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HOME PLAN TRENDS: Georgian Home Designs

By Charles Richardson
Georgian Home Plan - 868 The Wedgewood

Home Plan Exterior of the Wedgewood

Georgian architecture conjures up images of stately houses on vast, sweeping estates, where the privileged would mingle amid champagne, music, and starlit skies. In actuality, a Georgian home plan is simply a colonial design, albeit, it originated among wealthy New Englanders and genteel Southern land owners. The influences that make the Georgian home “stately” can be traced to the classical influences of the Italian Renaissance. The impressive facades, multi-storied composition, symmetrically aligned windows, and regal entrances were designed to create a feeling of grandeur as well as balance.

American Craftsman Home Style

By Charles Richardson
Craftsman Home Plan

Craftsman House Plan #1248 – The Wexler

When exploring the latest popular trends in the housing industry, homeowners sometimes overlook the style of the house itself. This is unfortunate because the type of home you build will largely set the tone for the type of interior and exterior designs that will be aesthetically optimal. “The style, or type, of house you select is the single most important thing to consider when building a home,” says Chuck Tripp of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. “It is important to select a style that not only reflects your particular taste, but is also suitable to your lifestyle.” After all, functionality is a key component to effective design.

Today we are going to discuss one of the most versatile house styles: American Craftsman Home style.

Kitchen Upgrades Worth Splurging On

Big or small, today’s kitchens are the heart of the home, and a place you’re sure to spend a lot of your time. With countless options and gadgets to choose from, think about how you use (or want to use) your kitchen and prioritize the upgrades that make sense for your lifestyle.

Read on for both modest and pricey kitchen upgrades worth splurging on in your new home!

Designer Dream Homes, Fall 2014

Look who’s on the cover of the Fall issue of Designer Dream Homes!

Designer Dream Homes Cover, Fall 2014, Featuring the Sagecrest Plan by Donald A. Gardner Architects

Cover Photo: The Sagecrest Plan #1226 by Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

156 Captivating Home Plans

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