The Ashbry – House Plan 1506

This quintessential urban farmhouse features a board-and-batten exterior with a metal accent roof and a welcoming front porch. The great room and dining room share a cathedral ceiling and a spacious screened porch extends living outdoors. The kitchen is highlighted by an island and a pantry is nearby. A mud room entry offers a seat to comfortably remove shoes and a closet to hang coats and bags. The master suite is truly luxurious with a double sink vanity, a separate walk-in shower and bathtub, and a spacious walk-through closet that accesses the utility room. Two additional bedrooms are perfect for children and the shared bathroom offers a double sink vanity.

Check out the front rendering of The Ashbry Plan 1506.

2187 sq ft, 3 beds, 2.5 baths

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Check out the first floor of The Ashbry plan 1506.

70’4″ x 67’4″

Check out the bonus room of The Ashbry Plan 1506.

Compare to the original sketches:

House Plan on the Drawing Board 1506 is a one-story Urban Farmhouse design!

Check out the front elevation of conceptual house plan 1506.

Check out the rear elevation of conceptual house plan 1506.

Conceptual House Plan 1506

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Conceptual house plan 1506 is an updated version of The Coleraine house plan 1335! This home features a board-and-batten exterior and a charming front porch. Shutters frame the windows and a metal roof accent creates exceptional curb-appeal.

The foyer offers a coat closet and opens to a shared great room/dining space topped with a cathedral ceiling that is adorned with decorative beams. A fireplace is flanked by built-in shelves and double doors open to a rear screened porch with skylights. The kitchen is spacious with an island with bar seating at the center. A front-facing window is above the sink and a butler’s pantry and storage pantry are just steps away.

The garage enters the home through a mudroom with built-in cubbies and a powder room makes use of square footage near the bonus staircase. The master suite opens to a rear porch and the master bathroom is luxurious with a dual-sink vanity, a freestanding bathtub and a walk-in shower. An over-sized walk-in closet is spacious enough for two wardrobes and opens directly into the utility room to simplify laundry day. The utility room is also accessible from the mudroom. On the opposite side of the floor plan, two large bedrooms share a bathroom with a dual-sink vanity and a private shower room.

A bonus room is above the garage for storage, a hobby room, or a future expansion.

Check out the first floor of conceptual house plan 1506.

Check out the bonus room of conceptual house plan 1506.

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138 comments on “HOUSE PLAN 1506 – NOW AVAILABLE

  1. Diana Sarrasin on

    Love the floor plan. Plan on building this home in the near future. Other then board and batten. What type of siding can you use to make the exterior look like a woodland cabin.

  2. Alan Buxton on

    First Don Gardner plans we bought was back in 1995 and we still really like your plans. How wide is the butler’s pantry and do the basement steps go straight down or do they have to turn on a platform and finish going down? Also, can the wall between the refrigerator and garage be bumped out to allow lower cabinets? If so, how long is that area?

    • Echo Jones on

      Thank you, Alan! The pantry is 6’2″ x 4’6″. If you are referring to the adjoining cabinets in the kitchen, that area is 2’0″ x 4’6″. The basement stairs have a 90 degree turn.
      The area between the kitchen and the garage is roughly 7’8″ x 2’6″ and you can definitely use that space to expand the kitchen. Please let us know if you have other questions!

  3. Laura on

    The only changes I would make is making it more square on the outside to make it cheaper to build. Get rid of some of the outside corners. Oh, and put in basement stairs. Love the layout!

  4. Becky F. on

    This is so close to the floor plan I have been looking for, but not the exterior. I only want a master on the main floor & do 2 additional bedrooms in the walkout basement. I would eliminate the screened in porch as depth is an issue. For me it is a lake house & want a little more of a craftsman look. So, so close. Oh & I would also change the half bath to a full.
    Trying to just do 3 bathrooms. But again, so, so close!!


    We are in the process of building this house plan. We love the layout of this plan and we will be posting pictures of the house when it is done.

  6. Vanessa W on

    We would need a set of stairs for the basement. Where would you put those?

    Also the entry way can feel a bit small having two long walls when you walk in. I would flip flop the stove and fridge and make a open door way from kitchen to front door. Let’s more light into entry way and feels less claustrophobic.

  7. Darcy on

    Love love love this plan. Have been considering the Coleraine for the past year but the Ashbry really brings it all together. Can you explain to me the window in the dormer above the front porch? Can you access this from inside? I couldn’t tell from the interior pictures I saw. Thank you and thanks for coming up with the one plan that both myself and my husband love!

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Darcy! The dormer window is just for aesthetics and is not functional. We’re so happy that you and your husband love this plan! Let us know if we can help with any other questions.

  8. Linda Porter on

    Is it possible to put the kitchen where the dinning room is and extend it into the porch? Then put the dinning room where the kitchen is and open up the foyer wall? You could flip flop the master bath to the same wall the kitchen would be on so pipes are then in one wall.

