Craftsman House Plans
Born from the 19th century Arts and Crafts movement, Craftsman style was once the exclusive province of bungalows and in-town neighborhoods. However, the charm of this architectural style has made it a growing favorite for homes of all sizes, and settings.
Known for their distinctive exterior elements like low-pitched, gabled roofs, use of siding and stone, tapered columns, and inviting porches, Craftsman-style home plans put a distinctive twist on the traditional.
Inside, the emphasis is on cohesiveness and many interior design elements are intimately tied to Craftsman home styles. Double-hung windows in a four-over or six-over-one configuration contribute to the look and let in plenty of natural light. Prominent fireplaces and exposed beams are also popular interior elements, along with distinctive square light fixtures indoors and out. Traditional Craftsman home styles emphasize functionality and the use of space, so window seats, nooks, and built-in storage options are popular.