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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French Country – Dreaming The Dunkirk

Bienvenue a la Maison – French Country awaits you Dunkirk – French Style I have been dreaming, like many,  of just wanting to run away from these wild days of late and be somewhere new.  Over said 18 months, I have seen more Hallmark Channel movies than I should admit.  One of my favorites takes […]

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Farmhouse Fabulous – The Westcott

Farmhouse Fabulous – The Westcott This fabulous farmhouse style home by Living Concepts Frank Snodgrass, the Westcott (C-2604), brings both cottage and craftsman features into one great plan.  Cottage does not equate with small and cute.  Cottage associates with warm building materials of cedar shake, brick, stucco, stone and solid wood beams.  Craftsman brings you […]

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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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It’s not in the rough, this is a diamond plan

As a huge aficionado of jewels, most specifically diamonds, I look at stones as beautiful possibilities and open options.   As I plan my jewelry designs, quality and purchases (down to devilish details), it matters to me that what I purchase means something to me.  With big purchases of any sort, I deal with my needs […]

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English Country Perfection

“The best wines are the ones we drink with friends.”  – Unknown Tea?  Scones?  You’ll want them here and feel the cozy, yet practical charm of this English Country stunner.  Perhaps you’ll also enjoy great glasses of wine with family and friends here too.  After all, this Shiraz (C-2766) home plan by Living Concepts, asks […]

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Brave New House

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner Building a new home takes courage.  It takes guts, perseverance and patience.  It takes vision and creativity.  It takes the desire for newness and excitement to become reality.  With this transitional home, Sterling (C-2677), by Living […]

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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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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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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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Tradition with Function

This traditional home has nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, three bedrooms, two full baths with one half-bath, all in under 2600 square feet. Plus, a two-car garage, of course. The front of the home boasts large arched windows that complement those in the garage and the bonus room upstairs. The corners are studded with […]

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Little Scenes, Different Angles

Little Scenes, Different Angles Nora Jones speaks of her songs as being “little scenes, different angles.” Artists create little and big scenes all over the world- some may be visual works of art, written or musical pieces. Consider architecture as one of those scenes, with sharp angles that draw attention, mesmerizing oneself, or slopes that […]

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A Bit of Whimsey with a Craftsman

An eclectic mixture of design and exterior materials makes Primrose E-3500  more than just charming- it captures the essence of the plan. This craftsman cottage by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts has 3500 sq. feet, not including the bonus room above. Two deep flowerboxes give you opportunity to add color to the front of your […]

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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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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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