HOME PLAN #1288 – NOW IN PROGRESS

Home Plan #1288 has been named The Ellington!

NOW IN PROGRESS!

This home plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!

Home Plan #1288 - Now in Progress - Front Rendering

3 beds, 2 baths, approx 2205 sq ft.

The Ellington is an endearing Farmhouse design with a wrap-around porch and triple dormers.

The kitchen is positioned at the front of the home with a window and is highly functional with an e-space and storage pantry. Enjoy meals in the open dining space or, when the weather is nice, take to the impressive screened porch with cathedral ceiling and skylights. The two-car garage opens to a mudroom and the utility room is a multi-purpose area with a sink and plenty of counter space. The master suite is located on the first level and the secondary bedrooms and a full bath occupy the upstairs along with a balcony overlooking the two-story great room.

HOME PLAN #1288 – NOW IN PROGRESS - First Floor Plan

HOME PLAN #1288 – NOW IN PROGRESS - Second floor plan

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Conceptual Plan- 1288
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HOME PLAN #1288 – NOW IN PROGRESS

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30 comments on “HOME PLAN #1288 – NOW IN PROGRESS

  1. Diane Moeckli on

    Love this plan!! Glad to see no formal dining room. I have a minor change request; I would like the powder room to run vertical, using some of the foyer space. Instead of side by side, moving the toilet under the front window & the sink opposite of that, possibly with a pocket door. This would allow for the bar area in the kitchen to be more open to great room. I am also curious of the porch dimensions? Do you have rear elevation renderings? Can we reverse this particular plan?

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    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Diane, thank you for the suggestions. The plan is not finalized, so I don’t have exact dimensions, but the front porch is about 5 feet deep all around and about 50 feet wide. The rear rendering is available on our website. Yes, this plan can be ordered in reverse. Let us know if you have other questions! 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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  2. TIM SHEFFIELD on

    I want a set of these drawings…. Only changes would be move the breezeway and garage forward to allow access above the garage from the bedroom over the kitchen for a bonus room and add a set of steeps up from the garage to it as well…

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  3. Scarlett on

    I would love a plan similar to this with the master and another bedroom on the main floor. we have a handicapped son and we have to have his bedroom on the main floor with a bathroom. Love this plan though.

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  4. J. Mazur on

    I would prefer to see a 3 car garage, basement, and the depth of the porch to be at least 8 feet if possible. We’ll be building an Iowa farmhouse in a couple of years, so a large porch is a must. Love your designs and can’t wait to see more.

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    • Echo on

      Hi Tucker, We have not yet scheduled a completion date for Design 1288. We have other designs are are scheduled for completion in front of it. If you would like to order this design, we can move it ahead on the schedule. For more information, contact our customer service team at 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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  5. Hope on

    Would it be possible to have the 2 smaller bedrooms downstairs where the master is with a bathroom in between them? Would really like a master bedroom upstairs. Would that even be possible with these plans?

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    • Echo on

      Hi Hope, A designer would need to look at your request to determine the best way to accomplish these changes. If you would like to submit a modification request, a designer can let you know what is possible and give you a quote on design fees.

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  6. Noelle on

    I love this plan, but like so many of the DAG ones, the bathroom is horrifically placed in the front. One would need to keep the curtain pulled to avoid a passerby being able to look in.
    Please design more in which the bathroom is not on the front porch.

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  7. David Fournier on

    My wife and I built “Morning Glory” in 1993 and loved the house. I like the larger kitchen and removal of the “formal” dining area at the front in lieu of the single dining area in the back. This design change has the added advantage of making the house more quiet when working in the kitchen (trust me). I would add back the bump-out at the back of the house in the dining area and not make a walk-out at that location. When we built Morning glory, we also removed the walk-out in the master-bedroom, which I would do again. Also, for our use, I would remove the additional double- closet in the master-bedroom and make half of it part of the walk-in (to add wall space in the room) and take the “office” area from the kitchen and put it in the master-bedroom behind a door. There are a few other details I would change but these are not material for the overall layout.
    I really like this modification and we are consider building this version of the house. The only thing we need is a solution for putting a garage in front of the house since the land we are now considering will not allow a garage in the back.

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    • Echo on

      Hi David, thank you for the well thought-out feedback. Your experience of building and living in one of our designs gives you invaluable knowledge. You are welcome to submit a modification request form and talk with our designer about your changes. Let us know if we can help with any question that you have: 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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  8. Mike Graves on

    Like the larger kitchen. would like a deeper porch maybe 7′ deep. also a large pantry and perhaps bump master out to line up with front porch, a 2 or 3 car garage would be nice and add curb appeal to the roof line. This home has a lot of potential for little sq. ft. When are we going to make this a plan? Been a concept plan since 2011.

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    • Echo on

      Hi Mike, unfortunately, we have not received enough feedback on this design to add it to our portfolio yet. Not every conceptual design will become a completed plan, but if a customer orders it, we can get it on the schedule. Or, we can offer modifications to The Morninglory #236 in about 4-6 weeks. Design #1288 is based on The Morninglory. Contact customer service for more information: 800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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    • Lee Anne MacDade on

      I would like to see the laundry room moved to another location so that the dining area could have more windows on that side. I would extend the porch across and maybe keep it all open with the option to screen it in. The wrap around porch needs to be deeper at least 9′ for comfortable seating and I would extend the kitchen on the right hand side instead of having the porch wrap all the way around to the right.

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  9. Beth Anderson on

    We built a Donald Gardner home in 1996. Spend our summers on the porch. We extended the width of our porch to 8 feet to accommodate the porch furniture and leave plenty of room to walk around. I would increase the size of screened in porch for the same reason. Windows on the side of the house first level in kitchen and master bath would balance it out. Remove the small octagon windows and balance front windows. Looks out of balance. Possibly rearrange master bath accommodate this.

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    • Echo on

      Beth, thank you so much for using your experience with your Donald Gardner home to make suggestions on our new designs. Your insights are invaluable to us!

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  10. Greg Hankins on

    I like this plan – it has a small footprint but lives large – great for an empty nest. There is one thing I don’t care for – that’s the half bath in the front entry. I’d like to see it tucked into the laundry area.

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  11. Gene Knudsen on

    The narrowed master bath does not make sense. How about adding 6′ to the width, in the front bump the master bath flush to the bedroom (about 2′), take another couple of feet from the foyer and add a study/BR. In the back add the extra 6′ to the Great Room. End the porch on the left side at the same point as the right, so they are symmetrical. Add a two and/or three car garage with a bonus room above.

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