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PLAN OF THE WEEK: Two very different footprints

The size and shape of your lot can dictate your home’s footprint. This week we’re featuring a spacious ranch and a compact two-story home design.

The Spotswood #1310

The Spotswood - House Plan Number 1310. Sprawling ranch footprint

4 beds, 3 baths, 2578 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Open kitchen/dining room for easy conversation flow.
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
  • Extra storage throughout.
Open Floor Plan

This family-friendly design is centered around open living space, with a cathedral great room and eye-catching dining room meeting at the expansive kitchen. Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Spotswood - House Plan 1310A walk-in pantry, coat closet, and utility room sit between the garage and the kitchen, convenient yet out of the way. Two bedrooms with plenty of closet space share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom at the rear of the plan, while the study and master suite are positioned across the plan for privacy. The master suite enjoys a large bathroom, dual walk-in closets, and French doors leading to a porch with fireplace.

First Floor Plan of The Spotswood - House Design 1310

The Chestnut Hill #1244

Front of The Chestnut Hill - Home Design 1244. 2-story footprint

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1844 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Master suite on the main level, away from the living areas.
  • Utility room and e-space for household tasks.
  • 2 bedrooms, a full bath, and bonus room upstairs.
No wasted space

A compact cottage with exceptional curb appeal, the Chestnut Hill has much to offer in a conservative footprint. The charming exterior is highlighted by decorative brackets and a metal roof over the front porch. The welcoming two story foyer includes a bench and dual coat closets for convenience. The cozy great room is surrounded by windows and a soaring cathedral ceiling adds volume. The kitchen’s efficient design puts all of the appliances within easy reach. A single space for dining ensures no space is wasted in this floor plan. The master bedroom has a large arched window and a cathedral ceiling to create an airy feel. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a bath and a large bonus room awaiting expansion.

First Floor Plan of The Chestnut Hill - Home Plan 1244

Second Floor Plan of The Chestnut Hill -Home Floor Plan 1244

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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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Ranch Home Plan #1328 – Goes Live – NOW AVAILABLE

Ranch Home Plan #1328 – The Bosworth

Ranch Home Plan: The Bosworth #1328

Front exterior

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman exterior with plenty of curb appeal.
  • A double pantry and large utility room

 

This Ranch home plan with gables and metal accent roofs creates a welcoming, Craftsman exterior with plenty of curb appeal. Cathedral ceilings add volume to the great room and dining room, with a spacious island kitchen between them. A double pantry and large utility room provide plenty of storage space, and the garage has a convenient personnel door to the outside. Walk-in closets in each bedroom, as well as coat and linen closets, keep things in their place.

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Plan #1234 – The Fincannon

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We offer 16 photos of this home. Here is the front rendering.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Home designed to take in rear views
  • Extra storage and flexible space throughout with mud & utility rooms; e-space and pantry
  • 518 sq. ft. bonus room for expansion

It is possible to build a new home with Old-World charm and European-influenced curb appeal. Don Gardner’s house design The Fincannon will meet your needs today with 2,834 sq. ft. of living space, including 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. We also thought of your future needs with a 518 sq. ft. bonus room.

Flexible Home Floor Plan

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Rear rendering

You can enjoy this home’s flexibility as many areas can be used in multiple ways. The kitchen/breakfast room/hearth room area offers many options for cozy family gatherings or entertaining. Two bedrooms, dual walk-in closets, e-space and bath are perfect for kids’ rooms or would make a great in-law suite. Whether you have a big family or you like to invite guests to stay over, this home offers a floor plan that easily accommodates a large group.

Enjoy Open Spaces and Soaring Ceilings

The massive great room invites you in with its fireplace and 14’ coffered ceiling. The full dining room also boasts a 14’ ceiling. The master suite offers dual walk-in closets and a well-appointed bath. Here you’ll also find a linen closet and porch access.

Plenty of Storage in this Home Design

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Rear porch offers a fun outdoor retreat

There’s no lack of storage in this home with mud room, pantry and multiple closets. The three car garage makes room for multiple cars and/or recreational vehicles. Outdoor living is easy with three porches and a patio. The rear porch is most inviting as it offers a private retreat just off the master bedroom.

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Small Home – Big on Quality

Plan #1229 The Carrollton

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Craftsman style home offers convenient single dining area
  • Cathedral or vaulted ceilings in three rooms create an open feel
  • 415 sq. ft. bonus room is ready for expansion

Today’s definition of a small home is a bit different than it was years ago; the modern small home offers many of the features of a much bigger home. That’s especially true with a Don Gardner small home. Take The Carrollton, for instance. This 1,668 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and its layout makes the most of its square footage. It also includes a 415 sq. ft. bonus room (not counted in the total square footage) that makes this plan a flexible design that will meet your needs for years.

The great room with cathedral ceiling and fireplace offers a central gathering place. The positioning of the mirrored kitchen and dining areas provide a convenient single dining space, while columns keep the space feeling open. This home features a large screen porch with cathedral ceiling which is a great place for warm weather dining or relaxing.

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When it’s time to call it a day, this home’s design really shines as the master suite and secondary bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house to ensure privacy. The master offers a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and luxurious bath. The secondary bedrooms provide flexibility as one would work well as a study and features a walk-in closet.

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