The siding version of the house many couples have been waiting for. A master suite with his and her baths and large closets. Walk-in shower. Jet tub. OPTIONAL office/bonus/shop/nursery off the master suite. Vaulted living room and sun room. Covered front and rear porch. Optional covered porch or screened-in porch by master suite. Split bedrooms plan. Optional 405 square feet future bonus room over garage. 2 or 3 car tandem garage option.
First Floor: 2,100 sq. ft. (living) Front Porch: 246 sq. ft. (unheated) Rear Porch 1: 119 sq. ft. (unheated) Rear Porch 2: 147 sq. ft. (unheated) Garage: 569 sq. ft. (unheated) Storage: 249 sq. ft. (unheated) Optional Office: 150 sq. ft. (unheated) If Unfinished Bonus Room included + 405 sq. ft.
HPG-2100B-1: The Down Homer
HPG-2100B-1 The Down Homer
Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 3
Living Sq. Ft.: 2100
Width:79' - 4" / Depth: 53' - 6"
Architectural style(s): Country / Ranch / Farmhouse / Traditional / Southwestern / Sunbelt
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There is not a thing we would change!
My wife, Reba, and I knew that the day was coming when we would have to move from our house on 16 acres where we had lived for about 20 years. While we enjoyed the woods, it would just be too much work as we grew older. Therefore, we purchased a 1/2 acre lot on a golf course about 6 years ago, but with no immediate plans to move. While I enjoyed golf, I assured Reba that I wouldn't move until she did! Over the last 6 years, we have looked at house plans, bought house plan software, and visited open houses for new homes. There may be a house plan we haven't seen, but it is doubtful. In January of 2012, Reba decided it was time to get serious and see if we could sell our existing house. We then started cleaning out our basement and preparing the house for sale. Of course, during the process of preparing our house for sale we also had to get serious about finding the right house plan and a builder. After many showings but no legitimate offers, we did sell our house in July. We also settled on our house plan from House Plan Gallery. We ordered the plans as a download and proceeded to get estimates from several builders. We feel fortunate to have found Chris Austin and Central Construction Company LLC. We also appreciate the prompt responses we received from House Plan Gallery and the architect concerning some of the changes we were anticipating. We were able to move into our new house in January, 2013, and have been very pleased with the final product. The house plan looks very good on the lot we purchased and we have had many compliments on both the exterior and the interior. After 6 months, there is not a thing we would change and we hope to live here for many years
The layout of this home has brought our family closer together in ways that we never could have imagined...
My husband has had the vision to build for several years and the timing was right for our family in terms of the economy and employment situations. There are so many features that we LOVE! The large front porch (where I have added a porch swing), the covered backporch, the large great room, the breakfast area, the kitchen, the master bath!
When my husband and I saw this house plan, we both knew it was the perfect house plan for our family and would meet all of our needs and wants.
Our lot overlooks a wooded area so the large number of windows provide access to gorgeous wooded views that some find only in vacation homes. There are many features to this house that we absolutely love, but as a mom, the large breakfast area is one of my favorites. We have only lived in this home two short months, but the breakfast area has already provided several opportunities for our family to come together over meals and board games while spending time together. In addition, it is nice to be in the kitchen close by while my children have their friends over and are hanging out/ snacking (as kids and teens will do).
The porches are another favorite! Since I was a girl growing up next to an elderly lady who would invite me to sit and talk on her front porch swing, I have always dreamed of owning a home with a porch swing and now I have it! The memories that I have of the time I spent with my Christian neighbor and the values she imparted to me are priceless because we had a place to relax and spend time. I now have my own porch swing on my front porch to share with my own children. This is also the first time my family has had a covered back porch. We have spent more time outdoors in two months on the back porch then we did in an entire year at our old home with a deck. We've enjoyed rain storms, reading books, meals and more in the shade and privacy of our covered back porch.
The bedroom layout of this house plan was also perfect for our family. We have three children ages 6, 10 and 13 (two boys and a girl). The bedroom with the bathroom inside of it was perfect for my only daughter (who is also the youngest). She feels like she is a princess in her pink bedroom with a purple bathroom.
Due to the way the roof line fell, the builder was able to expand this room (with a sloped ceiling). The extra play space is perfect for her dollhouse and other "girl" toys. My two boys have the bedrooms at the top of the stairs facing the front of the house. The large closets give them room for their sports equipments and hobbies (and clothes). The boys also share the bathroom in the upstairs hall. It is perfect! We added a double vanity (instead of one) so that each of my boys would have their own sink bowl (no fighting over who is going to brush their teeth first !). The door between the toilet/shower area and the vanity area also gives each boy the privacy he needs.
Lastly, my husband and I have a master bedroom downstairs which makes this a house we can grow old in! The large closets are also a plus and make it easier to keep our things separate and neat. The window over the garden tub looks over the wooded area behind our home and it is a wonderful view that we enjoy each day!
My husband's job is based from our home so the home office gives him a private place to work (with doors). The workshop area in the garage also gives him the storage space he needs without having work files cluttering the living areas of our home.
In the garage, we divided the garage area and made one car stall separate with a wall. This allowed us to have space for a weight room / fitness area. This means all our equipment, including the treadmill, have a place of their own (and not in the living areas of the house).
We opted to finish out the bonus room at the top of the stairs (complete with French doors) for our children (and their friends) to have a place to hang out and play. We've added a television and video games, foosball table, air hockey and more! This is a great place for our kid's friends. At night, they can roll out the sleeping bags and crash. It has been a lot of fun having this space. We also added a large closet off from the bonus room upstairs. The closet is lined with shelves for legos, board games, toy sets, books and more.
