The Craftsman house plan is one of the most popular home designs on the market. Look for smart built-ins and the signature front porch supported by square columns.
Embracing simplicity, handiwork, and natural materials, Craftsman home plans are cozy, often with shingle siding and stone details. Open porches with overhanging beams and rafters are common to Craftsman homes, as are projecting eaves and a low-pitched gable roof. The structural components are often visible, especially around the corners of the home and the gables, which often feature decorative trim. Bungalows, which are often one-and-a-half stories with low-pitched roofs, shallow "shed" dormers and deep porches, are a common form of Craftsman homes.