The Primrose 1316 is under construction in Shawnee, OK!

Update – Roof and siding!

Check out the new photos below

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.

Homes by DHR of Oklahoma, LLC is currently constructing The Primrose house plan 1316. Follow the progress in this Rendering to Reality series!

Rendering to Reality of The Primrose house plan 1316.

This compact Craftsman design is economical to build with its uncomplicated footprint and lowered roofline. Interesting angles are mirrored in the kitchen bar and dining room columns, tying the living spaces together in the open floor plan. A cathedral ceiling runs from the great room to the oversized screen porch creating a feeling of spaciousness, and the mud and utility rooms at the garage entrance provide storage and organization space unseen from the common areas.


Roof and Siding:

Rendering to Reality for The Primrose house plan 1316.


Framing finished on November 13th!

Rendering to Reality of The Primrose house plan 1316.

Rendering to Reality of The Primrose house plan 1316.


This home is being constructed on a slab foundation. The slab was poured on October 23rd!

Rendering to Reality of The Primrose house plan 1316.

Notes from the Builder:

Donny DeMarie – President, Homes by DHR of Oklahoma, LLC 

We will be visiting OKC, and Shawnee this weekend to make our final selections for brick, stone, flooring, tile, lighting, and so much more. We are so excited for you to see this new plan. The Primrose incorporates all the great features that everyone has been asking for: BIG Pantry, Large Closets, Expanded Family Room, Mud Room, Etc…And, we did it all in 2,000 SF. You are going to love it!

Things are moving fast again at American Country Estates. Our new model, Primrose, is in the ground and framing should complete this week. We just ordered windows and we selected low-e vinyl windows with argon gas for added efficiency. The roof should start this week, and we are using OCF Oakridge shingles in the Brownwood color/finish. I’ve been pushing for an awesome “brown” house for sometime!

More progress photography coming soon!

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

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