Tag: Rear Views

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.

Product Round Up: Porches, Decks, and Patios

Porches, decks, and patios are an important part of your home, so we’ve put together a list of products that are perfect for your outdoor living spaces.

Building a new home is an exciting time. Whether you like to entertain or spend some quiet time outdoors, Don Gardner homes offer efficient layouts and outdoor features like porches, patios, decks and summer kitchens. Browse Outdoor Living Space home plans on our website, and read on to discover some great product ideas!

TREX DECKING
Trex has a lineup of low-maintenance, long-lasting composite decking in a range of textures and colors for your new deck. It stands up to weather and resists stains and mold thanks to its high-performance shell, and offers a soft, splinter-free finish with a deep wood-grain pattern. Their earth-friendly products are made from 95% recycled wood, sawdust and plastics. No sanding. No staining. No painting!

Trex Decking

www.trex.com

 

ELDORADO OUTDOOR
Many Don Gardner home plans include a fireplace on the screened porch for year-round enjoyment. Eldorado Outdoor Fireplaces feature an integrated scratch coat and are ready to be dressed with Eldorado Stone or Brick for the ultimate masonry appearance. Choose from wood-burning or gas, with additional accessories available including chimney extensions and seating walls to truly customize your space.

Eldorado Stone Outdoor Fireplace

www.eldoradooutdoor.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEENEY CABLERAIL with LED LIGHTING
Feeney CableRail is a perfect solution for stairs, balconies, and deck railings where you want to maintain an unobstructed view of the outdoors. The new LED Rail Light Kit for DesignRail not only provides safety in low-light areas, it’s a lighting accent that creates a charming atmosphere for outdoor entertaining. Their versatile designs work well with any exterior style, from rustic to modern.

Feeney CableRail and LED Rail Light Kit

www.feeneyinc.com

 

WALPOLE OUTDOORS’ PERGOLAS
Adding a pergola to your patio creates a shady, relaxing outdoor living space. Walpole Outdoors offers many standard choices, from straight top to arched-top pergolas with round or square columns in six sizes, and are available with retractable Sunbrella fabric canopies to provide shelter whenever the weather changes. Walpole will assist you in designing a custom pergola for your home, and PVC construction means they are long-lasting and low maintenance.

Walpole Outdoors' Pergolas

www.walpolewoodworkers.com

 

DANVER OUTDOOR KITCHENS
Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens offers a variety of products to create your dream entertainment area, including refrigeration, ice makers, pizza ovens, power burners, ceramic smoker/grills, and bartending centers. You can choose from designer colors and realistic wood grain powder coat finishes on stainless, creating a one-of-a-kind summer kitchen.

Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens

www.danver.com

 

Luxury Home Plans

Plan #5004 The Cedar Court

Luxury Home Plan: The Cedar Court #5004

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman design works as a walkout
  • Angled courtyard plan offers privacy
  • Lower level offers massive rec room, two bedrooms and two baths

 

Luxury Home Plan: The Cedar Court #5004

Rear exterior

A large family would love to call The Cedar Court home. This luxury home plan offers a massive 3,784 sq. ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

The kitchen, breakfast room and screen porch provide a comfortable area for meals and gatherings of friends and family. You’ll also find a formal dining room that’s great for every day or holiday meals.

Great Room from Luxury Home Plan: The Cedar Court #5004

Great Room offers elegance and warmth

The huge great room will be a favorite place to relax with the family or entertain. The soaring cathedral ceiling and clerestory window add to the lofty feeling you get in this room. The cozy fireplace serves as a grand focal point for the open living space.

This home allows kids, in-laws or guests a private retreat in the lower level that’s complete with massive rec room, two bedrooms with walk-in closets, and two baths. The patio level is perfect for entertaining, and awaits the addition of a pool or spa.

Flexible space abounds, with a formal study off the foyer, and spacious mud room and utility room just off the three- car garage. Downstairs, plenty of unfinished space can be used for storage, or even converted into something special like a wine cellar.

We invite you to ask us anything on our new You Asked…We Answered! feature on our blog. Talk to us about our house plans and we’ll be glad to provide you with the information you need.

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

House Plans with Photos

Plan #1234 – The Fincannon

Click for more photos of the Fincannon Plan #1234

We offer 16 photos of this home. Here is the front rendering.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Home designed to take in rear views
  • Extra storage and flexible space throughout with mud & utility rooms; e-space and pantry
  • 518 sq. ft. bonus room for expansion

It is possible to build a new home with Old-World charm and European-influenced curb appeal. Don Gardner’s house design The Fincannon will meet your needs today with 2,834 sq. ft. of living space, including 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We also thought of your future needs with a 518 sq. ft. bonus room.

Flexible Home Floor Plan

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Rear rendering

You can enjoy this home’s flexibility as many areas can be used in multiple ways. The kitchen/breakfast room/hearth room area offers many options for cozy family gatherings or entertaining. Two bedrooms, dual walk-in closets, e-space and bath are perfect for kids’ rooms or would make a great in-law suite. Whether you have a big family or you like to invite guests to stay over, this home offers a floor plan that easily accommodates a large group.

Enjoy Open Spaces and Soaring Ceilings

The massive great room invites you in with its fireplace and 14’ coffered ceiling. The full dining room also boasts a 14’ ceiling. The master suite offers dual walk-in closets and a well-appointed bath. Here you’ll also find a linen closet and porch access.

Plenty of Storage in this Home Design

Click for more photos of the Fincannon Plan #1234

Rear porch offers a fun outdoor retreat

There’s no lack of storage in this home with mud room, pantry and multiple closets. The three car garage makes room for multiple cars and/or recreational vehicles. Outdoor living is easy with three porches and a patio. The rear porch is most inviting as it offers a private retreat just off the master bedroom.

Take advantage of our You Asked…We Answered! Feature on our blog. Ask us anything about our house plans and we’ll be glad to help you.

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

One-Story Living with Craftsman Character

Plan #1009 The Edgewater

One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Private master bedroom with spacious sitting room
  • Secluded family room for relaxing or entertaining
  • Kitchen, breakfast room and family room with fireplace offer a cozy gathering space
One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Rear exterior

For the family that loves elegant, one-story living, The Edgewater is home. With several versatile rooms and both formal and casual entertaining spaces, this floor plan offers endless options.

4 bedrooms and 3 baths are just the beginning in this 2,818 sq. ft. Craftsman home. This house design has all of the quality details you expect from a Don Gardner home.

Note The Edgewater’s stone accents and columns as you enter the home, which provide impressive curb appeal. The 20’ x 20’ great room greets you with its cathedral ceiling, fireplace and built-in shelves. Art niches add a custom feel and serve as exciting focal points. The kitchen, breakfast room and family room offer a comfortable gathering space for meals, relaxing or entertaining.

The master suite and secondary bedrooms are located at opposite sides of this one-story home to ensure privacy. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The other secondary bedroom would work well as a guest room or study. The master suite features a sitting room, dual walk-in closets, and a luxurious master bath.

One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Screen porch

This home was designed to allow for ample rear views with its screen porch and deck. This one-story house plan offers the flexibility a growing family is looking for.

Try our new blog feature, You Asked…We Answered! Ask us anything about our house plans and we’ll be glad to help you.

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