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Enjoy Front and Rear Porches in this Two Story Home

Plan #916 The Hickory Ridge

Front exterior of the Hickory Ridge Plan #916 with country porches

Front Exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Country farmhouse features large front and rear porches
  • Lots of storage with two pantries, utility room and linen closet, plus walk-in closets in the bedrooms
  • 281 sq. ft. bonus room for expansion
Rear exterior of the Hickory Ridge Plan #916 with country porches

Rear Exterior

The minute you see this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath country home you’ll be impressed. Notice the inviting front porch as you enter The Hickory Ridge. Inside, you’ll find a living room/study off the foyer. You’ll then see the immense great room with columns, two story ceiling and fireplace.

The kitchen, breakfast room and separate pantry areas flow together to create a warm and inviting space to entertain and prepare meals. The kitchen has an open view of the great room and country porch beyond. The utility room is conveniently located nearby and includes counters, cabinets, and a handy sink. The garage includes a large storage area that is the perfect place to set up a workshop, along with an additional closet to keep clutter at bay.

On the first floor, the massive master suite (20’ x 14’) features dual walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath with decorative tray ceiling. Upstairs you’ll find three more generously-sized bedrooms, two with full baths. Bonus room access is nearby — Use your imagination — Create an upstairs rec room for the kids, or a hobby or TV room.

Love the outdoors? Come outside and relax on your front or rear covered porches.

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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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Enjoy Outdoor Living in this Craftsman Cottage

Craftsman Cottage Plan #1217-D The Hammond Hill

Craftsman Cottage Plan - The Hammond Hill number 1217-DHome Design Quick Facts:

  • Angled courtyard garage offers convenience.
  • Two bedrooms and rec room in the lower level offer privacy for guests or are perfect for kids’ bedrooms.
  • Inviting back porch overlooks patio and makes a great space for relaxing.

For those people who have an appreciation of the outdoors, Don Gardner presents The Hammond Hill. This Craftsman cottage home epitomizes a luxurious yet efficient house plan. It offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 2,544 sq. ft. of living space. This home’s rustic charm with stone and cedar shake would look perfect on most any lot, with an angled courtyard garage adding convenience. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this home offers a an efficient and flexible layout.

Inside, the great room invites you in with its fireplace and built-ins. The octagonal breakfast room flows from the kitchen/pantry area and will become a popular spot for outdoor viewing. Enjoy the stone and shake look of this cottage or sit on your porch and take in the views. This is a fun home for entertaining on the patio and relaxing in the spa.

After a full day, retire to the luxurious, secluded master suite that features a tray ceiling, porch access, a huge master bath, and dual walk-in closets. The lower level features two bedrooms and rec room with fireplace that can be used for an in-law suite, kids’ rooms or a private retreat for guests. Plenty of unfinished storage space is perfect for a mechanical room, or for future expansion.

This is a great home for a growing family, an extended family who requires an in-law suite or those who like to entertain.

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Home Design with European Style

#5019 – The Hollowcrest – A European Home Design and Hillside Walkout Beauty

European Home the Hollowcrest Plan 5019Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Stunning curb appeal
  • Great room features wall of windows
  • Two rear porches; one a screen porch with fireplace

 

This stunning hillside walkout home exudes Old World charm. With 4,357 sq. ft. of living space (not counting a large 582 sq. ft. bonus room), The Hollowcrest makes a statement. From its three car garage that blends seamlessly into the European style architecture, to its graceful stone entrance, this home delights both inside and out.

Upon entering the home, the foyer leads to the massive great room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace. The kitchen, breakfast room and screen porch area flow together to make a popular gathering space. The great room opens to another porch with 12 foot ceiling.

The master suite is secluded on the main level and includes an inviting sitting area against a backdrop of floor to ceiling windows. The master bath impresses with a soaking tub, double vanity and corner shower. On the main level there’s one more bedroom which can also be used as a study.

On the lower level you’ll find three more bedrooms, each with its own bath. There’s also a rec room and fireplace, and even a wine cellar. The lower level would make a great in-law suite, children’s rooms or a perfect place for overnight guests.

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