    Linda Porter

  9. Carmen White on

    I love this updated floor plan, I agree with many of the other’s comments. The revisions are practically everything I wanted to see changed. I would only make a few other tweaks. I sort of like the idea of closing off the pantry from the hall side and opening it right in the front in the kitchen as a hidden walk-in pantry. I also like the idea someone else mentioned of opening up the powder room from the hallway to the master for guests. Also, turning the bathroom between the other two bedrooms to a Jack and Jill would be great. We are seriously considering building and THIS will be plan I want to use.

  10. Jennifer on

    Hi! I really like this house plan! I would like to know if I can modify this plan to make the the bath between the bedrooms a Jack-n- Jill bath?

  11. Rachel Young on

    Is there any interior photos for the Ashbry house available to look at yet? Curious to see some of the newer details!

  12. Lori Milligan on

    We just bought this plan, the basement man is having a heck of time laying it out, so many cut outside. He isn’t happy with the blueprint plans, very complicated. Is there a better blueprint for the guy who digs the basement?

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Lori, please give us a call at 1-800-388-7580. We can also talk with the person doing your basement. We have a designer on call each day to assist with technical questions.

  13. John B on

    This plan is amazing, but why isn’t a daylight basement an optional feature? It would be perfect for this plan!

  14. EMS on

    Wow! 1506, The Ashbry, went from concept. to avail. at warp speed, and received many positive comments. As it should, it is perfect for any life stage. The description states that there is an alternate MBR bathroom layout, hopefully that will be added to floor plan on website. And the depth of rear porch on floor plan depiction is mislabeled (but correct on list of room sizes). Also, the garage only plan, W-22-g, The Bradbury, is a perfect match! Kudos!

    • Echo Jones on

      Thank you for your feedback! We do not have an alternate master bathroom layout for this plan so the plan description is being corrected. However, we can always make modification to rearrange the bathroom layout if there is a configuration that works better for you. The most current version of the floor plan shows the correct dimensions for the rear porch, 9’10” x 15’0″. The floor plan has been updated on the blog and on our website. Thank you for bringing that to our attention!

  15. Catherine Horsthuis on

    I LOVE this plan! I have been eyeing the Coleraine for some time now, but would have made some modifications. Everything I wanted changed is in this plan. The only thing missing is a door from the laundry room to the outside. Farmers need an outside entrance close to the laundry and bathroom, without having to go through the garage. I imagine this would be an easy modification. This plan is my favourite, by far!

  16. Nancy on

    Love everything about this and wouldn’t change a thing. Would love to build this on our land. We work outside a lot and get filthy and the powder room right off the mud room would work perfectly so as to not track dirt and mud through the house to run to the bathroom.

  17. Susan on

    Love, love, love this plan. We had already planned to purchase the Coleraine plan but we’re planning some modifications. You just made those modifications for us!!! Do you have an ETA on when it will be available for purchase?

  18. Susan Musick Story on

    Please let me know when this plan will be available for purchase. the changes you made are almost exactly what I had already planned to modify. My husband is retiring soon so we are trying to get plans finalized to build this year.

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi, Susan! We will definitely message you when this plan is ready! If you would like to go ahead and place your order, we can give you an exact completion date.

      • Susan Musick Story on

        I have a few changes I am considering before ordering so do I need to include them with my order? Also, the front porch looks a little deeper than before, is that one of the changes you are making on the new plans? If so, what will be the new size of the porch?

        • Echo Jones on

          Hi, Susan. Yes, go ahead and get your modification request in. You can discuss the changes with a modification designer and get a quote before you purchase the plans. Regarding the porch, it does appear to be a bit deeper. I don’t have the exact dimensions at this time.

          • Susan Musick Story on

            Okay, thanks. That was one of the modifications I would want to make if it wasn’t large. Living in the south, a nice size sitting front porch is a necessity. I wouldn’t want anything less than at least 8 ft. deep

          • Echo Jones on

            Hi, Susan. I was able to get a rough estimate of the front porch dimensions. This may change slightly as the plan is finalized, but right now we are showing 36’4″ x 8’0″. We are currently on track to complete this design within a month!

  19. Jo on

    I personally love the cathedral ceilings so that’s a big plus for me. I like the idea of moving the utility sink and making a side entry door. Also would love to see a little bigger closet in both smaller bedrooms. Otherwise love this plan.

  20. C. Gainey on

    LOVE! We were thinking of purchasing the coleraine but this has most of the changes we were considering! What is the timeline on completion of these plans for purchase?

  21. EMS on

    In 1978 I cut my first floor plan out of the newspaper. Then I finally found DAG. Thank you for what you have done for “The American Dream”. Now, re: 1506: Definitely leave side windows in secondary bedrooms; for our indoor-outdoor lifestyle, powder room door is perfect (this is easily “rotated” during construction); For an exterior door in utility room the utility sink can be moved; The butler’s pantry could be an E-space; Optional basement stairs would go under bonus room stairs (I think that would be a good spot for the water heater, since there is a coat closet in foyer); My personal change would be configuration of master bath, I don’t care about having the toilet enclosed so swap it with the bathtub, move the vanity toward the toilet/back wall and put the master linen closet about where the right-hand sink is (similar to the Runnymeade/Foxeglove); Lastly, give the other linen closet a hallway opening. Also, I assume ceiling height will be similar to the Coleraine’s. If feasible, maybe lower it for energy efficiency. And I christen it “The Concordia”! 🙂 That’s a mid-size town in Kansas – the middle of farm country – for it’s farmhouse exterior. Thanks for “listening”, and God bless.

