Special Ceiling Treatments

Building your own home gives you the power to customize many features. From the flooring you choose to the countertops you install, this level of customization is only available when you build. One place where you might not realize you can customize is with your home's ceilings. Donald A. Gardner Architects has a number of home plans that include customized or unique ceiling options.

In past architectural styles, most ceilings had some sort of artwork, whether simple crown molding or a complex pattern of tiles and trusses. Today, many homes lack this element. Yet for some, a desire to have a home that goes above and beyond drives them to seek homes with custom ceilings. Custom ceiling treatments add interest and make the ceiling more than just a functional element in a home. With the right treatment, your ceiling can be a focal point.

Types of Ceiling Treatments

Types of ceiling treatments depend largely on the type of ceiling and the aesthetic goals. Sometimes, the goal is to add interest to a flat, characterless ceiling, especially in rooms with high ceilings. Ceiling treatments for high ceilings may include beams and artwork that enhance the space. Adding hardwood, tile or trusses to a flat ceiling is another way to create this type of visual appeal.

In some cases, the ceiling treatment is designed to work with the shape of the roofline. Vaulted ceiling treatments give the home the feeling of more space as the ceilings form to the line of the roof, rather than presenting a flat surface across the top of the home. Barrel ceilings have curved lines that make the home feel like a historic property. Some homes may feature a combination of structural and aesthetic elements to make the ceiling the focal point of the room.

Benefits of Unique Ceiling Treatments

By considering different types of ceiling treatments for your home, you need to understand the potential benefits. Investing in a unique ceiling will help your family get greater enjoyment out of your home while you live there, while also increasing the home's value down the road. Ceiling treatments for high ceilings help enliven a space that would otherwise be bland, ultimately providing additional character to your home.

Find House Plans With Distinctive Ceilings at Donald A. Gardner Architects

If you are interested in enjoying these benefits in your own home, start with the right plan. Donald A. Gardner Architects has many plans available that either feature ceiling treatment or can easily be customized to include it. Some popular options include The Tanglewood, a gabled Arts and Crafts-style one-bedroom plan with 1,473 square feet. Or, take a look at The Harrison Plan, an expansive option with five bedrooms and 3,378 square feet.

With one of these plans, you will ensure that your ceilings stand out and your finished home is exactly what you want. Browse plans with special ceiling treatments below, or contact our customization team, to see if the plan you love can be customized to include a ceiling treatment.

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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 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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House Plan The Maxwell
House Plan The Maxwell
  • 2763Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 1.5Stories

This modern farmhouse boasts a narrow footprint and front entry garage to easily fit on smaller lots. The open floor plan is thoughtfully arranged with an angled island kitchen overlooking the great room and a single dining space to the rear. A spacious master suite and bedroom/study with private bathroom are downstairs while two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom and oversized bonus room complete the second floor.




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