Craftsman is one of the more popular architectural styles in the Arts and Crafts “umbrella,” which also includes the Prairie, Mission, and Four-Square designs. The Craftsman home, in its earliest form, has been around since the early 1900s. The style’s name was derived from The Craftsman, a popular magazine founded in 1901 by Gustav Stickley, the famous editor and furniture maker/designer.
About Craftsman Style Homes
After the 1920s, when ranch and – later – mid-century styles gained prominence, the Craftsman design was replaced, but it had a resurgence in the 1990s that has lasted to this day. In its modern revival, the Craftsman style is still as charming and attractive as ever because it reflects a back-to-nature aesthetic that appeals to homeowners.
Similar to the Arts & Crafts style, there are a few distinguishing features that most Craftsman style plans include:
- A low-pitched gable or hip roof
- Front porches
- Porch columns
- Multi-pane windows
- Built-in cabinetry, pantry, and shelves
- A fireplace
- Natural materials used in construction (wood, stone, brick)
- Usually one story or two story
From the original style of this home in the early 1900s to today's "modern" version, this style's long-standing reputation is proof that it's here to stay. Shop our wide selection of Craftsman home plans below and find a home that has both class charm and modern functionality.