FourPlans: Move-Ups with In-Law Suites from Don Gardner

What’s new in the world of move-up floor plans? These designs from Donald A. Gardner Architects focus on flexibility and practical luxury. Buyers with elderly relatives living with them will appreciate the versatile guest suites that are easy to reach on main levels. Of course, open layouts dominate, and thoughtful storage throughout the home keeps busy families organized.

Setting this white farmhouse apart from others in the pack (after all, it’s a hugely popular style right now) are a number of upscale features that aren’t always found in a home of this moderate size (2,596 square feet): a spa-like master bathroom with a very large shower, another big shower for the guest suite, a big bay window for the open dining room, and abundant storage. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

With a walk-in closet, generous dimensions, and a streamlined modern bathroom, the guest room welcomes visitors or live-in relatives. Across the home, the master suite offers owners two vanities, a big shower, a separate tub, and a huge walk-in closet. School-age kids will appreciate the roomy accommodations upstairs.

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