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Craftsman Style Home Plans Offer
Simple Yet Elegant Porches

Craftsman style home plans incorporate natural materials to make a uniquely beautiful home and inviting porch. Mary and I would love to have a Craftsman home some day.



Easily identifiable, a craftsman home has low-pitched roof lines that extend over a wide porch with deep overhanging eaves and wonderful front porches too!

Also called, bungalows or California bungalows, these homes were extremely popular around the world between 1910-1925 and are treasured today for their artistic style and functionality.



ideal Craftsman-style home design and front porch familyhomeplan.com number 75137
Ideal Craftsman-Style Home

interior floor plan of craftsman home familyhomeplan.com number 75137
FamilyHomePlans.com #75137 - 1879 square feet

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Bungalow style homes have a signature look - one or one and a half stories, sloping roofs and eaves with visible rafters, and a gable over the main portion of the house. They are horizontally designed and use local materials and transitional plantings to blend in with their surroundings.

Bungalows can be found in the older neighborhoods of most American cities. In fact, they were so popular for a time that many cities have what is called a "Bungalow Belt" of homes built in the 1920s.












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Craftsman style home plans are charming and usually include lots of built-in-features and beautiful woodwork - probably reasons why Mary loves these homes.


Characteristics of craftsman-style or bungalow homes:
  • Porches are built beneath the main roof
  • Tapered, square columns supporting roof
  • Larger bungalows might have asymmetrical "L" shaped porches which were often enclosed at a later date due to street noise
  • Low-pitched roof lines, gabled or hipped
  • Deep overhanging eaves with exposed rafters
  • Decorative brackets under eaves
  • Double-hung windows
  • Hand-crafted stone or woodwork, often mixed materials throughout structure
  • Wood shingle siding, wood clap-board siding or cut stone cladding
  • Wide Window and door casings



classic Craftmans front porch with triple porch columns on pedestals
Craftsman front porch with knee wall and triple wooden porch columns
photo courtesy of j l t




See These Craftsman-Style Porch Pictures First!

Our intent is to give you design ideas for your own craftsman home through these classic Craftsman home photos. Discover details you'd like on your own bungalow and then find a craftsman home plan below from our sample plans.

A Craftsman airplane bungalow (like the one below) is named such for its second floor which seems to "pop up" to resemble a cockpit of an airplane. It also resembles bungalows with wide soffits and dormers sticking out of the roof looking like the cockpit of an airplane. Either way, they were popluar on the West coast.

iconic Craftsman airplane bungalow
Beautiful Craftsman airplane bungalow
photo courtesy of j l t




Many Craftsman style homes were built with gable or hip roofs along with pergola extensions to make for a more natural transition from the outside to the interior of the home.

craftsman-style home hip roof and pergola extensions
Hip roof design with pergolas on each end of the porch giving easy access to the gardens
photo courtesy of j l t



craftsman-style front porch with exposed rafters and eave braces
Classic Craftsman front porch with exposed rafters and braces under eaves
photo courtesy of j l t




Two of the most prominent features of a Craftsman-style home plan are the tapered columns and wide front steps.

large tapered porch columns on craftsman front porch
Classic tapered front porch columns and wide porch steps
photo courtesy of j l t


Our thanks to photographer Joshua Lurie-Terrell (jlt) for allowing us to share his photos of Craftsman homes. Joshua is a graphic designer and an editor who works for the State of California and MyFonts.com.




Bungalow designs spread across the country through mail-order catalogs like the Sears Catalog. A variety of firms offered pre-cut homes, which were shipped by rail or ship and assembled on site. These were most common in locations without a strong existing construction industry, or for company towns, to be built in a short time.

The majority of bungalows included some elements of mass production; typically doors, windows, and built-in furnishings such as bookcases, desks, or folding beds were sourced from lumber yards or from catalogs.

The following craftsman style home photos provided by Farmer1976:





Heritage house built in the 1920s



Heritage house built in the 1920s



For these and other great Craftsman style home plans visit Family Home Plans.



Heritage house built in the 1920s


The photo above depicts a new craftsman style home plan just bring built. Old world charm of a classic craftsman home with today's materials.



Sears craftsman catalog home
This craftsman home was originally ordered from a Sears catalog
in 1911 (photo courtesy of brewbooks)



Photo Credits: brewbooks, j l t, orangeeener, superstructure, j l t, flowergardengirl, FL Architect Fan



Craftsman Porch Pplans and Home Plans

Here are some home and porch plans that you can acquire from Family Home Plans to build your home or to use for adding a great porch!

For these and other great Craftsman style home plans visit Family Home Plans. Just type in the plan number (as we've indicated under each plan above) or "craftsman house plans" in their search bar to get more specific information.

They have an amazing library of plans and can help you modify the plan to suit your specific needs!

Craftsman home at night familyhomeplan.com number 92351
Beautiful Craftsman Style Home At Night

Craftsman home at night familyhomeplan.com number 92351
FamilyHomePlans.com #92351 - 3651 square feet




typical Craftsman-style home and front porch familyhomeplan.com number 86121
Typical Craftsman-Style Home with Nice Front Porch
Note the large eaves and exposed rafters above front porch

interior floor plan of craftsman home familyhomeplan.com number 86121
FamilyHomePlans.com #86121 - 1907 square feet




ideal Craftsman-style home design and front porch familyhomeplan.com number 75137
Country Craftsman Home Style with Nice Front Porch

interior floor plan of craftsman home familyhomeplan.com number 75137
FamilyHomePlans.com #87811 - 1591 square feet




ideal Craftsman-style home design and front porch familyhomeplan.com number 65870
Tudor Craftsman Home Style

interior floor plan of craftsman home familyhomeplan.com number 65870
FamilyHomePlans.com #65870 - 1421 square feet




farmhouse craftsman home plan style familyhomeplan.com number 90757
Farmhouse Craftsman Home Style With Large Front Porch

interior floor plan of craftsman home familyhomeplan.com number 90757
FamilyHomePlans.com #90757 - 2968 square feet






farmhouse craftsman home plan style familyhomeplan.com number 93483
Bungalow Style Craftsman Home With Inviting Front Porch

interior floor plan of craftsman home familyhomeplan.com number 93483
FamilyHomePlans.com #93483 - 2156 square feet





For these and other great Craftsman style home plans visit Family Home Plans. Just type in the plan number (as we've indicated under each plan above) or "craftsman house plans" in their search bar to get more specific information. They have an amazing library of plans and can help you modify the plan to suit your specific needs!


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