Since 1978, Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has been revolutionizing the residential pre-designed house plan industry. Each plan is a unique interpretation of the American family home and incorporates the diversity of styles that shape the United States. Gardner homes include open floor plans, custom-styled features, timeless details, and an abundance of amenities in a broad range of sizes. Donald A. Gardner designs are created with an eye for detail. Great curb appeal is accompanied by equally pleasing side and rear elevations. Happy clients nationwide and in more than a dozen countries prove that Gardner designs fit the lives and budgets of today's active families. Committed to excellence, Donald A. Gardner house plans improve the custom home building experience, by offering home plans designed with "comfortable living" in mind.
Our Plans are designed for energy efficiency. The idea is to broaden access to green design. Houseplans.com is excited to welcome the Green Living collection of innovative plans by FreeGreen founders David Wax and Ben Uyeda. These designs range from Contemporary to Country and Farmhouse styles. All incorporate green building materials and techniques. David and Ben are experts in the field of green design and also co-founded ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. They got their start leading Cornell University's 2005 Solar Decathlon team, which won the second place award. The competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, challenges universities from across the US and beyond to research, design and build an 800 square-foot off-grid solar home. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University and is an IT consultant for the securities and capital markets. He says: "FreeGreen was able to integrate architecture and engineering software for custom home design, which meant that we could produce green design fast." Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell, where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design, and lectures on sustainable design at Northeastern University. His new venture is Home Made Modern: "smart, affordable DIY design ideas for cool people who like modern home furnishings." You can follow Ben's diverse design interests on Pinterest.
A Dan Sater home is unmistakable, whether a dramatic and elegant Florida-style luxury estate with bay windows, coffered ceilings, and sliding glass doors opening onto a lanai; or a charming coastal getaway cottage as airy, relaxed and inviting as a dreamy Key West afternoon. Dan's ability to create home designs with open, flowing interiors that interact with expansive outdoor spaces is unmatched. His tireless dedication to craft homes that reflect his unique sense of casual elegance has earned him international acclaim, with over 500 regional and national design awards to his name. As president and CEO of The Sater Companies, Dan is a Certified Professional Building Designer, Certified Green Professional, Professional Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture, and past president of the American Institute of Building Design. He was recently nominated by his peers for induction into the AIBD's College of Fellows, the Institute's highest honor. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on building and design. Dan has authored eleven books including “The Smaller Home” and the “Sater Design Portfolio”. Now you can select your own dream home from among the thoughtfully prepared, beautiful and inspiring designs Dan presents in this exclusive collection.
As principal of Visbeen Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, leads a creative team dedicated to architectural excellence. One of the state's top architectural firms for more than 15 years, Visbeen Architects provides architectural planning and interior design services to homeowners and business owners across the nation. The firm focuses on designing and developing master-planned communities and custom residences with more than 500 designs completed. Inspired by custom details, craftsmanship and the architectural styles of the past, including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor, all are nonetheless designed for modern living, with open spaces, convenient kitchens, and family-friendly floor plans. The firm has been the recipient of many national awards, most recently the Best Custom Home in the Midwest Region from Best in American Living for three out of the last four years. The firm has been honored with numerous Best in American Living Awards as well as many awards from the American Institute of Building Design.