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I am so proud and happy and can't wait to move in!|
I saw the house for sale by a custom home builder and loved it with his alterations but someone beat me to it!
I got online and found HousePlanGallery.com and purchased the plans for myself. I worked with the guys over at House Plan Gallery to make the same modifications, because it was the "perfect" house for me. Everyone who has seen it say it looks very big!
I am so proud and happy and can't wait to move in! It is going to be so awesome when it is finished!
I was really thankful that you guys were helpful!|
I was really thankful that you guys were helpful and willing to give us a discount when we changed our mind about out first house plan that we ordered and decided to go with a different plan! Thank you!
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
The plans were flawless. Thanks for making our dream come true. We could not be happier!|
My wife and I were married in 1993. Our dream and goal in life was to build our own home. We purchased a 800 square foot home in 1993 and we lived there until 1997 when we sold it and purchased a 1300 square foot home, which was 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.
We started our family in that home, with our dream that one day we would build our dream home.
We quickly outgrew this home with the addition of two children, and in 2005, we purchased our lot to build our home, and in 2006, we started looking at house plans.
We were looking for house plan that was not "cut up", had plenty of room with no wasted space, and look great.
Everyday when I would come home from work, my wife would show me some house plans (now, I have extensive constrution experience and I am the director of a building inspections department).
I would tell her "no"... "that roof is to cut up" or "that house is to cut up", or "its not practical, and it will cost alot more to build".
Then I come home one day in 2007 and she said she had found the right house plan. When she showed me this HPG-1635-1 house plan, we immediately fell in love with the way it looked, the overall design of it, the layout and so much more.
Also, when I started looking at the roof line and the corners, I could not believe how simple this house plan was to build! It just made so much sense and there was not one square foot of wasted space.
We had literally looked at a thousand house plans and they did not even come close to this home. We truly built our dream home.
We have a video of this home posted on your site that we did for you guys last year, and finished out the interior with very high-end materials including using 4.25 inch hard woods throughout, rock corner fire place, 7.5 inch four piece crown throughout the downstairs, travertine on the bath room floors, oil-rub bronze faucets, door knobs, shower doors, thresholds and hinges throughout, cherry cabinets with raised panels, and granite counter tops throughout.
During construction we made a few updates including making the dining room and kitchen two feet wider, adding two feet to the children,s end of the house to install a double lavatory, and adding two feet to the front garage wall to install a center pier for double garage doors. In addition, the plans called for a hip roof over the storage area in the master suite but I ended up using a gable roof there and made a kids play room. I also turned the laundry room into my closet and turned the garage utility room into a laundry room with the entrance in the dining room. Built the home on a crawlspace foundation, and used hardy plank instead of vinyl under the porch roof and gables.
We love everything about it, from our family room over the garage, to the kids play room, to the three full baths.
It took us 15 years and a lot of hard work before we could start building our home and we could not be more pleased...
The plans were flawless. Thanks for making our dream come true. We could not be happier!
Cherryville, North Carolina
Plans arrived within just a couple of days after we placed the order. Quick Service. We did not contact them to make any adjustments; we handled all of that with our contractor.
It was a WONDERFUL experience, and I can't say enough good about the house plans!|
It all started with the beautiful lot we bought. The three acre lot had a lot of character. There was a hill on one side and it was a corner lot. Next came the house plans. We knew that we wanted to build a ranch house. We looked at a lot of house plans, and when I found this plan, I had alot of questions. House Plan Gallery helped me every step of the way, and they were very nice and easy to work with. I would recommend them to everyone and if I ever were to build again I would use them in a heart beat. I love my home.
My top 3 favorite features of my house include: 1.)I love my 3-way fireplace. You can see it from so many areas in the house. You can see it from the dinning room, kitchen and the greatroom. Its a great feature that helps divide the rooms instead of a wall. 2.) I love my walk-out basement with the french doors and the two full windows. The light that comes into the windows and doors are wonderful they really brighten up the basement, and finally 3.) I love the outside of my house which is all stone, brick, shake and siding... no wood, no maintenance.
We did make some changes to the original floor plan. House Plan Gallery made it so easy and very inexpensive. When I did do the changes, they were done right and quick. I also had no problems with the city on my house plans. Everything was done right and everything was up to code. Everyone that worked on the house had no problems with the blue prints.
