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Hillside Walkout Offers Convenience and Luxury

Plan #1298-D – The Whitford

Hillside Walkout Home Plan - The Whitford #1298-DHome Design Quick Facts:

  • Single dining area offers a convenient space for family meals or entertaining.
  • Screen porch allows for relaxing outdoor enjoyment.
  • Utility room, pantry and extra storage throughout the home.

If you are looking for a distinctive Craftsman hillside walkout home plan, Don Gardner recommends The Whitford. A mix of stone, stucco, and cedar shake provide an Arts-and-Crafts exterior that is low-maintenance, with brackets and an arched window to add curb appeal. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features 2,569 sq. ft. of living space. The great room with fireplace is perfect for gathering with family and friends and the kitchen and dining room combine to provide a fun spot for preparing and enjoying homemade meals. Cooks will love the large U-shaped kitchen convenient to the huge walk-in pantry and utility room.

The first floor secondary bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and would work well as a study or home office. There are two additional bedrooms on the lower level, separated by a rec room. These lower level rooms offer a private atmosphere for kids or house guests, or can be used as an in-law suite. An inviting master suite beckons after a long day, with its lavish bath and dual walk-in closets.

This hillside walkout home is perfect for sloping lots, often found around lakefronts, mountains, and golf course communities. Designed for rear views, the Whitford also offers outdoor living enjoyment. Relax on your screen porch or eat a meal there as the kitchen and pantry area are located nearby. There’s always room for one more in The Whitford as it offers a convenient layout with extra storage throughout. An additional unfinished basement area allows for future expansion.

View more hillside walkout house plans like this on the Don Gardner website.

Efficient Family Ranch Floor Plan

Plan #1258 The Greenbranch

 Greenbranch - Craftsman Ranch House Plan 1258Home Design Quick Facts:

    • Open space single kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceiling.
    • Large utility and mud rooms make it easy to accommodate hobbies, quick clean ups and gear storage.
    • Convenient Jack and Jill bathroom.

Today’s busy lifestyles call for an efficient family ranch floor plan that offers a well-planned layout but also provides the amenities one expects in a quality home. The Greenbranch Ranch floor plan by Don Gardner offers a convenient floor plan that is great for people on the go. Family meals are easy to cook and serve in the kitchen that flows directly to the dining area. This part of the home offers a natural gathering area and its adjacent e-space is a great place for kids to do their homework.

Featuring 1885 sq. ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths The Greenbranch is a small home that surprises with its large, airy feel. The home is practically designed with an eye toward casual comfort. The open great room invites you in to enjoy the fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Throughout the home you’ll find conveniences you’d expect in a much larger home such as a Jack and Jill bathroom, extra storage throughout, large walk-in closets, utility room, mud room and lots of attic storage.

This is a great home for people who like to spend time outdoors as it includes a patio area with room for a spa. The bonus room above the garage offers many possibilities as a fourth bedroom, game room or hobby area

See more house plans like this on the Don Gardner website.

Craftsman Home Great for a Growing Family!

The Chesnee – Plan #1290

Craftsman Home Plan The Chesnee 1290

 Home Design Quick Facts:

  • 864 sq. ft. bonus room
  • Big kitchen and dining room
  • Rustic influences make it feel like home

 

At first glance this Craftsman ranch looks identical to home plan 1239, The Birchwood, but it offers several differences to fit your lifestyle. The Chesnee features a larger kitchen and dining room than the Birchwood; which differs in that it includes a breakfast room. Where The Birchwood features 4 baths, the Chesnee offers 3. Both homes are outstanding examples of a Craftsman style that is very popular today.

As with The Birchwood, The Chesnee offers an expansive great room, accented by built-in cabinetry. Depending on your lifestyle, some people prefer The Chesnee’s floor plan which features a more centrally located dining room. The Chesnee, like the Birchwood, also offers several porches, including a screen porch with fireplace.

While The Birchwood offers a 795 sq. ft. bonus room, The Chesnee’s is even more generously sized at 864 sq. ft. A large bonus room provides so many possibilities for a growing family as an in-law suite, a hobby or game room, or extra bedroom.

The Birchwood and The Chesnee represent variations on a popular Don Gardner Craftsman home design. Whichever you choose we’re sure you’ll be amazed at the home’s character and quality.

See more house plans like these on the Don Gardner website.

Residential Building – Windows and Doors Online Edition

Residential Building – Online Edition

It’s hard to overstate how important windows are to the look and feel of a house. “The size and shape of windows and doors can make or break the design of an intended aesthetic,” builder Stephen B. Quick IV said in this month’s Q+A. Because the categories are so important, Residential Building has designated the August online edition as their Window and Door Issue.

Windows and Doors

Here are some stories you’ll find this month:

  • Architect Ed Binkley shows how to maximize light with glass walls
  • A Texas house inspired by Austin’s Hill Country
  • Electronic faucets are everywhere; are they here to stay?
  • And much more!

 

 

Rustic Craftsman Details in Small Footprint: #1326

Craftsman home plan packs practical & luxurious details under 2000 SF

Small Rustic Craftsman Plan - The Hunter Creek #1326Home Design Quick Facts:

  • An island kitchen has plenty of workspace, a walk-in pantry, and an e-space for looking up recipes.
  • Extra storage throughout
  • Roomy master suite with sitting area
This Craftsman home design packs practical spaces and luxurious details into a modest footprint. At just under 2000 sq. ft., the Hunter Creek has spacious open living areas with abundant windows to bring in light and rear views, as well as a generous utility room and linen closets in each bathroom. This unique angled design features three bedrooms, two baths, a great room with coffered ceiling, and a bonus room with 509 sq. ft. of flexible space. Decorative ceilings and bay windows give this home a, custom feel, while a covered porch, screened porch with fireplace, and patio take living outdoors.Designed with Privacy in MindThis family-friendly home has each bedroom positioned separately from the others, perfect for older children or guests. The master suite makes up an entire wing of the home, and is accessed by a small, private foyer. With dual walk-in closets with sun tunnels, a large bathroom, and bayed sitting room, the master suite is a relaxing retreat.Extra Storage Keeps the Living Spaces OpenClosets and storage spaces throughout this Craftsman home help keep clutter in its place, making living easy. The angled two-car garage includes a small storage bay at the front, as well as a corner workspace with outdoor access and its own covered porch. The utility room also has outdoor access, and a full wall of counter space with cabinets and a handy sink. With a coat closet near each door and linen closets in each bathroom, everything has its place.Enjoy open, family-friendly living in The Hunter Creek. See this house design now.Find more home plans like these on the Don Gardner website!
Rustic Craftsman Details in a Small Footprint: #1326 – The Hunter Creek – Is Now Available!