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Enjoy Front and Rear Porches in this Two Story Home

Plan #916 The Hickory Ridge

Front exterior of the Hickory Ridge Plan #916 with country porches

Front Exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Country farmhouse features large front and rear porches
  • Lots of storage with two pantries, utility room and linen closet, plus walk-in closets in the bedrooms
  • 281 sq. ft. bonus room for expansion
Rear exterior of the Hickory Ridge Plan #916 with country porches

Rear Exterior

The minute you see this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath country home you’ll be impressed. Notice the inviting front porch as you enter The Hickory Ridge. Inside, you’ll find a living room/study off the foyer. You’ll then see the immense great room with columns, two story ceiling and fireplace.

The kitchen, breakfast room and separate pantry areas flow together to create a warm and inviting space to entertain and prepare meals. The kitchen has an open view of the great room and country porch beyond. The utility room is conveniently located nearby and includes counters, cabinets, and a handy sink. The garage includes a large storage area that is the perfect place to set up a workshop, along with an additional closet to keep clutter at bay.

On the first floor, the massive master suite (20’ x 14’) features dual walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath with decorative tray ceiling. Upstairs you’ll find three more generously-sized bedrooms, two with full baths. Bonus room access is nearby — Use your imagination — Create an upstairs rec room for the kids, or a hobby or TV room.

Love the outdoors? Come outside and relax on your front or rear covered porches.

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Craftsman Walkout Offers Family-Friendly Design

Plan #1301D – The Chatsworth

Family-Friendly Craftsman Walkout - The Chatsworth

Front Rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Convenient walkout basement plan
  • Covered outdoor living space
  • Kitchen, breakfast room and screen porch combine to provide popular gathering area
Family-Friendly Craftsman Walkout - The Chatsworth

Rear Rendering

People who want to build an eye-catching home that’s also family-friendly are invited to look at Don Gardner’s Chatsworth plan. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers 3,022 sq. ft. of finished living space, and there’s a 334 sq. ft. bonus room awaiting your expansion ideas.

Come on inside this home with its huge great room and commanding hearth area. Discover the kitchen that flows to the angled breakfast room and screen porch. This area is sure to be a popular gathering spot for the family. A formal dining room, utility room, pantry, e-space and study make this design a functional and family-friendly home with plenty of space for every activity.

After a long day you can retire to the luxurious 13’ x 18’ master suite that features dual walk-in closets, a linen closet and well-appointed bath. Children or guests can get a good night’s rest in the lower level that features two bedrooms (each with its own bath) and adjacent rec room with fireplace.

Ceiling treatments and extra storage throughout are just some of the quality features that add form and function to this family-friendly plan. This home is built to take advantage of rear views, and its screened and covered porches will overlook patio, fire pit and spa areas.

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Hillside Walkout Offers Convenience and Luxury

Plan #1298-D – The Whitford

Hillside Walkout Home Plan - The Whitford #1298-DHome 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.

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Enjoy Outdoor Living in this Craftsman Cottage

Craftsman Cottage Plan #1217-D The Hammond Hill

Craftsman Cottage Plan - The Hammond Hill number 1217-DHome 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.

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Efficient Family Ranch Floor Plan

Plan #1258 The Greenbranch

 Greenbranch - Craftsman Ranch House Plan 1258Home Design Quick Facts:

    • Open space single kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceiling.
    • Large utility and mud rooms make it easy to accommodate hobbies, quick clean ups and gear storage.
    • Convenient Jack and Jill bathroom.

Today’s busy lifestyles call for an efficient family ranch floor plan that offers a well-planned layout but also provides the amenities one expects in a quality home. The Greenbranch Ranch floor plan by Don Gardner offers a convenient floor plan that is great for people on the go. Family meals are easy to cook and serve in the kitchen that flows directly to the dining area. This part of the home offers a natural gathering area and its adjacent e-space is a great place for kids to do their homework.

Featuring 1885 sq. ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths The Greenbranch is a small home that surprises with its large, airy feel. The home is practically designed with an eye toward casual comfort. The open great room invites you in to enjoy the fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Throughout the home you’ll find conveniences you’d expect in a much larger home such as a Jack and Jill bathroom, extra storage throughout, large walk-in closets, utility room, mud room and lots of attic storage.

This is a great home for people who like to spend time outdoors as it includes a patio area with room for a spa. The bonus room above the garage offers many possibilities as a fourth bedroom, game room or hobby area

See more house plans like this on the Don Gardner website.