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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!
Clint & Angie W.
Scott Depot, West Virginia
Our experience with HPG was a home buyers dream...|
Our experience with HPG was a home buyers dream. We found a plan we liked, made the adjustments that best fit our family, and never had a bad experience in the process.
We have had people from our subdivision and others, as well as people from out of state, stop us in our yard to ask about the house and where we purchased our plan. Thank you for making the home building experience magnificent!
James and Amy M.
We laughed and said, "It must be meant to have this one!"|
On July 7, 2009 my family lost our entire home to a house fire. We were devastated!
It took us a good month to gain our composure and for reality to actually set into our minds. When things settled down we realized we were in need of a home.
We LOVE our land/property and the area in which we live. We didn't want to go and buy a new home in a different area.
We settled in a Rental property to get the kids started and in a routine for the start of the school year in August 2009. And then we began the search for a set of house plans that would work for us.
I told my husband to look at plans in books and online and to pick and choose some of his favorites. I would also do the same.
After about a week of searching we got our plans together. I had 3 favorites and he had 5. We started looking over them and found ONE of the 8 we choose was the same plan from the same online source.
We laughed and said, “It must be meant to have this one!”
Your flexibility and desire to deliver a quality home design exceeded my expectations ...|
You and your team have been excellent to work with. Your flexibility and desire to deliver a quality home design exceeded my expectations and was greatly appreciated.
I would highly recommend your service to my friends.
Lexington, South Carolina
Her father had passed away and my house was burned beyond repair.|
Friday, February 13, 2009 -I left my home in Gulfport, MS around 4pm on a three hour drive to Alabama. My best friend, Darryn, was with me and we had to attend a Board meeting at 8pm that night, and a Membership meeting the next morning. Mary Martha, my girlfriend who lives with me, was at her father's house in Ocean Springs, MS. Her father was 92 years old and on his death bed, she was staying with him till he passed. There are no phones where I was staying, in Alabama, and cell service is limited.
Around 11:30 pm a fellow member of our club, who lives in the area, came by and woke us up. He explained that I needed to get home because I had a fire at home and there was a hole in my roof. My buddy and I drove around and found cell service. I was able to get in touch with Mary Martha and she filled me in. Her father had passed away and my house was burned beyond repair. We made the trip back to Gulfport safely. The Red Cross set us up with a place to stay and provided us with money for meals for the weekend. They also gave us a debit card for clothes and necessities purchases.
My insurance company ended up declaring the house a total loss. Mary Martha's family offered us to stay in her father's house until we figured out all of our requirements in dealing with the insurance company. We ended up renting her father's house from the estate of the family, while our new house was under construction.
Our next step, after demolishing the old house, was to decide on a house plan and get quotes from builders. After weeks of internet and local building store searches, we finally decided on a house plan that best meet our needs and wants. We found the HPG-1654-1 house plan and you can imagine how surprised we were when the plans came in and we saw that they originated from Hattiesburg, MS.
Darryn called me and told me he had bumped into a friend of ours that we had gone to high school and played baseball with. That friend was Johnny Willis and he was a building contractor. I called Johnny and about four other contractors and got bids for building my new home. After alot of discussions and visits to view some of the work completed and in progress, I decided on Mr. Willis. Johnny also did his own framing, this made it easy to make adjustments without having to get the plans re-drawn. Johnny stated he would have it finished in 90-120 days.
He started in May of 2009, and even with the MAJOR changes, that effect building in the City of Gulfport by the Code Office and FEMA regulations, due to Hurricane Katrina. He was able to complete the project inside the alotted time frame. And in September of 2009, we moved in and became the happy owners of a beautiful House Plan Gallery home.
Some pictures taken during the construction process may be viewed here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?id=702243524&aid=89187
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Job well done!|
The building of the HPG-1364-1 home is going great, I appreciated all that your company has done to help me in the process.
Job well done...
Bluffton, South Carolina
Would I use this service again – absolutely!|
I purchased both a house plan and detached garage plan and was extremely satisfied with the service given. The plans were almost what I wanted, but close enough to our dream home. They bent over backwards to answer my questions from the original architect. I did know that I would have to make changes to the plans and I felt rather than go back to the original architect, I would go to one in the area I was building in California. California is so much different than other states and I needed numerous reports and structural to submit to the County. I am planning to start construction in February/March, for a year end completion. The beauty about getting a plan that is already drawn is you do not have to go through the brain trauma of making numerous changes trying to get what you want. With plans pre-done, you get what you want and save $ on all the front end drafting.
Would I use this service again - absolutely, but I would check with the architect who drew the plans about them making necessary changes and paperwork for submission and approval.
B Lynn M.
Lake Forest, CA
This is the best website to use for finding your dream home!|
This is the best website to use for finding your dream home! My contractor said my house plans were the very best he had ever seen and he has been building houses for 30 years. I am about 3 weeks away from moving into my beautiful new home. I love it and can't wait.
I was just scrolling through the website back in Sept. For house plans and came upon this site and needless to say I did not have to look any further. I found exactly what I wanted and even told my contractor he could not deviate at all from my plans! Thanks so much for your expedition if my plans at time I ordered. I will recommend this site to anyone I know that considering building a new house.
We love our home!|
We love our home! We quickly decided on your plan. I had reviewed 100’s of plans and gave my wife three plans to choose from. She quickly chose this plan. Everyone that comes to our home loves the kitchen, and dining/livingroom openness! My wife loves that the kids each have their own room and that all four bedrooms are on the same floor! The bonus room above the garage is all play area - 900+ sqft!
We will definitely recommend House Plan Gallery house plans.. We're so happy!
We were able to achieve the Craftsman style we had hoped for!|
My husband and I have three boys that graduated in 2012. All three were going to be going to college and looking to move out in the next few years.
Our home at that time was two story and more home than we wanted for ourselves when the children were gone. I had seen craftsman style homes on t.v. and loved the look of the them. I knew that building one was the only option because that style was not a well known house style in our area.
I had an idea of the floor plan I wanted so when I saw this plan I knew it was the one. The exterior of the picture was not what I had in mind but I knew that I could add my own touch to make it ours.
We decided to change very little with the floor plan it was pretty much what we wanted. We loved the open kitchen/living room. I could see our family enjoying many visits and holidays with such an open area. The master bedroom and bathroom are a great size. We did how ever get a larger master closet when we elected to do without the outdoor storage closet. Doing this allowed us to also have a larger utility area. The additional bedrooms were a nice size and we liked the idea that they were on the opposite of the house with its own bathroom.
The exterior was what I feel to be the major change. We added a lot of extra touches. We stayed with the siding as shown in the picture. We elected to do shaker siding on the dormer above the front porch to add the craftsman appeal. Stone columns were built on the front porch half way up with cedar posts going up to the ceiling. Bead board was placed in the ceilings of all porch and patio areas. Gorgeous cedar trim was placed around the front and side window. An eye catching mantle trim was placed around and over the front door.
We were able to achieve the craftsman style we had hoped for.