country home plan

First Entry in the 2014 Photo Contest

Amy and Mark sent in their photos of the Northwyke Plan #759 – the first entry in this year’s photo contest!

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The Northwyke Plan #759

An enchanting, L-shaped front porch lends charm and grace to this country home with dual dormers and gables.

Bay windows expand both of the home’s dining areas, while the great room and kitchen are amplified by a shared cathedral ceiling. The generous great room features a fireplace with flanking built-ins, skylights, and access to a marvelous back porch.

Perfect for young families, this mid size home maintains master suite privacy while keeping close proximity to children’s bedrooms. A cathedral ceiling enhances the master bedroom, which enjoys a large walk-in closet and luxurious bath. Two more bedrooms, one with cathedral ceiling, share a generous hall bath with dual sink vanity.

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From now until May 31, 2014 you can submit photos of your finished Donald A. Gardner home for a chance to be published in our nationally distributed and best-selling magazine “Designer Dream Homes” plus, you could also win a $500 VISA gift card and have your photos featured on our website and Social Media sites found on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Zillow and more.

Plan of the Week: The Cartwright #801

The Cartwright is a small, Country ranch that’s charming and efficient!

The Cartwright - Plan #801Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Large, open dining room.
  • Powder room.
  • Dual master closets.

Welcoming exterior, thoughtful interior

An arched window in a center, front-facing gable lends style and beauty to the façade of this three-bedroom home.

An open common area that features a great room with cathedral ceiling, a formal dining room with tray ceiling, a functional kitchen and an informal breakfast area separates the master suite from the secondary bedrooms for optimal privacy.

First Floor Plan of The Cartwright - #801

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Cartwright - #801

Master Suite & Bonus Space

The master suite is expanded by a dramatic cathedral ceiling and includes access to the back porch, abundant closet space and a bath with enclosed toilet, garden tub and separate shower. Access to a versatile bonus room is nearby.

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Video Tour: The Arbordale Plan

Take the new video tour through this Modern Farmhouse

This beautiful farmhouse with prominent twin gables and bays adds just the right amount of country style to modern family life.

Large open living spaces

The main floor is bright and open, with bay windows, columns, and a two-story ceiling in the great room. The master suite is quietly tucked away with no bedrooms directly above, and the cook of the family will love the spacious U-shaped kitchen with ample cabinets and pantry.

Video Tour: First Floor Plan of The Arbordale - Plan #452

 

Flexible space upstairs

The bonus room is easily accessible from the back stairs or second floor, where three large bedrooms share two full baths. Storage space abounds with walk-ins, hall shelves, and a linen closet upstairs. A curved balcony borders a versatile loft/study that overlooks the stunning two-story great room.

Second Floor Plan of The Arbordale - Plan #452

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Plan of the Week: Hickory Ridge #916

The Hickory Ridge is a traditional, country home plan with a brick exterior and a welcoming interior.

Front Exterior - The Hickory Ridge #916

Front exterior

  • The huge country kitchen has 2 pantries
  • Relaxing wraparound porches, front and back.
  • Upstairs balcony opens up the great room.

Twin gables, sidelights, and an arched entryway accent the façade of this two-story home, while decorative ceiling treatments, bay windows, and French doors adorn the interior. The sister plan to the Peppermill, this design has even more square footage and additional features. Columns and clipped corners create a unique formal dining room, while a buffet niche makes entertaining simple. A powder room serves the great room and the cozy living room/study, and the master suite is oversized and topped with a tray ceiling.

Great Room: Hickory Ridge Plan #916

Great room

Supported by columns, a curved balcony overlooks the two-story, 20’x16′ great room. A fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry creates a welcoming atmosphere in this large space, while two sets of French doors lead to a relaxing back porch.

Columns also mark the transition from the great room to the kitchen and breakfast room, and allow conversation to flow throughout the space.

Three secondary bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a large bonus room make up the second floor. Extra storage can be found throughout, including walk-in closets, two pantries, a spacious utility room, and a large storage bay in the garage that could house a golf cart or workshop.

Master Bedroom: Hickory Ridge Plan #916

Master suite

At the end of the day, relax in the luxurious master suite. His-and-hers walk-in closets provide ample storage and tray ceilings add drama. Enjoy access to the back porch, and a spa-like master bath with corner shower and garden tub.

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Craftsman Home Offers Classic Beauty and Luxury

Plan #1125 – The Cedar Ridge

Luxury Craftsman Hillside Walkout

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman style with walk-out basement
  • Enjoy an immense great room (31’8” x 17’ 8”)
  • 679 sq. ft. bonus room adds to the massive square footage

 

 

Luxury Craftsman Hillside Walkout

Rear exterior

Have you ever wanted a home that offered a classic Craftsman look but incorporated all of today’s modern amenities? You’ve found it in The Cedar Ridge.

This award-winning home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and its design offers a unique two story floor plan that spans 3,678 sq. ft. of living space. This gorgeous home exposes rich architectural detail throughout the open floor plan.

The first floor of this home is built like a dream; it offers nearly every amenity one could want. Cook a gourmet meal in the big kitchen that flows to the massive great room providing an open, single dining area. Once the meal is finished, relax in front of the great room fireplace, step into the sun room, or relax on the screen porch.

All of the quality details in this home make it special. You’ll find a covered breezeway, walk-in pantry, mud room, home office and big utility room. Also on the first floor you’ll enjoy the study with convenient half bath.

When it’s time to turn in, the generously sized master suite features dual walk-in closets and well-appointed bath, along with French doors leading to the relaxing screen porch.

If all this isn’t enough, discover the lower level with its huge entertainment room with fireplace and wet bar, two bedrooms, two baths and two walk-in closets. You’ll also find an additional mud room on this level.

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