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Southern Plantation Homes

Based on the gracious antebellum manors of the deep south, Plantation house plans reflect a combination of rural practicality & Neoclassical, Greek Revival, & Italianate styles. The very picture of southern hospitality, Plantation style house plans welcome visitors with soaring columned porches & galleries that may extend across the front or wrap around all four sides of the home. Tall French windows swing in to let breezes cool the interior, while wooden shutters filter the southern sunlight.

Chippokes, 1829 - Surry, VA. -- across the James River from historic Jamestown in beautiful Surry County, Chippokes Plantation is one of the oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. A working farm since 1619

Clover Bottom Plantation, Donelson, Tennessee, Built in the Italianite style in 1858 for Dr James Hoggatt & his family. Clover Bottom was 1of3 plantations owned or co-owned by Dr. Hoggatt in both Rutherford County and the state of TN. During the Civil War after Nashville fell, Federal soldiers quite often encamped on Clover Bottom's grounds. In July 1862, Nathan Bedford Forrest arranged for his cavalry to camp on Hoggatt’s property, just a few miles outside of Federal occupied Nashville.

Clover Bottom Mansion

The Evergreen Plantation House was built circa 1790 remodeled to the Classical Revival style that can be seen today in 1830. Evergreen is one of the most complete plantation complexes surviving today with almost all of the original buildings intact including the 22 original slave quarters. Evergreen has two magnificent allies of Live Oaks.Evergreen is privately owned is still a working sugar plantation

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Le Beau House (1854) - Arabi, Louisiana "It is believed that the Le Beau House was built in 1854 by Francois Barthelemy Le Beau in the Greek Revival style. From the cupola he could see his entire plantation, the Mississippi River and the city of New Orleans. After acquiring the property in 1850, Le Beau built the mansion that was obviously designed for lavish entertaining. But, unfortunately, he died shortly after the fine house was finished.

Glen Echo Plantation, built in 1773 in Ellabelle, Georgia, USA. Glen Echo and Bird View (a second plantation that was razed in 1960s) were the ancestral homes of the Bird family in Bryan County Built during the 1770s on a 400 acre Royal Grant from King George III on January 1, 1771, to Israel Bird, Abraham Bird and Hugh Bird.

This beauty 920 Victory Lane, Savannah, Georgia

Belle Meade Entrance by rschnaible, via Flickr

Belle Meade Plantation - Nashville

Henry McAlpin's home at Hermitage Plantation, built c. 1820. Henry McAlpin's 400-acre plantation was located on the Savannah River, just north of the city of Savannah--the heart of a rice-growing region. McAlpin was one of the wealthiest men in the South. He didn't just rely only on crops for his livelihood; he manufactured bricks, rice barrels, cast iron products and lumber, too. Examining the site plan of the Hermitage Plantation reveals a variety of buildings and industries.

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    Wonderful building of a gone by aera. The Plantation house was thorn down from Henry Ford. He used the bricks to build his own house.

Lewis McMillan Plantation House on the Alabama River near Orrville Built in 1858

1900 Greek Revival Ozark, Alabama

Abandoned plantations | Cooleemee Plantation House, 1853-1855, Davie County, North Carolina ...

Abandoned Mansions

Wade House, Huntsville vic., Madison County, Alabama. The brick columns exposed brick front are highly unusual. Most homes of the time were covered with "scored plaster" to resemble marble, and columns were made of wood. In Alabama, most antebellum columns encase whole tree trunks!

Wade House, Huntsville vic., Madison County, Alabama

Rosedown Plantation is located in the West Feliciana community of St. Francisville along one of the most historic corridors in South Louisiana.

An abandoned Greek Revival plantation house in the sunlight and shade of a Southern summer.