CAD files available. To view a virtual tour for this plan, please click here. An exclusive design for Southern Living® by John Tee, Architect
Two words, “southern” and “comfort” may best describe our 2008 Idea House located in Oxford, Mississippi. Designed by John Tee, this 3,100 square foot house plan keeps a compact footprint of 38’ x 55’ for building on any sized lot. Its snug proportions and simple exterior materials further define the cozy, romantic feeling. Inside and out, the notion of southern comfort prevails, as porches at the front and side, extend both main and second floor living areas. Ceiling heights of 10-feet on both levels adds to the “old house” quality inside. The main floor is just that, with 1,468 square of living area devoted to kitchen, dining, and great room. Upstairs, spacious bedrooms and baths share a 15’2” x 11’ family space and side porch. For convenience, the laundry is located on the second floor.
An Exclusive Design for
John Tee, Architect
Born and raised in Mississippi, John Tee received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Louisiana State University and went on to become a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Working in Atlanta for over 30 years, his Southern roots and passion for custom homebuilding combine with a strong appreciation for traditional Southern architecture in every one of his design projects.
“I believe that streets and sidewalks are like a big outdoor room for all the neighbors and kids to gather and go in different directions…And the front porch is part of the outdoor room,” says Tee. “It’s the perfect transition space that brings the outdoors in and vice versa. These days you need every square foot in your house to count, just like each dollar of your paycheck.”