Tradition gets updated with these contemporary Craftsman house plans. The Craftsman style has enjoyed popularity for many decades, but what if you want to go a little bolder by introducing some modern elements? These striking designs combine clean lines and modern open layouts with warm and elegant Craftsman details. Many of the home plans in this collection could be considered Prairie style, a variation of Craftsman style that features some of the details that we consider modern, like simple horizontal lines and large windows.
Many of the designs in this collection feature hipped rooflines with a low pitch. Decorative trusses are a Craftsman detail that adds interest, especially when over an entryway. Tapered porch columns and stone accents also contribute elegance and texture on many of these homes. Dormers supply extra charm to maximize your home’s curb appeal and also bring light into the upstairs spaces.
Contemporary Craftsman house plans can be any size, from sprawling Prairie homes designed for a large lot to efficient modern bungalows that can fit a narrow infill lot. Need a modest layout with two or three bedrooms? Or perhaps you’d like four or more bedrooms and plenty of room to spread out. Either way, you’ll find it here.
Open layouts and large island kitchens reflect today’s casual lifestyles. For entertaining friends and family, you can’t beat a relaxed floor plan that encourages mingling and movement between spaces.
Outdoor living is an important part of Craftsman and Prairie styles, so you’ll find many porches and patios on these designs. Large windows, an important component of modern design, let light stream inside for natural illumination. This also means that if the home is oriented correctly on your lot, you may be able to take advantage of passive solar lighting to lower your energy bill.
Explore contemporary Craftsman house plans to find your perfect match.