The Buchanon Plan: Low Country Comfort and Convenience

I am a diligent weather-watcher. Yet, I know that the even threat of storms brings the possibility of refreshing rain. I am an optimist. What threatens you in your life- storms? New job? Relocation? Then, think of the challenge as an opportunity to expand and explore. This- the Buchanon Plan: Low Country Comfort and Convenience […]

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Lynbrook: The European Plan

Are you ready for a change? I was, so I started digging in my yard. Uprooting ugly bushes (I promise) and replacing them with azaleas. Maybe you are ready for a change, too. In that case, Lynbrook– the European Plan by Living Concepts is worth delving into. The home has 5831 square feet, with two […]

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The Radbourne: A Traditional Home

The Radbourne: A Traditional Home     The Explanation As I write this, it is a cool, wet, spring day. Perfect for frogs and worm-seeking birds. Yet, I know that those hot muggy days are just waiting to pop out, like the dandelions in our yard. Those months (yes, those long months) of sweat dripping […]

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The Ashburton: Making Best Use of Inside and Out

Like the Atwell plan by Living Concepts, the Ashburton: Making Best Use of Inside and Out, realizes that the outside space is nearly as important as what’s inside. Almost. When we are prone to wander outside on a beautiful day, we do want our living area that is outside the confines of four walls to […]

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The Florence Plan: Master Suite Up

Trapped. The little wren was trapped inside our home (briefly, flew out unharmed later). Have you ever had that feeling of being trapped in your own home? And know that you need more room? This European house-The Florence Plan: Master Suite Up by Living Concepts, reminds me of openness. It has four bedrooms, two kitchens, […]

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The Amesbury Plan: A Mediterranean Gem (With a Guest Suite)

I write frequently that things are not always what they seem on the inside when looking from afar. For example, a house on a hill that is old, neglected even. But on closer inspection, reveals huge fireplaces, wide plank floors. A whole lotta money needed to fix it. True story for another time. This house […]

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A Brighter Basement – The Brante-Glen

A Brighter Basement – The Brante-Glen: This home, the Brante-Glen (E-3754) has THE basement you want. With a light, bright, walk-out, open space, there won’t be creepy anything down here. With this great floor plan by Frank Snodgrass, of Living Concepts Home Plans, of 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, and over 3700 […]

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Back to the Basement: The Gatewood Plan

Once again, we are going back to the basement- the Gatewood Plan. The house plan with a full basement, that is. And here is another story about a basement. That old house I grew up in that I told you about last time? It must have been used for storage, plus room for one car […]

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A Brighter Basement: The Kipling Plan

A Brighter Basement: The Kipling Plan I grew up in a really old house with a basement. A creepy, dark non-functional basement that had these things that looked like a cross between crickets and spiders. And they would hop on you. I did not like that basement. However, the Kipling, a roomy Craftsman plan by […]

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The Treasure Chest of Living

Corbusier, noted Swiss architect and city planner, said the home should be the treasure chest of living. This Craftsman cottage by Living Concepts, Timberline C-2795, could be your treasure chest. It boasts of a deck, basement and a bonus room. The home has less than 3000 square feet but plenty of room for four bedroom […]

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Barbarossa: A Craftsman Home with A Basement

No, not Barbarella, a movie with Jane Fonda, but Barbarossa, a craftsman home with a basement. This beautiful house plan by Living Concepts  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 […]

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A Place to Escape: the Norfolk Plan

A Place to Escape: the Norfolk Plan 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, while we searched for the perfect apple orchard with donuts and cider on a crisp October afternoon. This cottage […]

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