It goes without saying that Craftsman house plans are in high demand nowadays—we’ve definitely noticed the growing interest over the last few years! With classic American architecture, beautiful finer details, and flowing natural designs, these homes are well-loved by those who inhabit them as well as those who admire from the curbside. At Direct from the Designers™, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of plans to serve the needs of every customer, so of course we have a Craftsman for everybody! Here are three great homes introduced in the last few months that prove that no matter your stylistic or practical requirements, you’re sure to find a Craftsman that suits your needs.
The first thing anybody notices about House Plan 9720 is the ornate exterior that automatically draws the eye. Decorated gables, shutter details, and outdoor lighting to highlight the spaces underneath eaves all come together to form a complete picture of Craftsman inspiration, but don’t get hung up just on what’s outside! Inside, there are three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a sizable great room, an office, and flex space—all within 2,177 square feet on one story. Should you be looking for expansion potential, you’ll be glad to see there is a plan for a 500 square foot future bonus above the garage.
The layout of this home addresses the wants and needs of the modern family. The bedrooms are split across the floor plan; on one side is the master suite, complete with sitting area and a bathroom including separate tub and shower and matching closets, while the other two bedrooms are on the opposite side of the great room. They share a Jack and Jill bathroom, and each has a walk-in closet, but what really makes them special is that they have built-in desks and window seats. You’ll find more built-in features around the house, including cabinetry in the dinette, an art niche in the foyer, a large pantry hidden behind barn doors, and shelving flanking the fireplace in the great room, so rest assured that same attention to crafted detail is carried throughout the home despite its contemporary open floor plan.
The center of this house plan contains all shared spaces. The garage enters into the home through the laundry room near the master suite. The office, which has its own fireplace and overlooks the front porch, and a hallway bathroom complete one side of the house. The kitchen has a basic galley setup and includes an island with a sink and bar seating. The dinette and great room are adjacent on two sides, and each has direct access to the rear porch. Finally, what makes this home particularly unique is the flex room, which is situated on one side of the foyer and remains visible from the great room thanks to a half-wall. This would be a great place for a piano, a children’s play area, or whatever else you might need to really make this home your own.
House Plan 9740 has an understated façade compared to many Craftsman houses, but it remains true to the style with its covered front porch with tapered columns and the hip roof dormer looking out from the second story. It was designed to stick to the basics intentionally; people building in densely populated areas have the same architectural wishes, but they don’t usually want to stand out too much on the street. Enter this charming three-bedroom, 1,768 square foot cottage—its narrow frontage helps it fit onto tricky lots and one look at its interior layout reveals there’s so much more than initially meets the eye.
The foyer has a coat closet and opens into the family room and dining area. Although the dining room is defined, it is not walled off in order to maintain a spacious feel, and the family room includes a corner fireplace so it can be enjoyed without dominating the exterior wall where an entertainment system should naturally fit. The kitchen is past the stairs, and it has a unique Z-shape that spreads counters, appliances, and fixtures onto four sides. The kitchen also serves as a passage to the back of the home where the master suite, laundry facilities, half bath, and rear exit are, but a door helps to keep this area quiet and maintain privacy from the shared spaces at the front of the house.
Upstairs, two generously sized bedrooms share a full bath with its own linen closet, and each also has its own walk-in closet. This two-story split-bedroom arrangement is particularly favorable for families with older children, as it gives parents and kids zones to call their own. House Plan 9740 does it very well, as the secondary bedrooms have enough storage that the kids don’t have any excuse to spread their belongings beyond the second story, and that will definitely keep this smaller home from feeling crowded. So if you need a reasonable little Craftsman for your family and are limited by lot dimensions, this is a fantastic option that will fit right in!
With one story and a traditional bungalow shape, House Plan 9651 would blend into just about any neighborhood. The modest front exterior includes a double garage and a small front porch with tapered columns, and a fluid floor plan of 2,163 square feet spreads out behind it. You’d be surprised by how unique the interior layout is just by looking at its elevations and considering its fairly simple footprint, but you’ll definitely appreciate its attention to functional detail!
This home has three bedrooms that are spread along one side of the house, with the master suite at the rear and the two secondary bedrooms situated between it and the garage. While not technically a split bedroom design, it seems like one; the suite has its own hallway from the back family room, while the other bedrooms branch off near the kitchen. The position of the fully loaded master bathroom puts plenty of space between the bedrooms, and it will help promote quieter and more private quarters. All of the bedrooms are also buffered from communal spaces thanks to the master walk-in closet, which is huge and G-shaped so it is easy to navigate and maximizes shelving, as well as the hall bathroom the two bedrooms share and the laundry/mud room that enters into the garage.
The opposite side of the house includes, from front to back, a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry with wine storage, a half bathroom, an L-shaped kitchen with an island, and a family room with a fireplace. This arrangement is both traditional and open—you can easily host a formal holiday dinner in the dining room, and the kitchen seamlessly flows into the family room on the other side, so it provides a feeling of connection the rest of the time. And be sure not to miss the extra storage space sandwiched between the foyer and the family room, either! With a coat closet, walk-in pantry, and a small storage chamber that could be used for toys, games, or anything else, this home was definitely planned to provide what many of us need to stay organized and comfortable.