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Elegant Single Dining & Living Space Home

Plan #1313 – The St. Regis

Single Dining Space Plan: The St. Regis #1313

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Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Brick ranch plan with porches and patio
  • Cottage styling with European influence features massive great room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling
  • 324 sq. ft. bonus room ready for expansion ideas

If you’re looking for an elegant single living space home, you can’t do much better than this classy European brick ranch. The St. Regis, with its 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,344 sq. ft. of living space, impresses inside and out. Its hipped roof with metal accents and box bay windows create exceptional curb appeal for this cottage home, and the single dining layout is perfect for family dinners and entertaining. You’ll also find plenty of storage in this home with its pantry, multiple closets and utility room.

Single Dining Space Plan: St. Regis #1313

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The huge great room welcomes you with its fireplace and cathedral ceiling, and connects to the vaulted dining area that measures 12’ 5” x 19’ 4”. French doors open to the screened porch, and plenty of windows bring in the sunlight.

A study and bonus room add flexibility to the design, while personnel doors in the garage and utility rooms add convenient outdoor access for yard work and other tasks. The kitchen looks out to the single dining and living space over a seating bar, with plenty of counter space and a large window over the sink creating a pleasant workspace.

Before you go to bed you might wish to spend a few minutes on the relaxing screen porch with cathedral ceiling and skylights. Retire to the inviting master suite with dual walk-in closets and elegant master bath.

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Small Home – Big on Quality

Plan #1229 The Carrollton

Small Home - Big on Quality: The Carrollton #1229

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Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman style home offers convenient single dining area
  • Cathedral or vaulted ceilings in three rooms create an open feel
  • 415 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for expansion
Small Home - Big on Quality: The Carrollton Plan #1299

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Today’s definition of a small home is a bit different than it was years ago; the modern small home offers many of the features of a much bigger home. That’s especially true with a Don Gardner small home. Take The Carrollton, for instance. This 1,668 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and its layout makes the most of its square footage. It also includes a 415 sq. ft. bonus room (not counted in the total square footage) that makes this plan a flexible design that will meet your needs for years.

The great room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace offers a central gathering place. The positioning of the mirrored kitchen and dining areas provide a convenient single dining space, while columns keep the space feeling open. This home features a large screen porch with cathedral ceiling which is a great place for warm weather dining or relaxing.

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When it’s time to call it a day, this home’s design really shines as the master suite and secondary bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house to ensure privacy. The master offers a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and luxurious bath. The secondary bedrooms provide flexibility as one would work well as a study and features a walk-in closet.

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eDAG Newsletter – October 2013

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In this Issue: Parade of Homes | Blog | Featured Design: Plan 803 – The Treyburn

Parade of Homes: eDAG Newsletter - October 2013Brunswick County Parade of Homes

We are delighted to announce that our Lennon Plan #1300 has been entered in this year’s Brunswick County Parade of Homes!

Built by QRI Construction Corp. in Eastern North Carolina, this home will be available to tour the weekends of October 18th-20th and October 25th-27th from noon to 5pm each day. Visit brunswickparadeofhomes.com for complete information – this home is #17 on the Single Family Homes program!

This Old World style cottage plan features a Craftsman-influenced exterior, including stone, shake, and siding, with decorative arches and multiple gables. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and plenty of storage are included in its 2,324 sq. ft. of living space. Cathedral and tray ceilings in the common areas give this home an open feel, while columns separate the great room and dining rooms visually.

House Plans Blog: eDAG Newsletter - October 2013House Plans Blog

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Keep up-to-date with new plans, learn more about our most popular designs, and leave your comments!

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Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or in the beginning stages of trying to find a house plan, you will find a wealth of information to help you select the best floor plan, tips on the building process, and information about products and finishes for your new house.

Featured Plan #803-The Treyburn: eDAG Newsletter - October 2013Featured Design: Plan 803 –
The Treyburn

Striking gables, arched windows, and a wrapping front porch grace the facade of this modest three bedroom home.

The dining room, kitchen, and great room cleverly separate the master suite from the two family bedrooms. An efficient kitchen is strategically placed to serve both the dining room and great room with equal ease. Tray ceilings in the dining room and great room add volume and interest, while the master bedroom and front family bedroom are expanded by cathedral ceilings.

The master suite features back porch access, a walk-in closet, and private bath with separate tub and shower. A bonus room over the garage offers space for storage or future expansion.

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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.

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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.

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