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RENDERING TO REALITY – RIVERBEND PLAN 225

The Riverbend 225 is under construction in Long Island, VA!

Welcome to our Rendering to Reality series where we follow the construction of our home plans from breaking ground to move-in ready! In this series, you will get the opportunity to see the building process and experience the anticipation and excitement of home building. Check back frequently as we introduce new installments and updates.

Builder Ben Miller of Miller Homes, Inc is currently constructing the Riverbend house plan 225. See the early construction phases below!

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

A double gabled roof with front and rear Palladian windows give this wraparound porch house plan a stately elegance. Vaulted ceilings in the two-story foyer and great room reinforce the visual drama of the Palladian windows, while a loft/study overlooks both areas. The covered front porch and outstanding rear deck expand living space to the outdoors. The spacious first floor master suite accesses the large sun room from a luxurious master bath with garden tub, shower, and double vanity. Upstairs in this floor plan, the largest of the three bedrooms serves as a second master suite with a private bath and walk-in closet.

Foundation:

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

Framing:

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

Rendering to Reality of The Riverbend house plan 225.

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About The Builder:

Ben Miller is president and owner of Miller Homes, Inc. He was born and raised in Dover, DE  and enjoyed living there until moving to Central Virginia in 1996. He has worked in the construction industry since 1990 and has accumulated over 25 years of practical construction experience. He and his wife  have been married for 21 years. They have 5 children. Ben is a licensed private pilot and you may spot him on an occasional flight over our rural countryside.  He and his family attend Bethel Mennonite Church just north of Gladys, VA.

Miller Homes Inc. was founded  soon after Ben Miller moved to Gladys, VA in 1996. Having 6 years of carpentry experience at the time, he chose to obtain his contractors license and begin the process of establishing his business here in Central Virginia. After 20 years of operation, we are still building on our tradition of quality and excellence.

Completed home photography coming next!

Building a Donald Gardner design? We would love to feature the progress in our Rendering to Reality series. Contact us at 1-800-388-7580 or email  us at info@dongardner.com

CONCEPTUAL HOUSE PLAN 1490: REAR-COURTYARD GARAGE

House Plan on the Drawing Board 1490 is a two-story design with a rear-courtyard garage!

Check out the front elevation for conceptual house plan 1490.

2989 sq ft, 4 beds, 4 baths

Conceptual House Plan 1490

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Conceptual design 1490 is a transitional home plan with traditional comforts. Symmetrical gables meet a mixed siding of board-and-batten, vertical siding, painted brick veneer, and a stone foundation surround. The front porch is welcoming for guests while the garage is located at the rear. Enjoy a wider space to access the garage with a courtyard entry.

The Advantages of Using Brick or Stone Siding

Choosing brick or stone siding for your new dream home!

If you are making the choice to build your home rather than buy an existing home on the market, you will have more control over what products and finishes go into the design. The siding that you choose will have a major impact on the overall appearance and style of your home. When you build, you can opt for traditional siding options, or choose something that gives your home additional durability and character. At Donald A. Gardner Architects, we have large selection of homes with brick or stone exterior options that can meet your needs and preferences.

Home plans with brick or stone siding

The Harrison Plan 1375

RENDERING TO REALITY – DRAYTON HALL PLAN 1238

The Drayton Hall 1238 is under construction in Duncan, SC!

Welcome to our Rendering to Reality series where we follow the construction of our home plans from breaking ground to move-in ready! In this series, you will get the opportunity to see the building process and experience the anticipation and excitement of home building. Check back frequently as we introduce new installments and updates.

Builder Tim Snow of Avery Construction is currently constructing the Drayton Hall house plan 1238 and the beginning construction phases are featured below.

Rendering to reality for The Drayton Hall.

The Drayton Hall features unmatched curb appeal with a wide stone entry, courtyard and fountain. The dramatic stone arch, front courtyard and Old World style mixed materials create a lasting first impression. No detail has been overlooked in this spacious two story European style home. Entertainers and chefs will appreciate the spacious, open kitchen. The large island provides working space for multiple chefs. A butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room and creates a space to stash dirty dishes or extra wine and linens. A large, open e-space connects the breakfast and kitchen space to the family room. Built-ins and a decorative ceiling make this room comfortable but luxurious. A lavish master suite on the main floor and a spacious, secluded guest suite upstairs create flexibility. Space for casual living abounds in the large Family Room adjacent to the kitchen, while a large, open e-space adds convenience. Custom-styled details including a laundry chute, built-in cabinetry, niches and elegant ceiling treatments ensure that this home will stand out in a crowd.