eDAG Newsletter, December 2014

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eDAG Newsletter
December 2014

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Here’s the latest news from Donald A. Gardner Architects, including a new way to get home plan preview packages, our latest video on YouTube, and 3 new Designs In Progress!
Preview PDFs Available in myDAG
Preview PDFs Wondering what the elevations of your favorite house plan look like? Now you can download FREE preview packages on PDF right from your myDAG account! Preview packages are PDF documents with front, rear and side elevations and the floor plan image of a house design. Visit your myDAG account
New Video: Gourmet Kitchens
Video: Gourmet Kitchens Watch our latest video showcasing 9 home designs with beautiful gourmet kitchens! Featuring plans large and small with amenities like cook-top islands, vegetable sinks, walk-in pantries, and extensive cabinetry, each designed to make kitchen tasks easier and more organized. Visit our YouTube Channel
New Designs In Progress
Have you seen our newest Designs In Progress? These 3 Conceptual Designs have been selected for completion, but you still have time to leave feedback and suggest changes before they are released. Recent designs include Two-Story Cottage #1363, Sprawling Craftsman Ranch #1401, and Single Dining Space Design #1351. Click on any image below to see the floor plans and tell us what you think! Sign up here for email alerts about new Conceptual Designs!
Two-story Cottage Design #1363 Sprawling Craftsman Ranch #1401 Single Dining Space Design #1351

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PLAN OF THE WEEK: Craftsman Style

Our featured home plans this week are each adorned with Craftsman details. One is a narrow two-story, the other an angled hillside walkout.

The Ivy Creek #921:


3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2193 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  •  Stone, shake, and siding exterior with gable brackets.
  • Two story living spaces visually separated by columns.
  • Oversized bonus room provides flexible space.

Unique dormers, vented gables, and a trio of front arches and columns captivate onlookers. Inside, columns define the dining room, while the great room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace with built-ins, and French doors that lead outside. The master bedroom features a bath with his and her walk-ins, twin vanities, and a framed garden tub.

First Floor Plan of The Ivy Creek - Craftsman House Plan 921
Second Floor Plan of The Ivy Creek - Craftsman House Design 921


The Solstice Sprints #5011:


3 beds, 3.5 baths, 3570 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • European-Craftsman exterior with rustic influences.
  • Hillside walkout foundation perfect for sloping lots.
  • Luxury master suite with dual walk-in closets.

Spacious yet comfortable, this Craftsman-blend home is just as Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Solstice Springs - Home Plan 5011attractive on the interior as it is on the exterior. Ceiling treatments grant interest and volume to almost every living space, and custom details further enhance the home. Fans of outdoor living will love the screen porch and covered patios on both levels. Also noteworthy is the lower-level rec room.

First Floor Plan of The Solstice Springs - Home Design 5011

Basement Floor Plan of The Solstice Springs - Home Design Plan 5011


Get more information on these featured Craftsman house plans:

The Ivy Creek Plan #921
The Solstice Springs Plan #5011

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NOW AVAILABLE: New European Cottage Design #1342

The Mahoney Plan #1342 is now available for purchase! Learn more about this European cottage home design:

The Mahoney - New European Cottage House Plan 1342
4 beds, 4 baths, 2,769 sq. ft. Click for more info.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Open kitchen with island and pantry.
  • First floor master suite  with large walk-in closets.
  • Two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs.
Family-friendly cottage

The Mahoney Plan is at home on any streetscape with a courtyard garage, sweeping dormers and gables, and a mix of stone and cedar shake. This two-story cottage provides plenty of open living space in a compact footprint. The foyer and great room are open to the upstairs balcony, and the back porch can be accessed from the great room, master bedroom, and single dining room. A bedroom/study on the first floor can serve as a home office or guest room. Extra storage can be found in the garage, utility room, and kitchen pantry, while an enormous bonus room adds flexible living space.

Second Floor Plan of The Mahoney - European Cottage Design 1342First Floor Plan of The Mahoney - New European Cottage Design 1342

 

See more information on the Mahoney Plan #1342 on our website HERE


Similar plans:

The Newcastle - Cottage House Plan #994The Newcastle Plan #994 has 3 bedrooms, a formal dining room, and a similar exterior. See it here.

