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Last Week to Enter Our 2014 Photo Contest!

2014 Photo Contest - One Week Left!May 31 is the last day to enter this year’s Photo Contest for a chance to win $500.

Submit your photos online here, or email them to info@dongardner.com

Here are some of our latest contest entries:

The Verdigre Plan #936:

The Verdigre - House Plan #936

Stone and siding create a stunning exterior, especially when combined with a sloped roofline and decorative wood bracket. Arches accent windows and the entryway. The loft makes a perfect sitting area, receiving a lot of light from the open, two-story great room, and a cathedral ceiling tops the master bedroom.

The Coltraine Plan #966:

The Coltraine - House Plan #966

This house plan combines stone, cedar shake, and siding for outstanding curb appeal. Columns in the dining room and a tray ceiling in the master bedroom add architectural interest, while built-ins, a kitchen island, and butler’s pantry add convenience. A screened porch perfects outdoor entertaining, and two upstairs bonus rooms await expansion.

The Edgewater Plan #1009:

The Edgewater - House Plan #1009

Promoting easy living, this home combines character with low maintenance. Doubled columns and stone accents create architectural interest, and the deck accommodates outdoor living. Double doors open into the study/bedroom, while art niches, fireplaces, a handy pass-thru in the kitchen and built-in cabinetry add beauty and convenience throughout.

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!

 

First Photos of the Ives Home Design

Julie submitted photos to our 2014 Photo Contest – there’s still time to enter!

Enjoy these photos of the Ives Plan #1075

Front Exterior of The Ives - House Plan #1075

Front exterior, with shingle and board & batten siding.

Eye-catching exterior

A unique dormer with Palladian window tops the front porch of this Country Craftsman home, with its vibrant green exterior and classic gabled roofline.

Kitchen of The Ives - House Plan #1075

Country kitchen with built-in, stainless steel appliances

Decorative ceilings

Ceiling designs create an open feel, and add architectural interest and dimension. The great room and master bedroom have cathedral ceilings, and the dining room has a tray ceiling .

Great Room of The Ives - House Plan #1075

Great room, modified with a relocated fireplace and open basement stairs.

Master Bedroom of The Ives - House Plan #1075

Master bedroom, modified with an octagonal tray ceiling.

Bonus room

A flexible bonus room above the garage is accessed near the master suite, making a perfect space for a rec room, media room, or even an extra bedroom.

Bonus Room of The Ives - House Plan #1075

The bonus room, finished in rustic exposed wood, is a cozy gathering space.

Custom finished basement

The Ives Plan is a one-story design, which Julie had modified to have a finished walkout basement – here’s a quick peek at the basement layout. View the entire Flickr Album to see more!
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Similar plans:

The Runnymeade - House Plan Number 1164The Runnymeade Plan #1164 has a similar layout with a completely different exterior – see it here.

The Silvergate - House Plan Number 1254-DThe Snapdragon Plan #724 is a little bit bigger with a similar exterior and layout – see it here.

There’s still ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your photos for a chance to win $500 in our Photo Contest!

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.

Click Here to submit your own photos!

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

Click Here to submit your own photos!

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.