#Small Home Plans

PLAN OF THE WEEK: Town & Country

This week’s featured plans include a Traditional Craftsman two-story home, and a small Country cottage!

The Rutherford Plan #1241

The Rutherford - House Plan 1241. At home in towns, suburbs, or rural areas.

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2,901 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • A gorgeous, curved staircase highlights the foyer.
  • Open kitchen with pantry and butler’s pantry.
  • Utility and mud rooms offer storage and organization.
Curb appeal

Stone accents and a bay window present a charming front façade for the Rutherford.  The two-story foyer creates a dramatic entry with its sweeping curved staircase. Columns mark the entrance to the formal dining area and butler’s pantry leads to the spacious kitchen, which features a large island, e-space, and a cozy window seat.

First Floor Plan of The Rutherford - House Design 1241

A curved balcony loft overlooks the great room. Built-in shelves allow the loft to function as a reading area or a handy place for homework. One upstairs bedroom features a window seat and attached bath, while the other two bedrooms share a practical Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The bonus room offers plenty of room to use a home theater, art studio, exercise space – the choice is yours.

Second Floor Plan of The Rutherford - House Plan 1241

The Ryley Plan #503

The Ryley - Small Country Home Plan 503

3 beds, 2 baths, 1,246 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Wrapping front porch awaits rocking chairs.
  • Open living space with vaulted ceilings adds volume.
  • A screened porch leads to the detached garage.
Efficient and open

The front porch of this Country charmer wraps slightly, giving the illusion of a larger home on the outside, while inside a cathedral ceiling maximizes space in the open great room and dining room. The kitchen features a center skylight, breakfast bar, and access to the garage via a screened porch.
First Floor Plan of The Ryley - Home Design 503
Two bedrooms share a bath up front, while the master suite with cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet, and well-equipped bath maintains privacy in back.


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New Video: Small Home Plans

Watch our new video showcasing 5 of our best small house plans!

Explore a selection of small home plans by Don Gardner, each featuring European styling and thoughtful details. We invite you to search for home designs on our site. The Sorvino, The Rowan, The Hazelwood, The Ivy Creek and The Runnymeade are some of Don Gardner’s most popular small house plans.

Here are links to the details on each of the featured small home designs:

  • The Sorvino #1222
  • The Rowan #1366
  • The Hazelwood #884
  • The Ivy Creek #921
  • The Runnymeade #1164

We offer a large collection of home designs with European influences. You can search the entire collection on our website and sort them by important features: Square footage (low or high), number of stories, number of bedrooms, house width, or see what’s new! View all European house plans by Donald A. Gardner Architects HERE.

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PLAN OF THE WEEK: One-Story & Hillside Walkout

We’re featuring two very different plans this week! A one-story, Country ranch and a Rustic hillside walkout design.

The Cartwright Plan #801

The Cartwright - One-Story House Plan 801

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1882 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Classic exterior with prominent gable.
  • Expansive porches, front and rear.
  • Open living spaces.
Country home

An arched window in a center, front-facing gable lends style and beauty to the façade of this three-bedroom home.

Bonus Room Floor Plan of The Cartwright - House Floor Plan 801

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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.

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.

First Floor Plan of The Cartwright - One-Story House Design 801

The Asiago Ridge Plan #5046

The Asiago Ridge - Home Plan 5046

4 beds, 4.5 baths, 3608 sq. ft.

Home Design Quick Facts:

  • Rustic styling inside and out.
  • Huge master suite with fireplace.
  • Rec Room with wet bar
Hillside walkout home

The exterior of this hillside walkout plan is rich with detail, from the stone arches to the shed dormer over the garage. A beamed cathedral ceiling tops the living area from the island kitchen to the cozy fireplace with built-in cabinetry. The bedroom/study displays a coffered ceiling and has its own private bath, while the master bedroom enjoys a cozy fireplace and porch access. The lower level is perfect for guests with two bedrooms, bathrooms, and a spacious rec room with fireplace and wet bar.

Main Floor Plan of The Asiago Ridge - Home Design 5046

Basement Floor Plan of The Asiago Ridge - Home Floor Plan 5046

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