The Tristan Cottage Home Design #1311The Tristan Plan #1311 is a smaller home plan with a similar exterior and layout. See it here.

PLAN OF THE WEEK: Traditional & Unique

Our featured designs this week include a compact Traditional home plan and a unique angled Craftsman ranch.

The Nicholson Plan #1021:

Front Exterior of The Nicholson Traditional House Plan 1021
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,486 sq. ft. Click for more info.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Low maintenance brick exterior.
  • Exceptionally open living spaces.
  • Split bedroom layout.
Award winning design

This budget-friendly  brick ranch that offers a flexible floor plan in a compact square footage. Brick and siding combine curb appeal with low maintenance, while the front-entry garage accommodates Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Nicholson - House Plan 1021narrower lots. With tray ceilings in the dining room and master bedroom, and a vaulted ceiling in the study/bedroom, this home showcases custom features. Rooms are defined without enclosing space, and the bonus room is located off the kitchen and garage offering many possibilities for future expansion.

First Floor Plan of The Nicholson - House Design 1021

Find more interior photos of The Nicholson Plan HERE!


The Keaton Plan #1318:

Front Rendering of The Keaton - Unique Home Plan 1318
3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,528 sq. ft. Click for more info.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Angled layout to promote rear views.
  • Secondary bedrooms access private porches.
  • Stunning circular sitting room in the master suite.
Curves and angles

Unique, yet practical, features abound in this rustic-style Craftsman home. Columns lead to the vaulted great room, which is open to the angled kitchen and dining room. The secondary bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and each enjoy private porch access. Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Keaton - Home Design 1318Designed for enjoying rear views, a covered porch wraps the rear of the home, ending at the cozy screen porch with fireplace, skylights, and outdoor kitchen. The master suite includes an massive walk-in closet and an incredible rotunda sitting room filled with windows.

First Floor Plan of The Keaton - House Plan Design 1318


Get more information on these featured house plans:

The Nicholson Plan #1021
The Keaton Plan #1318

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Modern Farmhouses

Modern farmhouses capture traditional curb appeal with open-concept floor plans for today’s homeowner.

The Santee - Farmhouse Plan 1011
The Santee Plan #1011. Click for more info

Farmhouse style homes are typically characterized by wraparound porches and a roof that breaks to a shallower pitch at the porch. They often have a Country feel and feature dormers for a traditional look.

The Peppermill - Modern Farmhouse 1034
The Peppermill Plan #1034. Click for more info.

Siding is a common choice for a farmhouse exterior, but more and more modern farmhouses are built with brick, stone, or any mix of materials. Brick can lend a grand appearance that is warm and inviting.

The Arbordale - Farmhouse Home Design 452
The Arbordale Plan #452. Click for more info.

Whether they are small or expansive, farmhouses are usually two stories with some of the bedrooms upstairs. Most modern farmhouses feature a master suite on the main level for convenience, with some or all of the additional bedrooms on the second floor.

The Northwyke - Modern Farmhouse Design 759
The Northwyke Plan #759. Click for more info.

Open-concept layouts are popular in modern farmhouses, with vaulted ceilings and skylights adding volume and bringing in plenty of natural light. Kitchens are open to the great room and dining areas to allow conversation to flow freely, allowing the family cook to stay connected at gatherings.

The Palmetto - Low Country Farmhouse Plan 737-C
The Palmetto Plan #737. Click for more info.

Some farmhouses have Low Country flair, and are well-suited for coastal areas, whether for vacation or year-round living. Post/pier foundations are specifically designed for waterfront lots, and if your dream farmhouse isn’t already designed this way, you can have it modified if needed.

The Jonesboro - Narrow Farmhouse Plan 983
The Jonesboro Plan #983. Click for more info.

Even if you have a narrow lot in the suburbs, there are farmhouse plans that will suit your location! The Advanced Search option lets you to enter the maximum width your lot can accommodate while searching only farmhouse style homes.

Let the experts at Donald A. Gardner Architects assist you in your search for the perfect modern farmhouse, and make sure you are getting the most out of your search with a myDAG membership. This free, easy-to-use service allows you to search easily and save your favorite farmhouse designs, streamlining your search.

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