The American Dream Home: Its evolution over the centuries

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The Jasper Hill #5020

As our life styles change, so does our criteria for the American Dream Home!

By Chuck Tripp

In a recent Washington Post article written by Emily Badger, the single-family home in America was the topic of discussion—in particular, how radically it has evolved over the years. What was in vogue a century or more ago certainly isn’t so today. In fact, upon even a cursory glance, it becomes quite clear that Americans today like their homes bigger, bigger, and BIGGER. In fact, according to the article, “new homes built today are about a thousand square feet larger than single-family homes completed just 40 years ago.”

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NOW IN PROGRESS – HOME PLAN #1373

This new Home Plan in Progress has a unique Arts & Crafts exterior and special features for the whole family inside!

NOW IN PROGRESS!

This home plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!

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Design in Progress #1373

home plan #1373

home plan #1373 bonus room

 

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Conceptual Design #1373: Family-Friendly Craftsman Plan

Conceptual Design #1373 has an Arts & Crafts exterior with a mix of stone, shake, and board and batten siding, crowned with cupolas and shed dormers. A wide front porch leads the way inside to an exceptionally open living space where columns and ceiling treatments define the great room, library, kitchen, and single dining area. The curved kitchen island is ideal for entertaining, while a large pantry and family studio / utility room sit out of view of the living areas.

home plan #1373: Main Floor Plan

home plan #1373: Bonus Room Floor Plan

The angled garage has a workshop, outdoor access, and plenty of windows to bring in natural light. A bonus room above offers flexible space for future expansion.

Two bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and private bath, sit across the plan from the bedroom/study and master suite. The master bedroom enjoys rear views and porch access, dual walk-in closets, and a bathroom with linen closet and plenty of counter space.

Outdoor living can be enjoyed in any season on the screen porch with fireplace and skylights.

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FAQ’s: Dream House Plans from dongardner.com

Begin searching our Dream House Plans today – Here are some tips to help with navigating our new website!

By Chuck Tripp
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At Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc., we are all about options. We have a history of working with families to help them find the home plan of their dreams, no matter what stage of life they are in—that includes young couples, families with kids, even empty nesters. Over the years, we have made an effort to assist our customers during the entire building process to enable them to make informed decisions and choose from a range of optimal dream house plans, materials, and configurations. Here are a few frequently asked questions that we hope you will find useful in your home plan search:

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Now in Progress – Home Plan #1372

This new Home Plan in Progress has convenient amenities and a stylish Craftsman exterior.

NOW IN PROGRESS!

This home plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!

Home Plan #1372- Front Rendering
Design in Progress #1372

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THE CHARLTON HOME PLAN 1322 IS NOW AVAILABLE

This one-story European home plan is as functional as it is beautiful.

NOW AVAILABLE!

The roomy kitchen includes a versatile e-space, opens to both the great room and single dining area, and accesses an ideal service area with pantry, mud room with storage and large utility room with sink. A lavish master suite is tucked away privately at the rear, and separated from two secondary bedrooms and a bedroom/study with unique box tray ceiling. Check out all the great details you will find in this new home plan from Donald A. Gardner Architects!

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home plan #1322 - front rendering
The Charlton #1322

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