Enjoy Front and Rear Porches in this Two Story Home

Plan #916 The Hickory Ridge

Front exterior of the Hickory Ridge Plan #916 with country porches

Front Exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Country farmhouse features large front and rear porches
  • Lots of storage with two pantries, utility room and linen closet, plus walk-in closets in the bedrooms
  • 281 sq. ft. bonus room for expansion
Rear exterior of the Hickory Ridge Plan #916 with country porches

Rear Exterior

The minute you see this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath country home you’ll be impressed. Notice the inviting front porch as you enter The Hickory Ridge. Inside, you’ll find a living room/study off the foyer. You’ll then see the immense great room with columns, two story ceiling and fireplace.

The kitchen, breakfast room and separate pantry areas flow together to create a warm and inviting space to entertain and prepare meals. The kitchen has an open view of the great room and country porch beyond. The utility room is conveniently located nearby and includes counters, cabinets, and a handy sink. The garage includes a large storage area that is the perfect place to set up a workshop, along with an additional closet to keep clutter at bay.

On the first floor, the massive master suite (20’ x 14’) features dual walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath with decorative tray ceiling. Upstairs you’ll find three more generously-sized bedrooms, two with full baths. Bonus room access is nearby — Use your imagination — Create an upstairs rec room for the kids, or a hobby or TV room.

Love the outdoors? Come outside and relax on your front or rear covered porches.

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One-Story Living with Craftsman Character

Plan #1009 The Edgewater

One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Private master bedroom with spacious sitting room
  • Secluded family room for relaxing or entertaining
  • Kitchen, breakfast room and family room with fireplace offer a cozy gathering space
One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Rear exterior

For the family that loves elegant, one-story living, The Edgewater is home. With several versatile rooms and both formal and casual entertaining spaces, this floor plan offers endless options.

4 bedrooms and 3 baths are just the beginning in this 2,818 sq. ft. Craftsman home. This house design has all of the quality details you expect from a Don Gardner home.

Note The Edgewater’s stone accents and columns as you enter the home, which provide impressive curb appeal. The 20’ x 20’ great room greets you with its cathedral ceiling, fireplace and built-in shelves. Art niches add a custom feel and serve as exciting focal points. The kitchen, breakfast room and family room offer a comfortable gathering space for meals, relaxing or entertaining.

The master suite and secondary bedrooms are located at opposite sides of this one-story home to ensure privacy. Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The other secondary bedroom would work well as a guest room or study. The master suite features a sitting room, dual walk-in closets, and a luxurious master bath.

One-Story Living in the Edgwater Plan

Screen porch

This home was designed to allow for ample rear views with its screen porch and deck. This one-story house plan offers the flexibility a growing family is looking for.

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Small Home – Big on Quality

Plan #1229 The Carrollton

Small Home - Big on Quality: The Carrollton #1229

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman style home offers convenient single dining area
  • Cathedral or vaulted ceilings in three rooms create an open feel
  • 415 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for expansion
Small Home - Big on Quality: The Carrollton Plan #1299

Rear rendering

Today’s definition of a small home is a bit different than it was years ago; the modern small home offers many of the features of a much bigger home. That’s especially true with a Don Gardner small home. Take The Carrollton, for instance. This 1,668 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and its layout makes the most of its square footage. It also includes a 415 sq. ft. bonus room (not counted in the total square footage) that makes this plan a flexible design that will meet your needs for years.

The great room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace offers a central gathering place. The positioning of the mirrored kitchen and dining areas provide a convenient single dining space, while columns keep the space feeling open. This home features a large screen porch with cathedral ceiling which is a great place for warm weather dining or relaxing.

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When it’s time to call it a day, this home’s design really shines as the master suite and secondary bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house to ensure privacy. The master offers a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and luxurious bath. The secondary bedrooms provide flexibility as one would work well as a study and features a walk-in closet.

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Craftsman Walkout Offers Family-Friendly Design

Plan #1301D – The Chatsworth

Family-Friendly Craftsman Walkout - The Chatsworth

Front Rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Convenient walkout basement plan
  • Covered outdoor living space
  • Kitchen, breakfast room and screen porch combine to provide popular gathering area
Family-Friendly Craftsman Walkout - The Chatsworth

Rear Rendering

People who want to build an eye-catching home that’s also family-friendly are invited to look at Don Gardner’s Chatsworth plan. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers 3,022 sq. ft. of finished living space, and there’s a 334 sq. ft. bonus room awaiting your expansion ideas.

Come on inside this home with its huge great room and commanding hearth area. Discover the kitchen that flows to the angled breakfast room and screen porch. This area is sure to be a popular gathering spot for the family. A formal dining room, utility room, pantry, e-space and study make this design a functional and family-friendly home with plenty of space for every activity.

After a long day you can retire to the luxurious 13’ x 18’ master suite that features dual walk-in closets, a linen closet and well-appointed bath. Children or guests can get a good night’s rest in the lower level that features two bedrooms (each with its own bath) and adjacent rec room with fireplace.

Ceiling treatments and extra storage throughout are just some of the quality features that add form and function to this family-friendly plan. This home is built to take advantage of rear views, and its screened and covered porches will overlook patio, fire pit and spa areas.

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eDAG Newsletter – October 2013

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In this Issue: Parade of Homes | Blog | Featured Design: Plan 803 – The Treyburn

Parade of Homes: eDAG Newsletter - October 2013Brunswick County Parade of Homes

We are delighted to announce that our Lennon Plan #1300 has been entered in this year’s Brunswick County Parade of Homes!

Built by QRI Construction Corp. in Eastern North Carolina, this home will be available to tour the weekends of October 18th-20th and October 25th-27th from noon to 5pm each day. Visit brunswickparadeofhomes.com for complete information – this home is #17 on the Single Family Homes program!

This Old World style cottage plan features a Craftsman-influenced exterior, including stone, shake, and siding, with decorative arches and multiple gables. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and plenty of storage are included in its 2,324 sq. ft. of living space. Cathedral and tray ceilings in the common areas give this home an open feel, while columns separate the great room and dining rooms visually.

House Plans Blog: eDAG Newsletter - October 2013House Plans Blog

Head over to our newly-redesigned House Plans Blog and have a look around!

Keep up-to-date with new plans, learn more about our most popular designs, and leave your comments!

Have questions? Click on “You Asked?…We Answered!” – our new FAQ section. Read through to see if your question has been answered, or enter your question in the “Leave a Reply” section. A Don Gardner Architects Representative will post a timely response, usually within 1-2 business days!

Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or in the beginning stages of trying to find a house plan, you will find a wealth of information to help you select the best floor plan, tips on the building process, and information about products and finishes for your new house.

Featured Plan #803-The Treyburn: eDAG Newsletter - October 2013Featured Design: Plan 803 –
The Treyburn

Striking gables, arched windows, and a wrapping front porch grace the facade of this modest three bedroom home.

The dining room, kitchen, and great room cleverly separate the master suite from the two family bedrooms. An efficient kitchen is strategically placed to serve both the dining room and great room with equal ease. Tray ceilings in the dining room and great room add volume and interest, while the master bedroom and front family bedroom are expanded by cathedral ceilings.

The master suite features back porch access, a walk-in closet, and private bath with separate tub and shower. A bonus room over the garage offers space for storage or future expansion.

Enjoy the full version of our October 2013 eDAG Newsletter on our website.
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