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2014 Photo Contest

The Donald A. Gardner Architects 2014 Photo Contest is here!

2014 Photo Contest

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!

The Lennon Plan #1300 by Don Gardner

Note: If your total photo submission is larger than 5MB, please contact us at 800-388-7580 or email us at info@dongardner.com 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.

Click here for tips and guidelines for taking your photos!

Spring Colors

Spring is here – get inspired by these Don Gardner interiors with
vibrant, Spring colors!

 

Master Bathroom – The Silvergate #1254

Master Bath of The Silvergate - Plan #1254-D

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

Dining Room of The Edelweiss - Plan #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

Great Room of The Provence - Plan #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

Master Bath of The Northwyke - Plan #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

Master Bedroom of The Rochelle - Plan #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

Great Room of The Luxembourg - Plan #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!

 

Hillside Walkout House Plans

Don Gardner Architects features a variety of hillside walkout house plans that are designed for sloping lots.

Lower levels offer a ton of flexible living and storage spaces. Learn more about some of our most popular designs!

The Heatherstone Plan #5016

Rear Exterior of The Heatherstone - Plan #5016

Rear exterior of the Heatherstone Plan #5016

Basement Floor Plan of The Heatherstone - House Plan Number 5016The Heatherstone is a massive hillside walkout estate with outdoor living areas for every season, including a screened porche with fireplace, spacious verandas and a custom spa. The basement level has rec and media space, bedrooms, a wet bar, and wine cellar.

The Clubwell Manor Plan #5037

Rec room and billiards room of the Clubwell Manor Plan #5037

Rec room and billiards room of the Clubwell Manor Plan #5037

Wet bar and bedroom of the Clubwell Manor Plan #5037

Wet bar and bedroom of the Clubwell Manor Plan #5037

The Clubwell Manor is a golf course home plan with over 2000 square feet of living space on the basement level.

A rec room, billiards area, and media room, provide fabulous entertaining space.

A bedroom with porch access and a private bathroom sits near a wet bar – ideal for use as an in-law suite. The convenient home elevator makes this home easily accessible.

Garaventa Lift features a line of elevators designed specifically for use in private residences.

 

The Chancellor Plan #1337 is our newest design, with two stories and a finished walkout basement. Designed with a residential elevator, this is a perfect age-in-place home.

Hillside Walkout Plan: The Chancellor #1337

Front rendering of the Chancellor Plan #1337

 

The Silvergate Plan #1254-D

This popular plan is ideal for lakefront property, and shows that basement living space can feel bright and cheerful with charming details.

Rec Room / Media Room of The Silvergate - Plan #1254-D

Built-in shelves in the finished basement of the Silvergate Plan #1254-D

 

The Cedar Court Plan #5004

Hillside Walkout designs are ideal for the homeowner who loves to entertain guests and enjoy Mother Nature. The Cedar Court offers covered porches and patios, and a curved screened porch with fireplace. It’s angled design takes advantage of rear views.

Rear Exterior of The Cedar Court - Plan #5004

Outdoor living areas of the Cedar Court Plan #5004

Browse over 60 hillside walkout home plans on our website here.

Learn more about home elevators from Garaventa Lift here.

Gallery: Decorative Ceilings

Cathedral, Vaulted, Coffered . . . Decorative ceilings add style and volume to any space!

Here’s a brief photo-guide to some common types of decorative ceilings. From simple cathedrals to unique custom creations, learn more about the different options and find the style that’s right for you!

 

Cathedral: A ceiling that symmetrically projects upward in an inverted “V” shape.

Cathedral: The Adelaide - Plan #866-D

Beams and dormer windows embellish this cathedral ceiling from the great room of the Adelaide Plan #866-D.

 

Vaulted: A ceiling which springs from a lower wall up to a higher wall. Includes Cathedral ceilings.

