The Craftsman House
from the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain. Soon after the beginning
of the last century,
the style was popularized in the United States by Architects Green & Green
and furniture designer Gustav Stickley and his magazine "The Craftsman".
Stickley's goal for an unpretentious lifestyle lived utilitarian
structures and with functional furnishings are the principles behind
Other styles associated with the Craftsman home
Mission, Spanish, Pueblo and Cape Cod styles of homes. Craftsman
influences were best articulated by the Bungalow homes on the West
Coast built by California architects Greene & Greene, in Chicago
with the Prairie Style homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and
on the East Coast by furniture maker Gustav Stickley and art glass
by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Based on the principles for using traditional materials
and handicraft of local workmanship, the our Craftsman style floor
overhanging eaves, low-slung gabled roofs, and wide front porches
framed by pedestal-like, tapered columns. Materials often include
stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco. Many home designs have wide
porches across part of the front, supported by columns.
The elevations of our craftsman house
plans reflect these time
honored elements. Our craftsman home
plans incorporate modern design
features incorporating amenities for the way we live our lives
in the 21st century.
Each of our craftsman house
plans including those featured here can be customized to
your specific needs. Our Plan
Alterations department can alter
any of these plans to make it the perfect home for you.