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We’ve been busy uploading  new pictures from to this year’s Photo Contest. There is still time to send in yours!

2014 Photo Contest

Photo Contest Entry with a Retro Twist

Steve and Tammy’s Craftsman home features a retro bar in the finished basement

The Heathridge Plan #763-D

Plan #763-D-The Heathridge - 2014 Photo Contest Entry

Front exterior, modified to have an angled garage

 Craftsman design ideal for a rustic setting

First Floor Plan of The Heathridge Plan #763-DThis Craftsman style home takes advantage of hillside views with its deck, patio, and abundance of rear windows. An open floor plan enhances the home’s spaciousness. The great room features a cathedral ceiling, a fireplace with built-in cabinets and shelves, and access to the generous rear deck. Designed for ultimate efficiency, the kitchen serves the great room, dining room, and breakfast area with equal ease.

A tray ceiling lends elegance to the master bedroom, which features deck access, his and her walk-in closets, and an extravagant bath with dual vanities, large linen closet, and separate tub and shower. A second master bedroom is located on the opposite side of the house and enjoys its own private bath, tray ceiling, and deck access.

Expand living with a finished walkout basement

Downstairs, a spacious family room is the perfect place for casual entertaining, and an abundance of space makes it ideal for creative interior design. Steve and Tammy built in a fantastic retro bar with cafe seating and custom tile flooring!
Retro bar in Plan #763-D-The Heathridge - 2014 Photo Contest Entry

Basement Floor Plan of The Heathridge - Plan #763-D

  • Learn more about the Heathridge Plan on our website.

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Foyer of the Merrill - House Plan Number 1209

From now until May 31, 2014 you can submit photos of your finished Donald A. Gardner home for a chance to be published in our nationally distributed and best-selling magazine “Designer Dream Homes” plus, you could also win a $500 VISA gift card and have your photos featured on our website and Social Media sites found on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Zillow and more.

St. Jude Dream Home is Almost Complete

The finishing touches are going into the Drayton Hall in Chatanooga, TN

Tickets are still available at www.stjude.org

St. Jude Dream Home - The Drayton Hall by Don Gardner

Front exterior, in progress

The Drayton Hall is being built outside of Chattanooga, TN as the 2014 St. Jude Dream Home. G. T. Issa Construction has been building custom homes in the area for over 20 years, and is now adding the final details to this fabulous home.

Come take the tour!

  • May 17-June 15: Open House every weekend, Saturdays & Sundays from noon-5pm
  • June 16-June 21: Last Week Open House, Monday-Saturday from 9am-9pm
The St. Jude Dream Home is on lot #25 in the Canyons at Falling Water Subdivision, located on the Northside of Chattanooga, TN in Hixson.
St. Jude Dream Home - Dining Room

Dining Room: Wainscoting and a coffered ceiling adorn the formal dining room, which is open to the foyer and connected to the kitchen through a convenient butler’s pantry.

St. Jude Dream Home - Master Bathroom

Master bath: Sleek tile and a dramatic free-standing tub in the master bath create a stylish, relaxing space.

St. Jude Dream Home - Patio

Patio: Landscaping and outdoor living spaces are starting to take shape at the rear of this European-style house design

St. Jude Dream Home - Front Exterior

Front exterior: The final details are in progress on the front entry and landscape. Stone, shingles, and brackets add depth and interest to the facade.

  • See the floor plan and details on our website, Here.

 

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was created in 1991 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and has become one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide, raising more than $260 million.

Donate to St. Jude and reserve your Dream Home ticket here: www.stjude.org. 

New Photo Contest Entries

Lots of great home photos are coming in for the 2014 Photo Contest!

Don’t worry, there’s still time to enter

  • The Woodsfield #341 – This plan offers the best of both worlds for those torn between traditional and country style.
Plan #341-The Woodsfield - Photo Contest Entry

The active family gets all the room it needs in just 1,954 square feet thanks to an open floor plan and covered porches in this three bedroom country home. Stairs to the skylit bonus room are conveniently located near the kitchen and master suite. Growing families will appreciate the extra half bath, too.

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First Floor Plan of The Woodsfield - House Plan Number 341

  • The Longworth #362 – This home features classic, Old World appeal with a layout for today’s lifestyle.
Plan #362-The Longworth - Photo Contest Entry

A fireplace nestled between built-in bookshelves warms a two-story family room, while a second fireplace brings warmth to a study/living room with cathedral ceiling. The first floor features nine foot ceilings throughout. Upstairs, a loft/study overlooks the family room and separates the two bedrooms, both with walk-in closets. The skylit bonus room is accessed from the second floor.

First Floor Plan of The Longworth - House Plan Number 362

Second Floor Plan of The Longworth - House Plan Number 362

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Powder Room of the Larkspur - House Plan Number 715

From now until May 31, 2014 you can submit photos of your finished Donald A. Gardner home for a chance to be published in our nationally distributed and best-selling magazine “Designer Dream Homes” plus, you could also win a $500 VISA gift card and have your photos featured on our website and Social Media sites found on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Zillow and more.

Plan of the Week: The Satchwell

Learn about this popular ranch home design!

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2097 sq. ft.

Front Exterior of The Satchwell Plan #967

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman styling inside and out.
  • Columns keep living spaces open.
  • Huge screen porch with skylights.

 

 

Graceful arches contrast with high gables for a stunning exterior on The Satchwell Plan. Windows with decorative transoms and several French doors flood the open floor plan with natural light.

First Floor Plan of The Satchwell #967

Tray ceilings in the dining room and master bedroom as well as cathedral ceilings in the bedroom/study, great room, kitchen and breakfast area create architectural interest, along with visual space. Built-ins in the great room and additional room in the garage add convenient storage. While a screened porch allows for comfortable outdoor entertaining, a bonus room lies near two additional bedrooms and offers flexibility.

Great Room of The Satchwell Plan #967

Great room

Positioned for privacy, the master suite features access to the screened porch, dual walk-in closets and a well-appointed bath, including a private privy, garden tub, double vanity and spacious shower.

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