House Plan of the Month: Four Gables

September 17, 2013 | By | Comments (6)

Rendering: Open Air Architecture

If you’ve ever wished you could live in a famous painting, here’s your chance! The Four Gables (pictured above) looks like it came straight from Grant Wood’s American Gothic you know the picture with the couple (and their pitchfork) standing in front of their farmhouse. We’re charmed by the idea to live in such a quintessentially American cottage.

The Plan: Four Gables, Plan 1832
The Details: 2,341 square feet; 3 to 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths
The Price: from $1,100
The Architect: L. Mitchell Ginn & Associates, Newnan, GA

The Inspiration: For this plan, Mitch recalls the traditional styling of the beloved Folk Victorian farmhouse. “It gets the name Four Gables from the four identical intersecting gables that form its major roof structure. The simple lines and open floor plan work great whether on an in-town lot, at the lake, in the mountains, or just out in the countryside,” says Mitch. “I created this plan while daydreaming in church, so i hope it has heavenly inspiration.”

Expansive Floor Plan: One of Mitch’s primary design goals was to simplify the floor plan to reduce any wasted square footage while at the same time maximizing livability. Rooms are large and open, especially the arrangement of the kitchen, eating, and living areas, these three spaces combine providing very long sight lines and making the main floor feel much larger.

Southern Style: Big porches front and rear are the hallmarks of this design. The rear porch is large enough for two or three furniture groupings and there’s ample space for an outdoor fireplace or perhaps a summer kitchen can be easily added.

Addition Potentital: Intersecting gables allow for three graciously sized bedrooms upstairs. There’s attic space that may be finished as an additional closet or larger rear bedroom. And in the adjacent bedroom, there’s extra space in the attic that may work as the perfect study niche, built-in desk, or toy nook. If site conditions allow, there’s also the option to build a basement beneath the home.

The Floor Plan:


Learn more about the Four Gables and other dream homes from Mitch at


  1. Tessa Davis

    This home is absolutely beautiful!! Heavenly is more like it!!:)

    January 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm
  2. Tank Davis

    what color is used for the exterior? fresh looking

    May 26, 2016 at 11:16 am
  3. Ashley Harding

    LOVE the exterior of this home. We have a farmhouse that we are currently renovating and with a bit of cosmetic work to our porch, it would look very similar to this home. Thanks for the inspiration!

    September 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm
  4. Robin

    Why is there never any place for the furnace and hot water heater on any of these plans? But I love the house.

    July 7, 2015 at 10:23 am
  5. Kay Perkins

    Do u have a virtual tour of house plan 1832?

    March 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm
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