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Fall 2012

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The Nation’s Premier Home Designs Magazine

AmericanDreamHomes EDITORIAL Contents

(CONSUMEREDITORS@HANLEYWOOD.COM) Editor Hillary Gottemoeller Catalog Merchandiser Aurora Zeledon Production Operations Manager Amy Dean Production Manager Paige Hirsch

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Contents 4 Fitting It All In

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Storage tips for a tidy house

8 Bright and Breezy Cover Home

13 Now It’s Personal

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Customized Curb Appeal

22 Never Compromise Our favorite green luxury products

VC GRAPHICS, INC. ON THE COVER: See inside this beautiful lakefront home on page 8.

26 American Dream Homes Discover the design of your dreams in these pages

182 Meet the Designers A glimpse of our exclusive designers’ full portfolios

186 How to Order Blueprints 192 Lasting Impressions To order or modify plans call 1-866-284-2711 or visit one of our websites

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Whether you’re upgrading or downsizing to your dream home, you’ll need a place to put your shoes

Fitting It All In By Joseph P. Harris

If space is tight, take advantage of a nook under the stairs or a closet with the doors removed to set up a home office. In this photo, a custom desk and storage units from California Closets find a home in an out-of-the-way space. The white desk is complemented by a Hardrock Maple desk top and storage unit. www.californiaclosets.com

Choosing, building, and decorating your new home is fun and exciting, but when it’s all done, you may find yourself facing mountains of moving boxes. Don’t panic! Here we’ll discuss a few organizational ideas for three problem areas of many homes — the entrance, the home office, and the kitchen. We’ll finish off with a few nifty, quick ideas for storage and organization around the rest of the house, so your new home offers an orderly and serene retreat from the busy world.

Shoeless Joe

Let’s start with where to put the shoes. In many cultures shoes are removed at the door (for one thing, it keeps the dirt from outdoors from being tracked all over the house). If that leaves your entry area looking like the front porch of a beach house, you’ll need an orderly way to store them. While the concept of the mudroom has been around for a long time, it has recently come into focus as a most desirable amenity — and far more practical

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Design your own cubbies with Pottery Barn’s Olivia Entryway Modular Components. The collection includes lockers with hooks inside, a bench with cubbies, and an organizer with slots and drawers. Accessorize with wicker baskets and a cushion for the bench. With a beautiful Tuscan Chestnut finish, the Olivia system is handsome enough for a front foyer and functional enough for the family mudroom. www.potterybarn.com

than a soaking tub! The mudroom is a great place to organize all your outdoor gear: shoes, coats, hats, backpacks, pet gear, sports equipment, etc. Instead of a crowded closet holding everybody’s outdoor effects, a row of cabinets can be installed and space assigned to each member of the family. You can build in cubbies and lockers or look for a freestanding cabinet designed for this purpose. A number of companies offer them in a variety of designs and finishes; check out www.durasupreme.com, www.restorationhardware.com, and www.target.com. These work equally well in the garage or family entrance and the front foyer, where they can hold guests’ purses and coats.

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A bench makes it easier to put on and take off shoes. Tile floors are simple to maintain. Hooks inside and outside lockers and on walls keep handbags and house keys handy. A hanging vertical file by the door organizes incoming and outgoing mail.

Homework Now that we’ve placed everything neatly into our assigned cubbyholes, let’s have a seat at our desks. A home work space is pretty much required these days, whether you telecommute or you just need a place to take care of household business and surf the internet. Your new home may have an office, den, or extra bedroom that you can dedicate to home work, but if it doesn’t, consider carving out a niche for desk-based tasks. Many people hide their offices in nooks and even closets. This is brilliant, as it requires you to streamline your home office, helping you run an efficient operation. But perhaps the ultimate in home office organization is Restoration Hardware’s Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk: it’s a complete office inside an oversized reproduction of a steamer trunk. It’s compact, handsome, and mounted on casters so you can open and close it easily, and even move it around the room. Simply close the trunk after

you take care of business and enjoy the rest of your house. Whether your home office is a steamer trunk or a commodious study, you’ll need to organize your work space. Here’s a secret: it’s not the size of your desk, it’s how you use it. Don’t take on more desk than you need, or the surface area will become a museum of paper curiosities. If the desk doesn’t have built-in drawers, keep at least one file cabinet nearby for necessary papers, and a trash can close at hand for slamdunking everything else! Make sure you have enough legroom, especially if you like to swivel around while you work. Open shelves and/or cubbyholes, close to the desk or just above it, not only store supplies you need frequently but also display the picture or plant that might make working at home more enjoyable. A bulletin board can organize quick thoughts, messages, and reminders. We normally think of corkboards, chalkboards, and dry-erase boards, but consider this idea: Rust-Oleum (www. rustoleum.com) makes a magnetic primer paint that allows you to turn any surface into a refrigerator door (minus the food inside). Splash on a coat, cover with your favorite color, get some magnetic poetry, and voila! Your walls won’t just stand there looking dumb, they’ll recite poems to you while they keep your scraps organized.

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Think Outside the Cupboards We’ve been working hard; let’s head to the kitchen for a snack. A well-organized space will inspire confident, creative cooking. If cabinet and counter space is limited, think outside the cupboards for storage solutions. In fact, think outside the kitchen. Where do you store your holiday decorations? That’s the place for the turkey-shaped soup tureen and hollytrimmed dessert plates. Still don’t have

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room for all your pots and pans? A hanging pot rack transforms thin air into storage space, and nothing looks handsomer than a legion of copperbottomed pots dangling from a forged iron rack. Store cooking utensils in a simple, broad-mouthed container next to the stove: easy to see, easy to grab. If you have a few feet of uninterrupted wall space in the kitchen, nook, or dining area, consider a built-in hutch or china cabinet to store and display your prettiest items. Most importantly, make the most of the cupboard space you have. Rollout drawers and lazy Susans solve many of life’s little frustrations — instead of rummaging around the dark, uncharted corners of a deep pantry, creating more chaos along the way, you simply pull out a drawer or whirl a turntable and everything is at your fingertips.

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The spice rack is a storage classic, but it’s best kept in the dark, since sunlight and heat degrade the flavors of herbs and spices. Install the spice rack inside a cabinet door. A narrow kitchen island with cabinets underneath provides more functional workspace in a smaller footprint than a large square island. Even if under-counter space is at a premium, install pull-out bins for trash and recycling near the sink. It’s worth it to keep these things hidden but easily accessible.

Top to Bottom Friends are on their way over to check out your new home. Let’s do a quick pick-up before they arrive. The bookcase is really a showcase of you. Guests are as likely to peruse your reading material as they are to peer into your medicine cabinets. Group together like-sized volumes, bringing all books the same distance from the edges of the shelves. This will give your collection an organized, smart look. It’s okay to vary the pattern by stacking a few books on their sides here and there; that stack is now a platform for some eye-catching

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Everything‘s within reach in this rustic kitchen: by the stove are ceramic jars stocked with spatulas and spoons and a basin holding hot pads; overhead, pots and pans hang from the Hanging Oval pot rack from Historic Housefitters Co. www.historichousefitters.com

bric-a-brac like a clock, an award, a plant, or a picture. Overwhelmed by children’s toys? Don’t despair, simplify! Keep toys in oversized baskets that can be dumped out and just as easily refilled. You can label the baskets with words or symbols to help kids put everything back in place so they don’t have to sort through the Legos when they want to play with their Matchbox cars. Outdoor toys and sporting equipment can be kept in the mudroom with the shoes. In the bathroom — a room that really tends to accumulate unsightly paraphernalia — narrow, freestanding cabinets, wicker baskets under the sink, and hanging columns of mesh-wire baskets in the shower can help to tame the chaos. Reserve open shelving for attractive and handy displays of rolled towels, bath tissue, or the potions with the prettiest packaging. With your guests’ arrival just moments away, take a deep breath, look around, and admire the order you’ve created. Take a moment to appreciate the neat row of shoes at your front door and the cubbies and hooks ready to receive your visitors’ coats and purses.

Everything is in order. Oh, and don’t forget to turn off the computer and close up your home office. You’re not working now.

Classy bathroom storage requires plenty of room to hide the necessities, plus a few open shelves to display some homey touches. The Camille Bath Collection from the Home Decorators Collection provides both, in a three-piece set that includes a vanity cabinet with faux marble top and two freestanding cabinets with different configurations of open shelves, drawers, and baskets. Available in Antique Black and Antique White, each piece is sold separately. www.homedecorators.com

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Cover Home

Bright

and Breezy

Designed by

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Cover Home First impressions count, and this home’s columned porches, stone chimney, and charming cupola score big.

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Photos by William J. Hebert. This home, as shown in the photographs, may differ from the actual blueprints. For more detailed information, please check the floor plans carefully.

his bright and breezy home from Visbeen Architects enjoys three levels of decks and porches. On the main level, the large kitchen opens to the sunroom on one side and the living and dining rooms on the other. The master suite boasts a sitting room and deck, plus a huge walk-in closet that opens directly into the laundry room. Upstairs, four comfortable bedrooms include a large suite with its own fireplace. For more space, finish the basement and the bonus room above the garage.

Stay in touch with the outdoors, even while eating: the dining room leads out to the wraparound porch.

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Enjoy every minute of a beautiful day from the home’s many outdoor living spaces, which are designed to make the most of a waterfront lot.

TOP LEFT: The master suite enjoys a private sitting room that opens to a porch. TOP RIGHT: A large island offers many uses in the kitchen: breakfast bar, rinsing station, and general prep area. RIGHT: During the day, look out the living room’s large windows. At night, turn the focus to the fireplace.

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PETOSKEY Plan#: ADH0500026 Style: Craftsman Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Main Level: 3,056 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,970 sq. ft. Total: 5,026 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 507 sq. ft. Width: 60’ - 0” Depth: 114’ - 0” Foundation: Optional Finished Basement

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ENJ Y ENOUGH HOT WATER FOR ALL YOUR DAILY ADVENTURES You never know what the day will bring. That’s why so many people are choosing Rheem Tankless Water Heaters. You can load the laundry, start the dishes, bathe the kids and even relax in a hot bubble bath of your own - all without ever running out of hot water. And with an efficiency rating of up to 94%, you’ll save on energy costs too. So you’re always covered, no matter what the day has in store. To learn more about the performance and energy savings of Rheem Tankless Water Heaters, log on today.

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Now it’s Personal

You’ve pored over plans, perused designs, and maybe even modified your layout to get it exactly right (Didn’t know you could do that? Check out page 190 to learn more). When it comes to your home’s exterior, why settle for cookie-cutter style? Add unique finishes like a grass-covered driveway, artistic glass doors, beautifully blended stone, and more. Most of these are available with many choices in color, style, and pattern, so you can mix, match, and create a façade that’s entirely yours.