This house is the house of our dreams. When my husband and I saw the plan, we both knew right away that this was it! After living here for two months, we were right. The layout of this home has brought our family closer together in ways that we never could have imagined. Family ties are important in this busy world in which we are pulled in so many directions. I am grateful for my home and the opportunity to share my excitement with you! There are so many more things I could share - like the great builder we had, the wonderful woodwork, the gorgeous kitchen, but I think you get the picture!
Thank you House Plan Gallery for making our dreams come true!
Just wanted to let you know this house is awesome!
I just wanted to say that my husband and I purchased this house plan a year and a half ago. We are finally moved in - and we love it a lot. It is an excellent house plan with an awesome great room.
The cathedral ceiling really makes the great room. We decided not to build the book shelves on each side of the entertainment center, but it gives great spacious appeal. We also bricked our home using white brick with burgundy shutters.
We have had great compliments with our house. Just wanted to let you know this house is awesome!
We had been planning to build our dream home for years, and property on which to build it became available to us in 2010.
Our favorite features of the home are threefold: The colonial style; the large open greatroom/dining/kitchen in the middle; with bedrooms to the 4 corners (3 bedroom plus flex).
We contracted the exterior ourselves, using sub-contractors who we know. Once the "outer shell" of the home was finished, my wife and I took over. My father was a contractor, so I had been exposed to pretty much every area of construction.
We knew it would be slow process, as we would have to learn a lot, and only have an hour or two a day after work and on weekends to put toward it.
So far, I have framed in the upstairs bonus room (we used pre-fab trusses instead of stick built, so work was to be done), and finished the staircase and stairwell.
I have completed wiring the entire house for electricity, telephone, computer hookups, and satellite/cable, using one end of the front secondary bedroom's closet as control center.
We have laid the hearth and installed the woodburning stove and drywalled the living room and both front bedrooms.
That is where we are... 14 months after taking over from the contractors. We hope to be complete and moved in by Christmas 2012. We'll update you then.
We absolutely adore this plan, and did whatever it took to keep true to the artist's conception drawing that came with it.
Thanks House Plan Gallery for the beautiful (and well-detailed) home design. Its truly our dream home!
I found the house plan I had been looking for when I opened the magazine...
My wife and I had been looking at different house plans for a while, and I was the holdout. My wife told me if we were ever going to build a larger home, we should do it while our children were young. That convinced me.
It was time to build, but I still had not found the "perfect" plan. I happened to meet Stephen Mathis at a local gym, and he gave me a copy of the House Plan Gallery plan catalog. I found the house plan I had been looking for when I opened the magazine. I showed it to my wife, and she loved the plan as well. We began the process of making minor customizations with the House Plan Gallery staff, and we soon had a working set of plans to begin building with.
I would HIGHLY recommend the good folks over at House Plan Gallery for anyone looking for a new home design...
The service and quality of work ranks with anyone I have ever dealt with...
We are totally delighted with our plans – They arrived to us yesterday!
We spent most of the evening reviewing them and starting the “day dreaming” of building.
I was astonished with the very quick turnaround time. Our modification person was Jason, and not only was he patient and kind, his knowledge and helpful comments on our modifications was more like ordering dessert than anything else. The process was totally painless and although we felt some of our requests were “picky”, his attitude allowed us to get our plans exactly the way we wanted, and we felt his desire was just that. Upon receiving the final copies, everything is exactly as we expected and more.
I would highly recommend your company. The service and quality of work ranks with anyone I have ever dealt with.
After finding out how expensive it would be to use an architect to draw house plans, my husband and I decided to research house plans online. After many evenings of looking at plans from different companies, we found a Craftsman-style house plan on your website that we liked. From our initial contact with your company and through changes to the floor plans, you have been the best! Since we started building, multiple people (including several sub-contractors) have commented on the quality of the plans, including how complete the plans are and how accurate all the measurements have been. I highly recommend House Plan Gallery!
We just looked at each other and knew that this was the plan…
We were newlyweds living in a mobile home in a small town rural area when we felt a desire for a larger, more permanent home. We were growing concerned that our mobile home would eventually require too much upkeep and through the wisdom of our parents, felt that a site-built home would be a wiser investment. However, at our fairly young age, we were not sure how much of a home we could afford.
At first we began browsing for house plans for the future. We found ourselves wanting to change every plan we came across to fit our lives. We looked through countless books and almost gave up. We happened upon House Plan Gallery online and found our plan immediately. We just looked at each other and knew that this was the plan. It had everything we wanted to add to the other plans.
With the help of online calculators, we found that by ordering our plan ourselves and subcontracting, we could afford a home much more easily than by hiring a general contractor. Not only that, but we could build a larger, more customized home this way.
Everything came into place. We suddenly received an offer on our mobile home and with today's housing market, felt it was time to act. We found the perfect home site, began the mortgage process and everything moved very quickly from that point on. We did have to meet with contractors several times a week, but felt that by being involved in the process, our house was going to be very special and exactly what we wanted.
We finished our home in record time and feel unbelievably blessed. Our home is much more than we ever expected we could have. All of our contractors, inspectors, and even the appraiser fell absolutely in love with the layout of our home and wanted to know where we found our plan. Our friends and family also greatly approved and thought our home was much more costly than it actually was.
We have now been in our new home for about six months, so we are still arranging some things to our taste, but every day we feel continually grateful for the home we have. We absolutely enjoy it. Our home has room for any changes that might take place in our family and our lives.
Aaron & Janell G. LaVernia, Texas
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