HOME PLAN 1379 – NOW AVAILABLE!

NOW AVAILABLE!

The Chaucer – Home Plan 1379

This European Ranch features a three-car garage positioned at the rear of the home. The kitchen, dining area, and great room create an exceptionally open living space with coffered and vaulted ceilings adding custom-styled detail. The kitchen features a cooktop island, serving bar, walk-in pantry and e-space. Two doors in the dining room lead to the screened porch with fireplace and skylights.

Check out the front rendering of home plan 1379.

4 beds, 3 baths, 2910 sq ft

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Check out the first floor plan of home plan 1379.

Width – 95’2″ Depth – 70’6″

Check out the bonus room of home plan 1379.

 Compare to the original sketches!

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Conceptual Design #1379 is a new option for those who love the Chesnee Plan #1290, but need a garage positioned at the rear of the home. The three car garage is side-entry and has a personnel door leading to the back yard. A mudroom with built-ins awaits at the garage entrance along with a utility room nearby providing plenty of storage. Two bedrooms feature decorative ceiling treatments and walk-in closets with space-saving pocket doors, and share a bathroom with a double vanity.

Conceptual Design #1379: Main Floor Plan

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The kitchen, dining area, and great room create an exceptionally open living space with coffered and vaulted ceilings adding custom-styled detail. The kitchen features a cooktop island, serving bar, Conceptual Design #1379:: Bonus Room Floor Planwalk-in pantry and e-space. Two doors in the dining room lead to the screened porch with fireplace and skylights, perfect for outdoor meals.

A bedroom/study with walk-in closet opens to the foyer via French doors. The master suite is a private retreat with its tray ceiling, windowed sitting room, porch access, dual walk-in closets, and spacious bathroom.

 

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78 comments on “HOME PLAN 1379 – NOW AVAILABLE!

  1. Susan on

    I’ve been following the antecedents of this plan. This one is almost perfect. My only desires: a gallery to separate the great room from master entry, a coat closet for the foyer, another bath for the 2 guest rooms (not a tiny one, minimum 48″ sink cabinet), and nix the cathedral ceiling (contrived in house this size) in favor of a high flat ceiling.

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  2. Lucy on

    It looks to me like the only path to the two guest bedrooms is to go through the mudroom. That’s very strange!

    Also, I really wish that the site would display the name of the plan, once it has been given one. That would make it easier to find the plans of interest to me.

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  3. Sheri Ullrich on

    Since I would eliminate the bonus room, would it be possible to have vaulted ceilings in the great room with large exposed beams?

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  4. Najie Culley on

    I will be ordering the Chaucer 1379. I had the Travis picked out but after seeing the Chaucer I have changed my mind. Like the garage at the back of the home. The exterior is exactly what I have been looking for. There are a few changes to be made to the floor plan. I guess I call for modifications, of course price, and then order the plans? We built one of Mr. Gardner’s homes, the Cedar Court, about eight years ago and we loved this home but after losing my husband it is way too big for me. I have an offer being placed on my home so I am getting close to making my move on the Chaucer. The floor plan that I see now, will there be changes made or is this pretty close to what it will be?

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    • Echo on

      Hi Najie,
      It is very likely that this will be the final design. If changes are made from the sketches to the final plan, it is typically minor. Yes, when you’re ready you can submit a modification request form and work with our designer to make your desired changes. Since this design is still in progress, our designers will give you an estimated time frame for the original design to be completed, and then your customization will be made. After your modification consultation, you can purchase the plan and get this process started. Feel free to contact us with any questions, 1-800-388-7580.

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  5. Ellen Faurot on

    This is almost what I want but it’s missing the dining room and just has the eating area (breakfast room). Also, I would like a bonus, bath and bedroom w/closet upstairs without the low ceiling which would make my tall husband very uncomfortable. It can be done with a different roof line.

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  6. Ryan Wood on

    Hello,

    Is this plan
    still in the conceptual phase or is it available? There are a few things I would request. I would like to see if a basement is available. Also, could the great room fireplace be located parallel with the porch and be 2 sided. That leaves room for built-ins with a TV cabinet low enough for correct viewing where the fireplace would have been. Lastly, would like to see a mirror reversal because of the corner lot position that I am looking at and a color rendition of the front elevation.

    Thanks,
    Ryan

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    • Echo on

      Hi Ryan, Design #1379 is still conceptual but if you order the plan we will complete the design for you and add it to our portfolio. Contact our customer service team to order and get an anticipated completion date. You can always request modifications to any of our plans and work with a designer. For conceptual designs, just contact customer service to discuss your options. We will not complete a color rendering for this design unless it is selected for completion. When it is finished and ready to release, we hire an artist to create a color rendering.

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  7. Dave on

    I love the rear side garages on this plan. I would like a half bath somewhere for guest, maybe near the utility room. I would like the sitting room removed off the master suite, it seems like an added cost for something I don’t think I would use. Then you could extend the rear porch where it was.

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  8. Judy Nelson on

    Another thought:
    Could the Study/ManCave be enlarged to the front. . .big enough to allow a pool table and a study? OK to eliminate the bath and relocate closet (would not need a walk in) Pull other side. . the guest room side. . .out to front to allow for more room in laundry. . need crafting and butlers pantry area. . .

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  9. Judy Nelson on

    RE: #1379
    Love it!!
    Changes:
    1. 1/2 bath in mud room area. maybe pull out the front bedrooms enough to allow. Love the sharing of bath between guest bedrooms. . . great money-saver.
    2. Move laundry pair into bath area next to what I would use as a “ManCave” aka Study.
    I REALLY love the idea of the screen porch in line with the Dining and Kitchen. You would be able to perhaps use French Doors and really open up and nice days. . .no bugs! We have the screen porch just to the right now. . and always opening the door for fresh air. .but this would be to the next level!!! Will (hahaha) use the area off the Master for a Pilates workout area. Very Zen!!!
    This is right at the sq. ft. I am looking for. Down sizing and want all on one level. . . walkout to pool. Please keep me informed on this one. Would like a Country French exterior.

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  10. Maureen on

    is it possible to turn the front bedroom near the foyer into a formal dining room? I would use the existing dining room on your plan as a hearth room.

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  11. Lisa Russell on

    I would love to see the Markham with the garage in the rear and the entire back side of the house extended to the same length of the sitting room.

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  12. Heather on

    What a spacious and welcoming home! This is at the top of our size range, but I like the features of this home. Here are some things I would like to see: 1. E-space converted to a beverage center, which would put folks needing coffee, ice, etc. out of the main flow of kitchen traffic during gatherings. 2. An option for a walkout basement with safe-room area (tornado) and maybe even a root cellar and canning kitchen! 3. Eliminating the sitting room off the master suite. 4. Expand utility room back toward garage, widening it enough to pass through the laundry area while washer/dryer doors are open, if needed. Otherwise it’s too cramped. The door that it would block out from the garage could be placed where the utility window is now, providing an entrance from that side of the house. 5. Small bathroom (toilet/pedestal sink/shower) in bonus room.
    This is a lovely home!

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  13. Stephanie on

    I love this plan! Love the open feel with the kitchen in the front , yet not the first thing you see when you come through the front door. Would love to see a bathroom upstairs also. Love the pocket door in the bathroom by bedrooms. A closet at entry would be a good addition. What if you added a long closet along wall in hallway of bedroom/study for additional storage .

    I’m a huge fan and love looking at and collecting house plans. This one is by far one of my favorite and would like to build this one!!

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  14. Andrew on

    This plan leaves so many options for upgrading to sectional sliding windows/ doors in kitchen and living room. Could create a dog-trot feel. I love the openness in the gathering areas. I would eliminate the sitting room off the master, and extend the garage, to make a 4-car, which would eliminate the need to build a detached shop. The bonus space is a little large, but could be cut in half, and the rest used as attic storage or loft/ storage over shop area. This is a great plan altogether!

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  15. Jessi on

    I would love to see the bathroom by the 2 smaller bedrooms turn into a jack and jill. love the garage in the back of the house and the bonus room!

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  16. kel on

    Love this plan!!! Square footage is more than I need, but the floor plan is awesome. Love the garage on the back of the house. I would like a basement option and would do as you have said, take out the closet and put an entrance to the basement there. Would like to see the bar at the sink raised so that dishes or other on the counter can be hidden from view. Other than that what a plan.