By Aurora Zeledon

Photo courtesy of Clopay Coachman Collection www.clopaydoor.com

7 Gorgeous Products for Customized Curb Appeal

1. Personalized Parking Don’t settle for a bland garage door! There are many gorgeous options these days, including Clopay’s Coachman Collection. These attractive steel-and-composite doors give you carriage-house style with modern durability, new color and style choices, and even the option of 2-inch polyurethane insulation, which offers double the thermal performance of the polystyrene version for an R-value of 18.4. The beautiful door style shown here is Design 11 with ARCH3 windows and Desert Tan overlays. Create your own perfect combination from 15 designs, ten window options, and four colors for the doors and overlays. www.clopaydoor.com

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3. Weather the Storm in Style

Photos courtesy of Eldorado Stone®

New Class 4 Hail Impact Tile from Boral is designed to outlast a storm. The Class 4 rating (the highest possible for roof tile, the company says) withstands hail up to two inches in diameter. Choose from a variety of profiles and colors, including Saxony Slate in Teton shown here. www.boralroof.com

2. Colorful and For dramatic curb appeal, it’s hard to beat stone. Now Eldorado Stone has made it even easier to find the right match for your house and region with their six new colors. These include (from top) Tuscany in the Country Rubble profile, Bow Valley in the Mountain Ledge profile, and Catania in the Cypress Ridge profile, plus Desert Shadow, Santa Maria, and Black Bear. The Cypress Ridge profile is available nationally; visit Eldorado Stone’s website to check for regional availability of other stone profiles and colors. www.eldoradostone.com

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4. Best and Brightest

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Milgard was rated as having the highest quality vinyl windows in BUILDER magazine’s brand-use study. That’s compelling enough, but we think they look pretty great too. The Style Line™ Series now includes awning and casement styles, in addition to single hung (as seen here), single hung tilt, horizontal sliding, picture, and radius/ arch. www.milgard.com

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Is it a lawn or a driveway? Both! Grasspave² from Invisible Structures is a permeable real-grass-covered paving system. The layered surface allows the aesthetics of a grassy yard while storing and filtering storm water, the manufacturer says. It’s tough enough to withstand up to five passes a day, making it ideal for a low-use driveway, like in front of an auxiliary garage or guest house. Large rolls speed up installation. For high-use parking areas, Invisible Structures makes Gravelpave2. www.invisiblestructures.com

7. Artistic Vision

5. Mix and Match Think of the Designed Exterior Studio by Ply Gem like paper dolls for grown-ups: you get to try on different looks, creating a customized exterior for your home. With a number of different house styles to use as your template, choose from a whole host of options such as trim, siding, shingles, and stone, and change them around to get the combination you want for your new home (this is also a great tool for remodeling).

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Andersen Architectural Entranceways offers gorgeous options for your door, including the unique Frank Lloyd Wright® Series of art glass. The patterns were adapted from windows designed by the renowned architect and can be used for windows too. Our favorite is Colonnade, as seen here with door style 404 from the Arts & Crafts door collection, shown in oak with an optional shelf. Or, choose from Eucalyptus, Prairie Rhythm, and Wichita styles in colored or clear glass. Can’t decide? Showcase a variety throughout your home! Naturally, any of these would go splendidly with a Craftsman, Prairie, or Shingle home style, like the Blaine on page 18. www.andersenwindows.com

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Feature Home

French Country

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Feature Home

A fashionable facade of low-maintenance stone and shake, a covered front entrance, and vintage-style windows add European flavor to this highly functional design.

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verything about this Visbeen Architects design alludes to the grandeur of the past, from the European-style courtyard at the front of the house to stone accents and fireplaces throughout. Yet the four-car garage with easy access to a circular front drive is totally modern, as is the home’s open layout. The main-level master suite offers both elegance and comfort with a beamed, barrel-vaulted ceiling, access to a private porch, and a spectacular spa bath. Two large family bedrooms, each with its own bath, reside on the second floor. The optional lower level sports an exercise room, a billiards room, and an elaborate home theater complete with a snack bar.

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The elegant elliptical staircase just inside the arched wooden entry door creates a striking first impression.

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Feature Home BELOW: The dining room occupies a glasswalled half-rotunda that extends from the hearth room and kitchen, lending a sense of homey hospitality to formal dinners. RIGHT: An island and snack bar in the kitchen offers seating for casual meals.

TWO CREEKS Plan#: ADH0500002 Style: French Country Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ + ½ Main Level: 3,600 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,103 sq. ft. Total: 4,703 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 925 sq. ft. Width: 112’ - 0” Depth: 106’ - 0” Foundation: Optional Finished Basement 5-SET

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Feature Home

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The extensive patio multiplies living and entertaining space. An optional apartment above the attached garage serves as an ideal retreat for both long- and short-term residents.

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Never Compromise These products deliver sustainable beauty If your dreams of a luxury home are battling with your desire to preserve the planet, call a truce! You can have beauty, comfort, and luxury without losing sight of environmental responsibility. Here are some of our favorite products for the uncompromising homeowner. Hillary Gottemoeller, Evelyn Royer, Katy Tomasulo, Nigel Maynard, Lisa Bonnema, Jeff Lee, Jennifer Goodman, and Dianne Kittower contributed to this article.

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Delta Addison Kitchen Faucet

The Addison kitchen faucet proves that water conservation needn’t be confined to the bathroom. The unit’s Multi Flow pull-down wand allows users to toggle between the standard 2.2-gpm flow rate for amount-specific needs such as pot filling, and a 1.5-gpm flow rate for tasks such as hand washing. When shut off, the unit defaults to the 1.5-gpm setting. The faucet is also available with Touch2O technology, which allows users to turn the water off and on simply by touching the spout or handle. Kitchen and bar/ prep models are available in chrome, stainless steel, and bronze finishes. www.deltafaucet.com.

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Saint-Gaudens Tile for the Kitchen and Bath

The Envi bronze tile collection is made from 75% to 100% recycled metal refined from locally-sourced car radiators, copper pipes, and wires, says the company. The designer tiles are available in four finishes and sizes ranging from the 1 5/16-inch prism to the 3-inch square tile. Tile liners and frames also are available for accenting glass and ceramic tile layouts. Here, Envi Lush squares and liners coordinate with Saint-Gaudens’ Avalon art glass tiles in Tea and Mango. www.vsgmetalarts.com.

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Tota Aquia Toilet

The Aquia dual-flush toilet is now available in a one-piece model. The high-efficiency unit offers users the option of a 0.9-gallon flush or a 1.6 gallon flush. It features an elongated skirt design for easy cleaning and a slender tank. Universal Height models are available. www.totousa.com.

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Smith & Fong PlyBoo Strand Flooring

PlybooStrand FSC-certified bamboo plywood and flooring are urea formaldehyde-free and carry Indoor Advantage Gold and FloorScore certifications. Plywood panels come in two colors and three thicknesses; flooring comes in two thicknesses and three finishes: warm, medium-toned Havana (pictured here); light, contemporary Sahara; and dark, rich Morocco. Smith & Fong. www.plyboo.com.

Cambria Quartz Countertop

The only American company in the quart-surface business, Cambria also offers the most extensive selection of colors in the world, with over 100 available including new designs in the Waterstone collection. Quartz countertops mimic the look of onyx, marble, and granite but maintain the strength and stain resistance of natural quartz. Cambria’s products have been NSF International certified as safe for food preparation and have achieved Greenguard for Children and Schools certification. They can contribute points towards LEED certification. www.cambriausa.com. www.homeplans.com

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Jado Savina Faucet

WaterSense-certified Savina lavatory faucets flow at 1.5 gpm. Inspired by 19th-century designs, the faucets feature intricate detailing and rich ornamentation. The style comes in wide-spread units with lever handles or with porcelain-capped two-handles and cross-handles. Polished chrome, brushed nickel, platinum nickel, old bronze, and antique nickel finishes are available. www.jadousa.com. www.dreamhomesource.com

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7.

LG SteamDishwasher

The LDF7932 fully integrated SteamDishwasher from LG utilizes steam technology to help achieve its CEE Tier 2 efficiency designation, saving 49% more water than the Energy Star qualifying standard. According to the company, steam is a more water-efficient way to clean baked-on foods compared to most traditional power-scrub methods. A half-load cleaning option allows homeowners an additional way to conserve water. www.lgusa.com.

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Timberlake Cabinetry

This ESP-certified firm sources 100% of its wood domestically and has a manufacturing platform that allows for the majority of deliveries to be within 500 miles. Recent introductions include deep dovetail sliding shelves and a Cushion Close option for doors. The Sierra Vista style pictured here is available in maple or cherry in a total of 16 finishes. www.timberlake.com.

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Maytag Maxima Washer and Dryer

With a Water Factor of 2.7, the Maxima series of washing machines uses as little as 11.5 gallons of water, qualifying it for both Energy Star and CEE Tier 3 labels. The washing machine features front-load technology, which tumbles clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing them against an agitator in a full tub like most traditional top-loaders. A water level sensor matches water usage to load size, further increasing water efficiency. The 7.4 cubic feetcapacity Maxima steam dryer features Advanced Moisture Sensing to evenly dry even large loads. The steam cycle removes wrinkles and odors from lightlyworn garments. www.maytag.com

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Stone and siding create a stunning exterior, especially when combined with bright porch columns.

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Photography courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. This home, as shown in the photographs, may differ from the actual blueprints. For more detailed information, please check the floor plans carefully.

esigned by Donald A. Gardner Architects, this gorgeous home proves that you don’t need tons of square footage to have spectacular style. The great room is filled with light from many windows and French doors, and the fireplace makes this a cozy place to gather. Tucked into a private corner, the firstfloor master bedroom is topped by a cathedral ceiling and has a walk-in closet. The second-floor bathroom includes twin sinks and serves two family bedrooms. On this level, the versatile bonus room is easily accessible.

Wow! Dormer windows bring light and lots of visual interest to the great room.

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VERDIGRE Plan#: ADH0500003 Style: French Country Main Level: 1,547 sq. ft. Second Level: 684 sq. ft. Total: 2,231 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 300 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Width: 59’ - 2” Depth: 44’ - 4” 5-SET

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Call 1-866-284-2711 or visit one of our websites to learn more about this design. ABOVE: A rustic wood floor contrasts beautifully with the refined table and large windows in the dining room. LEFT: The island adds extra counter space and potential seating to the kitchen.

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Step out from the great room to enjoy cool shade on the rear porch. BELOW: A Palladian window steals the show in the master suite, ooding the room with light.

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The party will come alive on the lower level’s wrapping veranda, while the upper-level deck provides a private retreat for the homeowners.

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his home may fit a narrow lot, but every room inside this design by Dan Sater boasts lots of space and luxurious amenities. Start with the great room: upon entering from the two-story foyer, you’re greeted with a lovely view out two sets of double doors to the rear veranda. A coffered ceiling, cozy fireplace, and snack bar from the kitchen make this space the undisputed preferred gathering spot. Two islands provide space in the kitchen for meal prep and easy socializing at the snack bar. Entertain with ease by prepping drinks at the wet bar, tucked into a corner by the staircase and out of the way of the cook. An elevator makes going up to the second floor easy. Up here, you’ll find three large bedrooms, including the deluxe master suite with its two-sided fireplace that warms the bedroom and luxurious bath. A large deck connects with storage space above the garage.

The bold facade displays a trio of gables, porch columns, and a metal roof accent over the entry.

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RIGHT: Placing the cooktop on an island lets you face guests while you cook. BELOW LEFT: In the master suite, enjoy a good soak in front of the two-sided ďŹ replace. The other side warms the bedroom. BOTTOM RIGHT: This proves that you don’t need a lot of space to have an elegant wet bar. What a clever use of the corner by the stairs!

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MYRTLEWOOD Plan#: ADH0500004 Style: New American Main Level: 1,883 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,830 sq. ft. Total: 3,713 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Width: 44’ - 2” Depth: 109’ - 4” Foundation: Monolithic Slab 5-SET

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Full of

Heart

Designed by

Visbeen Architects

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Welcome home to this appealing design. A side-entry garage preserves curb appeal.

