URBAN FARMHOUSE HOME PLAN COLLECTION

We are working on a collection of Urban Farmhouse designs to meet the growing trend!

The Coleraine plan 1335 with an urban farmhouse exterior.
The Coleraine 1335 (Modified with an Urban Farmhouse exterior)

An Urban Farmhouse is a modern interpretation of classic Farmhouse features. Characteristics of an Urban Farmhouse include, board-and-batten siding, metal roof accents, neutral colors and an open and modern floor plan. Unlike a traditional Farmhouse, an Urban Farmhouse will likely be constructed on smaller or narrower lot. For this reason, our collection offers designs that will work well in Urban or Suburban neighborhoods.

Showcased below is a Design in Progress and a few conceptual designs that are on the drawing board. Later we will show you how you can add Urban Farmhouse features to existing plans in our portfolio.

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Hardwood Vs. Carpet: Which is Easier to Maintain?

Making a choice between hardwood or carpet can be difficult for many homeowners.

In addition to issues such as the home’s desired look, the question of which is easier to maintain can be very important for budget-conscious homes. While there are advocates for both carpet and hardwood floors, understanding what must be done in order to maintain a carpet or hardwood floor should help most homeowners make an informed decision.

Hardwood versus carpet for your dream home plan.
The Wedgewood Plan 806

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MAY COLOR OF THE MONTH: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS ICY LEMONADE

Our May Color of the Month is from Sherwin-Williams in the shade Icy Lemonade!

May color of the month
Sherwin-Williams – Icy Lemonade

In honor of the Spring season, we have chosen Icy Lemonade from Sherwin-Williams as our color of the month for May. This bright and cheery color is great for exteriors or interiors and promotes a feeling of happiness! See how Donald Gardner homeowners have used light yellow hues to brighten their homes.

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HOME PLANS FOR OUTDOOR LIVING – FREE ONLINE EDITION

Browse 159 home plans with stunning outdoor living spaces in this free online magazine!

Home plans for outdoor living

Enjoy the latest edition of Home Plans for Outdoor Living online for free! Packed with photos, floor plans, and home products, this online edition makes it simple to browse, save, and share your favorites while you search for your dream home.

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HOME PLAN 1453 – NOW AVAILABLE

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Maxwell  – Home Plan 1453

This modern farmhouse boasts a narrow footprint and front entry garage to easily fit on smaller lots. The open floor plan is thoughtfully arranged with an angled island kitchen overlooking the great room and a single dining space to the rear. A spacious master suite and bedroom/study with private bathroom are downstairs while two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and over-sized bonus room complete the second floor.

Check out the front rendering of home plan 1453, The Maxwell.
2763 sq ft, 4 beds, 4.5 baths

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