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Plot of 20 acres — the most unusual projects and modern site planning (85 photos)

Every day there are more people who want to get their own land plot, and this is a natural desire for a person – the desire to have their own house, comfortable, cozy, and most importantly – their own. Having acquired your own land plot, you have the opportunity to create a small world for yourself, everything will be exactly the way you want it, here it becomes real to realize your dreams and desires, to feel the joy of creation.

Let's try, at least theoretically, to build this small world on our own plot.

Browse through the sites on the web and check out the photos of the 20-acre plot. You may notice that this rectangle of land, usually 40 by 50 m in size, allows you to create all the conditions necessary for a comfortable stay.

Nevertheless, a competent layout is necessary. It is planning that becomes the guarantee that all the desired benefits will be fully realized, with all that, this small world will become truly convenient and comfortable. About the approaches to planning, as well as the features of this process, let's try to figure it out now.

If you got a plot of up to 10 acres in size, the process of placing a house and the necessary buildings turns into a difficult task, the solution of which becomes not only difficult, but also does not have many solutions – the main thing is to manage to push everything into this piece of space at all.

Having the same 20 acres, you can no longer condense and without writing out unnecessary miracles, calmly place all the buildings, preserving space and convenience. Thus, we can quite safely place:

  • Actually the house itself;
  • Outbuildings;
  • Summer kitchen;
  • Garage with workshop;
  • Bathhouse;
  • Gazebo;
  • Children's corner;
  • Toilet;
  • Summer shower.

As you can see, the list indicated above includes all the necessary amenities, although the list can be expanded if desired. It remains only to arrange everything correctly, and for this, let's look at how we can directly produce the landscape design of a 20-acre plot.

Initial research and planning of individual zones

Before the layout of a plot of 20 acres is carried out, it is necessary to examine it, study and determine the following points:

  • The state of the terrain;
  • The condition of the soil and groundwater;
  • Determine the proper wind directions;
  • Indicate the directions of the cardinal directions;
  • Determine the natural conditions peculiar to the area.

All these points will be important to take into account when designing buildings and their placement. After you collect and analyze the aspects mentioned above, zoning will be carried out.

We will need to designate a residential area with a house located on it; an economic one – a sauna, a garage and other outbuildings will be located here; a place for recreation and a garden.

Each of the zones is selected taking into account all the features of the terrain. In addition, it is important to take into account not only convenience, but also to remember that in the future it will be necessary to create infrastructure, lay engineering and technical systems.

Designing a style

There are several main directions in the style of land improvement, this is also true in our case – when creating a 20-hectare plot design, and therefore we will designate these main stylistically directions and consider their main distinctive features.

Classic. This style is characterized by fundamentality and thoroughness, which is achieved through the clarity of geometric shapes of buildings and the correctness of their mutual arrangement. All design elements emphasize the general order, the thoroughness of the owner himself and his strength, consistency.

English landscape version. In this case, preference is given to the naturalness of all forms, everything should be arranged in a natural, as if in a natural order. The beauty of the surrounding nature is brought to the first place, and all design elements are aimed at solving this problem.

French, or so–called - ecostyle. The main, fundamental line is comfort and harmony. Here, the idea of reuniting a person with nature, its harmonious interweaving into the general environment comes to the fore. For the arrangement uses only natural materials, and – these should be materials specific to the area. The presence of artificial is minimal, it should not stand out.

Tropical styles are an exotic option and require knowledge of the specifics of the chosen direction.

High-Tech style. Fashionable and trending direction. Reflects all the trends of fashion and because of the arrangement using the most modern materials and technology.

Baroque. This is an exceptional luxury, sophistication. Everything in the design is aimed at highlighting and denoting high cost and chic.

Alpine. This arrangement option is optimal for areas with irregularities.

Forest. Suitable for places with nearby woodlands. The only condition is a smooth transition from the forest outside the site to your own.

Romantic style. This is a kind of fusion of elements from different directions. The fundamental idea is to create a kind of romantic mood and maintain it.

Here we have listed the main directions. Naturally, some kind of their symbiosis is possible, and also, no one can forbid you to develop your own project of the site, in which you will be able to realize your own stylistic directions and make some kind of embodiment of your inner world in reality.

How to properly place all the buildings on the site

There are several rules that must be taken into account when planning a plot and placing objects on it. These rules are universal and do not depend on the style we have chosen, and therefore we will focus on them in a little more detail.

  • The most important rule is to optimally place a house on a plot of 20 acres on the north side. This is done for the rational distribution of sunlight. If the plot has irregularities, the house is installed at the highest point;
  • All capital buildings are defined by the facade to the outside;
  • The garden should be located on the sunny side of the plot;
  • All economic objects must be hidden from the eyes of an outside observer, for this they are removed inside the territory of the site;

In addition to the most general rules outlined above, there are building codes that indicate the minimum distances from residential and other buildings to the edge of the site, the distances between themselves, etc. You need to read them carefully and, if possible, take them into account when carrying out planning and then construction work.

When planning, make a plot plan, think over the infrastructure system, lighting. Think about how the fence will be implemented, what the fence will be, the appearance of your entire site largely depends on this.

Another point that should be noted is the layout with non-standard boundaries of your site. In such cases, the correct location of buildings and zoning is of particular importance.

In some cases, for example, in narrow spaces, it becomes possible to solve problems by using special elements: hedges, flower beds, shrubs.


In this article, we have tried to outline the very basics of planning in the most general terms. Of course, you can contact design companies and they will make you a ready-made project of the site in a high-quality and thoughtful way.

If you decide to create your own world yourself, in which your own self will be reflected, then you will have to thoroughly prepare and thoroughly think about all the points, and planning is the key to the success of your undertaking.

Photo of a plot of 20 acres