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    • Emily on

      Thank you, Kel!
      This plan will be available with a full basement option once it’s complete, and the stairs will most likely go exactly where you suggested!

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      • Susan Q on

        Hi,
        We have been looking at all of your plans. Currently we are looking at the Butler Ridger with walkout basement. But I would like to see a bigger kitchen that opens up into the great room. Is there a screen room to this plan with basement? Any sketches of the basement?
        Susan

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          • Echo on

            Hi Susan, wanted to make sure you got this response!

            We have not designed #1379 on a basement. A walkout basement could be added through our modification process if this design is chosen for completion. We can also look at modifying The Butler Ridge now. Modification on plans that are currently available take about 4-6 weeks for completion. Contact our customer service team if you have further questions about this process or if you would like assistance with a plan search. 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

        • Echo on

          Hi Susan, we have not designed #1379 on a basement. A walkout basement could be added through our modification process if this design is chosen for completion. We can also look at modifying The Butler Ridge now. Modification on plans that are currently available take about 4-6 weeks for completion. Contact our customer service team if you have further questions about this process or if you would like assistance with a plan search. 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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  17. Linda on

    Love so much about this plan but I have issues with not having a dedicated closet for the main entry foyer. Also, I really like to have a basement option.

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  18. Jeanne Callahan on

    Master suite is a rehash of others designed by your firm. The sitting room is superfluous. The master bath is too small for a tub and a shower and closets in between the room and the bath are a nightmare with the toilet as far from the bed as it can be. And who wants their bathroom on the front of the house. E-space is passe’. Bathroom adjoining the bedrooms awkward with the pocket door. The range/cook top should face the sink. It’s just not a good plan for the effort. It seems like a cut and paste of the Chelsea and a few others. No thanks. Too expensive to build with all of the angles of the roofline.

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  19. Karen on

    love the open floor living/dining/kitchen areas. Really like the large master suite and master bath. I would prefer not having the bonus area option and convert staircase/closet area into a larger bathroom. The bathroom to become large utility/craft room with island in the middle. Definitely pinning this one for future reference.

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  20. Peg Foltz on

    This is at the top of my house size range but I like this layout a lot! Especially since we want to expand the garage and having it in the back it won’t look like it is taking over the house! I would also want stairs leading down to a full basement as well.

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    • Emily on

      Thanks for your feedback, Peg!
      This plan will be available with a full basement option once it’s complete. The basement stairs will most likely run underneath the bonus room stairs, eliminating that closet. I’ll reply here when the plan is available for purchase!

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      • Pamela Palmer on

        I really like the open great room, kitchen, dining and screen porch.The mud room utility and bath are small, especially the bathroom. I know this would not fit for most clients needs but I would love to see a dog wash area in the utility room. The bathroom in the master bedroom doesn’t work for me. Would it be possible to have a double walk in shower that is closer to the bedroom. The toilet is too far away from the master bedroom.I would love to see this bathroom refigured with the closets in the front and the bathroom area moved closer to the bedroom. I do not like a door closing the toilet. I would like to see the space that is for the closets, sinks, shower be placed closer to the bedroom and the closets on the front of the house. Remove the tub. I would love to see this bathroom more open to the bedroom so it looks very spacious. I love the exterior of the home. I would like to see the sitting room removed and the back porch extended to the end of the MB. The bonus room is very large. How high is the standing room in the bonus space before you get to the attic space. Would there be room for desks in the dormer windows? Is the cost for the bonus room the same as the homes other square footage?Also do you know the heights of the ceiling in the great room, dining, and kitchen. Is there a cathedral ceiling in the kitchen and dining area? Thank you.

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        • Echo on

          Hi Pamela, we offer modification services so you can request changes to better fit your needs.
          The bonus room ceiling height on average is 8 ft and at the lowest point would be around 5 ft. This is a conceptual design so we do not have any exact measurements. We design the bonus room as unfinished square footage but you can finish the space if you prefer.
          Exact ceiling heights are not determined at this time but the standard height is 9 feet. There does appear to be a cathedral ceiling running from the kitchen to the dining room.

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