Craftsman House Plans
Gustav Stickley, a major force in bringing the Arts & Crafts Movement to the United States in the early 1900's, brought us the well-loved Craftsman style home. He believed that having a home spirit is important. It matters that we have a home of our own, a home we like, and one that we have been instrumental in building. Here at Living Concepts, we bring you many choices in the classic Craftsman style, knowing you will find several to meet your lifestyle.
What makes a Craftsman so classic and beloved? This style, coming on the heels of Victorian architecture (Tall, steep roofs, ornate, elaborate details and brightly colored homes), brings a much more subdued influence. A Craftsman home makes you feel 'at home' before you even step inside. Wide eaves, softer-pitched, gabled rooflines, and the very recognizable, wide, covered front porch with tapered columns, are quintessentially Craftsman. With materials and colors inspired by natural surroundings, brick, stone, wood, and stucco are common inside and out, as well as greens, browns, and soft textures for interior decor.
In a typical open-concept floor plan, the gathering room and dining room are close together. For a relaxed, yet contemporary feeling, large glass windows, and doors bring light into your home. A Craftsman can be large or small, but typically has just one or two stories of living space. The home may look simple, however, it is simply quaint and charming for functional, modern living.
To this day, a Craftsman-style home, especially the enticing front porch, proves it has timeless appeal. Celebrate the style. Celebrate your preference for its charm and livability. We will celebrate with you as you browse the many Craftsman plans we offer. When you have found 'The One', or several you are considering, let's talk. The Living Concept team is here to support and guide you through the process.