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Plan of the Week: The Laurelwood #5024

Craftsman style and a finished walkout basement make The Laurelwood plan the perfect mountain home.

The Laurelwood - Plan #5024Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Convenient single dining space.
  • Two bedrooms and two baths on the lower level.
  • Stunning ceilings throughout

Attention to detail

This Craftsman home is perfect for sloping lots and scenic views. With spacious rear and screen porches, The Laurelwood is the ideal home for those who enjoy Mother Nature.

Study of The Laurelwood - Plan #5024

Bedroom/Study

Because ceiling treatments grant interest and volume instantly, this plan includes tray, coffered and cathedral ceilings in almost every living space. In fact, even the screen porch has a cathedral ceiling. Just off the foyer is a versatile bedroom/study with adjacent full bath. Perfect as a home office or for overnight guests, this room is flexible to fit your needs.

 

 

Indoor-Outdoor entertaining

When entertaining, the Laurelwood simplifies steps with a formal dining room just off the kitchen. A large center island becomes the perfect snacking station and access to the screen porch makes after-dinner talks more comfortable.

Kitchen of The Laurelwood - Plan #5024

Kitchen, dining room, and screened porch

For nights when stargazing is in order, you’ll love having rear-porch access from the master bedroom. The master suite also features two walk-in closets and a generous master bath. Secondary bedrooms are located downstairs and each has its own full bath.

First Floor Plan of The Laurelwood - Plan #5024Basement Floor Plan of The Laurelwood - Plan #5024Basement Floor Plan of The Laurelwood - Plan #5024

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Charming Craftsman Cottage with Angled Garage

Awesome Mix of Traditional Style & Modern Details

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Charming Craftsman style
  • Open concept kitchen/dining area
  • Angled garage
  • Room to grow with 550 sq. ft. bonus room

Angled Garage Exterior: The Butler Ridge - Plan #1320-DHave you been looking for a really attractive, traditionally styled home plan that features modern amenities with room to grow? You just found it in The Butler Ridge. This home features 2,896 sq. ft. of living space, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a massive 551 sq. ft. bonus room.
When you view the exterior of this home you’ll be captivated by the Craftsman styling and angled garage which provides a courtyard effect. The exterior of the home offers a beautiful porch and patio area for relaxing and entertaining. The home features several porches, including an inviting screen porch with cathedral ceiling.

Craftsman Cottage: The Butler Ridge - Plan #1320-D

The first floor plan of The Butler Ridge blends convenience and beauty. The open concept kitchen and dining area makes meal preparation and serving a breeze. The great room awaits for fun family nights or entertaining with its fireplace.

First Floor Plan of The Butler Ridge - Plan #1320-D

On the main level you’ll find the attractive master suite with dual walk-in closets and elegant master bath. This floor also features a bedroom/study. On the lower level you’ll find two more bedrooms and a rec room with fireplace, along with two more baths. Need more room to expand? Go upstairs to your 550 sq. ft. bonus room.

Basement Floor Plan: The Butler Ridge - Plan #1320-D

Bonus Room Floor Plan: Butler Ridge - Plan #1320-D

The Butler Ridge also satisfies with its storage and hobby room flexibility. You’ll find a convenient mud room, utility room, pantry and e-space as just some of the flexible spaces in this home.

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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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Gallery: Decorative Ceilings

Cathedral, Vaulted, Coffered . . . Decorative ceilings add style and volume to any space!

Here’s a brief photo-guide to some common types of decorative ceilings. From simple cathedrals to unique custom creations, learn more about the different options and find the style that’s right for you!

 

Cathedral: A ceiling that symmetrically projects upward in an inverted “V” shape.

Cathedral: The Adelaide - Plan #866-D

Beams and dormer windows embellish this cathedral ceiling from the great room of the Adelaide Plan #866-D.

 

Vaulted: A ceiling which springs from a lower wall up to a higher wall. Includes Cathedral ceilings.

Vaulted Ceilings: The Jerivale - Plan #1033

Exposed wood and a stone fireplace give a rustic feel to The Jerivale Plan #1033

 

Tray: Constructed with four or more sides angling upward to a higher, flat ceiling. This style resembles an upside-down tray and is commonly seen in breakfast areas, dining rooms and bedrooms.

Tray: The Zeller - Plan #1014

This contemporary tray ceiling adds subtle elegance to the master bedroom in the Zeller Plan #1014.

 

Stepped: A series of trays, one inside the other, at different planes.

Stepped Ceilings: The Clarkson - Plan #1117

Custom, modified stepped ceiling in the master bedroom of The Clarkson Plan #1117

 

Coffered: Showcasing recessed paneling, typically in rectangular or square configurations. Most common in formal rooms of a floor plan.

Coffered: The Runnymeade - Plan #1164

Neutral colors and gallery lighting showcase the coffered ceiling in the great room of The Runnymeade Plan #1164

 

Barrel Vaulted: A simple, continuous vault, typically arched or tunnel-shaped.

Barrel Vaulted Ceilings: The Clarkson - Plan #1117

This impressive design was a custom modification in what would have been a cathedral ceiling in The Clarkson Plan #1117

 

Custom: What was drawn as a standard tray or cathedral ceiling can be redesigned with unique, artistic elements to create a one-of-a-kind ceiling.

Custom Ceilings: The Runnymeade - Plan #1164

This custom-designed ceiling in the master bedroom of The Runnymeade Plan #1164 is a modified tray, with curved sides and coffered details.

 

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WoodTrac Closet Organization

WoodTrac Closet Kits help you get organized and make the most of both walk-in and reach-in closets.

WoodTrac Closet Kit

With tons of customizable features and solid wood shelves and railings, WoodTrac closet systems work well in any closet in your home. Wood shelves allow clothes to be stored without the impression marks associated with wire shelving – and they are much easier to clean. Options include double hanging rods, shelving, or doors and drawers. The new reach-in closets are available in white, cherry and espresso finishes and can be installed for under $200 in a space up to 8 feet wide.

Plan your space
A handy tool on their website lets you design the perfect system for your needs. Just plug in the left, middle, and right wall measurements and select a finish to see the available options.

Contact the Customer Services Representatives at Don Gardner Architects for closet dimensions if you haven’t purchased your home plan yet. Call 1-800-388-7580, or email info@dongardner.com!

WoodTrack Designer

Installation is simple and fast
Easier to install than custom closets, WoodTrac’s cleat system secures the kit to the wall, supports shelves and creates a finished furniture appearance. Cleats are run wall-to-wall and screwed into studs for maximum holding strength. Cabinets are pre-routed and hardware is included, so all you need is a tape measure, level, drill, screwdriver and saw. Here’s a quick how-to video: