Plan #1298-D – The Whitford
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Single dining area offers a convenient space for family meals or entertaining.
- Screen porch allows for relaxing outdoor enjoyment.
- Utility room, pantry and extra storage throughout the home.
If you are looking for a distinctive Craftsman hillside walkout home plan, Don Gardner recommends The Whitford. A mix of stone, stucco, and cedar shake provide an Arts-and-Crafts exterior that is low-maintenance, with brackets and an arched window to add curb appeal. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features 2,569 sq. ft. of living space. The great room with fireplace is perfect for gathering with family and friends and the kitchen and dining room combine to provide a fun spot for preparing and enjoying homemade meals. Cooks will love the large U-shaped kitchen convenient to the huge walk-in pantry and utility room.
The first floor secondary bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and would work well as a study or home office. There are two additional bedrooms on the lower level, separated by a rec room. These lower level rooms offer a private atmosphere for kids or house guests, or can be used as an in-law suite. An inviting master suite beckons after a long day, with its lavish bath and dual walk-in closets.
This hillside walkout home is perfect for sloping lots, often found around lakefronts, mountains, and golf course communities. Designed for rear views, the Whitford also offers outdoor living enjoyment. Relax on your screen porch or eat a meal there as the kitchen and pantry area are located nearby. There’s always room for one more in The Whitford as it offers a convenient layout with extra storage throughout. An additional unfinished basement area allows for future expansion.
View more hillside walkout house plans like this on the Don Gardner website.
Craftsman Cottage Plan #1217-D The Hammond Hill
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Angled courtyard garage offers convenience.
- Two bedrooms and rec room in the lower level offer privacy for guests or are perfect for kids’ bedrooms.
- Inviting back porch overlooks patio and makes a great space for relaxing.
For those people who have an appreciation of the outdoors, Don Gardner presents The Hammond Hill. This Craftsman cottage home epitomizes a luxurious yet efficient house plan. It offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 2,544 sq. ft. of living space. This home’s rustic charm with stone and cedar shake would look perfect on most any lot, with an angled courtyard garage adding convenience. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this home offers a an efficient and flexible layout.
Inside, the great room invites you in with its fireplace and built-ins. The octagonal breakfast room flows from the kitchen/pantry area and will become a popular spot for outdoor viewing. Enjoy the stone and shake look of this cottage or sit on your porch and take in the views. This is a fun home for entertaining on the patio and relaxing in the spa.
After a full day, retire to the luxurious, secluded master suite that features a tray ceiling, porch access, a huge master bath, and dual walk-in closets. The lower level features two bedrooms and rec room with fireplace that can be used for an in-law suite, kids’ rooms or a private retreat for guests. Plenty of unfinished storage space is perfect for a mechanical room, or for future expansion.
This is a great home for a growing family, an extended family who requires an in-law suite or those who like to entertain.
View more house plans like this on the Don Gardner website.
Residential Building – Online Edition
It’s hard to overstate how important windows are to the look and feel of a house. “The size and shape of windows and doors can make or break the design of an intended aesthetic,” builder Stephen B. Quick IV said in this month’s Q+A. Because the categories are so important, Residential Building has designated the August online edition as their Window and Door Issue.
Here are some stories you’ll find this month:
- Architect Ed Binkley shows how to maximize light with glass walls
- A Texas house inspired by Austin’s Hill Country
- Electronic faucets are everywhere; are they here to stay?
Recent Census Bureau data points to a 35% increase in U.S. housing starts in the first quarter of this year versus the same time last year. Don Gardner has anticipated this trend with some of its newest home designs, especially its small, country and craftsman home plans. These new home plans feature extra storage, bonus rooms and large open spaces for family living and entertaining. Many of the homes also offer screened porches, patios, decks and other outdoor living amenities.
Conceptual Design #1349
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House Plans on the Drawing Board is pleased to present this hillside walkout design that was originally derived from the Newcastle Plan #994 and our Conceptual Design #1342. The bedroom and bathroom have been relocated to the lower level, along with an added family room/theater. The second floor and bonus room have been eliminated, while unfinished space on the lower level provides storage and a place for HVAC. On the main floor, the kitchen features an angled peninsula with bar seating, and the single dining area has high windows, making room for a buffet cabinet. Sun tunnels bring light into interior spaces, and outdoor entertaining is easy with covered and screen porches in the rear.
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