Awesome Simple Home Plans

Building your own home does not necessarily mean you need something extravagant. At Donald A. Gardner Architects, we understand that sometimes, you just want a simple and cozy place to call home. Our simple home plans are perfect for this. We offer a number of simple house plans that have all of the features and modern amenities you need and want, and with a simple design that meets your budget and tastes.

Embrace a Simple Lifestyle With Simple House Plans From Don Gardner

Basic home plans work great for a number of homeowners. Some choose these to be their primary residence, spending less on the size of their home so they can invest more in the quality of the lifestyle they create inside. Others choose these when they downsize during retirement. Still, others will opt for basic home plans to serve as secondary residences or vacation cottages. A basic floor plan also makes a great starter home, and when you build from scratch you can build in some of the elements you need and want to personalize the space. With Donald A. Gardner Architects, all of our simple house plans have the modern flair you want in a newly built home.

Find Your Ideal Simple House Plan Today!

At Donald A. Gardner Architects, we have an extensive collection of plans and designs for those in the market for a basic house plan. Are looking for a cozy mountain cabin? We have these. Perhaps your ideal home plan is a cozy ranch. We have these, too. From classic two-stories to country chic, our basic house plans include most architectural styles and tastes. Use our advanced search feature to find the perfect basic floor plan based on number of rooms, square footage and architectural style.

We also offer a modification service that can take any of these basic home plans and transform them into exactly what you need and want. Perhaps you need a more open design. We can take an existing plan and make it more spacious. Maybe you want to add an architectural style to a home plan that meets your needs well but lacks the character you want. We have the solution! Contact our modification team to begin transforming a home plan into exactly what you want. We look forward to hearing from you.

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House Plan The Atticus
House Plan The Atticus
  • 2311Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This sprawling Craftsman exterior is unified by arches over the windows, garage doors, and the front porch entry. With a spacious gourmet kitchen with island, flexible dining space, and generous great room, The Atticus is designed for entertaining and togetherness. Rear porches and a patio facilitate outdoor living when the weather is nice and allows continued use in cooler months with an outdoor fireplace. The thoughtful master suite comfortably accommodates two, with dual sinks and a divided closet.

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House Plan The Sawyer
House Plan The Sawyer
  • 1648Total 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 Norfolk
House Plan The Norfolk
  • 2653Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This two-story Traditional home plan, with a front entry garage, is the perfect solution for a narrow lot. Gables and dormers create an interesting exterior while the front porch is framed in columns for an inviting entry. Inside, the foyer opens directly into the spacious vaulted great room with fireplace. The open dining room is set apart by columns and a tray ceiling. A kitchen peninsula overlooks the living spaces and an island and pantry are valuable additions. A rear porch expands living outdoors and a study provides a quiet place to work. All of the bedrooms, along with the utility room, are upstairs and a balcony overlooks the great room below.

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House Plan The Carson
House Plan The Carson
  • 2103Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This two-story Craftsman design is wrapped in cedar shakes and metal and timber accents give a rustic appearance. The master bedroom enjoys privacy on the first floor while two additional bedrooms have abundant space upstairs with a shared bathroom. The kitchen offers front facing views while the great room looks out in three directions. Rear porches included a screened porch with fireplace.

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House Plan The Carson
House Plan The Carson
  • 2103Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This two-story Craftsman design is wrapped in cedar shakes and metal and timber accents give a rustic appearance. The master bedroom enjoys privacy on the first floor while two additional bedrooms have abundant space upstairs with a shared bathroom. The kitchen offers front facing views while the great room looks out in three directions. Rear porches included a screened porch with fireplace.

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House Plan The Tanner
House Plan The Tanner
  • 1747Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Country home works well for narrower lots, with its front-entry garage. The efficient floor plan features open living spaces, creating an easy flow from room to room. Storage is thoughtfully placed throughout the home, including a kitchen pantry, to keep everything organized. The large screened porch is a relaxing outdoor retreat with a fireplace, skylights, and a stunning cathedral ceiling.

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House Plan The Nelson
House Plan The Nelson
  • 2294Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Tapered columns frame this country porch and a front-facing dormer accents the roof. The kitchen is the center of this design and overlooks the dining room. The great room is cozy with a fireplace and coffered ceiling and opens to the rear porch. Positioned for privacy, the master suite is located away from high traffic areas. A three-car garage and large utility room appeal to modern homeowners.

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House Plan The Nelson
House Plan The Nelson
  • 2294Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

Tapered columns frame this country porch and a front-facing dormer accents the roof. The kitchen is the center of this design and overlooks the dining room. The great room is cozy with a fireplace and coffered ceiling and opens to the rear porch. Positioned for privacy, the master suite is located away from high traffic areas. A three-car garage and large utility room appeal to modern homeowners.

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House Plan The Oliver
House Plan The Oliver
  • 2000Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Craftsman design offers copious curb-appeal with an angled garage, decorative gables adorned with timber wood accents, a shed dormer, and a column-framed front porch. This floor plans thoughtful layout maximizes its square footage. The kitchen cooktop-island overlooks the great room and the spaces share a cathedral ceiling. A luxury screened porch enjoys a fireplace for year-round enjoyment and is topped with a cathedral ceiling and skylights. The master suite enjoys privacy at the rear of the home and opens to a relaxing porch. A mud room, oversized utility room, and walk-in pantry provide added functionality.

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House Plan The Miranda
House Plan The Miranda
  • 1622Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Cottage exterior is adorned with multiple gables and a center dormer. The front porch is framed in tapered columns and an arched entryway is a charming addition. Cedar shakes and stone lend rustic characteristics to this small home plan. Inside, the foyer offers a coat and storage closet, aiding organization. The large dining room is accented with columns and a tray ceiling. Defining openness, the kitchen island overlooks the great room and they share a cathedral ceiling. A screened porch with fireplace offers versatile outdoor living. The split bedroom design provides privacy to all rooms. The master suite enjoys private patio access, dual walk-in closets, and a well-appointed bath. The generously sized secondary bedrooms share a bath and hallway linen closet.

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House Plan The Forest Grove
House Plan The Forest Grove
  • 2432Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This rustic Craftsman exterior features varied gables and arch-topped windows with an eyebrow highlighting the entryway. A single dining space is open to the common areas for a spacious atmosphere. A large flex space room with fireplace at the rear of the home awaits the needs of the homeowner, ready to be used as a home schooling room, play room, or even a dining space for large gatherings.

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House Plan The Lucy
House Plan The Lucy
  • 2239Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

A simplified roofline creates interest with thoughtfully placed gable accents. Tapered columns highlight the front porch and welcome guests to the sidelight framed entry. Inside, the floor plan is equally thoughtful, with a spacious great room, open kitchen with island, and single dining space. The master suite is expansive with dual walk-in closets and a bathroom comfortably suited for two. Additional features include a walk-in pantry, oversized utility room, three-car garage, and an inviting screened porch with cathedral ceiling, skylights, and a fireplace. Two additional bedrooms and a study round-out this classic design.




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