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Last Week to Enter Our 2014 Photo Contest!

2014 Photo Contest - One Week Left!

May 31 is the last day to enter this year’s Photo Contest for a chance to win $500.

Submit your photos online here, or email them to [email protected]

Here are some of our latest contest entries:

The Verdigre Plan #936:

The Coltraine Plan #966:

The Edgewater Plan #1009:

 

From now until May 31, submit photos of your finished Don 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: Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Zillow, and more.

We want to see your interior and exterior photos. Builders – this applies to you as well – send photos of Donald A. Gardner house plans you have built, even if you don’t live in the home! Entering is easy – Click here to submit your photos online!

 

Plan of the Week: The Chesnee #1290

The Chesnee Plan has tons of open living space and extra storage on one level.

Read more about this Craftsman ranch:

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Decorative ceilings.
  • Walk-in closets.
  • Island kitchen.

 

Comfortable, open living

A stone and shingle façade and graceful lines highlight this expansive single-level home. Custom details can be found throughout The Chesnee, with elegant ceiling treatments in many rooms and built-in cabinetry flanking the great room fireplace. The chef’s kitchen opens to the large dining area and to the great room, providing a focal point for family life and entertaining.

 

Everything has it’s place

One wing houses secondary bedrooms and utility space, helping to keep clutter out the formal living areas. The bedrooms each have a tray ceiling and their own walk-in closet. Just off the garage lies a utility room with ample work space, a large pantry, and convenient e-space. The oversized bonus room provides flexibility and access to plenty of attic storage.

 

Ultimate in relaxation

The opposite wing is devoted to a roomy master suite with an attached sitting area to the rear. The suite accesses the rear porch, and includes two large walk-in closets. The highlight of the stunning master bath is the unique barrel vaulted ceiling over the garden tub. Dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and private privy complete the suite.

Get more information about the Chesnee home design here.

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Similar plans:

The Markham Plan #1299 is similar and smaller – see it here.

The Birchwood Plan #1239 is similar and bigger – see it here.

 

Have YOU built the Chesnee plan? Send us your photos for a chance to win $500 in our Photo Contest!

 

First Photos of the Ives Home Design

Julie submitted photos to our 2014 Photo Contest – there’s still time to enter!

Enjoy these photos of the Ives Plan #1075

Eye-catching exterior

A unique dormer with Palladian window tops the front porch of this Country Craftsman home, with its vibrant green exterior and classic gabled roofline.

Decorative ceilings

Ceiling designs create an open feel, and add architectural interest and dimension. The great room and master bedroom have cathedral ceilings, and the dining room has a tray ceiling .

Bonus room

A flexible bonus room above the garage is accessed near the master suite, making a perfect space for a rec room, media room, or even an extra bedroom.

Custom finished basement

The Ives Plan is a one-story design, which Julie had modified to have a finished walkout basement – here’s a quick peek at the basement layout. View the entire Flickr Album to see more!
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Similar plans:

The Runnymeade Plan #1164 has a similar layout with a completely different exterior – see it here.

The Snapdragon Plan #724 is a little bit bigger with a similar exterior and layout – see it here.

There’s still ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your photos for a chance to win $500 in our Photo Contest!

 

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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NOW AVAILABLE: The Ramsey Plan #1347

This ranch home plan features a convenient layout and an expansive kitchen. Check out The Ramsey Plan #1347!

The Ramsey - Plan #1347

Front rendering

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Laundry room is central to all 4 bedrooms.
  • Large island kitchen with e-space.
  • Screen porch with fireplace and summer kitchen.

 

 

Special details, inside and out

This European-influenced ranch design is family-friendly with attractive details that add warmth and character. Bay windows and tray ceilings adorn the dining room, master bedroom, and bedroom/study, while a cathedral ceiling tops the great room and opens up to a rear wall of windows to bring in sunlight.

Functional and efficient

A mud room, powder room, and walk-in pantry sit between the garage and the expansive kitchen, and a spacious laundry room is central to all the bedrooms for convenience. The two-car, side entry garage includes two storage bays and a personnel door for outside access. An e-space in the kitchen is an easy place to charge phones and look up recipes.
The Ramsey - Plan #1347

Extra living space

The bedroom/study can serve as a guest room, library, office, or family room. A bonus room with skylights offers flexible space, and a cozy screen porch with fireplace is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Outdoor living extends to the covered porch and optional patio space beyond.

Find more details and information on the Ramsey Plan #1347 here.

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