Floodplain House Plans are unique and sometimes challenging. Building a home in the floodplain requires a very special house plan because the main structure of the living environment must exist above the flood plain.  As we all know, water and electricity don’t mix. So keeping all electricity above the floodplain level is critical.  There are many other special requirements, such as flood plain vents which allow water to flow properly.  The other challenge is maintaining an attractive facade. We’ve all seen homes that looked like they were on stilts. That’s not the most attractive look.

Below we have listed just a few of our more interesting floodplain house plans.  Although these floodplain house plans were custom designed specifically for clients of architect and custom home builder, Jenkins Custom Homes, they can be tailored and customized to your plan. At Jenkins we believe a house plan should fit the lifestyle of the family living in the home, and this is the very foundation of our house plan design process. However, inspiration comes from many places. Next, read all about our home designs process. Although we have provided house plan ideas for the floodplain, we feel that the best house plans are original and unique to both the family living in the home and the lot itself, as every lot has different views, topography, and natural characteristics such as trees and, of course, the flood plain. It is always preferable to have an idea of the home designs you like, however, which is why we present these house plan ideas, below. We hope they inspire others to design and build a floodplain house.

House Plans Floodplain

Floodplain House Plan – The Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur: https://newhousebuilder.com/portfolio/album/estate-custom-home-flood-plain/

Her Own Ship in the Sky

Ship in the Sky: https://newhousebuilder.com/portfolio/album/ship-sky/

The Engineer

The Engineer: https://newhousebuilder.com/portfolio/album/the-engineer/

Luxury on the Lake

austin architects

Luxury on the Lake: https://newhousebuilder.com/portfolio/album/2008-parade-home/

The Doctor

The Doctor: https://newhousebuilder.com/portfolio/album/2013-lake-travis-waterfront-custom-home/

Flood Plain Home

Flood Plain House: https://newhousebuilder.com/portfolio/album/flood-plain-home/

These floodplain house plans range from just barely in the floodplain to some 33′ feet in the air. After the floodplain level was raised on the lake, we began to see an influx of clients interested in building in the floodplain. So these floodplain house plans show a sample of the many houses we have designed for the floodplain in Austin and the Hill Country area.