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!


Waylon Plan 1414-D | Rendering-to-Reality

The Waylon Plan 1414-D is being built near Kuttawa, KY!

Ken Mason Construction is currently building The Waylon plan 1414-D on Barkley Lake near Kuttawa, Kentucky. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Waylon plan 1414-D.

Multiple gables adorn this hillside walkout house plan and cedar shakes and timber details serve as rustic accents. An island kitchen is open to the great room and shares a cathedral ceiling with the dining room. A walk-in pantry is nearby and an oversized utility room is multi-functional. The master suite and study complete the first floor while two bedrooms, a full bath, and rec room are downstairs.

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St. Jude 2021 Dream Home Giveaway

The Ivy Creek House Plan 921 is being built by Custom Structures, Inc. as the St. Jude Children’s Hospital 2021 Dream Home Giveaway in Lynchburg, VA! 

Visit St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway for more information. Tickets will be available for purchase Summer 2021 and the drawing will be in August 2021. 

Front rendering of The Ivy Creek house plan 921.

Unique dormers, vented gables, and a trio of front arches and columns on this two story house plan captivate onlookers. Inside, columns define the dining room, while the great room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace with built-ins, and French doors that lead outside. The master bedroom features a bath with his and her walk-ins, twin vanities, and a framed garden tub in this house plan.

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Markham Plan 1299 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Markham Plan 1299 is being built in Byesville, OH!

The homeowners are currently building The Markham plan 1299. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Markham Plan 1299.

Multiple gables and arches create an attractive exterior for this family-friendly one-story house plan. The Markham makes efficient use of space with garage storage, a full pantry, and a spacious utility room just off the three-car garage. Each bedroom in this house plan has a walk-in closet and decorative ceiling treatments, and the master bedroom includes a sitting area and access to the back porch. The house plan has a screen porch off the dining room which features an inviting fireplace for year-round enjoyment.

Sloan Plan 1528 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Sloan Plan 1528 is being built in the upstate of South Carolina!

Lee Bright of DLB Construction is currently building The Sloan plan 1528. Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Sloan plan 1528.

The Sloan is overflowing with modern farmhouse curb-appeal, from the decorative wooden brackets adorning the gables to the metal accent roof. The floor plan is equally impressive with a gourmet island kitchen, spacious dining room and ample outdoor living. Just inside the garage entry, a pantry is available for easy grocery drop-off and the utility room accesses a side porch and features a laundry sink. The master bedroom is a luxury retreat and two additional bedrooms complete the first floor. Upstairs, a bonus room with full bathroom functions as a guest suite or media room.

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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