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his unique Visbeen Architects design highlights beautiful stone accents and a columned porch. Barrel-vaulted corridors lead to the family spaces. The large gourmet kitchen serves as the home’s hub, with a home management center and nearby laundry. Family gathering is encouraged by a dining nook, a screened porch, and an adjacent family room. The main-level master suite offers a large walk-in closet with two sections and a sunny bath. Two family bedrooms rest upstairs. An optional suite above the garage makes a great retreat for an older child or live-in relative. The basement may be finished for additional recreational space.

The living room showcases a wall of windows, a warming fireplace, and built-in shelves.

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ELLSWORTH Plan#: ADH0500005 Style: New American Bedrooms: 3

ABOVE RIGHT: A kitchen this large can fit quite a few cooks, with an ample island and a separate wet bar (just beyond the arched doorway) to give helpers their own workspaces.

Bathrooms: 2 ½ Main Level: 2,955 sq. ft. Second Level: 715 sq. ft. Total: 3,670 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 541 sq. ft. Width: 100’ - 0” Depth: 63’ - 0” Foundation: Optional Finished Basement 5-SET

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ABOVE LEFT: No need to purchase book shelves; the study’s wall of built-in storage displays your tomes in style.

RIGHT: Another angle of the kitchen reveals a family dining area that opens to the screened porch beyond.

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Through the Woods

Designed by

Donald A. Gardner Architects 38

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win dormers, shingled siding, and a stone chimney produce a rustic, Craftsman look for this four-bedroom mountain retreat from Donald A. Gardner Architects. Exposed beams span the vaulted ceiling, controlling the height of the great room and kitchen. Nearby, two decks, a screened porch, and a spacious patio provide plenty of room for outdoor entertaining and seasonal enjoyment. High-end amenities abound, such as the master suite’s deep walk-ins and garden-side tub. A second suite on the main floor is reserved for guests.

Shingled siding is a perfect choice for this Craftsman-inspired home, setting a neutral backdrop for the bright trim and windows. OPPOSITE: The stone fireplace and decorative beams emphasize the home’s rustic themes and bring scale to the room’s dramatic height.

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ABOVE: The formal dining room offers framed views from the front of the home. TOP RIGHT: The downstairs rec room is bound to be the family’s favorite spot for casual fun. The owners of this home have substituted a media center in place of the fireplace. RIGHT: Homeowners will love the master suite’s private deck, and the abundant light that streams through a wall of glass.

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ADELAIDE Plan#: ADH0500006 Style: Craftsman Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Main Level: 2,151 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,150 sq. ft. Total: 3,301 sq. ft. Width: 83’ - 0” Depth: 74’ - 4” 5-SET

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Soak Up

the Sun

Designed by

Dan Sater 42

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Two levels of outdoor living spaces make the courtyard a playground for lovers of fresh air.

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his magnificent Mediterranean abode by Dan Sater boasts a surprisingly narrow footprint, despite offering a resort-like side yard complete with a long, arched loggia and detached guest house. Arched iron gates in the portico offer regal entry to a fabulous secluded courtyard. Rooms surround a pool and fountain with lots of glass for seamless indoor-outdoor living. An open floor plan ensures excellent flow in the common areas, with arches providing beautiful transitions between rooms and decorative ceiling treatments appearing throughout the house. The fireplace-warmed great room also features built-ins. In the kitchen, two islands, one with a snack bar, ensure ample chopping room while guests mingle around the appetizers. A full bath waits conveniently near. Separate but close, the full guest suite makes for perfect in-law accommodations or a teen retreat. On the far end of the home, the master suite encompasses an enormous bedroom, spa-like bath, and expansive walk-in closet. The whirlpool tub looks out to the master suite’s private garden. An adjoining library accesses the private back lanai. Upstairs, the second floor holds two guest suites, each with its own bathroom. Between the rooms, the sizeable loft makes a great study center, with a small balcony facing the front of the house and a much larger one that adjoins a deck for views of the courtyard.

Stucco and stone harmonize beautifully on the exterior, topped by a low-pitched tile roof.

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ABOVE: An island in the kitchen provides convenient work space. RIGHT: The expansive master bathroom features a gorgeous walk-in shower. OPPOSITE: Through the gateway, the loggia lies ahead. OPPOSITE BELOW: Archways frame the great room while still leaving it open to the kitchen.

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FERRETTI Plan#: ADH0500007 Style: Mediterranean Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 Main Level: 2,254 sq. ft. Second Level: 777 sq. ft. Total: 3,031 sq. ft. Width: 52’ - 0” Depth: 95’ - 8” Foundation: Slab 5-SET

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Family Stone

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates 46

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esigned by Frank Betz Associates, this is a great home for a large, active family. Five bedrooms — four of them upstairs — offer lots of sleeping space. A large entertainment room is designed for games, music, and movies. On the main floor, the spacious family room delights with a fireplace and coffered ceiling. The study offers a quiet retreat, and the nearby bedroom, which adjoins a full bath, works well as a guest room. The casual eating area flows into the kitchen, which is well designed for effortless food preparation.

ABOVE: In this version of the home, a stone archway provides definition between the hearth-warmed family room and the light-filled breakfast nook. OPPOSITE: Though the design specifies siding, this homeowner has chosen to juxtapose various materials for a lush facade.

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ABOVE LEFT: A serene corner tub in the master bathroom receives natural light through a radius window above and a large rectangular one adjacent. ABOVE: Columns anking an arch frame the view of the foyer from the dining room. LEFT: A large island provides additional prep space in the Lshaped kitchen, which enjoys easy serving proximity to the breakfast nook. RIGHT: Dining becomes an elegant affair under a coffered ceiling.

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LONGLEAF Plan#: ADH0500008 Style: Colonial Revival Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Main Level: 1,773 sq. ft. Second Level: 2,293 sq. ft. Total: 4,066 sq. ft. Width: 69’ - 0”

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At Your Leisure

Designed by

Visbeen Architects

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Metal roof overhangs and a cupola add unique charm to the exterior. Kick back on the wraparound porch.

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hen it’s time to relax, this Visbeen Architects home delivers roomy, comfortable rooms with lots of light. The main level offers a generous living room, bright sitting area, open dining in and near the island kitchen, and access to two distinct outdoor living spaces. The master suite is located on the upper level, along with two additional bedrooms and a corner study. A few steps down, the optional bonus space can be turned into a craft room or other leisure space. Billiards, a bar and kitchenette, and a cozy family room combine with a guest bedroom downstairs to make this a welcoming suite for family or friends. In keeping with the rest of the home, this floor opens to an outdoor living area.

Perfect for a lot with a view, the rear of the home offers two levels of outdoor living and lots of large windows.

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The master suite’s sitting area offers a bright spot to curl up with a good book.

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ABOVE: Rich cabinet detail makes an allwhite kitchen utterly sophisticated. Dine casually at the table or seated at the island.

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OPPOSITE: Use the bonus space upstairs as a craft room, or turn it into a home gym, movie theater, or library – the possibilities are endless.

Style: Country Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ First Floor: 1,373 sq. ft. Second Floor: 1,250 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,070 sq. ft. Total: 3,693 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 410 sq. ft. Width: 60’ - 0” Depth: 69’ - 6” Foundation: Finished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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French Country

Elegance

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates 54

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his elegant French Country home, designed by Frank Betz Associates, features beautiful details and flexible spaces. A bright and airy foyer leads to the grand family room, which showcases a vaulted ceiling, built-in cabinets, and ample lighting from the back deck; a fireplace provides a natural focal point. In the master suite, a beamed and vaulted ceiling, deck access, and a lavish bathroom create a soothing retreat. Also on this level, a private bedroom accesses a full bath. On the second floor, two bedrooms with large closets share another bath. A loft can become another bedroom, while a bonus room provides even more space.

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Contrasting cladding materials emphasize the variety of forms at the home’s curbside elevation. The sideloading design deemphasizes the look of the large garage.

The master bedroom soars, exposing polished beams and trusses.

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BELOW, TOP: The master bath is both luxurious and efďŹ cient, with large vanities and an inviting spa tub. BELOW, BOTTOM: A robust stone ďŹ replace anchors the conversation area in the two-story family room. Correctly oriented, the space will receive natural light throughout the day.

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The archway between the family room and kitchen defines the spaces without separating them. Note that there’s seating for four at the kitchen island.

HERITAGE POINTE Plan#: ADH0500010 Style: Cottage Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Main Level: 1,959 sq. ft. Second Level: 817 sq. ft. Total: 2,776 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 271 sq. ft. Width: 59’ - 0” Depth: 52’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace, Slab, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Nature

Lover

Designed by

Donald A. Gardner Architects 58

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OPPOSITE: Stone and shingles add eye-catching texture and character to the exterior.

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BELOW: Warm, bright, and airy, the great room lives up to its name.

onald A. Gardner Architects combines stone and cedar shake with gables and graceful arches on this home to create a Craftsman exterior with European flair. Ideal for a hillside lot, the home boasts a rear wall of glasswork on both floors to capture breathtaking views. A rear porch and screened porch expand living space outdoors. The open floor plan distinguishes rooms by ceiling treatments and columns instead of enclosing them with walls. For added convenience and future planning, an elevator makes living easier. Welcome amenities include a walk-in pantry, abundant storage space, and a large utility room with sink. The master suite is complete with two walk-in closets, a double vanity, garden tub, separate shower, and private privy.

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ABOVE: The keeping room is the heart of the home: right next to the kitchen, this bright space can be used for many functions. If you like, place armchairs here for a cozy atmosphere.

DOGWOOD RIDGE Plan#: ADH0500011 Style: Craftsman Main Level: 2,084 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,111 sq. ft. Total: 3,195 sq. ft.

ABOVE RIGHT: If you’ve got a hillside lot, show it off! Two levels of porches, both screened and open, offer every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

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RIGHT: The rear porch, reached through the master suite, great room, and dining room, invites you to enjoy a good book outside.

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Splendid

Spaces

Designed by

Dan Sater 62

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Arches, turret bays, and tile add up to a beautiful exterior with stunning curb appeal.

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wo levels of exquisite living await within this Mediterranean villa, designed by Dan Sater. Arched entryways distinguish formal spaces in the open layout. The master bath is sure to impress with dual amenities and a whirlpool tub positioned as the centerpiece. A built-in outdoor grill encourages alfresco dining. A wealth of bedrooms upstairs ensures plentiful sleeping quarters. The second-floor laundry chute is a thoughtful touch.

Here it is: your “wow!” moment. The living room’s ceiling soars, drawing all eyes up. A fireplace keeps things cozy.

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LEFT: You may be tempted to spend quite a bit of time in the master bath, where a walk-through shower, grand tub, and two separate water closets create a private spa. BELOW: This wide patio is just one of the many outdoor living features. Above, a deck connects two upstairs bedrooms.

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A walk-in pantry is a thoughtful touch in the kitchen.

SAN FILIPPO Plan#: ADH0500012 Style: Mediterranean Main Level: 2,913 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,478 sq. ft. Total: 4,391 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Width: 69’ - 4” Depth: 95’ - 4” Foundation: Slab 5-SET

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At Home

in Your Castle

Designed by

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OPPOSITE: Without a doubt, the turret steals the show on the exterior.

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stone turret and opulent arches bring romance to the exterior of this Frank Betz Associates design. Inside, the turret houses the light-ďŹ lled dining room. On the right, a formal living room receives guests with grace. Ahead, a wall of windows in the great room offers breathtaking views. Vaulted ceilings add an open, airy feeling to the hearth-warmed keeping and family rooms. The island kitchen adjoins the breakfast area and walk-in pantry. Upstairs, the master wing is almost doubled by its private sitting area in the bright turret. Double doors open into the lavish master bath.

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BELOW: Large windows around the entrance draw in light.

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LEFT: The turret’s first floor is a gorgeous home for the dining room. Upstairs, the master sitting room also boasts windows on three sides. RIGHT: Large windows bring lots of light into the breakfast nook, right next to the kitchen. BELOW: A vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and wall of windows make the family room both cozy and spacious.

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FLANAGAN Plan#: ADH0500013 Style: New American Main Level: 2,060 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,817 sq. ft. Total: 3,877 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Width: 54’ - 0” Depth: 78’ - 4” Foundation: Crawlspace, Slab, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Country

Comforts

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The wide porch invites relaxation. Included among the three entryways to the home are doubledoor portals to the living and dining rooms.

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onald A. Gardner Architects designed this beautiful farmhouse to offer sophisticated country style. The family cook will love the spacious U-shaped kitchen and adjoining bayed breakfast nook. Storage space abounds with walk-ins, extra garage space, and linen closets. The master suite is quietly tucked away downstairs with no rooms directly above. A bonus room is easily accessible from the back stairs or from the second floor, where three large bedrooms share two full baths. A curved balcony borders a versatile loft/study, which overlooks the stunning two-story family room.

Seen through an arched entry from the living room, the family room displays columns topped by a graceful curving balcony.

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LEFT: The symmetry in the front of the home is echoed in the rear. An expansive back porch and abundant windows set the stage for spectacular views. RIGHT: Another view of the family room reveals a cozy fireplace under a two-story ceiling. BELOW: The kitchen’s U-shaped design has been modified in this version to an open galley kitchen with a central island. Learn more about how to modify a plan on page 190.

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ARBORDALE Plan#: ADH0500014 Style: Farmhouse Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Main Level: 2,086 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,077 sq. ft. Total: 3,163 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 403 sq. ft. Width: 81’ - 10” Depth: 51’ - 8” 5-SET

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Feels Like

Home

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates

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OPPOSITE: A side-entry garage preserves the charming appeal of stone and shingles on the exterior.

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trim-looking European-style home with lots of room for an active family to stretch out is captured in this design by Frank Betz Associates. Covered porches front and back create a relaxed environment, yet the tasteful dining room and vaulted family room are perfect for dinner parties. The country-style kitchen, with a cooktop island, flows into the casual eating area and then into the vaulted keeping room. The right wing comprises the sumptuous master suite. Two more bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, share space with a recreation room on the lower level.

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BELOW: Everyone will hang out in the vaulted family room, where a fireplace and built-in cabinets add cozy charm.

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LEFT: Enjoy brunch in the super-sunny breakfast nook. The kitchen island has been modified here into a peninsula. To learn more about modification, turn to page 190. BELOW: Bask in the brightness while reading in the master suite’s windowed sitting area. OPPOSITE: Lots of counter space and dual vanities make for happy cohabitation in the master bathroom.

HICKORY GROVE Plan#: ADH0500015 Style: Bungalow Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Main Level: 1,977 sq. ft. Lower Level: 940 sq. ft. Total: 2,917 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 260 sq. ft. Width: 54’ - 0” Depth: 63’ - 6” Foundation: Finished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Modern Seaside

Treasure

Designed by

Visbeen Architects 78

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OPPOSITE: Perfect for a sloping lot, this home presents three levels of outdoor living and amazing views. An inset patio cuts through the lower level, detaching the family room, making it a great noisecontained rec room.

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BELOW: With windows on three sides, the living room gives the feeling of soaring over the water.

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LEFT: A tall ceiling adds airiness in the kitchen. ABOVE: Soak in the master bathroom’s large tub, or rinse off in the generously sized shower. RIGHT: Casual booth seating feels right in a beach home’s breakfast nook, here made made special with a soaring ceiling.

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PINE CLIFF Plan#: ADH0500043 Style: Contemporary Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Main Level: 1,048 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,117 sq. ft. Lowest Level: 825 sq. ft. Total: 2,990 sq. ft. Width: 20’ - 0” Depth: 83’ - 0” Foundation: Finished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Graceful

Luxury

Designed by

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Stone, shingles, and a variety of dormers create a unique, lovely exterior.

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esigned by Donald A. Gardner Architects, this home’s rustic French Country exterior opens up to a plan full of modern amenities. The foyer, preceded by a petite porch, leads into a gallery hall that opens to a sunny, vaulted great room. With its fireplace and porch access, this will be the most popular room in the house. As an added convenience, the great room flows into a breakfast room that has a box-bay window and built-ins. The island kitchen features plenty of counter space, including a snack bar for easy entertaining. A formal dining room is adjacent. Occupying the home’s left wing, the master suite provides a thoroughly relaxing retreat with two sinks in the bathroom and double walk-in closets. Upstairs, two bedrooms each boast a built-in desk and private bath. A huge bonus space over the garage awaits expansion and could become an extra bedroom or home theater.

Without a doubt, this incredible fireplace steals the show in the great room. Windows and doors on the other side bring in light.

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LEFT: Not exactly roughing it: the conservatory enjoys nearly panoramic views with indoor comfort.

NEWCASTLE Plan#: ADH0500017 Style: French Country Main Level: 1,834 sq. ft. Second Level: 681 sq. ft. Total: 2,515 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 365 sq. ft. Bathrooms: 3 ½ Width: 50’ - 8” Depth: 66’ - 8” 5-SET

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BELOW LEFT: Softly rounded walls and a muted earth-tone palette make the master bedroom a soothing retreat. BELOW: Enjoy bright views from the kitchen sink. A seated island makes serving breakfast a snap.

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BELOW RIGHT: Greet the morning by stepping out to the porch from the master suite. Or, simply enjoy the sunshine from the large windows.

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The Sweet Life

Designed by

Dan Sater A variety of rooines and bay windows achieve harmony with the neutral stucco palette.

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ight-filled rooms allow amazing views throughout the interior of this Dan Sater design. The living room, dining room, and kitchen all flow into one another for effortless movement and conversation between spaces, even to the spectacular outdoor relaxation areas. A massive island adds lots of counter space and seating room in the huge kitchen, with additional space for casual bites at the bar or at the breakfast nook’s charming banquette. A row of defining arches and built-ins are luxurious details in the living room, where the second-floor balcony draws the eye up. Angled lines melt into the outdoors with retreating glass walls here and in the kitchen. Step out to the spacious outdoor area with a vaulted octagonal ceiling and fireplace centerpiece, which is further complemented with a stunning outdoor kitchen for entertaining. A separate cabana suite off the rear grants stylish independence to a guest or live-in relative. On the left side of the plan, find ultimate relaxation in the master suite, which dazzles with several walk-in closets (one of them with an island and windows), a fantastical bath with a walk-in shower, and an exercise room that can become a serene sitting room (as seen here). Upstairs, a separate world beckons family or guests with three complete suites; an outdoor deck; an adjoining loft area with ample room for relaxation, billiards, and a computer gaming alcove; and even a separate laundry room. Any of these rooms would make excellent craft or hobby spaces when children move out.

In the evening, enjoy a game of cards outside around the fireplace. An outdoor kitchen waits out here, too.

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LEFT: The living room’s soaring ceiling gradually steps down as it heads toward more intimate spaces like the dining room and kitchen. ABOVE RIGHT: Columns lead the way to a private exercise room/sitting area in the master suite. Exit through there to the rear yard, or step through double doors in the bedroom to relax on the veranda. RIGHT: From the superspacious kitchen, it’s just a few steps to the outdoor grill area, making summer barbecues easy.

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GABRIELLA Plan#: ADH0500018 Style: Mediterranean Main Level: 3,702 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,612 sq. ft. Total: 5,314 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 ½ Width: 80’ - 4” Depth: 150’ - 0” Foundation: Stem Wall Foundation 5-SET

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Graceful

Classic

Designed by

Donald A. Gardner Architects

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Neighborhood-friendly design features a low profile and a combination of stone and siding that integrates well in a variety of settings.

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romoting easy living, this home by Donald A. Gardner Architects has plenty of sophisticated country character with a low-maintenance exterior. Doubled columns and stone accents create architectural interest. Inside, columns and a tray ceiling distinguish the dining room, and beautiful double doors open into the study/bedroom. Art niches, fireplaces, and built-in cabinetry add beauty and convenience. The kitchen has a handy pass-through to the great room — relax here or in the more casual family room. The spacious deck accommodates outdoor living. The master suite has a bayed sitting area and French doors that lead to the deck. The master bath is equipped with a double vanity, garden tub, and shower with a shelf and seat.

Paired columns on stone pedestals frame the formal dining room.

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EDGEWATER Plan#: ADH0500019 Style: French Country Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Square Footage: 2,818 Width: 70’ - 0” Depth: 69’ - 10” 5-SET

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ABOVE: The master suite’s sitting room nestles into a bay window overlooking the deck. TOP RIGHT: The central great room is the hub of the home, bridging formal and informal, indoor and outdoor spaces. RIGHT: The spacious kitchen and breakfast nook have more than enough room for guests and family members. Some modifications have been made to the kitchen. Learn how to make your own custom changes on page 190.

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The family room offers another space to unwind and enjoy the view.

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Delightful

Details

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates 94

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The classic exterior (modified here for a brick facade) displays abundant windows and graceful columns defining the wraparound porch.

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rank Betz Associates’s two-story farmhouse has much to offer, with the most exciting feature being the opulent master suite, which takes up almost the entire width of the upper level. Double doors access the large master bedroom with its tray ceiling. Steps lead to a separate sitting room with a fireplace and sun-filled bay window. His and Hers walk-in closets lead the way to a vaulted private bath with separate vanities and a lavish tub. On the first floor, an island kitchen and a bayed breakfast room flow into a two-story family room with a raised-hearth fireplace, builtin shelves, and French-door access to the rear yard.

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ABOVE: Cheerful and bright, the family room benefits from a wall of nearly floorto-ceiling windows. ABOVE RIGHT: The smallest details can make a big impression, like an arched soffit in the powder bath. RIGHT: A tray ceiling and bay window are lovely details in the breakfast nook. LEFT: The generous dining room has enough space for a large table, plus a buffet and hutch.

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WESTMORELAND Plan#: ADH0500020 Style: Colonial Revival Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Main Level: 2,037 sq. ft. Second Level: 2,098 sq. ft. Total: 4,135 sq. ft. Width: 68’ - 6” Depth: 53’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace, Slab, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Flexible

Arrangements

Designed by

Visbeen Associates Stone archways add beauty to the exterior and frame the entrance.

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ith its striking exterior and flexible layout, this Visbeen Architects plan is ready for the changes that inevitably occur in a family. The main level holds primary gathering spots: the living room, island kitchen, study, and dining room, as well as a fireplace-warmed screened porch and spacious laundry room/mud room. Head upstairs to relax in the sitting room – turn it into a great study hall for school-age kids, then into a hobby space when they leave home – just outside the generous master bedroom. Inside this luxurious suite, you’ll find walk-in closets, a sitting space behind a partial wall, and a garden tub and large shower in the bathroom. Three family bedrooms down the hall share a full bath. On the finished lower level, another suite with living space and a wet bar creates semi-independent quarters for a live-in relative, older child, or visitors.

The finished basement holds a wet bar, family room, and bedroom suite, making this space an independent haven for guests or a young adult living at home.

