Home Plans With Skylights

Natural light is becoming increasingly popular among those building their homes. That's the reason so many home designs feature large windows and open floor plans. If you are looking to add natural light to your newly built home, then it's time to consider a home skylight. With a skylight design for your home plans, you can have even more natural light, especially to areas far from windows, making your home feel warmer and more inviting.

What Is a Skylight?

A skylight for your house is an opening somewhere in your roof or ceiling that is covered by a glazed glass panel. These lights let additional light into the home; some are also designed to improve ventilation. Skylights can be small, such as a sun tunnel that lets in a little light; or large, such as an extravagant light that takes much of the ceiling space in a room.Fixed skylights are held tightly in place, without the ability to open. These provide natural light while ensuring the home's envelope remains sealed and the home stays energy efficient. On the other hand, retractable skylights allow for the homeowner to open the light and let in fresh air, when desired. Both are beneficial, depending on the homeowner's goal for the home.

Benefits of Skylights

Skylights are an excellent aesthetic option for your home, but they also offer benefits for the occupants of your home. Natural lighting has been connected to better moods, increased Vitamin D levels and reduced eye strain. Natural ventilation helps keep fresh air in the home circulating, improving comfort and health for the home's occupants. Skylights can also reduce energy consumption by adding natural light and allowing for natural cooling during summer.

Find Home Plans With Skylights Through Donald A. Gardner Architects

If you want to enjoy the warmth, comfort and aesthetics of a skylight in your newly built home, Donald A. Gardner Architects has numerous home plans that easily accommodate this. Consider The Havelock (Home Plan 1436), with skylights located on the screen porch and sun tunnels found in the utility room and secondary bathroom, this home brings in abundant levels of natural light. Search our existing plans with skylights to find one that meets your needs.

In addition, our modifications team can take any of our current floor plans and adjust them to include a skylight. Talk to the modifications department about the home plan you love, and let us show you how we can make it yours with the addition of a skylight. Contact us today to learn more about our home plans.

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House Plan The Celeste
House Plan The Celeste
  • 2455Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This European inspired design is instantly appealing with cupula-topped gables, vertical board accents, and a stylish eyebrow arch over the front porch. The living spaces are completely open and a screened porch to the rear offers premium outdoor living with a fireplace and kitchen. The master suite is comfortable for two, with dual walk-in closets and a double sink vanity. Sun tunnels bring natural light to windowless rooms, including the mud room, pantry, and bedroom closet.

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House Plan The Fletcher
House Plan The Fletcher
  • 2510Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Decorative gable brackets and arches highlight this Craftsman design with a stone and shake exterior. The wide foyer is perfect for greeting guests and storage closets keep the space tidy. Multiple cooks will feel welcome in the spacious kitchen featuring an island with prep-sink. The master suite is truly luxurious with private access to a rear porch, an opulent master bath, and an oversized walk-in closet with bench seat. To the rear of this design, find a screened porch and a two-car garage with a bonus room above.

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House Plan The Elise
House Plan The Elise
  • 3062Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1.5Stories

This Craftsman exterior is highlighted with multiple front-facing gables and accented by arched windows. Front porch arches mirror the windows and columns provide definition. The front porch leads into a spacious foyer with coat closet and nearby, the study offers a full closet and adjacent bathroom. The two-story great room welcomes rear views and a fireplace and built-ins are instantly welcoming. A coffered ceiling tops the dining room and a column creates distinction from the open kitchen. A central island with sink simplifies meal prep and an over-sized walk-in pantry is just steps away. A multi-functional utility room and mudroom, with seating area and storage closet, provide much needed organization for busy households. After gardening or yard work, a side entry porch allows entry directly to the mudroom for easy cleanup. Completing the first floor is an opulent master suite with sitting room, dual walk-in closets, and a luxury bathroom. Rear porches, including a screened porch with fireplace and summer kitchen, bring the joy of indoor entertaining to the outdoors. Two sets of stairs provide access to the second floor. The open great room is visible from the balcony above offering a loft with desk and built-in shelves. Two bedrooms share a bath and a bonus room provides space for future expansion.

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House Plan The Hedlund
House Plan The Hedlund
  • 3347Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

This stone-and-shake home plan features a whimsical exterior with sloping gables, arched elements, and metal accents. Exceptional details highlight the first floor, from the island kitchen and oversized walk-in pantry to the multi-functional utility room. Expect royal-treatment from the master suite with a vast, tray ceiling topped bedroom, abundant closet space, and an opulent bath. The second floor offers secondary bedrooms, a bonus room, and a convenient laundry chute. Bonus space on the third floor is a treat for the homeowner to add a home theater, game room, or gym.

