Saltbox House Plans & Home Designs
Saltbox house plans are a variation of Colonial style home plans and are named after the Colonial salt container they resemble.
Take a typical Colonial style two-story house floor plan. Now extend the roof grade downward at the rear of the house, to a one-story extension of the basic Colonial box, and you've got a Saltbox Colonial home. The Saltbox house plan is a graceful and easy way to enlarge the interior space in the home. The extended space at the back of the Saltbox house lends itself to the modern desire for an open home design for a family room or combination kitchen/dining room, while still presenting a straightforward, traditional look to the street. The Saltbox house plans are often very simple, with shingle or clapboard siding.
In most saltboxes, the rear lean-to addition was divided into three rooms: A central kitchen with fireplace and oven, a room reserved for childbirth and nursing the ill, and a pantry.
The Colonial saltbox was most popular from 1650-1830.
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If you are interested in saltbox style homes you may also be interested in our Colonial house plans collection.