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ABOVE: The sitting room adjoining the master suite upstairs can be used for relaxed movie viewing, or turn it into a reading room or hobby space – whatever you choose! TOP RIGHT: A partial wall in the master bedroom creates a sitting area and gives a bit of added privacy when the doors leading to the shared sitting room are open. RIGHT: The plan calls for a cooktop on the island, but has been modified here for a clear workspace. Like this change? See page 190 to learn more about plan modification.

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DOMENICO Plan#: ADH0500044 Style: European Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Main Level: 1,738 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,850 sq. ft.

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Lower Level: 1,290 sq. ft. Total: 4,878 sq. ft. Width: 90’ - 0” Depth: 64’ - 0” Foundation: Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Sunny Day

Designed by

Dan Sater 102

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ecorative columns frame the wrapping covered porch of this coastal design from the portfolio of Dan Sater. Each room offers resplendent views of the surrounding property; the great room includes three sets of French doors to the rear porch. Upgraded amenities and striking ceiling treatments heighten appeal. Second-floor bedrooms access an upper-level deck. Symmetrical bays on both floors house a nook, the master bedroom, and two family bedrooms. A bonus room is easily converted to suit any needs. A side-loading, two-car garage completes the plan.

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OPPOSITE: Now here’s a porch made for sitting. There’s room for a porch swing, comfy chairs, a coffee table, and more.

A wide deck in back stretches over the covered porch, creating two great places to enjoy being outside.

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LEFT: Light oods in from two levels of windows and doors. Check out the secondstory deck! RIGHT: Enjoy a serene soak while gazing out the window in the master bath. BELOW: Having the great room open to the kitchen encourages togetherness and lots of casual conversation.

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OAK ISLAND Plan#: ADH0500041 Style: Farmhouse Main Level: 2,138 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,390 sq. ft. Total: 3,528 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 365 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Width: 76’ - 8” Depth: 64’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace 5-SET

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Family Time

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates 106

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As built here, the garage has been modified from the plan to face right instead of left. Want to make your own changes? See page 190.

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t nearly 3,000 square feet, this design by Frank Betz Associates makes great use of its space. The roomy master suite is enhanced by a tray ceiling and a private entrance to a sitting area/study. The family room boasts a coffered ceiling, built-in cabinets, and a fireplace. The island kitchen, featuring a serving bar, opens to the adjoining breakfast area and cozy keeping room. Two additional family bedrooms share a full bath with a dual-sink vanity. Upstairs houses a bonus room and full bath, serving as a possible guest suite.

A large window lets light into the dining room, as seen from the hallway.

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RIGHT: The vaulted keeping room provides a warm, welcoming spot for family and friends to gather. BELOW LEFT: Chat and snack at the kitchen’s bar, which easily serves the breakfast nook and keeping room. OPPOSITE: What a difference a ceiling can make! The decorative coffered ceiling draws eyes up in the family room. Note all the light coming from the back windows.

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Stoney River Plan#: ADH0500023 Style: French Country Square Footage: 2,876 Bonus Space: 393 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Width: 65’ - 4” Depth: 85’ - 6” Foundation: Crawlspace, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Golfer’s

Dream

Designed by

Donald A. Gardner Architects 110

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Opposite: Stone and shingles blend beautifully for a facade that seems perfectly at home in nature.

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pecifically designed by Donald A. Gardner Architects to take advantage of spectacular views, this home, which was the 2008 Golf Magazine Dream House, showcases expansive walls of windows that adorn every rear-facing room. Multiple porches offer opportunities for outdoor entertaining. The exterior features a welcoming facade of stone and woodshingle siding highlighted by the entry portico with arched window detail. The two-story foyer opens directly to the great room and allows amazing views as soon as guests step inside. The curved staircase is a dramatic way to move between floors. The home also features an elevator for convenience. The master suite is designed to impress and is complete with a dressing area and dual walk-in closets. Each secondary bedroom has private access to an adjoining bathroom. On the lower level, space for fun abounds with a rec room, billiards room, media room, and access to two porches.

The great room’s soaring ceiling (with trusses that echo the exterior trim) offers a wonderfully appropriate counterpart to the splendid view.

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ABOVE: The mixed-use island offers seating, work space, a sink, and even wine storage in this example. TOP RIGHT: The breakfast nook’s round ceiling treatment draws attention to this windowed area, making it the perfect place to show off fun patterned chairs. RIGHT: Keep your bath neat by storing towels, soaps, and the like in handy shelves. OPPOSITE: The master bedroom displays the view to full advantage. An added bonus: room for a sunny reading nook.

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CLUBWELL MANOR Plan#: ADH0500024 Style: Chateauesque Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Main Level: 2,617 sq. ft. Lower Level: 2,076 sq. ft. Total: 4,693 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 481 sq. ft. Width: 92’ - 9” Depth: 107’ - 5” 5-SET

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Stately, Yet Warm

and Welcoming

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates 114

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Stone and brick lend a sense of permanence to this residence, yet radius windows peeking out from the hipped roof prevent it from being too serious.

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his stately home by Frank Betz Associates will be a family treasure for generations. Double doors open from the front porch to reveal a two-story foyer; columns on the right frame the formal dining room. Vaulted ceilings and fireplaces in the family and keeping rooms add an elegant touch. The kitchen features a clever configuration that opens to the breakfast bay. The master suite is decked out with a bayed sitting area, immense walk-in closet, and posh bath. A nearby bedroom suite makes a perfect guest room. Upstairs, three bedrooms use two full baths.

Built-in shelves and arches add as much drama to the family room as the grand fireplace.

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LEFT: With the master bathroom modified to hold a fireplace, soaking in the columned tub takes on a whole new level of relaxation. TOP: The owners of this home finished the basement to hold a spectacular home theater. RIGHT: A bay window and tray ceiling create a grand retreat in the master bedroom.

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KENTHURST Plan#: ADH0500025 Style: New American Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Main Level: 2,461 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,021 sq. ft. Total: 3,482 sq. ft. Width: 80’ - 0” Depth: 57’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Bright House in the

Big Woods

Designed by

Visbeen Architects

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Abundant windows add airiness to the cedar-shake exterior, while a shed dormer, cupola, and stone accents beautify the garage.

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his award-winning design by Visbeen Architects is ideal for those who love nature, showcasing multiple outdoor living areas. A spacious foyer leads into an open living room with a deck beyond. The kitchen offers a large multipurpose island. The second floor features two cozy bedrooms, a bunk room with built-in sleeping areas, and a convenient home office. In the optional lower level, a family room, billiards area, and pub with a wine cellar create relaxing evenings. This design earned accolades at both the 2009 Best of American Living Awards (as a finalist for Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home) and the Detroit Home Design Awards.

Make light of dishes in the kitchen with the well-placed window. Note the walk-in pantry on the right.

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BLAINE Plan#: ADH0500001 Style: Shingle Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Main Level: 1,992 sq. ft.

CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: The bunk room is perfect for sleepovers. When the kids get older, convert it to a sunny craft room.

Second Level: 1,396 sq. ft. Total: 3,388 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 530 sq. ft. Width: 92’ - 0” Depth: 74’ - 0” Foundation: Optional Finished Basement 5-SET

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Walls of windows and two levels of porches create spectacular opportunities to enjoy the view. Timber columns define the living room (warmed by a rustic stone fireplace) without closing off the space.

Grab a volume to read in the cozy sitting area, just adjacent to the naturally lighted office.

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Traditional Style

Takes Flight

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates 122

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Classic brick and siding beautifully complement a wraparound porch and bay window for a timeless exterior.

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wraparound columned porch and a lovely bay window add curb appeal to this roomy home by Frank Betz Associates. Fireplaces warm up both the two-story family room and the more casual keeping room. The island kitchen serves up easy meals at the snack bar or nearby in the bayed breakfast nook. A walk-in pantry and built-in desk are welcome features. For more elegant occasions, the dining room is only steps away but in its own intimate space. A bedroom suite on this floor can serve as an office instead. Upstairs, the master suite includes a beautiful tray ceiling, vaulted bath with dual vanities, and a big walk-in closet with a window. Three family bedrooms, one a private suite, access the convenient laundry room up here.

Up, up, and away in the bright family room.

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RIGHT: A snack bar has so many uses: sit kids here for breakfast, set food here buffetstyle for easy serving, enjoy coffee and a newspaper for a cafe feeling‌ BELOW: A vanity station is just one of the master suite’s thoughtful touches. A separate shower stands next to the tub.

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COVINGTON RIDGE Plan#: ADH0500027 Style: Traditional Main Level: 1,558 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,483 sq. ft. Total: 3,041 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Width: 53’ - 0” Depth: 48’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Two full-length windows draw light into the dining room.

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Single-Story

Showstopper

Designed by

Donald A. Gardner Architects 126

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Copper roof overhangs and a wide front porch attract attention. Stone accents have been added to this home; see page 190 to learn how to make your own modifications.

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onald A. Gardner Architects’s classy brick cottage exemplifies luxurious single-story living. The family studio functions as a laundry room, drop zone, and hobby space. A cathedral ceiling adds architectural detail to the screen porch. The open kitchen, breakfast, and morning rooms form one large open space, while a fireplace and built-in cabinets accent the great room. The master suite was designed to pamper with private access to a rear porch, an expansive bathroom, and His and Hers walk-in closets. Two family bedrooms each enjoy a private bathroom, while a third bedroom can serve as a study with its own bathroom.

The dining room’s ceiling detail has been altered here for an even more dramatic effect.

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LEFT: The great room opens up to the porch outside, while inside, a fireplace keeps things cozy. BELOW: The master suite’s windowed tub exudes tranquility. OPPOSITE: A wide island adds functionality to the magnificent kitchen. The modified barrel-vaulted ceiling adds elegance.

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CLARKSON Plan#: ADH0500028 Style: New American Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Square Footage: 3,080 Bonus Space: 498 sq. ft. Width: 75’ - 7” Depth: 72’ - 3” 5-SET

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Here Comes the Sun

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Naturally lit through bay windows, the breakfast nook and kitchen share an open space. An island extends the prep area.

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resh and airy, this Dan Sater design would look equally great in the country or at the coast. Relax with a glass of lemonade as the day unfolds on one of the numerous verandahs, or perhaps friends and family would prefer to gather in the heart of the house. If company is looking for more modern entertainment, head upstairs and watch a movie in the media room. The full apartment over the garage is a great place to house a nanny, a college student, or a live-in relative.

The home’s rear elevation is as attractive as the front, making it ideal for a lakeside or golf course lot.

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ABOVE: Tranquility reaches new heights in this arched bathing nook. TOP RIGHT: A coffered ceiling (slightly modiďŹ ed from the plan) tops the gathering room, which is framed by built-ins around the ďŹ replace and a convenient snack bar. RIGHT: The master suite accesses the rear verandah for peaceful contemplation of beautiful mornings.

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MEGAN’S BAY Plan#: ADH0500029 Style: Cottage Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Main Level: 1,762 sq. ft. Second Level: 2,052 sq. ft. Total: 3,814 sq. ft. Width: 56’ - 0” Depth: 80’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace 5-SET

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Unique

Favorite

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Visbeen Architects

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The home features a dynamic roofline punctuated by shed dormers and charming flower boxes.

