The Topeka was recently constructed in Pawleys Island, SC. The homeowners captured photos of the entire process, from Rendering to Reality!

We love watching our designs transform from blueprints to a place to call home. The Hyman family recently completed that process with their builder Will Rabon of Rabon Construction and shared their building experience with us. Follow along from ground-breaking to move-in ready!

Rendering to reality for the Topeka house plan 1000.


The Topeka – House Plan 1000

Capturing the Heartland feel, this farmhouse home plan is designed to make an impression. A welcoming front porch guides family and friends inside where they’re greeted by a two-story foyer. Columns, French doors, a stunning fireplace and a pass-thru add special touches to this home plan. A bonus room provides space and versatility for changing needs.


Our Topeka plan is designed on a crawlspace foundation but can be ordered on a slab foundation which is what was needed for this site.

Framing and Roof:

It’s looking like a house with the addition of roof framing!

Siding and Interior:

Now that the walls are up, siding can be added and the interior is coming along with kitchen cabinet installation.


All of the decisions and hard work are over and now it’s time to enjoy this beautiful new home!

Rendering to Reality:

Rendering to Reality of The Topeka house plan 1000.

About The Builder:

My name is Will Rabon, and I married Kelly Cathcart Rabon, of Clemson, SC in 1994. We have a son, Parker, and two daughters, Eva and Emory. I am a third generation native of Horry County and I grew up right here in the Myrtle Beach area where we have chosen to raise our family. We are members of Surfside Presbyterian Church and have been since 2001. We built our office and mini-warehouses in 1999, on Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, just south of Myrtle Beach. You are welcome to stop in and pay us a visit.

Growing up, my father worked primarily as a framing subcontractor but we worked on everything from digging foundations to cabinets and whatever needed to be done in between. In those days guys weren’t as specialized as they are today and I feel that I benefited from working with him and seeing all phases of construction from the ground up. I know this background prepared me well for when I started Rabon Construction. I started Rabon Construction, in 1987, doing odd jobs, repairs, and remodeling which eventually led to building custom homes. Keeping true to our roots, we still do additions, repairs, and roofing along with custom homes. Since 1987 we can now boast of having built over 300 completed custom homes and many other smaller projects along the way. With no two jobs alike, we feel this experience has prepared us for most any project in residential construction.

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]

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