Jack Preston Wood Garden House
Designs are intended to create a feeling of warmth and insulation from
the stress of the world and the clutter of rabid materialism.
Consider the benefits of
simplicity when it comes to planning your life. Garden Homes
are designed to be symmetrically proportional dwellings that minimize excess on
the material level and maximize experience on the emotional level. Moving
into a garden house
planned by our design team is like moving into your own private Eden.
These houses are designed to create human living space right in the heart of
Nature’s beauty. It is like moving into a new form of your own private
Eden, surrounded by four walls that blend harmoniously into surrounding
vegetation, trees, and flower beds.
Part of the charm and ambience
of our garden houses
is the less is more approach we take to square footage.
18th Century British Author
Edmund Burke believed that our concepts of beauty were rooted in our perceptions
of the diminutive. It seems that we find comfort in things that do not
overwhelm our senses,
and simple designs that create within us a sense of balance and proportion when
we perceive them. Our garden home plans have a bit of Burke’s idealism
sketched into their blue prints. None of them are so large as to overwhelm
you with the feeling of too much space, nor will they create a vacuum that
excessive numbers of guests and relatives will attempt to continually fill.
The point is to give you just
what you need for a sense of peace and a feeling of harmony between yourself and
garden home plans offer between 898 sq. feet to 1500 sq. feet of living
Couples without children tend
to favor these smaller homes because they are just right for entertaining best
friends, next door neighbors, and occasionally visiting parents. At the
same time, the smaller “cottage effect” politely discourages overly exuberant
guests from planning parties in your garden home. Retired people most
definitely appreciate the quiet aloofness such a home creates for them.
Larger models range from 1500
sq. feet all the way up to 2,079 sq. feet.
Couples with two or three
children can easily find enough room to live and to grow in these larger
garden homes. Planned with small families in mind, many of these
designs offer a downstairs master suite for the parents and multiple upstairs
bedrooms for children or relatives. Our largest garden home plan offers an
upstairs loft, where you can plant a roof garden, grow herbs, or look down on
the flowers and foliage growing just below around the Porte Cochere entrance to
Plans divide public living space from private living space so every person
in the home has both room to mingle and their own private place to retreat.
Public living space offers
immediate access to dining, small gatherings, and quiet moments on the
Most garden home plans feature
a kitchen and dining area immediately adjacent or very near to the ground-floor
garage. This allows you to step from your car straight to the dinner table
after a long day at the office. The living room is always close by so you
can set the dishwasher and relax for the evening with a book or in front of your
Preston Wood and
Associates are a member "the American Institute of Building Design" or "AIBD".
The "AIBD" is A national organization with chapters in every major city
including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El
Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA,
Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL,
Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas,
Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX.