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NOW AVAILABLE: The Travis Plan #1350

The Travis Plan #1350 is now available for purchase!

Front Rendering of The Travis - House Plan Number 1350

4 beds, 3 baths, 2863 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Three car garage with extra storage.
  • Island kitchen with walk-in pantry.
  • Walk-in closets in each bedroom.
Form and function
Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Travis - House Design 1350

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Overflowing with curb appeal and thoughtful details, The Travis home floor plan is designed for easy living. The foyer opens immediately into the great room, where a clerestory window welcomes sunlight. Counter seating brings conversation to the large kitchen, with the dining room nearby leading to the screen porch with fireplace and grill area. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, and two share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Practical spaces include an oversized walk-in pantry, e-space, mud room with built-in shelving, spacious utility room, and a three-car garage.

First Floor Plan of The Travis - Home Plan 1350

 

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Similar plans:

The Chesnee - House Plan #1290The Chesnee Plan #1290 has a similar layout and square footage. See it here.

The Sagecrest Home Design #1226The Sagecrest Plan #1226 has a similar Craftsman exterior and unique floor plan. See it here.

PLAN OF THE WEEK: Mountain Styling

Our featured plans this week both showcase mountain styling with gables and vaulted ceilings facing rear views.

The Chancellor Plan #1337-D

The Chancellor - House Design 1337-D: Showcasing mountain styling

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3267 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • 3 stories, including a finished walkout basement.
  • Massive, open kitchen with two islands.
  • Oversized walk-in pantry and utility room.
Mountain Lodge

An angled courtyard entry and large bracketed dormer lend dramatic curb appeal to this gorgeous hillside cabin. The massive central great room divides the master suite from the public areas of the home.

First Floor Plan of The Chancellor - Home Design 1337-D

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The open island kitchen is a chef’s dream, and easily accesses a huge pantry, a utility room with plenty of workspace, and a bayed dining room with tray ceiling. A skylit screen porch with outdoor kitchen completes the main level.

Second Floor Plan of The Chancellor - House Plan 1337-D

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Upstairs, two bedrooms share access to a huge 543 sq. ft. bonus room. The lower level has another bedroom tucked away – perfect for guests or an older child – and a rec room with wet bar and fireplace. An elevator makes navigating the three levels a breeze for older family members.

This home works for a large family, people who like to entertain and those who have in-laws or extended family staying with them. Indoors and out, this home offers all of the amenities you could want in a new home.

Basement Floor Plan of The Chancellor - Home Plan 1337-D

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 The Irby Plan #993

The Irby - House Plan Number 993: Showcasing Mountain Styling

3 beds, 2 baths, 1580 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Low maintenance exterior.
  • Open concept living spaces.
  • Laundry room convenient to all bedrooms.
Small Craftsman Charmer

This small house floor plan combines stone and siding for a striking façade that is fitting for any suburban or mountain lot. Inside, decorative ceiling treatments enhance the great room, dining room, master bedroom, and the study/bedroom. A fireplace, kitchen pass-thru and French doors complement the great room, and the bonus room provides expansion space.

First Floor Plan of The Irby - House Plan Number 993

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Choosing the Perfect Style for Your Dream Home

Choosing the Perfect Style for Your Dream Home

With hundreds of styles to choose from, finding the perfect solution for your dream home floor plans proves to be a daunting task for anyone. With each style designed to give off a different feel and atmosphere both inside and out, determining a specific style that meets all of your lifestyle needs may be a challenge. From classical country homes to small ranch house plans, understanding what each different style offers a homeowner can help one to better choose the home design that is perfect for their needs.

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Assessing Your Situation

Before you begin browsing the hundreds of different styles of home floor plans, it is important to first take the time to carefully plan out both your needs and limitations to make sure you choose the style that provides the best fit to your home needs. When looking at new home designs, think of the characteristics of homes you have lived in throughout your life. What features did you like? What did you dislike? How much living space do you need? Establishing a list of features to look for with your new home can help you to better select one that is suitable for you and your family.

Beyond the features, it is crucial that you take note of any restrictions of limitations you may have in place when choosing your home design. If there are any space limitations on the lot you plan to build on? What is your planned budget for your new home? Your answers to these questions can help you when it comes to selecting your home floor plans.

Choosing a Floor Plan Style that is Right for You

After you have carefully assessed your needs and restrictions, you can then begin to identify a specific style that is the best fit for your home. When looking into different styles, work to understand the pros and cons of each. Prioritize the features that you simply cannot live without and make certain that the final floor plan you choose either has these features in place or can be easily modified to include them.

When narrowing down your decision, look at the other home styles in the area of the lot you plan to build on. Consider if your dream home will be a welcome fit to the neighborhood. Most importantly, the floor plan you choose should feel like “home” to you. When looking at home floor plans online, focus on how you can make your home even more personalized. Think of your home floor plans as the blank canvas for which to paint your dream home and design style onto.

Choosing a home style suitable for your floor plan needs may be one of the biggest decisions you face, so do not hesitate to consult the professional advice of architects or designers. Not only can they help you determine the home floor plan that best fits your needs, but they may be able to modify an existing home floor plan to help turn your dream home into a reality.

No matter what design you make with your home floor plans, it is important that you purchase your plans from a professionally respected architect. Choosing from the hundreds of floor plans and home designs available through Donald A. Gardner Architects guarantees you just that. Since 1978, every home plan designed by Donald A. Gardner Architects is guaranteed to provide functional living and timeless design. Additionally, our home floor plans are easily modifiable to fit any lot limitations or your specific needs. Contact Donald A. Gardner Architects today, and let us help you move one step closer to making your dream home a reality.

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Command Centers, Home Offices, and E-Spaces

Command centers and built-in desk areas are ideal for a multitude of tasks

 

E-space of The Newcastle House Plan #994

Built-in e-space in the kitchen of the Newcastle Plan #994

Stay organized with a dedicated workspace

Busy families need a home plan that not only emphasizes their personal style, but is also convenient and functional. More and more activities in the home are centered around the kitchen, and Don Gardner Architects has created the e-space to offer even greater  functionality in the area where family members congregate. An e-spaces are like the command centers of the home, and function as an accessible place for the family computer — perfect for looking up recipes, paying bills, doing homework or supervising younger users. E-spaces also serve as a place to charge cell phones, MP3 players and other electronic gadgets.

A larger e-space, like the one in the Drayton Hall Plan, is well suited to be a small home office or homework area. It’s open to the living areas, allowing conversation flow and a pleasant atmosphere.First Floor Plan of The Drayton Hall Design 1238

Small corner office

The large, semi-private e-space in the Fincannon Plan is almost a full home office. It’s still open, but is set back  from the living areas for a quieter place to focus. Cabinets and built-in L-shaped desk mean tons of storage and room to work.

E-space of The Fincannon House Plan 1234. Command Centers

Study/home office

If you do a lot of work from home, or prefer a workspace where you can shut out the busy world around you, a home design with a study or home office may be the best fit. The Laurelwood Plan has a study right off the foyer that welcomes you with French doors, a stately coffered ceiling, and a bay window. Many of our home plans include a bedroom/study, to use whichever way is ideal for your household.

Study of The Laurelwood House Plan 5024

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