eDAG Newsletter, October 2014

Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. Featured Design: Birchwood Plan #1239. Oct. eDAG Newsletter
eDAG Newsletter
October 2014

– Free Mobile App
– Designs In Progress
– Birchwood Plan #1239

New Home Plans
Travis #1350
Cornell #1348
Golding #1327

House Plans on the Drawing Board

Conceptual Design #1412
Conceptual Design #1411
Conceptual Design #1363

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Architects, Inc.
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Here’s the latest news from Donald A. Gardner Architects, including the release of our new mobile app, Designs In Progress website feature, and brand new photography from the popular Birchwood Plan.
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Designs In Progress Feature
Designs In Progress Feature. October eDAG Newsletter Our NEW Designs in Progress feature is the place to go to find out which of our Conceptual Designs have been selected for completion! See brand-new artist renderings and compare the original sketches with the plans in progress all in one place. As always, we welcome your questions and feedback on each plan! View all Designs In Progress
Featured Plan: The Birchwood #1239
We are excited to share new photos of The Birchwood Plan #1239, located in Hartsville, SC. Take a tour through this home – from  gorgeous exterior shots to a luxurious master suite, gourmet kitchen, and adorable kids’ rooms! See the full album on Pinterest
Kitchen - The Birchwood Plan #1239 Bedroom - The Birchwood Plan #1239 Back Porch - The Birchwood Plan #1239
Keep up with daily news on our House Plans Blog – Whether you’re in the process of building a new home or just starting your house plan search, you will find information to help you select the best floor plan, tips on the building process, and information about products and finishes for your new house.

Plan Preview PDFs Now on myDAG

Now you can download free plan preview packages on PDF right from your myDAG account!

Wondering what the side elevations of your favorite house plan look like? Preview packages are PDF documents containing the front, rear and side elevations and the floor plan image of a house design. They show the plan as it is drawn, where photographed homes my have been modified by the homeowner. Once you have narrowed your list down to a few choices, preview packages are a great way compare them and make a final decision.

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Left Side Elevation

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Find Inspiration on Our Pinterest Boards

Looking for a good starting point in your house plan search? Our Pinterest boards are a great place to begin!

Browse interior and exterior home plan photography, as well as creative product, design, and storage ideas on our Pinterest page. Pin your favorites to your own board so you can come back to them later!

Pinterest - find photos and inspiration for your Don Gardner home

More than just home photography, we post creative storage ideas, interesting home products, and outdoor ideas for your home.

Here are a few of our all-time most popular pins:

Kitchen of The Clarkson Plan 1117 from PinterestDeck Bench, Outdoor Home Ideas  from PinterestCountry Front Porch on PinterestMaster bedroom from the Zeller plan on PinterestFront Entry of the Heatherstone Plan #5016Pet Friendly home ideas on Pinterest

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We’re constantly posting so there’s always something new to see! Look through our boards for plenty of ideas to help you envision your own Don Gardner  dream home, and even see new conceptual designs and plans as they become available!

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PLAN OF THE WEEK: 2 Popular Home Designs

Two Popular House Designs, Over & Under 2500 sq.ft.

The Giverny Court #1148:

The Giverny Court - House Plan 1148: Popular Design OVER 2500 sq. ft.

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2857 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Spectacular master suite with a 10’x13′ walk-in closet.
  • Huge kitchen with island seating for casual entertaining.
  • Expansive front and back porches.
Unexpected angles

From an impressive stone exterior to numerous bay windows inside, this home is truly unique. The great room and dining room are immediately apparent from the foyer in this open floor plan. With columns, a niche, and an octagonal tray ceiling, the dining room is nothing short of luxurious. The great room, kitchen and breakfast room are all open to one another making entertaining easy.

First Floor Plan of The Giverny Court - House Plan 1148

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Giverny Court - House Plan 1148The master suite rests in the rear of the home for privacy. Hugged by a bay window, the generous bedroom is accompanied by a massive walk-in closet and an elegant bath. Secondary bedrooms are positioned on the opposite side of the home and share a bathroom. A bonus room above the garage enjoys plenty of light with two dormers and a large window.


The Summerhill Plan #1090

The Summerhill Design 1090: Popular Design UNDER 2500 sq.ft.

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2193 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Cottage curb appeal with a contemporary layout.
  • Master suite with extra closet space and a large bath.
  • Formal dining room and casual breakfast room.
Craftsman Cottage

Double dormers echo the dual-arched portico, as twin sets of tapered columns provide architectural detail in this lavish exterior. Shake siding and stone detail add Craftsman charm. Vaulted ceilings offer vertical volume throughout the open living spaces. Ceiling treatments enhance the dining room and foyer, and a large, rear porch to enjoy Mother Nature rests off the master bedroom.

First Floor Plan of The Summerhill - House Plan 1090

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Video Tour: The Lennon Plan #1300

View the Lennon Plan inside and out, including an extended version with a walk down to the lake.

A Craftsman cottage in a coastal setting

Arch-topped windows and striking gables give character to the Lennon plan. Inside, cathedral and tray ceilings in the living spaces give this home a spacious feel, with French doors and large windows facing the rear of the home. A coat closet and mud room off the garage help keep messes hidden, and the laundry room includes counters for extra workspace. The master suite features a tray ceiling, screen porch access, and two walk-in closets.

First Floor of The Lennon Plan 1300

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Lennon - House Plan 1300

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