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

Welcome to our Rendering to Reality series where we follow the construction of our home plans from breaking ground to move-in ready! In this series, you will get the opportunity to see the building process and experience the anticipation and excitement of home building. Check back frequently as we introduce new installments and updates.

Builder Tim Snow of Avery Construction is currently constructing the Drayton Hall house plan 1238 and the beginning construction phases are featured below.

Update: Exterior Finishes!

Rendering to reality for The Drayton Hall.

The Drayton Hall 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. Entertainers and chefs will appreciate the spacious, open kitchen. 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. Space for casual living abounds in the large Family Room adjacent to the kitchen, while a large, open e-space adds convenience. Custom-styled details including a laundry chute, built-in cabinetry, niches and elegant ceiling treatments ensure that this home will stand out in a crowd.

Exterior Finishes:

The roof shingles are on and a mix of siding, stone, and brick completes the exterior!

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall plan 1238.

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall plan 1238.

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall plan 1238.


The exterior framing is complete and the home is ready for siding and roofing!

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall.

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall.

Interior Framing:

Tim is known for his custom ceiling design. Here he is working on the framing for his latest masterpiece in the master bedroom!

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall.

Framing for the staircase and second floor.

Rendering to reality series for The Drayton Hall.

About The Builder:

With award winning Avery Construction, seeing is believing. Dynamic owner Tim Snow is a one man show who loves what he does and from the amount of recognition he has received, he does it very well. Like most successful contractors, Tim is keen for quality, but his passion for giving clients added value in extraordinary design and detailed features that make an Avery Construction home distinctive. Tim has been translating that bold aesthetic to select portions of Spartanburg, Greenville and Cherokee county since 2003. Sixty percent of his work is custom construction on large golf course communities and privately owned home sites. The other 40 percent of his homes are built in two Avery Construction exclusive communities, Beacon Hill and Newman Estates.

Completed home photography coming next!

Building a Donald Gardner design? We would love to feature the progress in our Rendering to Reality series. Contact us at 1-800-388-7580 or email  us at


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