  22. Martha K on

    I agree with all of the positive comments. This is a great plan. We are looking for a good downsizing plan and this is pretty perfect. I would just rotate the powder room entrance to the master bedroom hall (as others have suggested). When you have a large group over you don’t want everyone to have to troup through the kitchen and mud room for the powder room.

  23. Mary on

    Love it! Beautiful exterior! Perfect square footage, especially considering all you have managed to pack into it! 2215 square feet is on the high end of doable for us working/middle class folks, so to find a home with a mud room, large bedrooms, nice bathrooms, large laundry, great kitchen all packed into an affordable amount of square footage is a dream come true! I’ve been obsessively searching house plans for 2 years now, so I should know 🙂
    Rotating the powder room so it is accessed by master hallway is the only real change I would make.
    Can’t wait to see the final plan…it’s now at the top of my list!

  24. JaneE on

    I love what you’ve done with the place. You have made most of the changes I already made in my mind to the Coleraine. I could take or leave the side windows on secondary bedrooms. Love the linen storage. I need a basement without losing the pantry and cubbies. I could absorb the butlers pantry depending on how you would configure it. Love the mud area. I think I would bump out the space between laundry and garage for a wall of cabinets, freezer, per space,etc. I want that laundry and mud area but I need a larger catch all before my minions get in the door. My husband likes a big porch so we would lose the screen porch for an expanded back porch. I would have front of house garage access too. I still like the exterior of the Violet and Coleraine as I’ve watched them evolve. Not a fan of the urban exterior but that’s an easy fix. We are finally making a 3year plan to build. Seeing this in the works just boosts the motivation

  25. tammy bowles on

    was just about to order the Colerain plan when I saw this, Once an order is placed for this, what would be a time estimate for receiving the plan?

  26. Brady Fitch on

    This plan has a lot of the changes we wanted to make to the Coleraine especially the mud room entrance to laundry entrance into the master closet.
    I agree with Julie on the side windows, I would eliminate them. I definitely agree with Louise on rotating the powder room. I think with that, you could add more cubby space or a broom/vacuum hanging area.
    Also I agree a closet and bathroom in the bonus room would be great.
    For my own modifications, for what we plan to build I would need to rotate the garage so that it is forward facing and may add some width to it (and add the width in the House to the master bath to make the shower larger), just my tastes though.
    It’s looking fantastic, is there a way to subscribe to this plan for updates? We plan on starting our build process in about 4 months so will be very interested in updates.

  27. Julie Tullos on

    This is a great plan to downsize to. I would like to have a bath in the bonus room. Love the size of the dining/breakfast room for large family gatherings. I probably wouldn’t put the side windows in the 2 downstairs bedrooms so that there is a full wall for furniture. Great use of space downstairs.

  28. Louise Vamvounis on

    Very nice. The only changes I would make would be rotating the powder room so the entry is in the master hallway (because we track in sooo much dirt and our mud room is a constant irritation to walk through) and moving the porch to the dining area. I love natural light and do not like porches in front of the great room. Love the larger bedrooms, the access from the master to the laundry, the large kitchen island, the window over the sink… so many great features.

  29. Bob Deiuliis on

    Love the plan and the Urban Farmhouse style. I would look at making it a bit larger – especially through the kitchen/family room area. There are not enough plans available with 1st floor master. This one checks 90% of the boxes on our wish list and I ma sure can be modified to check 100%.

    More 1 floor plans please (and 1st floor masters)

  30. Nancy Eisentrout on

    I love the floor plan. Personally I would like a door in the laundry room to the outside. My dogs would stay in the laundry room while Im at work, and the door would make it convenient to let them out when I get home.

  31. Anna on

    I love the Coleraine House Plan, it was just too small for our needs! I like the powder room that was added, along with the larger guest bathroom, access to the laundry from the master closet, and it looks like the pantry is larger too which I love. If you could add a 4th bedroom/study we would be sold!!

  32. Sarah on

    Beautiful plan! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, except I need an extra bedroom. I would also like bigger closets in the bedrooms. Otherwise, gorgeous!

  33. Tammy Bennett on

    The Coleraine is my most favorite house plan ever! This updated version is fabulous too! For my taste, it looks as though the corner shower appears to be a bit crowded. Of course, I don’t have a builder’s eye so I can’t really envision the scale of it.

    Overall, I LOVE these updates, especially access to the laundry room from the master closet. Two thumbs up!!!

  34. Darla B. on

    This plan has many of the components I would desire in a home. Liked the laundry room access from the mud area and the master bedroom closet, the open living/kitchen/dining area, the size of the bedrooms, the back porch, and the overall exterior style of the house. Some things I would consider changing or adding would be adding a bath to the upstairs and increasing the closet size in secondary bedrooms. However, for the most part, this plan works on many levels.


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