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Craftsman Style Homes Stand the Test of Time

Craftsman Home September 13, 2017

Craftsman Home with a Wrap-around Porch

The Craftsman style home grew out of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, which began at the end of the 19th Century and lasted into the 1930’s. Recently it has had a renaissance of sorts and become popular and desirable once again.

The Craftsman style home is characterized by natural materials like wood and stone, and typically has gables and porches, and wooden shingles on the exterior. With great attention to detail, with mouldings and beautiful staircases, this style of living has stood the test of time. Clean lines and simplicity of design, with lots of natural wood are the hallmark of the Craftsman style home. And there is a beautiful and easy flow from room to room in the Craftsman home.

The Arts and Crafts Movement prided itself on hand work rather than mass production, so each Craftsman style home is unique. Some of the most typical features of the Craftsman home are exposed rafters, square columns supporting the main roof, the motifs of Frank Lloyd Wright in the homes interior, a front porch, a mixture of natural materials, and hand crafted wood and stone elements.

Fireplaces are also very common to the Craftsman home, and add to the warmth of the materials used in its design. Interestingly, when the Craftsman style home was introduced it found its place among the wealthy and upper middle class. Nowadays this style home is highly prized, and you can find it all through the country, not just in the American west where it was first built.

Most of the homes illustrated below are more modern versions of the Craftsman style home. These images are intended to inspire your creativity and give you an idea of what the Craftsman home was all about. The images and some of the resource material are courtesy of Pinterest, and all pics can be enlarged.

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A Craftsman House Designed with Flexibility

Craftsman Home June 6, 2016

A Craftsman House Designed with Flexibility

Seeing the plans for this beautiful Craftsman house is just amazing, with its design and flexibility, you will be charmed by this home. One of the most unique design features about this home is that the foyer connects you to a restroom, which also connects to the garage so that this area can be your guest suite if needed. Though the home’s beauty will take you in, the fact that it is built with such functionality is the key.

The home also offers a laundry room and a mud room for all your outerwear and muddy shoes in bad weather. These features are quite functional and well-needed. The home combines comfort and modern features with functionality all rolled into one. There is also a rear porch and a screened in porch, both perfect for those who love to entertain or just sit out and enjoy the stars.


Basic Features
Bedrooms : 4 Baths : 4
Stories : 1 Garages : 2
Depth : 74′ 6″ Width : 85′ 6″
Height : 0″
Total : 2896 sq/ft
Lower Floor : 958 sq/ft Bonus : 550 sq/ft
Basement : 1002 sq/ft Garage : 694 sq/ft
Main Floor : 1938 sq/ft *Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.
Main Ceiling : 9′
Roof Framing : Stick
Exterior Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Finish : Shingle/Stone Framing : 2×4
Bedroom Features
Main Floor Bedrooms Walk In Closet
Main Floor Master Bedroom
Kitchen Features
Kitchen Island Breakfast Nook
Walk In Pantry Cabinet Pantry
Additional Room Features
Main Floor Laundry Den Office Study Computer
Unfinished Future Space Bonus Play Flex Room
Mud Room Storage Area
Great Room Living Room Hobby Rec Room Game Room
Garage Features
Side Entry Garage
Lot Characteristics
Suited For Sloping Lot Suited For View Lot
Outdoor Spaces
Covered Rear Porch Covered Front Porch
Screened Porch Sunroom

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

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