One-Story Living with Craftsman Character

Plan #1009 The Edgewater

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

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.

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

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

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

Brunswick 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.

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Featured 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.

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Small Craftsman Ranch With Single Dining Area

Plan #1285 – The Marley

The Marley Plan Number 1285 with Single Dining AreaHome Design Quick Facts:

  • Single dining area is convenient to large screen porch with fireplace.
  • Massive great room features coffered ceiling and fireplace.
  • Utility room, pantry and extra storage make this a family-friendly home.

Small Craftsman with Single Dining Area

The Marley by Don Gardner offers a lot of home in a small 2,046 sq. ft. footprint with a charming Craftsman exterior. The great room, kitchen, and single dining area provide a vibrant space that flows well from room to room. The gourmet Kitchen features a large island, abundant cabinet and counter space, and a convenient e-space great for overseeing homework while getting dinner on the table.The screen porch adjacent to the kitchen/dining room extends this area with outdoor views and a welcoming fireplace. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and abundant storage, this design is family-friendly and efficient.

The layout of the bedrooms in this home allows for flexibility and convenience. Either of the two generously sized secondary bedrooms could work as a study or home office. Double-closets in each allow plenty of storage, and the nearby bathroom is roomy and features twin vanities. The master suite impresses with its stunning tray ceiling, dual walk-in closets and a lavish master bath.

This small Craftsman ranch makes the most of its square footage with a pantry, utility room, e-space and extra storage. We’ve even included built-in shelving to take advantage of open space under the stairs! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home’s 472 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for your expansion ideas and provides several access points for attic storage. A big 24’ x 26’ garage with storage nook and shelving completes the list of amenities that this home offers.

Small Plan with Old World Influences

The Peyton is a beautiful Old World style home plan that makes great use of every inch of its 2,453 sq. ft. of living space. Four bedrooms and three baths are some of the highlights of this home, along with its 458 sq. ft. bonus room.

You’ll enter the home and be impressed by the massive great room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling. The single dining space created by the kitchen and open dining area also features an e-space, pantry, extra storage and big utility room.

After whipping up a great meal in the kitchen, you can choose to serve it on the screen porch, which offers an inviting atmosphere with its skylights and fireplace. There’s also a rear porch for outside relaxation.

At the end of the day you can retire to the well-appointed master suite that offers dual walk-in closets, sun tunnel and luxurious bath.

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