This Tidewater house plan offers all the trimmings-an assortment of traditional Williamsburg features plus the comforts and hospitality of home. Modeled after Pembroke, a Virginia home built in 1701, our updated version retains the distinctive exterior detailing and the unusual U-shaped floor plan of the original. The house, with its adjoining court and terraces, forms a self-contained compound. The entry court, planted with boxwoods, leads guests to a raised brick terrace that's bordered by a Chippendale balustrade. Double doors are set beneath a narrow ribbon transom. Our Deck the Halls plan was designed by architect William H. Phillips, Jr., of Dauphin Island, Alabama.