Leaving Mayhem Aside- the Farrington

You can build a low country or farm home anywhere- the suburbs or closer into the city. The wildlife noises will be different, of course- squirrel chatter versus an occasional squeal of the tires. Once inside, however, you can put your feet up and relax, forgetting the outside mayhem. This home by Frank Snodgrass of […]

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English Country Dreaming

“Charm is a product of the unexpected.”  – Jose Marti                                                   Unexpected charm is certainly found in this lovely English Country style home.  Yorkgate (D-3217), a 3,462 square foot 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts Home Plans will surprise and delight you. With its squared off […]

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Low Country Perfection

Low-Country Perfection  “..And the meadows gleam neatly, as though brushed, by a comb, and the night bird sings sweetly – There’s no place like home.” – Glen Campbell  Welcome.  There is no place like home and I’m eager to show you around.  My lovely shell and strong bones offer you 3,338 square feet, 4 bedrooms and […]

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Leaving the Old Behind or No Fruitcake Here- the Ashford Plan

You know what a tradition is- like eating that yummy fruitcake your grandmother always made during the holidays (grimace here) or having the whole family dress alike for group photos (grin here). Perhaps some traditions are better left behind-that way, you may begin new ones. Planning for a new house is definitely an adventure, and […]

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Barbarossa, a Craftsman Home

Barbarossa, a Craftsman Home No, not Barbarella, a movie with Jane Fonda, but Barbarossa, a beautiful house plan by Living Concepts that has 2,764 heated square feet, three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and room for some serious recreation. An aside- the name Barbarossa actually means “surrounded by palms.” (For history buffs, it was also the […]

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Simple Elegance – Yours

“Elegance doesn’t mean being noticed; it means being remembered.” – Giorgio Armani  Elegant simplicity.  Understated elegance.  Whatever you think of a traditional, colonial home, you must add these words.  Gorgeous.  Elegant.  Timeless.  This classic traditional home style, Baldwin D-3362, https://www.lchouseplans.com/product/baldwin/ brings you 3,362 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths of warmth and class with […]

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Cottage Cozy with Space

“Cinderella never asked for a prince.  She asked for a night off and a dress.” – Author Kiera Cass  I think if Cinderella got that night off, she’d like to spend it at home, here, in this charming cottage style home (Cobblestone C-2685) https://www.lchouseplans.com/product/cobblestone/  with 2,685 square feet of comfort.  With 4 bedrooms, and 2 […]

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A Place to Escape

Have you ever been driving/riding in the mountains (Blue Ridge, Adirondacks) and craned your neck to look closer at a house as you meander along winding roads? I have, neck nearly rotating around, while we searched for the perfect apple orchard with donuts and cider on a crisp October afternoon. This cottage style home, Norfolk […]

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Curb Appeal

Curb appeal, the first impression, whether you are a home owner, builder, real estate developer or sales agent there is nothing as important as the initial impact of what a potential buyer sees. When you ride thru neighborhoods across the country you can often see people slow down or maybe even stop in front of […]

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Green Design

How “Green” do you want to be? This is a question I always ask a client when he or she says they want to design and build a “Green” home. I often have clients that want to design a “Leed” certified home. A Leed home is a “Green” home on steroids and can go from […]

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