Southern Mansion Playhouse Plan

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Do you have a big family?  Like, really big family? The Southern Mansion Playhouse Plan is our largest play structure offering at a staggering 1,170ft² in total play space, allowing for the largest families, and their neighbors plenty of room to spread out and have fun.

The overall design is based on southern estates and villas with expansive, double wrap around porches to keep cool in the summer months, completed with a gable roof and four dormers. For yards capable of incorporating it's 20x24 footprint, your children and grandchildren will have near endless space to run, play and store as many of their prized possessions as they can muster!

If you're searching for the perfect mansion playhouse design, check out our Victorian and Mainline Estate designs too. Download the plan and start you family's DIY mansion project this weekend!

Features:

  • 1,170ft² in total usable play space
  • 630 ft² interior | 540 ft² over both porches
  • Classic southern estate aesthetic & design
  • Two level wrap around porches
  • Three stories
  • Framed for sixteen two 2' x 3' glass shed windows and six 18"x27" glass shed window
  • Full sized stairs w/ middle landing & ship ladder
  • Four dormers
  • Shutters
  • 6' 6" wall heights
  • Designed for children aged 3-12
  • 125 page, step by step PDF plan

Plan Category:

🏡 Full Size Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 24' Wide
  • 20' Deep
  • 22' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x12 & 2x10 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x6 - 16" O.C.

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 16 )  2' x 3'
  • ( 8 )   18" x 27"

Roofing Details:

  • 45° gable roof pitch
  • 620 ft² of total roof coverage (no silo).
  • Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.

Lumber List:

Make sure to ask about and take advantage of any volume discount from your local lumber yard!

Decking:
(11) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
(57) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
(32) 5/4” x 6” x 12'

2x Framing:

(160) 2” x 4” x 8'
(53) 2” x 4” x 10'
(84) 2” x 4” x 12'
(42) 2” x 4” x 16'

(22) 2” x 6” x 8'
(28) 2” x 6” x 10'
(31) 2” x 6” x 12'
(5) 2” x 6” x 16'

(2) 2” x 8” x 8'
(4) 2” x 8” x 12'
(5) 2” x 8” x 16'

(2) 2” x 10” x 8'
(22) 2” x 10” x 10'
(22) 2” x 10” x 12'
(24) 2” x 10” x 16'

(3) 2” x 12” x 8'
(5)   2” x 12” x 10'
(6)   2” x 12” x 12'
(2) 2” x 12” x 16'
(20)   2” x 12” x 20'

(352) 2” x 2” x 3'
(102) 2” x 2” x 8'

4x Framing:
(1) 4” x 4” x 8'
(2) 4” x 4” x 10'
(14) 4” x 4” x 16'

Trim:
(1) 1” x 6” x 10'
(1) 1” x 6” x 12'

Plywood:
(61) 4' x 8' x 1/2” Plywood Non-PT
(24) 4' x 8' x 3/4” Plywood Non-PT
(2) 4' x 8' x 3/4” HQ Plywood Non-PT

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