Vaulted Ceilings: The Jerivale - Plan #1033

Exposed wood and a stone fireplace give a rustic feel to The Jerivale Plan #1033

 

Tray: Constructed with four or more sides angling upward to a higher, flat ceiling. This style resembles an upside-down tray and is commonly seen in breakfast areas, dining rooms and bedrooms.

Tray: The Zeller - Plan #1014

This contemporary tray ceiling adds subtle elegance to the master bedroom in the Zeller Plan #1014.

 

Stepped: A series of trays, one inside the other, at different planes.

Stepped Ceilings: The Clarkson - Plan #1117

Custom, modified stepped ceiling in the master bedroom of The Clarkson Plan #1117

 

Coffered: Showcasing recessed paneling, typically in rectangular or square configurations. Most common in formal rooms of a floor plan.

Coffered: The Runnymeade - Plan #1164

Neutral colors and gallery lighting showcase the coffered ceiling in the great room of The Runnymeade Plan #1164

 

Barrel Vaulted: A simple, continuous vault, typically arched or tunnel-shaped.

Barrel Vaulted Ceilings: The Clarkson - Plan #1117

This impressive design was a custom modification in what would have been a cathedral ceiling in The Clarkson Plan #1117

 

Custom: What was drawn as a standard tray or cathedral ceiling can be redesigned with unique, artistic elements to create a one-of-a-kind ceiling.

Custom Ceilings: The Runnymeade - Plan #1164

This custom-designed ceiling in the master bedroom of The Runnymeade Plan #1164 is a modified tray, with curved sides and coffered details.

 

Look for the dashed lines on our floor plans to see what type of ceiling is in each room, and contact our Customer Sales & Support Team with any questions.

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Winter Weather House Plan Photos

As winter weather has swept through the Southeast, we’ve been delighted to receive lots of customer photos of Don Gardner homes in the snow. We hope you enjoy them!

The Birchwood – Plan #1239:
Winter Weather: The Birchwood #1239This Arts and Crafts styled sprawling ranch has so much to offer the modern homeowner. Each bedroom features elegant ceiling treatments, a walk-in closet and an adjacent full bathroom. A large utility room is conveniently placed down the hall from the secondary bedrooms. The large, gourmet kitchen includes a walk-in pantry and central island.

The Becker – Plan #1293:
Winter Weather: The Becker #1293A Craftsman exterior and an efficient floor plan allow the Becker to pack a lot of luxury into a modest footprint. The expansive master suite tucked to the rear of the home provides privacy, while the kitchen, great room, and breakfast area open to a massive screen porch to the rear.

The Cartwright – Plan #801:
Winter Weather: The Cartwright #801An arched window in a center gable lends style and beauty to the façade of this three-bedroom home. An open common area that features a great room with cathedral ceiling, a formal dining room with tray ceiling, a functional kitchen and an informal breakfast area separates the master suite from the secondary bedrooms for optimal privacy.

The Hardesty – Plan #1287:

Winter Weather: The Hardesty #1287

Built by Ray Southeastern Design in KY

Siding and stone detailing add Craftsman charm to this ranch-style home. This four bedroom plan makes the most of space, with a large kitchen overlooking the open great room and dining room area, with generous mud and utility rooms offering storage and work space.

The Anniston – Plan #540:Winter Weather: The Anniston #540Interior columns define entry to the formal dining room with elegant tray ceiling. The great room features a cathedral ceiling and fireplace with adjacent built-in. Designed for utmost efficiency, the kitchen is open to the breakfast room and great room and includes a time saving raised counter for quick meals.

The Hollyhock – Plan #864:Winter Weather: The Hollyhock #864

Built by Jaggers Construction in TN

Sophistication and charm combine beautifully in this exquisite four-bedroom home with wrapping front and back porches. A vaulted ceiling, multiple doors that open onto the lovely back porch and a fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry enhance the expansive great room.

We hope you’re staying safe and warm in this winter weather! To share your photos, email them to info@dongardner.com!