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his three-level Victorian-inspired home by Visbeen Architects provides generously for larger families with great outdoor areas that encourage seasonal living and large-scale entertaining. Useful details include the mudroom area, with an office, laundry room, and multiple closets. A secluded bedroom and bath are located half a flight down from the main level. The kitchen features lots of prep room, an island that doubles as a casual table, and a separate lounge area. Showcasing a beautiful two-sided fireplace and views of the surrounding property, the dining room makes entertaining effortlessly glamorous. The second floor is home to bedrooms, a study, a cozy family room, and a play area. Find your soothing retreat in the master suite, filled with everyday luxuries such as walk-in closets, a large shower, and a small private balcony. An optional recreation room on the top floor has plenty of room for games and a built-in wet bar.

A built-in nook handles family meals with aplomb.

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RIGHT: The appropriately named hearth room is an inviting spot for family interaction. BELOW RIGHT: The dine-in kitchen makes the most of a center island. BELOW: Welcome the day by stepping out to the master suite’s private balcony.

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SUNSET VIEW Plan#: ADH0500030 Style: New American Bedrooms: 5

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Bathrooms: 4 ½ Main Level: 2,098 sq. ft. Second Level: 2,350 sq. ft. Total: 4,448 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 624 sq. ft. Width: 102’ - 0” Depth: 60’ - 6” Foundation: Crawlspace 5-SET

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Fresh Angle

Designed by

Visbeen Architects

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Go bold with this Arts & Craftsinfluenced design, which showcases endless glass and gables.

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he Carlton Shores by Visbeen Architects harkens back to the Arts & Crafts movement, while at the same time exuding contemporary appeal. Simplicity rules the interior of the home, letting the dramatic views shine. Every wall is dominated by glass to create a spacious, open atmosphere. A soaring two-story vaulted ceiling covers the indoor pool area, which includes a kitchenette and sitting room. In the main gathering areas, the kitchen island seats five and opens to the living room. Upstairs, the ultra-deluxe master suite includes a spacious fireplace-warmed bedroom, a private deck with room for a tub, a large shower, and a walk-in closet that opens directly to the laundry room. A bonus guest apartment treats visitors with a private kitchenette, living area, and bedroom.

The angled wooden staircase with its high ceiling gives the impression of climbing into the trees.

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Virtually blanketed in windows, the rear of the home displays unparalleled views.

Casual seating adds space for easy meals around the kitchen’s island.

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Who needs a gym membership with this soaring space for a pool? There’s even a wet bar (to the left, not pictured) for a post-workout smoothie.

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CARLTON SHORES Plan#: ADH0500045 Style: New American Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 6½ + ½ Main Level: 3,236 sq. ft. Second Level: 2,694 sq. ft. Third Level: 244 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,655 sq. ft.

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Colonial

Elegance

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Breathtaking in scale and simple beauty, the front columns make a strong first impression.

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n this sophisticated design by Dan Sater, front double doors open to a formal welcoming foyer. To the left, a hearth-warmed living room connects to a bay-windowed study. A formal dining room is found to the right. The island kitchen opens to a nook and leisure room. Three sets of double doors open onto the rear porch. Upstairs, the study hall opens to a romantic front balcony. Three family bedrooms share a hall bath. The master suite features a large sitting area accessing the master deck, a private whirlpool bath, and a huge walk-in closet. A convenient second-floor utility room is nearby. The bonus room above the garage is great for a guest apartment or home office.

This supremely graceful staircase leads up past large windows.

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ABOVE LEFT: Wake up to inspiring views from the master suite’s bay window, looking out to its private deck. LEFT: Do you love to have family and friends around you in the kitchen? The wide, angled snack bar has lots of seating room, with abundant counter space below. OPPOSITE: The leisure room sits close enough to the kitchen to easily grab a bite. Three sets of double doors open to the porch and bring in light.

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VINCENT Plan#: ADH0500032 Style: Colonial Revival Main Level: 1,865 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,477 sq. ft. Total: 3,342 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 584 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Width: 79’ - 0” Depth: 79’ - 2” Foundation: Crawlspace 5-SET

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Perfectly

Harmonious

Designed by

Visbeen Architects A series of gables offers pleasing structure to the home’s silhouette, while a wide-columned porch and stories of bay windows add drama.

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he best of British Colonial style can be yours in this elegant Visbeen Architects estate. The Arlington exudes sophisticated luxury, from the see-through fireplace that connects the living room and glass-enclosed conservatory, to the large library with a bay window. Enjoy dinner with friends in the generous dining area (easily served from the open island kitchen), then step outside to the back deck. On chillier evenings, head to the hearth-warmed screened porch instead. Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms await, including the master suite, which features a fireplace, an amenity-filled bathroom, and even a small private balcony. Adding convenience, the laundry room completes the floor. A veritable family fun center inhabits the optional lower level, including a home theater, exercise room, two patios, and a guest suite. Don’t miss the covered breezeway that makes a pleasant path to the three-car garage.

Gather around the screened porch’s tall stone fireplace for a cozy evening outdoors.

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LEFT: Not exactly roughing it: the conservatory enjoys nearly panoramic views with indoor comfort. BELOW LEFT: Softly rounded walls and a muted earth-tone palette make the master bedroom a soothing retreat. BELOW: Enjoy bright views from the kitchen sink. A seated island makes serving breakfast a snap.

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ARLINGTON Plan#: ADH0500033 Style: Neoclassical Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Main Level: 2,060 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,464 sq. ft. SECOND LEVEL

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From the

Outside In

Designed by

Donald A. Gardner Architects

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OPPOSITE: The stone entry arch provides an elegant focal point on the front exterior.

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tone and stucco combine with multiple gable peaks and an arched front entry to create impressive curb appeal for this European home by Donald A. Gardner Architects. The grand foyer greets visitors on the inside, flanked on either side by the dining room and bedroom/study. Further along, the great room shows off a cathedral ceiling, porch access, and a wall of windows to offer unparalleled views. The breakfast room and kitchen also open to the great room and one another, simplifying mealtime. On the other side of the home, the large master suite was designed for complete relaxation. A bowed sitting area grants extra space in the bedroom, while the luxurious master bath features a corner shower, large soaking tub, dual sinks, and private toilet. In the lower level are three bedrooms, each with its own full bath. A large rec room with fireplace completes this floor and provides an additional gathering space in the home.

Backyard party, anyone? Let guests mill around on both outdoor levels, with a different activity (here a grill station, there some comfy chairs) for each area.

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ABOVE: In a home with multiple multiple wonders, the great room’s epic stone fireplace just might leave the biggest impression. TOP LEFT: Another view reveals the great room’s open configuration with the kitchen and the wide wall of glass offering a spectacular vista. LEFT: Let guests chat around appetizers on the snack bar; you’ll have the inner island all to yourself for finishing the last touches on a dish.

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HOLLOWCREST Plan#: ADH0500034 Style: European Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

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Main Level: 2,537 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,820 sq. ft. Total: 4,357 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 582 sq. ft. Width: 82’ - 4” Depth: 95’ - 10” 5-SET

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Mission

Accomplished

Designed by

Dan Sater

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The portico provides a head-turning and thoroughly romantic introduction to the home. A three-car garage brings it into the present.

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abulous outdoor living spaces highlight this remarkable Mission-inspired home designed by Dan Sater. Two outdoor ďŹ replaces, an outdoor kitchen, a roomy gazebo, and a loggia expand the living area and make entertaining a must. Interior amenities include enhanced ceilings, arched entryways, and abundant built-ins. The spectacular master retreat is sure to please, with a morning kitchen and spa-like bath with a walk-in shower. Three additional bedrooms each access a full bath. The three-car garage is an added bonus.

Another view of the back reveals the many outdoor living spaces.

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RIGHT: There’s room for intimate gatherings in the kitchen, with seating at the snack bar and the breakfast nook. BELOW: That tub isn’t the only grand thing about this bath; through the arches, a walk-through shower beckons.

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VALDIVIA Plan#: ADH0500035 Style: Mission Square Footage: 3,790 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 ½ Width: 75’ - 0” Depth: 115’ - 0” Foundation: Slab 5-SET

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Stay warm on the patio next to one of two outdoor fireplaces. This one sits near the outdoor kitchen, while the other waits just outside the master suite.

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Family

Fun

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Visbeen Architects

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The simply elegant exterior features clean lines and a harmonious mixture of brick, stone, and siding.

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ere’s a family home from Visbeen Architects with lots of room for relaxing, cooking, and being together. Thoughtful details include tucked-in desk space by the stairs, a wet bar to serve the optional lower level, and plenty of seating at the kitchen’s island. In the master suite, you’ll find a large walk-in closet, a tub with a view, a separate shower, and two sinks. Two additional bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. Down the hall, the office makes a great study hall or hobby room, while another on the first level has windows on two walls so you can enjoy natural light while working. Don’t miss the screened porch and handy mudroom.

From the kitchen, it’s an easy walk over to the living room. Use the desk space by the stairs to sort mail or charge devices.

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RIGHT: The multipurpose island will be your center of activity in the kitchen. Note the large windows letting in light above the sink. BELOW: Thirsty while watching a movie downstairs in the optional ďŹ nished basement? The wet bar waits to serve, along with a game room, exercise space, and an extra bedroom.

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HAVERHILL Plan#: ADH0500046 Style: Georgian Bedrooms: 3

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Main Level: 1,645 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,636 sq. ft. Total: 3,281 sq. ft. Width: 82’ - 0” Depth: 39’ - 0” Foundation: Full Basement

A wall of windows greets you with a beautiful view in the master suite.

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Bright Ideas

Designed by

Frank Betz Associates The addition of stone here dresses up the plan’s brick exterior. Want to make your own modiďŹ cations? Learn how on page 190.

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his beautiful traditional home from the portfolio of Frank Betz Associates gains major curb appeal with gables, muntin windows, keystone lintels, and a turret-style bay. Inside, the heart of the home is the vaulted family room with a fireplace. The kitchen conveniently connects to the dining room, breakfast room, and garage. The master bath leads into a walk-in closet. The home office or nursery near the hall bath is illuminated by a bayed wall of windows and could become an additional family bedroom. Two more bedrooms upstairs share a loft that overlooks the family room.

A curving island adds lots of extra space for prep and seating in the kitchen.

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GREENLAW Plan#: ADH0500037 Style: New American Main Level: 2,247 sq. ft. Second Level: 637 sq. ft. Total: 2,884 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 235 sq. ft. ABOVE: Warm colors, plush fabrics, and a fireplace bring warmth into the impressive vaulted family room.

Bathrooms: 4

OPPOSITE TOP: Here’s a great use of the bonus space: a home gym! Add mirrors to visually expand the space.

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Everyday Luxury

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An exciting ensemble of siding, stone, and copper roofing combines with a detached garage (angled in this version)to give this European home irresistible curb appeal.

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stylish blend of cottage living and lavish architectural detail, this fourbedroom home by Donald A. Gardner Architects embraces the outdoors and offers a comfortable and practical floor plan. The interior is immediately welcoming with a large, open foyer. With a rear wall of windows, the great room is bathed in sunlight and opens to the kitchen and breakfast nook. For nature enthusiasts, this home features a rear deck and screened porch with optional fireplace. Completing the first floor is the spacious master suite and a versatile bedroom/study with a cathedral ceiling and adjacent full bath. The lower level features two bedrooms with full baths, a rec room, and an outdoor covered patio. The unfinished area offers room for storage or to add amenities such as a theater room or wine cellar.

The view from the great room shows how this lofty space ties into the kitchen and dining room.

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RIGHT: The kitchen presents a very efďŹ cient work zone, where a few steps get you from the refrigerator to the island sink to the stove. BELOW: Greet the day on the master bedroom’s rear deck. OPPOSITE: Special amenities await in the master bath: a large shower, garden tub, compartmented toilet, and dual sinks.