We upgraded the ceiling by switching to 9ft. ceilings throughout the whole house. We made the master bedroom a cathedral ceiling and we did the same in the greatroom. In our dining area we did a beautiful tray ceiling with rope lighting. We wanted our greatroom to be bigger so we took out the foyer and extended the greatroom into that area. The guys at House Plan Gallery were definately "on their game" when they realized that changes in the roof had to be made because of the changes in the greatroom.
On the right side of the house we took out the three bathrooms and only went with one. The original plan in the master bedroom had three doors. One coming in the bedroom, the closet door and the bathroom door. We eliminated the closet door. You go through the masterbath to get in the closet and can get to his and her closets. Its works out great.
If I'm getting ready for work and Tom's sleeping, I can close the door and get totally ready and not bother him. When you walk into the house from the garage there is a flex space that is on the origal floor plan. The change we made there was to take that out and put a half bathroom, it works out great. If Tom's working in the garage or we have a party out side, Tom or our guest don't have to use the masterbath room or walk across to the other side of the house. We also bumped out the french doors that come off the dining room. We put bay windows so when the french doors opened they would not interfere with the table. Our 2 favorite and most special changes we love are the three way fire place that helps divide the great room and dinning area, and the walk out basement with two full windows and french doors. So the house looks like a ranch from some angles but from others, it looks two story.
Now check this out, the outside is gorgeous. We used stone, brick, shake and siding in the house. A lot going on, but it flows. No wood is on the outside, we didn't want anything we had to do maintenance on every year or every other year. We also decided to use foam insulation. It comes out of a machine and then swells up in the wall cavity and you then shave the extra foam off. Our basement called, at first for 10 poles. We reconstructed the floor joists and now we have only 2 in the basement. The basement floor we used stamped concrete. We also used a Geothermal system to heat and cool our house.
I'm so proud of my house; I thank everyone that made this a great experience. My husband was the general contractor, he did it all, I give all the credit to him. I was very satisfied with the outcome. I would be happy to recommend anyone interested in building a new home to work with the guys at House Plan Gallery. It was a WONDERFUL experience, and I can't say enough good about the house plans!
Tom and Katelynn C.
When we saw this house plan, we were hooked!|
My wife and I began our Total Money Makeover (Dave Ramsey plan) just after college. We saved up money to make sure we could have 20% on our house. Once we saved that up we started looking. We looked at around fifty houses but none of them felt right.
At the same time, my Grandma gifted my wife and I land. So, we began looking at blue prints. We were hooked. We knew we wanted an open concept and enough room for our projected four children, so we would never have to move. Once we found this layout we knew it was the one. It was absolutley everything we were looking for.
The building process took some time, but were very happy with the outcome. Our open concept could not be better. We love to entertain, and we also have large families, so it has been so nice to have room to accomodate everything.
We are so proud of our home! And we are glad that we saved like we did because we plan on living in this home for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much!
Excellent selection of plans that saved time and money!|
Excellent selection of plans that saved time and money for my client. The House Plan Gallery team had an unbelievably quick turn-around time, and superb attention to detail in the small changes we requested. Great team to help every Builder or any homeowner looking for great plans, at a great price.
Now we have a place to call home for years to come!|
We must have looked a thousand house plans. The first one both my wife and I loved ended up being the same one we purchased four weeks later from House Plan Gallery. It was the best fit for our family, to us, the nicest looking one, and to be honest...the best priced web site.
I have never built a house before. To be clear, I am not a carpenter by any stretch of the imagination. My decision to take a month or two off of work to be 'hands on' though proved to be a lesson in life I look back on, and am glad that I decided to do so.
As the acting general contractor, I worked hand-in-hand with the local contractors that I hired to build our dream house. Before this, I couldn't have told you what a 'cripple' was or how to install counter tops. I have so many stories to tell our children and grandchildren in our adventure of building a house.
When we first started, everyone told us that building a house would be an 'ultimate test' to our marriage. Having the same taste and lack of knowledge in homebuilding, we thought everyone was crazy. NOW i can say that yes, it does test your patience, and yes, it does test your marriage, and YES, we passed the test, if they are keeping score. Tackling something as big as this for the first time can be scary, but in the end, I have to say...that its worth it. Now we have a place to call home for years to come!
Thanks to all the kind people at House Plan Gallery... We truly love our new home!