The Donald A. Gardner Architects 2014 Photo Contest is here!
From now until May 31, submit photos of your finished Don 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: Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Zillow, and more.
We want to see your interior and exterior photos. Builders – this applies to you as well – send photos of Donald A. Gardner house plans you have built, even if you don’t live in the home! Entering is easy – Click here to submit your photos online!
Note: If your total photo submission is larger than 5MB, please contact us at 800-388-7580 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to submit your photos.
- Images should be saved as JPEG or GIF files.
- Photos can be of interior, exterior, or both.
Check out this new narrow-lot conceptual design, and give us your feedback in the comments!
Conceptual Design #1361 has a Charleston style exterior with two levels of porches lined with columns. This design is narrow with a rear-entry garage on the basement level, ideal for Traditional Neighborhood Developments.
The two-story great room is open to the curved balcony above, and is set apart from the dining room by a trio of columns and built-in shelves framing the dining room window. The kitchen is surrounded by casual living spaces: An intimate keeping room with a fireplace, window seats, and cathedral ceiling, and a breakfast room with open e-space. A home elevator runs between the main floor and the lower level, making it a breeze to carry in groceries. The master bedroom has dual walk-in closets and a private porch/balcony at the rear of the home.
Two bedrooms upstairs enjoy access to the loft, covered porch, and massive bonus room.
Tell us what you think in the comments!
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Spring is here – get inspired by these Don Gardner interiors with
vibrant, Spring colors!
Master Bathroom – The Silvergate #1254
The master bedroom enjoys an elegant bath with an arched window and a remarkable barrel-vaulted ceiling over the relaxing tub.
Dining Room – The Edelweiss #1013
A tray ceiling crowns the octagonal dining room, while a cooktop island keeps the kitchen open. A patio is off the breakfast nook, easily serviceable from the kitchen – perfect for springtime entertaining.
Great Room – The Provence #1005
This open great room is filled with architectural details – the perfect space for a pop of color. The family-efficient floor plan divides the sleeping and gathering quarters, while extra storage space can be found throughout. Columns, built-ins and a barrel-vault arch add custom touches.
Master Bathroom – The Northwyke #759
A cathedral ceiling enhances the master bedroom, which enjoys a large walk-in closet and bright and open bath. A glass walk-in shower, garden tub, and abundant counter space create a relaxing space.
Master Bedroom – The Rochelle #1204
In the rear of the home, the master suite accesses one porch and includes a charming window seat, two walk-in closets and an elegant master bath. Trim, texture, and accent lighting adorn the stunning tray ceiling.
Great Room – The Luxembourg #979
The grand portico leads to an impressive, open floor plan. Built-in cabinetry, French doors, and a fireplace enhance the great room, while transoms, an arched clerestory window, and an impressive vaulted ceiling opens up the space.
Have you visited our Photo Gallery yet? Find a home plan that matches your style – search by room or exterior view. For even more customer-submitted photos, go to our Flickr Page!
Extend your living space with an outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are the perfect way to extend living space so you can prepare and enjoy meals outside. Porches and patios offer a great deal of flexibility, and an outdoor kitchen can range anywhere from a small grill with cabinets and counters nearby, to full chef-quality arrangements with refrigerators, warming drawers, and more.
The Firenze Plan #5025
This summer kitchen from the Firenze plan sits just outside the large family room and provides an extra 18′ x 12′ of relaxing entertaining space. Sleek cabinets hide grilling supplies and anything needed for dining al fresco.
The Cedar Ridge takes advantage of Mother Nature with a sunroom, rear deck and screened porch on the main level, and a second covered porch and screened porch with summer kitchen on the lower level. This all-in-one unit includes a grill, sink, and refrigerator for the ultimate in easy outdoor meals.
The Peyton Plan #1289
A screened porch is an ideal location for an outdoor kitchen, like this one from the Peyton plan. The screens keep pests away, while skylights bring in the sunlight and a cozy fireplace allows outdoor enjoyment year-round.
Search our collection of home plans with outdoor kitchens to find designs in all styles and sizes with kitchens already shown, or find more ideas on setting up your own outdoor kitchen by browsing our Outdoor Home Ideas board on Pinterest!
Ranch Home Plan #1328 – The Bosworth
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Craftsman exterior with plenty of curb appeal.
- A double pantry and large utility room
This Ranch home plan with gables and metal accent roofs creates a welcoming, Craftsman exterior with plenty of curb appeal. Cathedral ceilings add volume to the great room and dining room, with a spacious island kitchen between them. A double pantry and large utility room provide plenty of storage space, and the garage has a convenient personnel door to the outside. Walk-in closets in each bedroom, as well as coat and linen closets, keep things in their place.
See full plan details here!