Misc.

Fire Prevention | Protect Your Home and Family

It’s important to protect your family with properly placed and installed smoke alarms. Remember, smoke alarms are only designed to last 7-10 years. If yours are over 10 years old, it’s time to replace!

Help increase awareness in your community about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms.

Fire prevention tips to protect your family.

Statistics to share

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
  • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

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!

Front rendering 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.

Harrison Plan 1375 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Harrison Plan 1375 is being built in Pinehurst, NC!

Masters Properties, Inc. is currently building The Harrison plan 1375 in Pinehurst, NC! Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Update: See exterior materials!

Front rendering of The Harrison plan 1375.

A thoughtful arrangement of public and private spaces results in this family-friendly design with a total of five bedrooms, including the bedroom/study. Special ceiling details and built-in niches display custom style in this Craftsman house plan, which features a large kitchen with prep island and pantry, a three car garage with plenty of storage, and an oversized utility room. The master suite includes huge walk-in closets and a windowed sitting room.

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Northwood Plan 209 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Northwood home plan 209 is under construction in Travelers Rest, SC! 

By: Echo Jones - Marketing Assistant

When I began my career at Donald Gardner Architects, I never dreamed that one day I would be building my own Gardner home. About two years ago my husband Bryon and I began looking for a house to purchase. Our wish list may have been a bit ambitious because nothing we found met our expectations. One night while out on a walk with our dog, Bryon said to me, “you know, you look at house plans all day, maybe we should build one”. The thought had never crossed my mind. Did I even want to build a house? It was an exciting and intimidating possibility.

I came to work the next day with a new perspective. If I were to pick a Gardner plan, which one would fit our needs? Our house search came up empty, mostly because we wanted 10+ acres of land and our home style is very contemporary (see mention of ambitious wish list above!). Building gave us the possibility to have both and it suddenly became very clear that yes, we did want to build a house.

We are excited to document our planning and home building process of The Northwood home plan in this personal “Rendering to Reality” series. Check back soon for updates!

Update: Scroll down to see completed photos! 

Rendering-to-Reality of The Northwood Plan 209.

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Buckley Plan 1345 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Buckley Plan 1345 is being built in Roaring Springs, PA!

Steve Martin Construction is currently building The Buckley plan 1345. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Buckley plan 1345.

This angled Ranch house plan features decorative dormers and arches that bring interest to this home’s exterior. Inside the house plan, nearly every room is topped with a tray, cathedral or coffered ceiling. The bedroom are conveniently located around the laundry room and a mud room, pantry and pocket office are functional additions. A glorious octagonal screened porch with fireplace is a pleasing outdoor retreat.