Tag: family-friendly

One-Story Living with Craftsman Character

Plan #1009 The Edgewater

One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Private master bedroom with spacious sitting room
  • Secluded family room for relaxing or entertaining
  • Kitchen, breakfast room and family room with fireplace offer a cozy gathering space
One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Rear exterior

For the family that loves elegant, one-story living, The Edgewater is home. With several versatile rooms and both formal and casual entertaining spaces, this floor plan offers endless options.

4 bedrooms and 3 baths are just the beginning in this 2,818 sq. ft. Craftsman home. This house design has all of the quality details you expect from a Don Gardner home.

Note The Edgewater’s stone accents and columns as you enter the home, which provide impressive curb appeal. The 20’ x 20’ great room greets you with its cathedral ceiling, fireplace and built-in shelves. Art niches add a custom feel and serve as exciting focal points. The kitchen, breakfast room and family room offer a comfortable gathering space for meals, relaxing or entertaining.

The master suite and secondary bedrooms are located at opposite sides of this one-story home to ensure privacy. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The other secondary bedroom would work well as a guest room or study. The master suite features a sitting room, dual walk-in closets, and a luxurious master bath.

One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Screen porch

This home was designed to allow for ample rear views with its screen porch and deck. This one-story house plan offers the flexibility a growing family is looking for.

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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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Craftsman Walkout Offers Family-Friendly Design

Plan #1301D – The Chatsworth

Family-Friendly Craftsman Walkout - The Chatsworth

Front Rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Convenient walkout basement plan
  • Covered outdoor living space
  • Kitchen, breakfast room and screen porch combine to provide popular gathering area
Family-Friendly Craftsman Walkout - The Chatsworth

Rear Rendering

People who want to build an eye-catching home that’s also family-friendly are invited to look at Don Gardner’s Chatsworth plan. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers 3,022 sq. ft. of finished living space, and there’s a 334 sq. ft. bonus room awaiting your expansion ideas.

Come on inside this home with its huge great room and commanding hearth area. Discover the kitchen that flows to the angled breakfast room and screen porch. This area is sure to be a popular gathering spot for the family. A formal dining room, utility room, pantry, e-space and study make this design a functional and family-friendly home with plenty of space for every activity.

After a long day you can retire to the luxurious 13’ x 18’ master suite that features dual walk-in closets, a linen closet and well-appointed bath. Children or guests can get a good night’s rest in the lower level that features two bedrooms (each with its own bath) and adjacent rec room with fireplace.

Ceiling treatments and extra storage throughout are just some of the quality features that add form and function to this family-friendly plan. This home is built to take advantage of rear views, and its screened and covered porches will overlook patio, fire pit and spa areas.

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Small Craftsman Ranch With Single Dining Area

Plan #1285 – The Marley

The Marley Plan Number 1285 with Single Dining AreaHome Design Quick Facts:

  • Single dining area is convenient to large screen porch with fireplace.
  • Massive great room features coffered ceiling and fireplace.
  • Utility room, pantry and extra storage make this a family-friendly home.

Small Craftsman with Single Dining Area

The Marley by Don Gardner offers a lot of home in a small 2,046 sq. ft. footprint with a charming Craftsman exterior. The great room, kitchen, and single dining area provide a vibrant space that flows well from room to room. The gourmet Kitchen features a large island, abundant cabinet and counter space, and a convenient e-space great for overseeing homework while getting dinner on the table.The screen porch adjacent to the kitchen/dining room extends this area with outdoor views and a welcoming fireplace. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and abundant storage, this design is family-friendly and efficient.

The layout of the bedrooms in this home allows for flexibility and convenience. Either of the two generously sized secondary bedrooms could work as a study or home office. Double-closets in each allow plenty of storage, and the nearby bathroom is roomy and features twin vanities. The master suite impresses with its stunning tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets and a lavish master bath.

This small Craftsman ranch makes the most of its square footage with a pantry, utility room, e-space and extra storage. We’ve even included built-in shelving to take advantage of open space under the stairs! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home’s 472 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for your expansion ideas and provides several access points for attic storage. A big 24’ x 26’ garage with storage nook and shelving completes the list of amenities that this home offers.

Small Plan with Old World Influences

The Peyton is a beautiful Old World style home plan that makes great use of every inch of its 2,453 sq. ft. of living space. Four bedrooms and three baths are some of the highlights of this home, along with its 458 sq. ft. bonus room.

You’ll enter the home and be impressed by the massive great room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. The single dining space created by the kitchen and open dining area also features an e-space, pantry, extra storage and big utility room.

After whipping up a great meal in the kitchen, you can choose to serve it on the screen porch, which offers an inviting atmosphere with its skylights and fireplace. There’s also a rear porch for outside relaxation.

At the end of the day you can retire to the well-appointed master suite that offers dual walk-in closets, sun tunnel and luxurious bath.

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New Cottage Plan #1319 – Now Available!

European Cottage with a Modern Layout: The Lucerne Plan #1319

The Lucerne - Cottage House Plan #1319Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Large kitchen includes an island and plenty of counter space.
  • The utility room is spacious and practical
  • Oversized screened porch is perfect for relaxing and entertaining

Stylish, Practical Cottage Home Plan

Cottage can mean different things to different people. Some people view cottages as small homes that offer a cozy retreat. Don Gardner’s cottage homes offer lots of flexibility and charm, with the modern amenities you love plus the cottage styling you’re looking for. The Lucerne is one of the outstanding cottage home plans by Don Gardner. This small cottage home plan is stylish and practical, with its European-inspired exterior and modern layout.  Stone, stucco, and clipped gables outside give it a cottage feel, while tray and coffered ceilings and abundant windows open up the interior. This one-story home includes three bedrooms, 2 spacious baths, and 1,828 square feet arranged for a family-efficient traffic flow, with living areas perfect for entertaining.

The great room is topped with a coffered ceiling and enjoys a cozy fireplace flanked with built-in cabinetry. French doors lead to an oversized screen porch with skylights to bring in extra light and views. Patio space expands outdoor living and is the perfect space to add a pool or spa. The single dining space lies just around the corner from the great room and has large windows for an open feel. Open to the kitchen, the dining room is perfect for casual meals and breakfast, while the stunning tray ceiling sets the stage for more formal gatherings.

Get the Dream Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted

The island kitchen has a view to both the great room and dining room, and has plenty of counter space and a nearby walk-in pantry.  A small e-space is the perfect place to look up recipes. Located just off the garage entrance, it’s easy to bring in groceries and put everything in its place.

Luxurious Bedrooms & Lots of Storage

The master bedroom features a curved wall of windows, walk-in closet, and an oversized shower in the master bath. The secondary bedrooms sit across the home for privacy, and share a large bathroom with twin vanities and private privy.

Storage abounds with linen closets for each bathroom, a large utility room, and additional storage in the garage. Stairs lead to a flexible bonus room, perfect for a home office, rec room, or any other use the homeowner might imagine, while attic storage is easily accessible.

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