Your Dream Vacation Home Plan

Do you have a place where you can truly get away from it all and relax? For many, a vacation home provides a getaway that includes all the comforts of home -- but in a relaxing, away-from-it-all location. Donald A. Gardner Architects has a number of vacation house plans that can make your dream vacation experience a reality.

Enjoy the Comforts of Home While on Vacation

Vacation should be a time to relax and rejuvenate, but that's not the case when you are trying to fit the entire family into a tiny hotel room. If you find that you are drawn to the same vacation location repeatedly, why not invest in a vacation home? These vacation home designs make it easy to picture yourself relaxing on the lake or in the mountains. One of our more popular vacation home plans, The Sylvan has cathedral ceilings that top the great room, dining room, master bedroom, and study. The spacious island kitchen is open to the living spaces around it, with a walk-in pantry nearby for convenience. No matter what type of vacation destination appeals to you, we have vacation house floor plans that are the perfect fit. Each of these homes will give you all of the comforts you enjoy at home, including plenty of room for the entire family, while you are on vacation. You can even invite extended family or friends to enjoy a vacation with you when you have a spacious vacation home to enjoy.

Vacation House Floor Plan Options for Locations of All Types

Does your perfect vacation resemble a cozy cabin in the mountains? Do you anticipate a seaside escape, complete with beach-inspired architecture in your private cottage? Maybe your ideal vacation destination has more of an urban feel. No matter where you plan to spend your time vacationing, the varied floor plans available from Donald A. Gardner Architects will meet your needs. Browse our vacation home plans online today, or contact us to discuss your design ideas with one of our design experts.

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House Plan The Buckley
House Plan The Buckley
  • 2352Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This angled Ranch house plan features decorative dormers and arches that bring interest to this home's exterior. Inside the house plan, nearly every room is topped with a tray, cathedral or coffered ceiling. The bedroom are conveniently located around the laundry room and a mud room, pantry and pocket office are functional additions. A glorious octagonal screened porch with fireplace is a pleasing outdoor retreat.

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House Plan The Porter
House Plan The Porter
  • 2544Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This home plan offers an Old World, European exterior. The modern floorplan features a single dining area, ideal for rear views. The great room, kitchen and dining room are open for exceptional traffic flow. A spacious storage closet in the garage is perfect for outdoor equipment and the nearby utility room has a sink for easy cleanup before entering the main house. The outdoor enthusiast will also enjoy porch access from the master suite and great room and a screened porch with summer kitchen. Secondary bedrooms share a full bath and the study/bedroom has a full bath for guests.

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House Plan The Bayswater
House Plan The Bayswater
  • 1943Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This waterfront house plan is compact, with open living areas and secluded private rooms. Conversation flows easily from the two-story great room with open stair case to the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom/study has a walk-in closet and bathroom access. Upstairs, the master suite and secondary bedroom meet at a convenient walk-through utility room. An island basement provides storage and parking space, while a home elevator makes it easy to move between floors in this house plan.

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House Plan The Clearlake
House Plan The Clearlake
  • 2115Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

With its low-slung gables and unique clerestory, this modern Craftsman exterior home plan is distinctively appealing. Double doors open into the living space where the great room, dining room, and kitchen blend together. Retreating glass doors present rear views and expand living outdoors seamlessly. This home plan's kitchen layout promotes easy work flow and casual entertaining, and the nearby mud and utility rooms are tucked away near the garage. The master suite is fully-appointed and situated across the home plan from two secondary bedrooms which share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

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House Plan The Sandy Creek
House Plan The Sandy Creek
  • 3123Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Ideal for lakefront or mountain lots, this hillside walkout home features Craftsman styling throughout. Coffered ceilings top the bedroom/study and great room, a column marks the entrance to the kitchen and dining room, and plenty of windows line the rear of the home. The back porch is massive, with skylights and a vaulted ceiling. The screened porch is perfect for outdoor meals with its summer kitchen. A home elevator provides easy access to the finished lower level with bedrooms and a rec room.

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House Plan The Janson
House Plan The Janson
  • 2259Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2.5Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This efficient one-story home plan features a mix of stone, shake, and siding, with multiple gable peaks and a clerestory window above the front porch. A cathedral ceiling draws the eye through the foyer and great room to the porch, displaying rear views. The kitchen is U-shaped with an angled counter facing the great room and dining room. Built-in shelving and a walk-in pantry provide additional storage space. The utility room has counter space with a sink and outdoor access to a covered porch. The master suite is surrounded by windows and steps out to the screened porch. Secondary bedrooms flank a handy pocket office, and each have a walk-in closet and share a convenient Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

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House Plan The Butler Ridge
House Plan The Butler Ridge
  • 2896Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This Craftsman-blend, hillside walkout home plan has European and Old World influence found throughout. The vaulted great room opens out to a covered porch with skylights, while the unique angled dining room accesses a screened porch with views all around this home plan. The open kitchen has room for multiple chefs to work and a walk-in pantry for plenty of storage in this home plan. A mudroom greets you by the garage, and a separate utility room includes a sink and counter space. The lower level includes a rec room and two bedrooms - each with their own bathroom to round out this home plan.

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House Plan The Sylvan
House Plan The Sylvan
  • 2950Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Craftsman house plan is angled to take advantage of rear views, and features two covered porches and a screened porch with grille and fireplace. Cathedral ceilings top the great room, dining room, master bedroom, and study. The spacious island kitchen is open to the living spaces around it, with a walk-in pantry nearby for convenience. An oversized utility room provides space for storage or hobbies in this house plan.

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House Plan The Whitford
House Plan The Whitford
  • 2569Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This efficient walkout basement home plan packs a load of livability into modest square footage. A large central great room opens to the roomy single dining area and kitchen. Cooks will love the large u-shaped kitchen convenient to the huge pantry and laundry room. The lavish master suite includes dual walk-in closets and a linen closet. A cozy screen porch is tucked away to the rear of the home plan. Downstairs, two bedrooms and a large rec room provide some separation for teenage children or guests.

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House Plan The Giselle
House Plan The Giselle
  • 2363Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This family-friendly plan features abundant windows both front and back, and a two-story vaulted ceiling in the great room for an open, airy feeling. The angled kitchen bar is perfect for quick meals and entertaining, while a pantry nearby offers plenty of storage space. A generous utility room with counters and a sink is a convenient workspace, and a large bonus room adds flexibility.

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House Plan The Bluestone
House Plan The Bluestone
  • 2195Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

The Bluestone home plan packs four bedrooms and loads of style into a modest footprint. With an open and efficient arrangement of the great room, kitchen, and dining areas, a deluxe master suite well separated from the secondary bedrooms, optional office/study or 4th bedroom, huge laundry room, roomy screen porch with fireplace, skylit porch flooding the interior with natural light, and enormous bonus room over the garage, the Bluestone home plan lives much larger than its square footage, and is the ideal family home plan.

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House Plan The Chatsworth
House Plan The Chatsworth
  • 3022Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

With its stone-and-shake facade and angled courtyard entry, the Chatsworth house plan makes a dramatic opening statement. And the interior of this house plan does nothing to disappoint. The foyer presents a sprawling view through the open floor plan, with formal dining room, massive great room with vaulted ceiling and towering hearth, chef's kitchen with island cooktop, and dramatic screen porch all visible. Not visible is the huge master suite with tray ceiling and bay window, dual walk-in closets and lavish bath. Downstairs, two secondary bedrooms with private baths flank a rec room with fireplace. All three rooms have French doors leading to the huge covered lower porch with spa.




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