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A screen porch and deck on the upper level and patio below give you options for relaxing outside.

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RIVA RIDGE Plan#: ADH0500038 Style: Craftsman Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Main Level: 1,428 sq. ft. Lower Level: 835 sq. ft. Total: 2,263 sq. ft. Width: 60’ - 6” Depth: 41’ - 5” 5-SET

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Porch Sitting

Taken to the Next Level

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Reminiscent of French Colonial style in its roof shape and wraparound porch, this coastal home offers tremendous curb appeal.

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n inviting wraparound porch and plenty of other outdoor spaces extend the living area of this beautiful Low Country cottage designed by Dan Sater. French doors and built-in cabinets adorn the great room. A private hall leads to the first-floor master suite. The upper level boasts a catwalk that overlooks the great room and the foyer. On the main level, a study offers space for hobbies or work.

Details make all the difference. Here, a tray ceiling adds subtle elegance in the dining room.

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LEFT: Built-in cabinetry showcases your treasures around the hearth in the great room. Three sets of double doors on the left lead to the veranda. BELOW: Hello, counter space! A smart modiďŹ cation has been made here by adding another sink on the island.

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LES ANGES Plan#: ADH0500039 Style: Low Country Main Level: 2,146 sq. ft. Second Level: 952 sq. ft. Lower Level: 187 sq. ft. Total: 3,285 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Width: 52’ - 0” Depth: 65’ - 4” Foundation: Island Basement

If you live in a great climate, enjoy it! Three levels of outdoor living beckon.

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Timeless

Treasure

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A series of gables achieve remarkable harmony on the exterior, thanks to identical angles. Columns define the entrance.

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his design by Frank Betz Associates features a breathtaking elevation all around, with an upper rear balcony, four covered porches, and an inconspicuous side garage. The foyer is flanked by the dining room and the twostory library, which includes a fireplace and built-in bookcases. The elegant master bath provides dual vanities, a bright radius window, and a separate seated shower. A unique double-decker walk-in closet provides plenty of storage. Nearby, a home office gives stunning views of the backyard. Upstairs, two family bedrooms share a compartmented bath and a covered porch; a third includes a private bath. A bonus room is offered for future expansion.

A Palladian window, two levels of porches, and gorgeous columns bring beauty and utility to the home’s back.

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ABOVE: There’s wonderful flow into and out of the kitchen, with an island anchoring the space and adding room for prep and eating. LEFT: For the true book lover, this twostory library offers an amazing amount of space. The balcony above lets you access upper bookcases. A fireplace adds major ambiance. Doing serious work? A separate office has desk space.

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HERMITAGE Plan#: ADH0500040 Style: New American Main Level: 3,218 sq. ft. Second Level: 1,240 sq. ft. Total: 4,458 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 656 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Width: 76’ - 0” Depth: 73’ - 10” Foundation: Crawlspace, Unfinished Walkout Basement 5-SET

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Dinner

with Friends

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Graceful arches and a side-entry garage ensure a beautiful exterior.

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ith this stunning single-level design by Dan Sater, your home will never lack for guests. It’s hard to blame them for wanting to stay, with so many amazing rooms to bask in: the central, fireplacewarmed living room; the big bright leisure room, which opens to the island kitchen; and any of several comfortable bedrooms, one with a private bath. Outdoor living spaces abound, including a privacy garden exclusively for the master suite. Other features of the homeowner’s wing include an extra-large corner whirlpool tub and several walk-in closets. Enjoy solitude in the study, or a convivial meal in the gorgeous dining room. With doors and windows all around, every sunset becomes an event.

Like the rest of the home, the dining room’s ceiling masterfully blends rustic and lavish elements for a singularly elegant result.

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MANCHESTER Plan#: ADH0500022 Style: Florida Square Footage: 3,331 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Width: 68’ - 8” Depth: 106’ - 0” Foundation: Crawlspace 5-SET

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ABOVE: Why go to a resort to relax? Everything you need (except golf, perhaps) is here in the backyard, with multiple covered areas to lounge. LEFT: Slide open the living room’s disappearing wall to open the space to the outdoor lanai.

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With multiple entrances and seemingly endless counter space, you can have plenty of cooks in this kitchen.

No need to shut the blinds: a privacy garden sits outside the master bath.

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More Designs by Visbeen Architects

Unique Cottage

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s principal of Visbeen Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, leads a creative team dedicated to architectural excellence. Visbeen Architects provides architectural planning and interior design services to homeowners and business owners across the nation. The firm focuses on designing and developing master-planned communities and custom residences. Inspired by custom details, craftsmanship, and the architectural styles of the past — including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor — all are designed for modern living, with open spaces, convenient kitchens, and family-friendly floor plans. The firm has been the recipient of many national awards, most recently the Best Custom Home in the Midwest Region from Best in American Living for three out of the last four years. The firm has been honored with numerous Best in American Living Awards as well as many more awards from the American Institute of Building Design. Visit www.eplans.com to see Visbeen Architects’s full collection.

Lovely Waterfront

Plan# ADHG050002 Square Footage: 3,614 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3C Photo by W. Patrick Chambers

Coastal Eye Catcher

Plan# ADHG050005 Square Footage: 3,098 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ C Photo by William J. Hebert

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Open and Sunny

Plan# ADHG050003 Square Footage: 3,802 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Photo by Photosphere

Bring Vacation Home

Plan# ADHG050006 Square Footage: 4,262 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½ + ½ Photo by Johnny Quirin

Plan# ADHG050001 Square Footage: 2,699 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Photo by Megan TerVeen

Options to Expand

Plan# ADHG050004 Square Footage: 3,719 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Photo by Johnny Quirin

Five Bedroom Dutch

Plan# ADHG050007 Square Footage: 4,470 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 ½ Photo by William J. Hebert

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The Designer’s Home!

More Designs by Donald A. Gardner Architects

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Plan# ADHG050025 Square Footage: 7,211 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6 ½ Photo by Matthew Scott, Photographer, Inc.

Dream Cottage

Plan# ADHG050020 Square Footage: 2,097 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3C Photo Courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

An Ideal Choice

Plan# ADHG050023 Square Footage: 2,490 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 ½ C Photo Courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

ince 1978, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has been revolutionizing the pre-designed house plan industry. Each plan is a unique interpretation of the American family home and incorporates the diversity of styles that shape the United States. Gardner homes include open floor plans, custom-styled features, timeless details, and an abundance of amenities in a broad range of sizes. Donald A. Gardner designs are created with an eye for detail. Great curb appeal is accompanied by equally pleasing side and rear elevations. Happy clients nationwide prove that Gardner designs fit the lives and budgets of today’s active families. Committed to excellence, Donald A. Gardner house plans improve the custom home building experience, by offering home plans designed with “comfortable living” in mind. Visit www.eplans.com to see Donald A. Gardner Architects’s full collection.

Southern Elegance

Plan# ADHG050021 Square Footage: 2,661 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Photo Courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

Enchanting Country

Plan# ADHG050024 Square Footage: 2,078 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Photo Courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

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Exciting Appeal

Plan# ADHG050022 Square Footage: 2,243 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Photo Courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

Rustic Hillside Walkout

Plan# ADHG050019 Square Footage: 2,956 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Photo Courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

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More Designs by Frank Betz Associates

Country Classic

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rank Betz Associates has created more than 1,000 innovative and functional residential designs since 1976, in a comprehensive array of styles and sizes. What makes a Frank Betz home unique is its combination of historic designs with new styles and materials that create homes of classic appeal with thoroughly up-to-date interiors and highly efficient use of space, all reflecting a distinctly American character. Whether you’re building a luxury mansion or a country cottage, Frank Betz Associates has a huge selection of warm, inviting and builder-friendly designs. Choose from homes with the artful application of stucco and stone, French shutters, turret-style bays, cozy fireplaces, dazzling kitchens, and the romance of lovely arched entrances. Frank Betz Associates has earned BUILDER Magazine’s prestigious BestSelling Designer award multiple times as well as many other design awards. To see Frank Betz Associates’s entire collection, visit www.eplans.com.

Center of Attention

Plan# ADHG050011 Square Footage: 5,466 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 ½ + ½ C Photography by Visual Solutions

French Accents

Plan# ADHG050014 Square Footage: 2,685 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 C Photo by Bryan Willy Photography

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Rustic Appeal

Plan# ADHG050012 Square Footage: 2,360 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½ Photo by Bryan Willy Photography

Room for Fun

Plan# ADHG050015 Square Footage: 3,254 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Photo by Bryan Willy Photography

Plan# ADHG050010 Square Footage: 3,728 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Photo by Bryan Willy Photography

Great Open Layout

Plan# ADHG050013 Square Footage: 2,723 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 ½ Photo by Matthew Scott, Photographer

Captivating Country

Plan# ADHG050016 Square Footage: 2,794 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Photo by Bryan Willy Photography

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Key West Luxury

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More Designs by Dan Sater

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Plan# ADHG050028 Square Footage: 2,885 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Photo by Doug Thompson

an Sater’s ability to create home designs with open, flowing interiors that interact with expansive outdoor spaces is unmatched. A Sater home is unmistakable, whether a dramatic and elegant Florida-style luxury estate with bay windows, coffered ceilings, and sliding glass doors opening onto a lanai, or a charming Tidewater getaway cottage as airy, relaxed and inviting as a dreamy Key West afternoon. Dan F. Sater II, AIBD, CPBD, is the president and CEO of The Sater Companies. For over 20 years The Sater Companies have been some of the nation’s most recognized design firms, with Sater designs regularly featured in Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Home Magazine, BUILDER, and on HGTV, showcasing the company’s trend-setting and appealing designs. With over 350 design awards, Dan Sater is sought after by prominent corporate executives, entertainers, and clients from around the world. Now you can select your own dream home from among the thoughtfully prepared, beautiful, and inspiring designs Dan presents in this exclusive collection. To see all of Dan Sater’s designs, visit www.eplans.com.

Mediterranean Sunsets Fabulous Charleston

Plan# ADHG050029 Square Footage: 2,331 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 C Photo by Tom Harper

Splendid Spaces

Plan# ADHG050032 Square Footage: 6,273 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 ½ + ½ C Photo by Dan Forer Photography

Plan# ADHG050030 Square Footage: 2,909 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 ½

New American

Plan# ADHG050031 Square Footage: 6,725 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 ½

Photo by Richard Leo Johnson

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Well-Equipped Kitchen Commanding Presence

Plan# ADHG050033 Square Footage: 3,328 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 ½

Plan# ADHG050034 Square Footage: 5,335 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 ½

Photo Courtesy of Sater Design Collection, Inc.

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How To Order CHOOSE YOUR PLAN PACKAGE Once you’ve chosen your plan, you’ll need to decide which package to order. This isn’t as daunting as it seems. It comes down to two questions: do you plan to modify the design, and how many sets do you need. Follow the simple steps below to determine which package is best for you.

How Many Sets Will You Need? Owner (one set for notes, one for master file) Builder (generally requires at least three sets: one as a legal document, one for inspections, and at least one to give to subcontractors such as carpenters, electricians, and plumbers) Local building department (often requires two sets) Mortgage lender (usually one set for a conventional loan: three sets for FHA or VA loans) TOTAL NUMBER OF SETS Do you need more than 8 sets? CAD, Repro, and PDF formats allow you to make at least 10 copies. You can also purchase additional sets a la carte.

