French Country
  • French Eclectic
  • Georgian
  • Historical
  • Cabin / Vacation
  • Mediterranean
  • Mission
  • Old Florida
  • Prairie
  • Salt Box
  • Shaker
  • Shingle
  • Southern Colonial
  • Southwestern
  • Transitional
  • Tudor
  • Victorian
  • Contemporary
  • Various
  • Modern Farm House
  • Garage Apartment
  • Modern
  • Barndominium
Owner's Suite
Main Living Area
Rear Entry Foyer
Outdoor Living Areas
Other Amenities and Features
Construction Method or Type

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What Is a European Style Home?

Our European Style House Plans include several popular design styles from various European countries to create a sophisticated look. The European house plans in this portfolio have been adapted to fit modern times and are suitable for many neighborhoods and regions. While the exterior elevations reflect time-honored elements, the interiors incorporate modern design features that many homeowners are looking for.

Whether you're looking to build a rustic cottage or spacious chateau, Design Basics has a variety of plans to choose from. With us, you're able to have your dream home as all of our European floor plans can be customized to fit your specific needs.

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Why Are People Choosing European Homes?

European home styles are popular among homeowners because they're the perfect combination of classic Old World architecture with modern amenities. They can be built in any size you want, whether you need a small space for you and a spouse or want something larger to support your growing family. Plus, their regal, sophisticated designs provide you with amazing curb appeal!

No matter what your home needs are, Design Basics offers a variety of European home plans to choose from!

Characteristics of a European Home Plan

While European style homes have similar features to Tuscan and French Country styles, there are distinct characteristics that set them apart. If you're thinking of building a European style home, here are a few common features you can expect to see! At Design Basics, all of our home plans can be customized to include the exact features on your must-haves list.

Exterior Features

Learn more about the exterior features commonly seen in European style home plans!

stucco and stonework

Brick, Stone, & Stucco Exteriors

Homes built with a European influence often feature a combination of brick, stone, and stucco exteriors to create a luxurious, complementary look with charming curb appeal.

exterior columns

Elaborate Details

European homes often feature intricate detailing on the exterior such as columns, railings, gables, and more. This helps harness the Old World style and bring some added curb appeal to your home!

roof lines

Varied Roof Lines

You may find that European house plans include multiple prominent roof lines, adding to their time-honored appeal.

front entry

Pronounced Entries

The front entry in many European style houses announces, “You’ve arrived!” Oversized doors…arches… lots of glass…the entryways are often a main focal point.


Interior Features

With European style home design, the inside of your home will be just as stunning as the outside. Here are a few common interior features seen in European home plans!

large foyer

Large Foyers

Welcome guests into your home with a large, inviting foyer! This common European home feature provides a great transition space from the outdoors to the inside of your home. Foyers are often spacious and elegant, offering attractive, intriguing vistas through the home.

large staircase

Prominent Staircases

Especially in larger European style home designs, you may find prominent, open staircases leading up to the upper level. They are typically placed near the foyer, adding elegance right when you walk in!

high ceilings

High Ceilings

Many European designs feature high ceilings to make your home feel larger. Not only do they look amazing, but they also help draw natural light into any room.

interior columns

Artistic Columns

A cue borrowed from fine historic residences throughout Europe, interior columns are not only aesthetic, but oftentimes structural as well. In today’s more open layouts, these columns also add a sense of definition to rooms.

European Home Plan FAQs

Thinking of building a European style home? Learn more about this classic style from our frequently asked questions!

What Is European Style?

European style home designs show influences from the different regions of Europe. From Spanish and French to Old World styles and more, you'll find a variety of design themes in these European style homes.

Can European Floor Plans Be Customized?

Yes! At Design Basics, all of our floor plans can be customized to fit your exact needs. We want to make sure you have all the home features you want.

How Much Does it Cost to Build a European Style Home?

While the cost of your European home plan will vary based on size and style elements, our team will work closely with you to help you choose a plan that fits within your budget. For more on the costs of building a home from these plans, we invite you to read Design Affects Cost – What Buyers Need To Know!

Small European House Plans

One Story European House Plans

Two Story European House Plans

European House Plans with Front Porch

European House Plans with Flex Space

European House Plans with Rear Load Garage

The Design Basics Difference

Why choose Design Basics?
We have more than 35 years of experience in the home design industry, and we want to help you build your dream home! We offer a variety of floor plans, prices to fit any budget, customization options, and a friendly team to answer any of your questions. Give us a call to get started!

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