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The Sater Design Collection has been producing award-winning house plans for over 35 years. This blog is our way of sharing our knowledge with you. Our goal is to be a valuable resource to you in your search for that perfect home plan.

We hope that you will comment on our posts and share your knowledge and experiences with us. We will be writing about what we feel is important for you to know. If there are any specific questions you have we'd love to hear them.


Which Foundation is the Best Foundation?

Posted by Dan Sater II on

When it comes to a home, the most important part is the foundation. Everything sits on the foundation. If the foundation is good, everything else can be fixed. That's the general consensus anyway. But beyond a “good” foundation, is there a “best” type of foundation?  We offer all types of foundations. And we can modify almost all of our home plans to include the type of foundation you would like. But many people don’t look at the foundation or its important role it has beyond holding the house up. When they hear the word "foundation", most people think of a...

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Should You Build in a Gated Community

Posted by Dan Sater II on

I have designed many homes in my career. A fair number of them have been built in gated communities. I myself have built several of my own homes in a gated community. Here are a few things you should know.

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Consider the Future of your New Roof

Posted by Dan Sater II on

It is a new home, should you already be thinking about what to do when the roof needs to be replaced? You sure do! A roof protects your home. It takes all the damage and sacrifices itself for you and your family. This means it will eventually need to be replaced. No one likes to think about replacing a roof because it is a hassle and expensive. And isn’t one of the benefits of building a new home the fact that you don’t need to think about these things? Well, yes, but a little thought and planning now can make a huge...

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Top Three New Home Features

Posted by Dan Sater II on

What are people looking for in a new home? What are the key features that are popular today?

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A Very Special House Plan

Posted by Dan Sater II on

All of our house plans are like children to us. It is impossible to say we have a favorite. But every once in a while there is a special one. In this case it is the Winward Court, a plan we have just recently released. There are so many special features of this home it is hard to know where to start. It is inspired by British West Indies architecture, but with a modern twist. Intricate details like louvered shutters, cast stone surrounds and sand finished stucco add a traditional feel. The most striking feature is the two separate three-car garages,...

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