Do you plan to make any changes to the design? (80% of people do!)

Do you plan to build the design as is?

Do you need more details before investing in a complete set of plans?

CAD

A CAD file is a digital copy of your home plan on CD ROM. This format is the easiest to modify, allowing for extensive changes. Includes copyright release for making unlimited copies.

Reproducible Master (Repro)

A Reproducible Master is one set of house plans printed on Vellum, Sepia, or Mylar. Designers can make changes directly on the master copy. Includes copyright release for making 10 to 12 copies (on average).

PDF

A PDF is a scanned set of house plans delivered in electronic format via email. Designers can make changes directly on the PDF document. Includes copyright release for making unlimited copies. Can be emailed directly to you and distributed electronically to your builder and sub-contractor, eliminating shipping costs and processing delays.

8 Copy Construction Set

Printed on bond paper, the 8-set package is the most likely format needed to build most new homes. It is illegal to modify or copy a bond set.

5 Copy Construction Set

Printed on bond paper, the 5-set package is the minimum required to build some new homes. It is illegal to modify or copy a bond set.

1 Copy Study Set

The 1-copy study set is typically used for estimating and lending purposes. Set stamped “not for construction”.

$99 Planning Set

Available on a limited number of plans, the $99 planning set includes ¼" scale versions of exterior elevations and floor plans. Set stamped “not for construction”. If you buy a blueprint set for the same home within 60 days of your Planning Set purchase, we’ll deduct $99 from your total.

ORDER ONLINE EXCHANGES: With the exception of CAD, PDF, and Reproducible Plan Packages, we will exchange your entire first order for another blueprint from our plan collection within 90 days of the original order. Please call our customer service department at 1.888.690.1116 for your return authorization number and shipping instructions. Fees for exchanging your blueprints are as follows: 20% of the amount of the original order, plus the difference in cost if exchanging for a higher priced plan or less the difference in cost if exchanging for a lower priced plan. Because they can be copied, CAD, PDF, and Reproducible Plan Packages are not exchangeable or refundable. Please call for current postage and handling prices. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Please note that you will need to place your new order before your 80% credit is processed. If the returned blueprints look used, redlined, or copied, or if the staples have been removed, we can not process the exchange.

UPGRADES: We offer a 90-day upgrade policy. We will be happy to upgrade 1-Set, 5-Set and 8-Set blueprint orders to CAD, PDF, and Reproducible plan packages (price differences may apply). Orders originating as CAD, PDF, and Reproducible Plan Packages cannot be upgraded. Please note that the entire content of your original order must be returned before the upgrade will be processed. Please call our customer service department at 1.888.690.1116 for your return authorization number and shipping instructions or if you have additional questions or concerns.

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What’s In a Set 1.

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1. Detailed Floor Plans These plans show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned, doors and windows located, and keys are given for cross-section details provided elsewhere in the plans.

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2. Exterior Elevations In addition to the front exterior, your blueprint set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house. These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes. Particular attention is given to cornice detail, brick and stone accents or other finish items that make your home unique.

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Depending on the home you choose, your order may also include:

3. Front Perspective The artist’s sketch of the exterior of the house gives you an idea of how the house will look when built and landscaped.

4. Foundation and Basement Plans This sheet shows the foundation layout including concrete walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and foundation notes. If the home features a basement, the firstfloor framing details may also be included on this plan. If your plan features slab construction rather than a basement, the plans shows footings and details for a monolithic slab. This page, or another in the set, may include a sample plot plan for locating your house on a building site. Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details.

5. House and Detailed Cross-Sections Large-scale views show sections or cutaways of the foundation, interior walls, exterior walls, floors, stairways, and roof details. Additional cross-sections may show important changes in floor, ceiling, or roof heights, or the relationship of one level to another. These sections show exactly how the various parts of the house fit together and are extremely valuable during construction. Additional sheets may include enlarged wall, floor, and roof construction details.

6. Floor Structural Supports Floor framing details come with plans that have basement and/ or crawlspace foundations. Each includes spacing, direction, span, and specifications for floor joists. Beam and window headers, along with necessary details for framing connections, stairways, or dormers are also included.

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Exclusive Extras Specification Outline: Show your builder exactly what you want! The Specification Outline details the use and installation of various materials and products; use it as a checklist and communication tool. FREE with any plan purchase. Furniture Planner: See how a room will fit together without the hassle of moving heavy pieces of furniture. The Home Furniture Planner includes reusable peel-and-stick furniture templates that fit on a 12" x 18" laminated layout board — enough space to plan every room in your house. $19.95 with the purchase of a plan. Building Basics Detail Sheets: Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Construction: If you want to know more about building techniques — and deal more confidently with your subcontractors — we offer four useful detail sheets with non-plan-specific general information that will add to your understanding of these important building topics. $39.95 with the purchase of a plan.

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Popular Upgrades & Tools AdditionAl ServiceS Efficient Living Upgrade — Save Money, Live Healthier Even the smallest efforts can result in dramatic benefits when building a greener home. Whether incorporating green building practices or installing energy-efficient products, you’ll be creating a more cost-efficient and healthier living environment for you and your family. The Efficient Living Upgrade provides a set of instructions specifically tailored to your house plan that your builder can follow to construct your home to meet the criteria for three nationally recognized green standards. Efficient Living Upgrade: $225

Materials List—Avoid Waste, Save Money A Materials List helps you to avoid waste, save money, and accurately estimate the cost of your new home. It outlines the quantity, type, and size of materials needed to build your house (with the exception of mechanical system items). Included on the list are framing lumber, windows and doors, kitchen and bath cabinetry, rough and finished hardware, and much more. Materials List: Starting at $85-$150 Additional Materials Lists: Starting at $20 each

correSponding plAnS Deck Plans—Enjoy the outdoors

Mirror and Right-Reading Reverse — Flip Your Plan

Many of our homes have a corresponding deck plan, sold separately, which includes a deck plan frontal sheet, deck framing and floor plans, deck elevations, and a deck materials list. A standard deck details package, also available, provides all the how-to information necessary for building any deck. Get both the deck plan and the standard deck details package for one low price in our complete deck building package.

Garage Plans— Add Extra Storage Space “Mirror reverse” plans simply flip the design 180 degrees (keep in mind, the text will also be flipped). For a minimal fee you can have one or more of your plans shipped mirror reverse, although we recommend having at least one regular set handy. When ordering 5-Set or 8-Set plan packages, one set will always remain in its original form. A “Right-Reading Reverse” option is also available for many plans. When you choose this option, the design will be reversed and the text will read normally. All sets will be shipped in this format. Mirror Reverse: Starting at $55 Right-Reading Reverse: Starting at $175

Cost-to-Build Calculator — Stay on Budget The StartBuild Cost-to-Build Calculator helps you quickly and easily discover the answer to the number-one question in construction: How much will it cost to build this house? This remarkable online tool allows you to personalize the cost-to-build schedule for any home plan you choose. Experiment with different material choices and change home features with a few clicks, and compare prices. All estimates are specific to your home plan and geographic region. The StartBuild Cost-to-Build Calculator is the most accurate cost estimator on the market today. Cost-to-Build Calculator: $29.95

A large variety of multi-purpose garage plans are available to suit your needs. Create storage for bikes, toys, and outdoor supplies, or build a detached garage for additional parking, with space above for living, working, or playing.

Outdoor Project Plans — Enhance Your Yard Create an outdoor retreat in your yard! We have outdoor project plans that include everything from garden storage and workshops to playhouses and guesthouses. Enhance a pool area with beauty and function by adding a cabana, or build a charming trellis to adorn your garden.

Landscape Plans — Sculpt Your Foliage We offer many landscape plans to complement your new home. The comprehensive landscape blueprint packages include a frontal sheet, plan view, regionalized plant and materials list, a sheet on planting and maintaining your landscape, zone maps, and a plant size and description guide. Each set of blueprints is a full 18" x 24" with clear, complete instructions in easy-to-read type. Our landscape plans are available with a plant and materials list adapted by horticultural experts to eight regions of the country. Please specify your region when ordering your plan.

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Modification Services PERSONALIZE ANY PLAN TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS Have you found a plan that’s almost perfect? Maybe you’d like to replace siding with brick or stucco or add a room. Or perhaps you’d like to make a BIG change like transforming the exterior from Craftsman to French country! If so, then customization (also known as modification) is the answer. The possibilities are endless!

Change the Roof Pitch or Type Add/Remove a Garage Customize the Exterior Finish

Our top architectural experts will work with you to make the changes you want, eliminating the need for time-consuming and often expensive modification through a third-party architecture firm. Your project will be performed quickly, professionally, and much more affordably through the company you already know and trust.

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Free cost estimate within one business day

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Full-service design professionals will modify a stock plan or start from scratch. Our designers can add a room or custom-design your entire home from foundation to roof!

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Plan Modification FAQs Can I customize any plan?

How much does it cost?

Yes! If the plan is available in a Repro, CAD, or PDF format, our design team can customize it. Not sure if it is? Just call us toll-free at 1.888.299.5229.

Estimates are FREE!* Once you’ve decided to make changes, the average price of modifications is $800 to $1,200 in addition to the price of your blueprints — an unbelievable bargain, considering that hiring an architect to design your home can eat up as much as 15% of your building budget. Our design associates will provide you with an exact price quote within one business day after your free initial consultation.

What kind of changes can I make? If you can dream it, our designers can help you achieve it. Typical plan modifications include: O creating a new foundation O

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changing a front-entrance garage into a side-loading garage

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adding a bedroom fireplace

You can even have us modify the exterior of a home to match your favorite architectural style. You name it, we can do it!

How long will it take to make changes? Not long at all. Typical turn-around time is two weeks or less. Of course, larger projects take longer, so it will depend on the scope of your changes. Regardless, a target completion date will be included with your free modification estimate.

FREE MODIFICATION QUOTE There’s no cost to obtain a design estimate!* Call us today! 1.888.299.5229 *For a small number of plans, there is a $50 fee for a modification quote.

$100 OFF MODIFICATIONS Save $100 on your home-plan modifications!* Call us today! 1.888.299.5229 *Not valid with any other discounts or on projects less than $800. Mention $100 Off Coupon when ordering.

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ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SEALS Some cities and states now require that a licensed architect or engineer review and “seal” a blueprint, or officially approve it, prior to construction. Before applying for a building permit or the start of actual construction, we strongly advise that you consult your local building official who can tell you if such a review is required.

BUILDING CODES AND ZONING REQUIREMENTS Each plan was designed to meet or exceed the requirements of a nationally recognized model building code in effect at the time and place the plan was drawn. However, your plan may need to be modified to comply with local requirements. In addition, you may need to obtain permits or inspections from local governments before and in the course of construction. Nevada residents Nevada law requires your plans to be redrawn by a Nevadaregistered professional. Consult your local building official for more information.

Terms and Conditions Disclaimer: The designers we work with have put substantial care and effort into the creation of their blueprints. However, because we cannot provide on-site consultation, supervision, and control over actual construction, and because of the great variance in local building requirements, building practices, and soil, seismic, weather, and other conditions, we make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to the content or use of the blueprints, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Items, prices, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

COPYRIGHT These designs are intellectual property and as such are protected under the terms of United States copyright law. It is ILLEGAL to do any of the following: O

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If these walls could speak… they’d say The living room keeps the focus where it belongs – on the view outside – with walls of windows and a deck.

“Wow!”

See more photos of Pine Cliff on page 78.

Photo by William J. Hebert

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