The Fincastle Plan, European Old World Design

The Fincastle Plan, European Old World Design Spoiler alert– do not read this paragraph if you are still watching the Great British Baking Show on Netflix. I just finished Collection 8 and Peter, from Scotland, won. The youngest ever plus the first Scottish winner. And I was thinking, because Scotland reminds me of moors and […]

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Carrington: Traditional Excellence Right Here

Carrington: Traditional Excellence “So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow glazed with rainwater beside the white chickens” – William Carlos Williams This is one of my favorite poems – not written in the format Mr. Williams did, but you get the idea.  So much depends…….. Houses are like that too.  So much depends……on making the […]

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The Promenade Plan, A Bungalow Home

The Promenade Plan, A Bungalow Home Some things are just better left to the experts. Need to drywall a room in your house? Oh, they make it look so easy on the DIY network-but, no, it isn’t. Want to cut your own hair? Yup, I’ve done that, too. (Still waiting for it to grow out). […]

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The Traditional Home: the Brickmoore Plan

The Traditional Home: the Brickmoore Plan I recently went to the beach. When I was there, the sun would peek out every now and then from the cloud cover. Coastal areas can be like that- a bit of gloom then full of light, especially when the sun has set and the moon casts its guiding […]

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Oh La La Lamare Cottage Perfection

   Lamare Cottage Perfection This lamare plan is cottage perfection.  Maybe a lesson learned over the last 12 months has been to cherish family and friends.  Likewise, perhaps you learned that vacations are not always on our time schedule either.  The world has a way of throwing curves.  Consequently,  gambling with the timelines or effects of […]

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The Boddington, Your European Home

The Boddington, Your European Home The Olympics have started, and I am not getting much done at home. Glued to the TV, in fact. You know how that is-you hold your breath until the swimmer touches the side of the pool or the diver (gasp!) completes that inward three and a half somersault. Or that […]

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The Faircrest, a Low Country Home

The Faircrest, a Low Country Home Sometimes you want all that hustle and bustle inside your home because it is filled with joyful noise. Like kids laughing and playing. Then, some days, you just want to take your cup of coffee or tea and sit outside, listening to the squirrel and chickadee chatter. You can […]

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The Perfect Combination- the Turgon House Plan

Eric Carle, a much-loved children’s author and illustrator, recently passed away. If you have ever read to children, then you know that his books were cherished by children and adults, with stories that still resonate. He used the perfect combination of vibrant colors, texture and words to convey his message, such as The Very Hungry […]

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Your style: European. Your address: Anywhere

“ Soon Hansel and Gretel came to a little cottage.  When they got quite near, they saw that the little house was made of bread and roofed with cake.  The windows were transparent sugar.  There must not have been very strict building codes.” – Charles M. Schulz If this home, Florenville (D-3350), was covered in […]

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A Recipe for Living Well-the Savannah House Plan

Have you ever looked through a cookbook with complete indecision about what to prepare? The pictures beg you to stay on that page, while you peruse the ingredients (do I have this? that?). Shopping for house plans can be like that, too. Oh, this one looks great and so does this one. Hard to choose, […]

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The Elmslly, a Craftsman Home Plan

An unusual name for a home design- perhaps, but the Elmslly (and no, I did not misspell it), a craftsman home created by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, is a delightful one just waiting for you to claim it. The plan has slightly less than 3500 square feet (3411, to be exact), two garages with […]

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Your House – Your Vacation

“I fell in love with the Mediterranean philosophy of good wine, good food and family.” – Stephen White That loose, easy-flowing feeling of the Mediterranean can be yours daily.  With 2 stories filled with light, 3,313 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, your vacation is right here.  The Capri (D-3313A), by Living Concepts […]

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Not Your Average Storybook Cottage

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed.  The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs This must be true for Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts Home Plans because this eloquent Cottage/Craftsman style home, Greenbrier, shows just that. Drawn by his inspired hands with a vision, […]

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Traditional Transitional

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” – Gustav Mahler Borrowing from Traditional house plans of the past and introducing new products and the lifestyles of today makes for great Traditional house plans.  Most people associate a Traditional house plan with Colonial or Georgian styles, but really, Traditional style is […]

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