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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Versailles: Elegance with Extras (a Guest Apartment)

Have you ever driven by a home, stopped to look at it and wondered…is it as elegant on the inside as it is on the outside? That is the Versailles- elegance with extras (a guest apartment). Let me explain. This house plan by Living Concepts, Versailles, has the amenities you might be looking for. A […]

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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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Ivystone, A European Home with Extras

A European Home with Extras-extra what? Like extra cream in your coffee or sugar in your tea, anything “extra” can define a product. The Ivystone, a European home with extras, is one you will want to explore. At 4123 square feet, the house plan by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, has two stories with four […]

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The Baymar, a Craftsman Cottage

The Baymar, a Craftsman Cottage I recently made plans for a beach trip next year. Why so early? Because you need to plan ahead. The bigger the event (weddings and reunions, for example), the more thought needs to go into the project. Similarly, when you are planning for your new home, you will want to […]

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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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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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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 Ledoux- a Summit of Your Own

The G 7 Summit recently took place in Cornwall (if you have ever watched Outlanders or Poldark, you know how beautiful the scenery can be). Eight world leaders gathered for three days to discuss global issues and (hopefully) make major decisions on how to make the world a better, safer place. Summit- meeting. But a […]

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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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Downsizer’s Dream

“In new surroundings, one grows new eyes.” – Marty Rubin Tired of having more space than you need?  Do you want more from life than a home that isn’t ‘you’ anymore?  Then this single-story, easy-living home welcomes you with comfort and beauty.   The Verona (B-2074) from Living Concepts brings you home. This abode is not […]

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Rambling with Charm

The Westhampton, D-3045, may ramble somewhat, but it is tightly packed with form and function. The home plan by Living Concepts is European by design and cottage-like. Oh, but don’t let that fool you. The house may only have 3045 square feet, but it has three bedroom suites, two full baths and one half-bath, a […]

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A Wide-Eyed Craftsman: The Orchard Plan

Windows on any house draw the eyes upward and pique the curiosity of the onlooker- what lies within? This house plan, A Wide-Eyed Craftsman: The Orchard Plan (3967) by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, has windows that beckon you to peer inside. The craftsman style home has three stories and almost 4000 square feet with […]

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