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Narrow House Plan on the Drawing Board #1360

Check out this new narrow-lot conceptual design, and tell us what you think in the comments!

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Now Available - Conceptual Design #1360Conceptual Design #1360 is a narrow-lot home plan with a basement entry garage at the rear and convenient home elevator. A mix of stone and siding, along with a deep front porch and prominent gables, creates a welcoming Craftsman exterior. The island kitchen is flanked by the dining room and breakfast room with pantry, e-space, and window shelves. The master suite and bedroom/study complete the main floor, while the second floor includes a loft, two bedrooms, and a full bath.
Lower Level - Narrow Conceptual Design #1360
Main Floor - Narrow Conceptual Design #1360
Second Floor - Narrow Conceptual Design #1360

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Plan of the Week: The Laurelwood #5024

Craftsman style and a finished walkout basement make The Laurelwood plan the perfect mountain home.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Convenient single dining space.
  • Two bedrooms and two baths on the lower level.
  • Stunning ceilings throughout

Attention to detail

This Craftsman home is perfect for sloping lots and scenic views. With spacious rear and screen porches, The Laurelwood is the ideal home for those who enjoy Mother Nature.

Because ceiling treatments grant interest and volume instantly, this plan includes tray, coffered and cathedral ceilings in almost every living space. In fact, even the screen porch has a cathedral ceiling. Just off the foyer is a versatile bedroom/study with adjacent full bath. Perfect as a home office or for overnight guests, this room is flexible to fit your needs.

 

 

Indoor-Outdoor entertaining

When entertaining, the Laurelwood simplifies steps with a formal dining room just off the kitchen. A large center island becomes the perfect snacking station and access to the screen porch makes after-dinner talks more comfortable.

For nights when stargazing is in order, you’ll love having rear-porch access from the master bedroom. The master suite also features two walk-in closets and a generous master bath. Secondary bedrooms are located downstairs and each has its own full bath.

 

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Plan of the Week:
The Sterling #1073

The Sterling is a small Traditional home plan that’s perfect for narrow lots.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Single dining space, open to the kitchen.
  • Bonus room offers flexible space.
  • Special ceiling details add volume throughout.

Curb appeal for any neighborhood

This Traditional showcases two stately columns which lead to the front door. Shutters and arches with keystones frame half-circle transoms, while low-maintenance siding and the front-entry garage add convenience. Perfect for narrow lots, The Sterling is an ideal starter home or retirement home.

Attention to detail

The foyer’s tray ceiling creates an elegant entrance, which leads to the flexible study/bedroom, a secondary bedroom and the great room. Counter seating surrounds the efficient kitchen and keeps the living areas open. Closet and storage space fills every nook: under the bonus room stairs, in the utility room and near every bedroom. The garage enters the home near the kitchen, making unloading groceries a breeze. A fireplace, cathedral ceiling, clerestory window, and French doors highlight the great room.

Relaxing retreat

Located in the quiet zone of the house, the master bedroom is designed to pamper. The cathedral ceiling and Palladian window create a bright, open space to relax in and enjoy. A French door grants outside access, while two walk-in closets and a private master bath complete the suite.

See the floor plan and more details for The Sterling plan here.

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Gallery: Decorative Ceilings

Cathedral, Vaulted, Coffered . . . Decorative ceilings add style and volume to any space!

Here’s a brief photo-guide to some common types of decorative ceilings. From simple cathedrals to unique custom creations, learn more about the different options and find the style that’s right for you!

 

Cathedral: A ceiling that symmetrically projects upward in an inverted “V” shape.

Cathedral: The Adelaide - Plan #866-D

Beams and dormer windows embellish this cathedral ceiling from the great room of the Adelaide Plan #866-D.

 

Vaulted: A ceiling which springs from a lower wall up to a higher wall. Includes Cathedral ceilings.

Vaulted Ceilings: The Jerivale - Plan #1033

Exposed wood and a stone fireplace give a rustic feel to The Jerivale Plan #1033

 

Tray: Constructed with four or more sides angling upward to a higher, flat ceiling. This style resembles an upside-down tray and is commonly seen in breakfast areas, dining rooms and bedrooms.

Tray: The Zeller - Plan #1014

This contemporary tray ceiling adds subtle elegance to the master bedroom in the Zeller Plan #1014.

 

Stepped: A series of trays, one inside the other, at different planes.

Stepped Ceilings: The Clarkson - Plan #1117

Custom, modified stepped ceiling in the master bedroom of The Clarkson Plan #1117

 

Coffered: Showcasing recessed paneling, typically in rectangular or square configurations. Most common in formal rooms of a floor plan.

Coffered: The Runnymeade - Plan #1164

Neutral colors and gallery lighting showcase the coffered ceiling in the great room of The Runnymeade Plan #1164

 

Barrel Vaulted: A simple, continuous vault, typically arched or tunnel-shaped.

Barrel Vaulted Ceilings: The Clarkson - Plan #1117

This impressive design was a custom modification in what would have been a cathedral ceiling in The Clarkson Plan #1117

 

Custom: What was drawn as a standard tray or cathedral ceiling can be redesigned with unique, artistic elements to create a one-of-a-kind ceiling.

Custom Ceilings: The Runnymeade - Plan #1164

This custom-designed ceiling in the master bedroom of The Runnymeade Plan #1164 is a modified tray, with curved sides and coffered details.

 

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WoodTrac Closet Organization

WoodTrac Closet Kits help you get organized and make the most of both walk-in and reach-in closets.

WoodTrac Closet Kit

With tons of customizable features and solid wood shelves and railings, WoodTrac closet systems work well in any closet in your home. Wood shelves allow clothes to be stored without the impression marks associated with wire shelving – and they are much easier to clean. Options include double hanging rods, shelving, or doors and drawers. The new reach-in closets are available in white, cherry and espresso finishes and can be installed for under $200 in a space up to 8 feet wide.

Plan your space
A handy tool on their website lets you design the perfect system for your needs. Just plug in the left, middle, and right wall measurements and select a finish to see the available options.

Contact the Customer Services Representatives at Don Gardner Architects for closet dimensions if you haven’t purchased your home plan yet. Call 1-800-388-7580, or email [email protected]!

WoodTrack Designer

Installation is simple and fast
Easier to install than custom closets, WoodTrac’s cleat system secures the kit to the wall, supports shelves and creates a finished furniture appearance. Cleats are run wall-to-wall and screwed into studs for maximum holding strength. Cabinets are pre-routed and hardware is included, so all you need is a tape measure, level, drill, screwdriver and saw. Here’s a quick how-to video: