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Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 02, 2013 @ 06:05 AM

From "The Dugan" to "The Peay"

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Everybody loves The Dugan. It's one of Stanton Homes most popular plans. And it was designed especially for the family that built it. Over and over again.

Because even when a plan is perfect for one family, it will need something different for another. Which is why the best custom builders design - and re-design - until the home you're building is perfect for you.

Here's how dramatic the changes can be when you have the flexibility to modify a plan, while retaining its integrity (by a design team that draws it up for you to visualize, even before you buy it.) 

The Dugan: Wheelchair accessible MIL design

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The original Dugan floor plan was custom designed and hand-crafted as a fully accessible, mother in law suite home.

The home was designed to provide an environment that flowed with open spaces: 

- Open concept kitchen and great room

- Second story overlook

- Two story barrel vault foyer

- Large hardwood master suite with his-and-hers spacious bathroom,

- Front porch

- Rear screen porch. 

An elevator was added to the concept, and the powder room was moved from its initial placement. 

Take a video tour to see the details, inside The Dugan:


The Peay: Six bedroom custom design

The Peay is a modified version of The Dugan, with custom modifications including reversal of the floor plan layout to accomodate the shape of its homeowner's lot.



On the first floor, the design team:

- Expanded the screen porch

- Expanded the great room

- Included a walk in closet instead of a powder room/elevator combination

- Moved the fireplace to an exterior wall surrounded by windows

- Expanded laundry room, adding space around the sink

- Expanded the garage

- Enclosed the master bathroom commode room





Here is the second floor of the Dugan before custom changes:

DuganSecondFloorThe original second floor of the Dugan was designed to be a separate living area for the homeowner's mother, with private Living Room, Bedroom with second Master Bath, and plenty of open space.





On the second floor, the design team:

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- Modified the vaulted ceiling into a two story design, adding upper windows

- Reworked the loft

- Converted the optional bonus room into a sixth bedroom

- Redesigned the bath








Take a video tour to see the details, inside The Peay:


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