Craftsman House plans feature low-slung gabled roofs; exposed rafters; well-crafted interior details.
Architectural Features of Craftsman House Plans
- Signature Inviting Porch supported by Heavy Square or round columns
- Details Increase Functionality, built-in shelving and cabinetry
- Low-Slung Roof, varied gables, unenclosed eave overhang, exposed roof rafters
Craftsman house plans are based on the thinking of English designers, including John Ruskin and William Morris, who launched the Arts and Crafts Movement, which celebrated handicrafts and encouraged the use of simple forms and natural materials.
Most popular in America from 1920 to 1942 they sprang up by the thousands, thanks to mail order plans published by Gustav Stickley.