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Plan of the Week: The Cartwright #801

The Cartwright is a small, Country ranch that’s charming and efficient!

The Cartwright - Plan #801Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Large, open dining room.
  • Powder room.
  • Dual master closets.

Welcoming exterior, thoughtful interior

An arched window in a center, front-facing gable lends style and beauty to the façade of this three-bedroom home.

An open common area that features a great room with cathedral ceiling, a formal dining room with tray ceiling, a functional kitchen and an informal breakfast area separates the master suite from the secondary bedrooms for optimal privacy.

First Floor Plan of The Cartwright - #801

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Cartwright - #801

Master Suite & Bonus Space

The master suite is expanded by a dramatic cathedral ceiling and includes access to the back porch, abundant closet space and a bath with enclosed toilet, garden tub and separate shower. Access to a versatile bonus room is nearby.

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Plan of the Week:
The Sterling #1073

The Sterling is a small Traditional home plan that’s perfect for narrow lots.

The Sterling - Plan #1073

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Single dining space, open to the kitchen.
  • Bonus room offers flexible space.
  • Special ceiling details add volume throughout.

Curb appeal for any neighborhood

This Traditional showcases two stately columns which lead to the front door. Shutters and arches with keystones frame half-circle transoms, while low-maintenance siding and the front-entry garage add convenience. Perfect for narrow lots, The Sterling is an ideal starter home or retirement home.

Attention to detail

The foyer’s tray ceiling creates an elegant entrance, which leads to the flexible study/bedroom, a secondary bedroom and the great room. Counter seating surrounds the efficient kitchen and keeps the living areas open. Closet and storage space fills every nook: under the bonus room stairs, in the utility room and near every bedroom. The garage enters the home near the kitchen, making unloading groceries a breeze. A fireplace, cathedral ceiling, clerestory window, and French doors highlight the great room.

Relaxing retreat

Located in the quiet zone of the house, the master bedroom is designed to pamper. The cathedral ceiling and Palladian window create a bright, open space to relax in and enjoy. A French door grants outside access, while two walk-in closets and a private master bath complete the suite.

Rear Exterior - The Sterling Plan #1073

Rear exterior

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Small Home – Big on Quality

Plan #1229 The Carrollton

Small Home - Big on Quality: The Carrollton #1229

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman style home offers convenient single dining area
  • Cathedral or vaulted ceilings in three rooms create an open feel
  • 415 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for expansion
Small Home - Big on Quality: The Carrollton Plan #1299

Rear rendering

Today’s definition of a small home is a bit different than it was years ago; the modern small home offers many of the features of a much bigger home. That’s especially true with a Don Gardner small home. Take The Carrollton, for instance. This 1,668 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and its layout makes the most of its square footage. It also includes a 415 sq. ft. bonus room (not counted in the total square footage) that makes this plan a flexible design that will meet your needs for years.

The great room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace offers a central gathering place. The positioning of the mirrored kitchen and dining areas provide a convenient single dining space, while columns keep the space feeling open. This home features a large screen porch with cathedral ceiling which is a great place for warm weather dining or relaxing.

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When it’s time to call it a day, this home’s design really shines as the master suite and secondary bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house to ensure privacy. The master offers a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and luxurious bath. The secondary bedrooms provide flexibility as one would work well as a study and features a walk-in closet.

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Efficient Family Ranch Floor Plan

Plan #1258 The Greenbranch

 Greenbranch - Craftsman Ranch House Plan 1258Home Design Quick Facts:

    • Open space single kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceiling.
    • Large utility and mud rooms make it easy to accommodate hobbies, quick clean ups and gear storage.
    • Convenient Jack and Jill bathroom.

Today’s busy lifestyles call for an efficient family ranch floor plan that offers a well-planned layout but also provides the amenities one expects in a quality home. The Greenbranch Ranch floor plan by Don Gardner offers a convenient floor plan that is great for people on the go. Family meals are easy to cook and serve in the kitchen that flows directly to the dining area. This part of the home offers a natural gathering area and its adjacent e-space is a great place for kids to do their homework.

Featuring 1885 sq. ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths The Greenbranch is a small home that surprises with its large, airy feel. The home is practically designed with an eye toward casual comfort. The open great room invites you in to enjoy the fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Throughout the home you’ll find conveniences you’d expect in a much larger home such as a Jack and Jill bathroom, extra storage throughout, large walk-in closets, utility room, mud room and lots of attic storage.

This is a great home for people who like to spend time outdoors as it includes a patio area with room for a spa. The bonus room above the garage offers many possibilities as a fourth bedroom, game room or hobby area

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