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!


Coleraine House Plan – Rendering to Reality

The Coleraine house plan 1335 is complete in New Bern, NC!

McClay Custom Homes has completed building The Coleraine house plan 1335. See exterior and interior photography below!

Front rendering of The Coleraine house plan 1335.

1905 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths

This traditional charmer house plan welcomes with its country porch and prominent gables with decorative brackets. A cathedral ceiling spans the open great and dining rooms of this house plan, with bar seating facing the roomy kitchen. A mud room off the garage includes a pantry, closets, and an e-space for looking up recipes. The master suite features two over-sized walk-in closets and a linen closet for extra storage.

Drayton Hall Plan – Rendering to Reality

The Drayton Hall Plan 1238 is under construction in Duncan, SC!

Builder Tim Snow of Avery Construction has completed The Drayton Hall plan 1238! See exterior and interior photography below!

Front rendering of The Drayton Hall plan 1238.

The Drayton Hall plan features unmatched curb appeal with a wide stone entry, courtyard and fountain. The dramatic stone arch, front courtyard and Old World style mixed materials create a lasting first impression. No detail has been overlooked in this spacious two story European style home.

The large island provides working space for multiple chefs. A butler’s pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room and creates a space to stash dirty dishes or extra wine and linens. A large, open e-space connects the breakfast and kitchen space to the family room. Built-ins and a decorative ceiling make this room comfortable but luxurious. A lavish master suite on the main floor and a spacious, secluded guest suite upstairs create flexibility. Custom-styled details including a laundry chute, built-in cabinetry, niches and elegant ceiling treatments.

Northwood Home Plan | Rendering to Reality

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

By: Echo Jones - Marketing Assistant, Future Don Gardner Homeowner

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!

Update: Scroll down to see framing and roofing photos!

Rendering of The Northwood home plan 209.

The Northwood Home Plan 209

Eton House Plan ~ Rendering To Reality

The Eton House Plan is move-in ready in Lancaster, SC!

Update: Completed Photography!

We were very excited to watch North Point Custom Builders transform The Eton house plan from a Rendering to Reality. The Eton is the latest house plan we followed from breaking ground all the way to move-in condition. We hope you like this series that follows the progress of  new home creation. It will give you an opportunity to see the building process and gain some insight from other people’s experiences.

North Point Custom Builders has completed the construction of The Eton house plan 1051. What follows is a collation of photos that show the various stages of construction!

Eton house plan number 1051 front elevation rendering.