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House Plan The Wallace
House Plan The Wallace
  • 2940Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Cedar shakes mix with siding and stone to create a richly textural Craftsman exterior. This floor plan is ideal for large or growing families with open living spaces making it easy to be together. The master suite and a bedroom/study are downstairs while three large bedrooms with walk-in closets are upstairs. A second-floor pocket office is a great space for children to complete homework or projects and a bonus room provides additional square footage for recreation or storage.

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House Plan The Waylon
House Plan The Waylon
  • 2960Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Multiple gables adorn this hillside walkout and cedar shakes and timber details serve as rustic accents. An island kitchen is open to the great room and shares a cathedral ceiling with the dining room. A walk-in pantry is nearby and an oversized utility room is multi-functional. The master suite and study complete the first floor while two bedrooms, a full bath, and rec room are downstairs.

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House Plan The Oscar
House Plan The Oscar
  • 2370Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

The storybook exterior features a front facing garage that is ideal for narrower lots. The arched garage bays add character to the whimsical exterior. This home enjoys a spacious single dining area while the kitchen is multi-functional with a center cook-top island and bar seating for casual eating and gathering. Two additional bedrooms are found upstairs, and are separated by a loft for privacy.

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House Plan The Havelock
House Plan The Havelock
  • 2974Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Arts-and-Crafts style home plan has so much to offer the modern family with five bedrooms on a sprawling single level. The spacious, open kitchen includes a walk-in pantry, storage closet and central island. A large utility room with an outside access door is conveniently placed down the hall from the secondary bedrooms. A well-appointed master suite includes a secluded sitting room that enjoys rear views, porch access, a master bath with dual vanities and a huge walk-in closet with sitting bench. The screened porch offers the best in year-round outdoor living with a fireplace. A three-car garage with extra storage adds space for a third automobile, workshop, or golf cart.

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House Plan The Pennyhill
House Plan The Pennyhill
  • 1867Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Quaint and cozy on the outside with porches front and back, this three-bedroom country home surprises with an open floor plan featuring a large great room with cathedral ceiling. Nine foot ceilings add volume throughout the home. A central kitchen with angled counter opens to breakfast area and great room for easy entertaining. The privately located master bedroom has cathedral ceiling and nearby access to the deck with optional spa. Operable skylights over the tub accent the luxurious master bath. A bonus room over the garage makes expanding easy.

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House Plan The Leland
House Plan The Leland
  • 2932Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

At home on a narrow-lot, The Leland is fifty-feet wide and features a front-entry garage. This two-story home makes a lasting first impression with multiple gables that draw the eye upward. A metal accent roof and columned front porch complement this low-maintenance exterior. An open dining space flows nicely into the exceptionally spacious island kitchen. The great room facilitates relaxation with a fireplace and views to the rear, while multiple doors access the skylight-topped porch. Additionally, a mud room, utility room, and various closets create a multi-function work station to keep busy families organized and on-task. The master suite is upstairs with over-sized walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom. Find three additional bedrooms upstairs and a bedroom/study, convenient for guests, on the first floor.

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House Plan The Priestly
House Plan The Priestly
  • 2132Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This charming exterior features a combination of stone, shakes, and vertical siding. Special details include a front porch, dormer, and gables with curved accents. The cathedral topped great room opens to a relaxing screened porch while the kitchen enjoys a nearby pantry and the single dining area is highlighted with columns and a tray ceiling. This open floor plan is great for keeping busy families connected and makes entertaining easy. The master suite gains vertical space with a cathedral ceiling and private porch access is perfect for enjoying morning coffee or letting pets outside. A spacious walk-in closet is suitable for two and the master bath boasts dual vanities, a standing shower, and a luxurious soaking bathtub. Three additional bedrooms are positioned around the utility room, making laundry drop-off and redistribution a breeze. Two additional baths and linen closets are available for children and guests. The garage is located at the rear of the home with two bays and extra storage. A bonus room above the garage offers additional storage or can be finished as a children's play room or an entertainment room for teenagers.

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House Plan The Sawyer
House Plan The Sawyer
  • 1645Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This modern farmhouse enjoys the best of both worlds with a classic front porch and stylish curb-appeal. A second sprawling porch to the rear continues outdoor enjoyment. The open floor plan maintains an easy flow for families to relax and enjoy meals together. The master suite is free of distractions and tucked away for privacy while the utility room with laundry sink is nearby for convenience. Two additional rooms are available for children, guests, or a study.




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