To own a house is similar to achieving almost everything in life! But to get that feeling you do need to go through a lot of things, especially a lot of houses. Haha! Deciding on the house is more complicated than ordering a coffee. And you would have heard, “If you haven’t found your dream house yet, keep looking. Don’t settle, the right one will come.” Now the question is, does an ideal house exist? The one that is functional, easy to clean as well as close to nature. Yep, it does. And they are Craftsman Style House Plans.

Now have a look at its detailed information.

What is the Craftsman Style House?

The craftsman style house was first seen in America and was developed out of British arts and craft movement in the 1860s. If you are a person who doesn’t like much of ornamentation, then this is your type of home — simple yet beautiful and elegant. 

But how they came into existence? Who found this perfect dream house? What are its features? What are the basic craftsman house plans that one can go for? 

History

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19th-century, the time when a victorian style house picked up the pace, it described the modern and luxurious type of houses. And in the 20th century, to give it a cut-throat competition the craftsman style house was adopted, these houses were relatively small but spacious, traditional but cozier, and last but not least simple yet beautiful.

The credit for getting the craftsman house in existence should be given to Gustav Stickley (furniture maker turned promoter of the English Arts and Crafts movement in America). He was the one who popularized the style through his magazine “The Craftsman” in the early twentieth century.

At first, they were known as a craftsman home, but as their popularity went high, they were declared as a specific style – “Craftsman Style House.

Do you from where Stickley got the inspiration of Craftsman style homes? – During his travel to the Bengal region, India. The Craftsman style homes are associated with the bungalow type of houses having sloping room and one or one-and-half stories.

Now let’s look at its features both from inside and outside.

Exterior Features of Craftsman House

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The exterior of this house will instantly draw towards it.

– Low-pitched rooflines (In triangular style),

– Deep overhanging eaves with exposed rafters,

– A covered front porch,

– Pillars outlining the entry (as they give support to the roof),

– Double hanging windows with separate glass panes on top and bottom,

– Single and protruding dormers (sometimes more than one),

– The color palette of earthy tones such as Green and Brown (it may be seen as taken directly from the forest or natural place),

– Visible knee braces (supports the wall and roofs).

Interior Features of Craftsman House

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The interior is as understated as exterior the thing which is loved by people. Let’s go through them,

– Noticeable fireplace/s (usually creating a focus point),

– Usage of natural products like wood, stone, and brick,

– Corners and Window seats,

– Built-in cabinets and shelves for storage,

– Handcrafted wood and stonework,

– An open floor plan with hallways and small rooms that allows access to the entire house from the kitchen.

Now before closing off, let’s take a look at a few craftsman house plans. You can buy one or use the plan to get it built.

Craftsman House Plans

(From The House Designers)

House plan – 1 (L’Attesa di Vita)

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Area: 2,091 Sq. ft. 

Dimensions (WxDxH): 78′ 9″ x 71′ 5″ x 30′ 0″

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2.1 

Garage: 2 (on the side)

Stories: 1

With the additional feature of a home office.

House plan – 2 (Birchlane)

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Area: 1996 Sq. ft.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 67′ 2″ x 57′ 0″ x 23′ 6″

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2

Garage: 2 (Attached to the sides)

Stories: 1

With the Additional feature of Foyer, the place your guest will see the first, you can adorn it with handcrafted furniture and accessories.

House plan – 3 (Pepperwood Place)

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Area: 2830 Sq. ft.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 117′ 0″ x 82′ 0″ x 28′ 0″

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2.1

Garage: 3 (Attached to the front)

Stories: 2

The house with island kitchen and laundry on the first floor.

(From ePlans)

House plan – 4 (PLAN 927-5)

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Area: 3878 Sq. ft.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 69′ 0” x 85′ 6″ x 32′ 6″

No. of Bedrooms: 5

No. of Bathrooms: 5.5 

Garage: 3 (Attached to the backside with the front entry)

Stories: 2

The bedrooms have a walk-in closet and the kitchen is adorned with a walk-in pantry and cabinet area.

House plan – 5 (PLAN 120-187)

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Area: 1879 Sq. ft. 

Dimensions (WxDxH): 78′ 11″ x 57′ 11″ x 24′ 11″

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2

Garage: 2 (Front entry garage)

Stories: 1

It features an additional room that can be converted into a study or office area. 

House plan – 6 (PLAN 430-83)

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Area: 1834 Sq. ft.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 63′ 6″ x 50′ x 22′

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2

Garage: 2 (Front entry garage)

Stories: 1

The house plan has a front and rear covered porch. 

(From Houseplans)

House plan – 7 (Plan 1067-2)

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Area: 2303 Sq. ft.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 67′ 10″ x 65′ x 26′

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2.5 

Garages: 2 (Side entry garage)

Stories:

This one also has the additional space of covered front and rear porch with a garage that can accommodate upto two cars.

House plan – 8 (Plan 929-428)

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Area: 1473 sq. ft. 

Dimensions (WxDxH): 53′ 4″ x 49′ 8″ x 26′

No. of Bedrooms: 3

No. of Bathrooms: 2

Garages: 2 (Side entry garage)

Stories: 1

The economical floor plan with foyer and one bonus room. The entire interior has wooden finishing.

House plan – 9 (Plan 51-1132)

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Area: 2886 sq. ft. 

Dimensions (WxDxH): 72′ x 69′ x 29′

No. of Bedrooms: 4

No. of Bathrooms: 4.5

Garages: 3 (Side entry garage)

Stories: 2

This one is a simple and luxurious plan. You can have it for your home as well as the farmhouse. The additional features that it contains are the game room and play flex room.

Come On! It’s Time to Own a Dream House:

Now you know everything about the craftsman style house and its plans too. You can get it’s .pdf file online or just tell your constructor to build the same for you. This house is perfect for a working family, where the man and woman of the house are out all days for the work. You can get a place that suits your family type and personality. The main characteristic that makes the Craftsman house style standout is its unfinished yet finished look!

For more on different styles of houses, take a look at HomeDesignNow.