Category: House Plans


House Plan on the Drawing Board 1491 has a unique exterior with a narrow width!

Check out the front elevation of conceptual house plan 1491!

3246 sq ft, 5 beds, 4.5 baths

Conceptual House Plan 1491

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Conceptual house plan 1491 is an exciting new design with an eye-catching exterior. Sloping gables create an interesting roofline and wooden brackets adorn the columned front porch. The home is wrapped in stone and siding, contrasted by metal roof accents.


The Tristan home plan 1311 was voted “Best of the Lake”!

The Tristan was built by Ernst Koehler of Koehler Building Company in Statesville, NC. The home was entered into the “Best of the Lake” Design Competition by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association and won in the category of Best New Home Construction from $360,000 – $499,000!

The Best of the Lake is an annual competition sponsored by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, the area’s preeminent professional association dedicated to the enrichment of the Lake Norman Community and its housing industry. The renowned competition affords builders, designers and trade craftsmen with the opportunity to showcase their extensive creative talents.

Take a closer look at this award winning home plan!

The Tristan home plan 1311 won Best of the Lake contest.

Different Ceiling Styles To Select For Your Dream Home

Ceiling Styles To Select For Your Dream Home

When building a house, it’s easy to get caught up in choosing the flooring, countertops and floor plan. Yet there’s one detail that can make or break a house design, and that is the ceiling style. Without attention to the ceiling, it simply serves a functional purpose. With a little creativity, the ceiling can be a focal point or a part of the home that unites its overall look. Here are some inspiring ceiling design options that can make your home special.

Ceiling Styles To Select For Your Dream Home

The Willamette Plan 1203

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