The Oliver House Plan 1427 | Rendering-to-Reality

Mike and Leslie Patterson are building The Oliver House Plan 1427 in Michigan!

Follow the progress in this Rendering-to-Reality story, from foundation to move-in ready!

Front rendering of The Oliver house plan 1427.

The Oliver House Plan 1427: 

This Craftsman design offers copious curb-appeal with an angled garage, decorative gables adorned with timber wood accents, a shed dormer, and a column-framed front porch. This floor plans thoughtful layout maximizes its square footage. The kitchen cooktop-island overlooks the great room and the spaces share a cathedral ceiling. A luxury screened porch enjoys a fireplace for year-round enjoyment and is topped with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The master suite enjoys privacy at the rear of the home and opens to a relaxing porch. A mud room, oversized utility room, and walk-in pantry provide added functionality.

Getting Started:

Mike and Leslie Patterson currently own a 900 square foot home on a beautiful 5-acre lot. With a two year old son and a dog, they quickly began to outgrow their small home and started looking for something larger with acreage and a view. They wanted their next move to be their “forever” home and knew they needed a one-story with a split bedroom layout. Leslie says “After a year or so of looking at other houses, we decided that we loved our current property so much that we wanted to stay, but the house was just not going to work for us. So, we started looking at floor plans. I think I looked at every floor plan ever made before I decided that the Oliver was the right one for us!”

They began construction further back on their property and positioned the home to take advantage of the view and sunsets. Once the new home is built, they will have their current home moved off of the property. 

Leslie’s father is the general contractor over the project and they are hiring subcontractors as needed while doing a lot of the work themselves! So far they have finished the foundation and started framing. They expect the roof to be on within a week or so. They are mostly keeping the plan as is, with one minor modification to the secondary bathroom. They bumped out the wall to make room for a double-sink vanity.

Breaking Ground:

Ground breaking of The Oliver house plan 1427.
Ground breaking of The Oliver house plan 1427.


Foundation of The Oliver house plan 1427.


Framing of The Oliver house plan 1427.
Framing of The Oliver house plan 1427.

More photography coming soon!

Are you building a Donald Gardner design? We would love to feature the progress in our Rendering-to-Reality series. Contact us at 1-800-388-7580 or email [email protected] 

4 comments on “The Oliver House Plan 1427 | Rendering-to-Reality

  1. Lauren on

    Hey I am very curious what this final house cost (not including the land) if someone could please let me know!! Very in between this plan, and the Atticus!

    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Lauren, I’m afraid we are not able to provide cost to build estimates. It can vary greatly depending on where you are building and the quality of materials that you select. A local builder may be able to help with an estimate, though. And we offer material lists and review sets that can help to get an accurate estimate. Let us know if you would like more information about these products – 1-800-388-7580.


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