Hardesty Plan 1287 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Hardesty Plan 1287 is being built in New London, NC!

Almond Builders, LLC is currently building The Hardesty plan 1287. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Hardesty plan 1287.

Siding and stone detailing add Craftsman charm to this inviting ranch-style house plan. This four bedroom house 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. A cathedral ceiling and an abundance of windows bring light into the living space. A well-appointed master suite is a perfect place to relax in this house plan.

House Plan 1568 | Modest Modern Farmhouse

The Lockwood home plan 1568 is now available!

This modern farmhouse design features decorative wooden brackets and a welcoming front porch. Vertical and horizontal siding wraps the exterior and shutters frame the windows. The open floor plan enjoys a great room with a fireplace, an island kitchen with a sun tunnel and a window over the sink, and a rear porch with skylights. The dining room servers casual and formal meals equally well. Separated from the secondary bedrooms, the master suite boosts a cathedral ceiling, skylights, a dual-sink vanity, a massive shower and an oversized walk-in closet. The utility room is conveniently just outside the suite.

Front rendering of The Lockwood house plan 1568.

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Prynwood Plan 818 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Prynwood Plan 818 is being built in Wichita, KS!

Crabtree & Associates, LLC is currently building The Prynwood plan 818. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Rendering-to-Reality of The Prynwood Plan 818.

A stunning center dormer with Palladian-style window, a cozy, gabled front porch, and a delightful bay window complement the charming facade of this home plan. The Prynwood features the flexibility of a formal dining room as well as a casual breakfast area, both with bay windows, separated by an efficient kitchen. A pass-thru from the kitchen to the vaulted great room with fireplace and built-in bookshelves makes entertaining easy. Located on the first floor, the master suite enjoys a tray ceiling, back porch access, ample closet space, and a private bath. The two upstairs bedrooms are divided by a balcony that overlooks both the foyer and the great room.

House Plan 1514 | Stunning Curb-Appeal

The Lucinda home plan 1514 is now available!

This intricate modern farmhouse features a striking metal roof adorned with a cupola above the garage and a stunning clerestory cupola at the center of the home. The board-and-batten exterior is highlighted by shutters and wooden brackets on the front porch, which extends the full width of the home and connects to the angled garage. A coat closet is just inside the foyer entry and the dining room is adjoining. The two-story great room features an angled fireplace and opens to a screened porch with skylights. An island and serving bar highlight the kitchen and a breakfast nook and pantry are both within steps. The bedroom/study with an attached full bathroom serves as a guest suite or home office. A privacy hallway with built-in linen closets leads to the spacious master suite with direct access to the screened porch. Two walk-in closets flank the entry to the master bathroom which features a double sink vanity, bathtub, and a walk-in shower. Upstairs, the clerestory cupola brings light into the loft. This lightwell can also be viewed from the open, two-story great room below. A full bathroom is available, along with a bedroom and optional bonus room.

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Landscaping Ideas for your New Home

Landscaping ideas to consider when you are building a custom home!

Landscaping ideas from The Birchwood house plan 1239.

One of the many benefits about building your own home is the fact that you can customize it to your specifications. While you do have to attend to your budget and the building guidelines of your floor plan, in reality you can have everything you want (and can afford) when you build from the ground up. This reality extends into the yard as well as the home. As you build, keep your landscaping in mind. Here are some ideas to make your landscaping an extension of your home and your creativity.