Tag: Outdoor Living

Small Craftsman Ranch With Single Dining Area

Plan #1285 – The Marley

The Marley Plan Number 1285 with Single Dining AreaHome Design Quick Facts:

  • Single dining area is convenient to large screen porch with fireplace.
  • Massive great room features coffered ceiling and fireplace.
  • Utility room, pantry and extra storage make this a family-friendly home.

Small Craftsman with Single Dining Area

The Marley by Don Gardner offers a lot of home in a small 2,046 sq. ft. footprint with a charming Craftsman exterior. The great room, kitchen, and single dining area provide a vibrant space that flows well from room to room. The gourmet Kitchen features a large island, abundant cabinet and counter space, and a convenient e-space great for overseeing homework while getting dinner on the table.The screen porch adjacent to the kitchen/dining room extends this area with outdoor views and a welcoming fireplace. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and abundant storage, this design is family-friendly and efficient.

The layout of the bedrooms in this home allows for flexibility and convenience. Either of the two generously sized secondary bedrooms could work as a study or home office. Double-closets in each allow plenty of storage, and the nearby bathroom is roomy and features twin vanities. The master suite impresses with its stunning tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets and a lavish master bath.

This small Craftsman ranch makes the most of its square footage with a pantry, utility room, e-space and extra storage. We’ve even included built-in shelving to take advantage of open space under the stairs! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home’s 472 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for your expansion ideas and provides several access points for attic storage. A big 24’ x 26’ garage with storage nook and shelving completes the list of amenities that this home offers.

Small Plan with Old World Influences

The Peyton is a beautiful Old World style home plan that makes great use of every inch of its 2,453 sq. ft. of living space. Four bedrooms and three baths are some of the highlights of this home, along with its 458 sq. ft. bonus room.

You’ll enter the home and be impressed by the massive great room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. The single dining space created by the kitchen and open dining area also features an e-space, pantry, extra storage and big utility room.

After whipping up a great meal in the kitchen, you can choose to serve it on the screen porch, which offers an inviting atmosphere with its skylights and fireplace. There’s also a rear porch for outside relaxation.

At the end of the day you can retire to the well-appointed master suite that offers dual walk-in closets, sun tunnel and luxurious bath.

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

New Cottage Plan #1319 – Now Available!

European Cottage with a Modern Layout: The Lucerne Plan #1319

The Lucerne - Cottage House Plan #1319Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Large kitchen includes an island and plenty of counter space.
  • The utility room is spacious and practical
  • Oversized screened porch is perfect for relaxing and entertaining

Stylish, Practical Cottage Home Plan

Cottage can mean different things to different people. Some people view cottages as small homes that offer a cozy retreat. Don Gardner’s cottage homes offer lots of flexibility and charm, with the modern amenities you love plus the cottage styling you’re looking for. The Lucerne is one of the outstanding cottage home plans by Don Gardner. This small cottage home plan is stylish and practical, with its European-inspired exterior and modern layout.  Stone, stucco, and clipped gables outside give it a cottage feel, while tray and coffered ceilings and abundant windows open up the interior. This one-story home includes three bedrooms, 2 spacious baths, and 1,828 square feet arranged for a family-efficient traffic flow, with living areas perfect for entertaining.

The great room is topped with a coffered ceiling and enjoys a cozy fireplace flanked with built-in cabinetry. French doors lead to an oversized screen porch with skylights to bring in extra light and views. Patio space expands outdoor living and is the perfect space to add a pool or spa. The single dining space lies just around the corner from the great room and has large windows for an open feel. Open to the kitchen, the dining room is perfect for casual meals and breakfast, while the stunning tray ceiling sets the stage for more formal gatherings.

Get the Dream Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted

The island kitchen has a view to both the great room and dining room, and has plenty of counter space and a nearby walk-in pantry.  A small e-space is the perfect place to look up recipes. Located just off the garage entrance, it’s easy to bring in groceries and put everything in its place.

Luxurious Bedrooms & Lots of Storage

The master bedroom features a curved wall of windows, walk-in closet, and an oversized shower in the master bath. The secondary bedrooms sit across the home for privacy, and share a large bathroom with twin vanities and private privy.

Storage abounds with linen closets for each bathroom, a large utility room, and additional storage in the garage. Stairs lead to a flexible bonus room, perfect for a home office, rec room, or any other use the homeowner might imagine, while attic storage is easily accessible.

View more cottage home plans like this on the Don Gardner website.

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.

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