Rendering-to-Reality

Follow the construction on some of Don Gardner’s most popular homes in our Rendering-to-Reality series.  Watch as they transform from a barren lot to a beautiful home. Make sure you check back regularly so you do not miss our newest transformations from Rendering to Reality!


The Butler Ridge 1320-D | Lake Hartwell

The Butler Ridge 1320-D is being built on Lake Hartwell.

Currahee Home Builders is currently building The Butler Ridge plan 1320-D on Lake Hartwell in Toccoa, GA. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Butler Ridge plan 1320-D.

This Craftsman-blend, hillside walkout home plan has European and Old World influence found throughout. The vaulted great room opens out to a covered porch with skylights, while the unique angled dining room accesses a screened porch with views all around this home plan. The open kitchen has room for multiple chefs to work and a walk-in pantry for plenty of storage in this home plan. A mudroom greets you by the garage, and a separate utility room includes a sink and counter space. The lower level includes a rec room and two bedrooms – each with their own bathroom to round out this home plan.

Hunter Creek Home Plan | Rendering To Reality

The Hunter Creek Home Plan 1326 is under construction in Wilmington, NC!

The Carter family is building The Hunter Creek home plan at Waterberry Plantation in Wilmington, NC. This is the third Donald Gardner home plan that the Carters have built and they plan for it to be their forever home. The homeowner states, “it is important to love the space where you live.  Hopefully, this will be our retirement home, so we are pouring a great deal of thought into every material”. In this Rendering-to-Reality story, we will follow the construction process from breaking ground to move in ready! Check back often for updates as the dream home plan progresses!

Update: Completed Photos!

Front elevation of The Hunter Creek home plan 1326.

1962 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths

Mixed materials give a rustic feel to this angled floor plan. Inside, coffered and tray ceilings add visual interest and abundant rear windows bring in light. The large island kitchen has a view of the great room and single dining room, a walk-in pantry, and nearby e-space for looking up recipes. Both the utility room and garage offer extra storage and convenient outdoor access. Perfect for relaxation, this plan includes a master bedroom sitting area, rear porch with skylights, and striking octagonal screen porch with fireplace.

Watch the Hunter Creek home plan progress from Rendering-to-Reality!

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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!

Update: Completed Photos!

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.

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!

Update: 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.

The Oliver House Plan 1427 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Pattersons are building The Oliver House Plan 1427 in Michigan!

Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Update: Move-in Ready!

Front rendering of The Oliver house plan 1427.

The Oliver House Plan 1427: 

This Craftsman design offers copious curb-appeal with an angled garage, decorative gables adorned with timber wood accents, a shed dormer, and a column-framed front porch. This floor plans thoughtful layout maximizes its square footage. The kitchen cooktop-island overlooks the great room and the spaces share a cathedral ceiling. A luxury screened porch enjoys a fireplace for year-round enjoyment and is topped with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The master suite enjoys privacy at the rear of the home and opens to a relaxing porch. A mud room, oversized utility room, and walk-in pantry provide added functionality.

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