The Hinnman 1242 is under construction in Wilmington, NC!

Update: Siding and Trim!

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.

Senter and Weigand Home Builders is currently constructing The Hinnman house plan 1242. Follow the progress in this Rendering to Reality series!

Rendering to reality of The Hinnman house plan 1242.

This two-story traditional home plan will meet the needs of the modern family without sacrificing style. The stone, cedar and siding exterior creates low-maintenance curb appeal. Conveniently located through the garage entrance is a powder room, mudroom and utility room. Thoughtful details including shelves and cabinets in the mudroom promote easy living for even the busiest families. The great room’s soaring two story ceiling adds elegance while custom-styled details including shelves and built-ins add practical storage space. The walk-in pantry is easily accessible from the kitchen and the nearby e-space is surrounded by windows. The large screen porch features a fireplace and is filled with natural light from two skylights. The master suite includes two walk-in closets, a tray ceiling and a bay window, the perfect space for a cozy sitting area. The master bath offers additional storage with shelves and space for linens. Upstairs, two spacious bedrooms share a bathroom with a large vanity space, a sun tunnel and built-in shelves for extra storage. A bonus room awaits expansion in this home plan.

Siding and Trim:

This home is almost complete and we have more photos coming soon!

Rendering to reality of The Hinnman house plan 1242.


The first and second floor framing is done and the roof is on. Now it’s time for siding!

Rendering to Reality of The Hinnman house plan 1242.

Rendering to Reality of The Hinnman house plan 1242.


The Hinnman is being construction on a raised slab foundation.

Rendering to Reality of The Hinnman house plan 1242.

About the builder:

Neil Senter and Tim Weigand are the General Contractors of Senter and Weigand Home Builders. Neil received his degree in Management and Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and after working in various aspects of the industry, he decided to team up with some of his closest friends, and form S & W. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, including experience in the home assessment, residential framing, and landscaping fields.

Tim has over 20 years experience in the building industry, building quality homes from coast to coast. He has extensive knowledge of a wide variety of construction methods and techniques thanks to his hands-on experience as a carpenter, as well as studying Construction Management at East Carolina University.

Heather Senter is the Director of Operations and she brings a decade of success in real estate sales and project management to the S & W team.

More progress photography coming soon!

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 [email protected]


  1. Jay Shepherd on

    My wife and I are down to the top three home plans and the DG Hinnman is our favorite. Does anyone have pictures of finished rooms? We’re trying to envision the kitchen, study, pantry, and how the main family room looks. We’re ready to pay for a few tweaks (remove soaking tub, wall-off laundry room, increase garage) and then finalize plans for our builder. Thanks in advance!

  2. Sylvia and Ronney Dixon on

    We built the Hinnman in S.C. about four years ago and we love this house! It would be difficult to choose our favorite feature but we are able to spend a large part of the year on the back porch since there is partial shelter on three sides. You’ve made an excellent choice and we hope you will enjoy your new home as much as we have.

    • David Pribyl on

      Thanks Sylvia and Ronney. Homeowner here. We actually came across the Hinnman design by accident on a different builder’s website here in Wilmington, NC. That’s when we learned about Don Gardner. My wife and I then poured through many house designs on the DG website, but kept coming back to the Hinnman. We were so lucky to find our builders, S&W, here in Wilmington, to take on this project. We’re all very excited about our new home. Our teenage kids have picked out their bedrooms, while my wife and I try to keep sane while picking out all the fixtures and features for the house. Can’t wait to move in.


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