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  • Ten Tips for Building on the Coast

    Thinking about building on or near the coast? There are a few additional hoops to jump through that you’ll want to understand and consider as you are planning to build your beach house. Here are ten tips getting started. Before You Buy Your Property 1) Know Thy Elevation. When you purchase a property, be sure […]

  • About Us

    About Us – Coastal Home Plans Welcome to Coastal Home Plans! We are a local, small business run by dad and daughter duo Jeff and Reilly Evans. We are based out of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a barrier island just north of beautiful Charleston. Jeff opened shop back in 1998, with the idea of […]

    July 21, 2022 Uncategorized
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  • The Best Beach Chair – Reilly’s Pick

    I have lived on the beach for over 2o years and have gone through dozens of beach chair brands, finding most of them in pieces after a couple of years or less. After having much difficulty finding a solid chair that stands the test of salt and sun, I can report with some amount of […]

    June 13, 2022 Uncategorized
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  • Living on Tybee Island

    Just outside of the historic bustling city of Savannah, Georgia is a quaint easy going beach town called Tybee Island. It’s a mixture of long-time locals, retirees, and vacationers all there for the same reason. The beautiful beaches, the fresh seafood, and the overall experience of this funky yet charming town. The island is a […]

  • Boca Bay Landing Photos

    Boca Bay Landing is a charming, beautifully designed island-style home plan. This 2,483 square foot home is the perfect summer getaway for the family or a forever home to retire to on the beach. Bocay Bay has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, one of the bedrooms being a private studio located upstairs with a balcony. […]

  • Client Photos On Our Sister Site!

    Our sister site, Mountain House Plans, has received photos of a newly built home! Our clients, Joanne and Tom Johnson have built their beautiful new home, American Dipper, on the southern shores of Lake Ontario in Oswego, NY. This craftsman cottage has a nice open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, making this modest 1,400 square […]

  • A Place at the Beach, the Mountains, or Both?

    When it comes to building your dream home a lot of people make the decision between a place in the mountains or a place on the beach, or in some cases both. For 23 years, Coastal Home Plans has specialized in the area of secondary beach homes. It was a natural decision for us to […]

  • The Inverted House Plan

    Ruminations on Living at the Top Here at Coastal Home Plans we offer up a good many home designs that feature what we call an “inverted floor plan.” Also called “Reverse Story” or “Upside Down” house plans, This type of plan positions the living areas on the highest floor while allocating space for the sleeping […]

  • Beach Walk with Rosie

    Enjoying the simple pleasures of living on the coast   The thought of walking with your girl on the beach should be enough to entice inlanders to bust a move to the coast. Think about it: a beautiful winter night, cloudy and cool with a mist settled over the beach. The lights glow softly over the […]

  • Anchor Watch – Exterior Video

    Check out this new 3-D video animation showing the exterior of the Anchor Watch beach house plan.

  • Hurricane Strap & Tie Primer: Building in High Wind Zones

    Residential Construction and Wind Loads Building on the coast in high wind zones requires adhering to a more robust set of building codes. The standards have changed dramatically over the past twenty years. Important testing and guidance comes from a variety of government agencies including the Department of Energy, FEMA and even the Department of […]

  • Coastal Driveways and Concrete Pavers

    Understanding Your Local Codes and Why Concrete Pavers May Be Your Friend Relief. After months of searching, you finally found the perfect seaside lot. You can see it now – a two story home with three bedrooms, large swimming pool, wide spacious driveway, and a porch with an amazing view of the ocean. Next step–finding […]

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