House Plan 1383 – Small Modern Farmhouse

The Rogers house plan 1383 is now available!

The Rogers house plan 1383 is a small modern farmhouse designed for family living. A vaulted ceiling visually expands the great room, and the dining room is spacious and open for gatherings. The drop zone has a built-in seat and enjoys a sun tunnel, and a powder room is available for guests. The kitchen features an island and barn doors open to a pantry and utility room. Just steps away, a door leads to the rear porch and patio. Two bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, share a bathroom with a dual sink vanity. The master suite is to the opposite side of the floor plan and enjoys two skylights, a massive walk-in closet, and a luxurious bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, and a dual sink vanity. Find storage space in the garage and a bonus room above.

Front rendering of The Rogers house plan 1383.

See all the details of The Rogers house plan 1383 on our website!

Holiday Decorating Contest 2020

‘Tis the season to showcase your best Clark Griswold-inspired holiday decorations and enter your home in our 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest! 25,000 twinkle lights (give or take a few), wreaths, trees, mantels, and everything in between – we want to see how you embrace the magic of the season! 🎄

If your home is a Don Gardner design, we would love to see it all decked out for the holidays. Simply submit your photos to [email protected] with the subject line “Holiday Decorating Contest” for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card! We will accept photos until 8AM EST on Monday, December 21st. Please include the name and/or number of the Don Gardner home plan in your email. Exterior and interior photos accepted. Please, no more than 5 photos per entry. All submissions will be approved for use in the contest by Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. Depending on the number of submissions received, we may narrow down a group of finalist for the vote. 

Follow us on Facebook to vote for the winner on December 22nd. 

We will announce the winner on December 23rd around 2PM EST. 

❄❄❄ Let It Snow! ❄❄❄

We are certainly not walking in a winter wonderland here in South Carolina, but if you are, we would also love to see snow-covered photos of your Don Gardner home. ⛄

The Bentonville house plan 308.
The Bentonville Plan 308

Happy decorating, everyone! We can’t wait to spread some holiday cheer! 

House Plan 1584 – Rustic Modern Farmhouse

The Roerig house plan 1584 is now available!

With an angled courtyard entry and multiple gables, this rustic ranch house plan garners instant curb-appeal. The interior is open and welcoming with a fireplace in the great room and an island kitchen that shares a cathedral ceiling with the dining room. The master bedroom is a private retreat and offers access to the rear porch topped with skylights. The garage enters the home through a drop zone and a spacious utility room, full bathroom, and a pantry are all adjoining. Upstairs, an optional bonus room with a full bathroom makes an ideal guest suite or media room.

Front rendering of The Roerig house plan 1584.

See all the details of The Roerig home plan 1584 on our website!

What to Consider Before Hiring A General Contractor

Building a new home requires that you find the right home plan and the right team to build the home.

That team will be led by a general contractor. Taking time to plan when hiring a general contractor will help ensure you get a good fit. Here are some hiring-a-contractor tips that will guide you in finding the right one.

1. Start With References

Asking for recommendations will help you start the search, but look for recommendations from people who have worked with a contractor. Has someone you know recently built a home or done a major remodeling project? Talk to this person about his or her experience. If he or she had a positive experience with a contractor, add that contractor to your list of people to call. Starting with vetted professionals endorsed by those you trust should cut your research time significantly.

Capistrano Plan 1227-D | Rendering-to-Reality

The Capistrano Plan 1227-D is being built in Sanford, NC!

Brad D. Cummings Construction Co. Inc is building The Capistrano house plan 1227-D. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story!

Front rendering of The Capistrano plan 1227-D.

This luxury home plan captures the essence of fine living. Stately stone and gentle arches create a welcoming facade and make a grand statement in Old World style. Luxurious details and abundant conveniences define The Capistrano. A domed foyer, coffered dining room and spacious library form a sophisticated entry that flows into the large great room. A gourmet kitchen and adjoining hearth room are equally perfect for family living and lavish entertaining. Unique in its design, the circular breakfast area adds visual interest.