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Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

What does an Arts and Crafts style home look like?

Modern homes built in an "Arts and Crafts" or "Craftsman" style draw inspiration from the 20th century Arts and Crafts Movement, best known for its emphasis on simple design, handicraft, and natural materials.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC(See inside this arts and crafts home, a version of the McCoy, here.)

 

We've compiled examples of popular arts and crafts home designs in the Raleigh custom home photos, below.

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or request information here to learn more about building a craftsman home in North Carolina.


What is a Craftsman style home?

See what makes an arts and crafts home unique - inside and out - with photos of popular design features in the Raleigh, NC area.

Arts and Crafts Home Exteriors

On the exterior of a Craftsman home, you'll find:

  • Low pitched roof with decorative gables
  • Triangular knee braces
  • Wide eaves with exposed rafter tails
  • Hefty “battered” (tapered) piers that support the front porch
  • Tapered exterior columns
  • Large front entryways
  • Millwork details like rustic shutters
  • Square or horizontally rectangular windows

Arts and Crafts Home Exterior #1:

You'll find an emphasis on custom millwork, including decorative gables, on arts and crafts home exteriors. Here's an example - check out the double wood columns with shared stone base.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

Arts and Crafts Home Exterior #2:

 Exposed rafter tails and wide eaves are also markers of an arts and crafts home design. This exterior also features rough-sawn wood trim and iron accents. The shutters are hand built with Arizona Black Fox paint and stained cedar accents.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

Arts and Crafts Home Exterior #3:

This Raleigh custom home, a version of the Smokey Ridge, is a great example of arts and crafts homes' use of window shapes: horizontally rectangular windows and square box windows.

The painted trim work, stone water table, and wood columns with stone base are also popular craftsman exterior features.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

Arts and Crafts Home Exterior #4:

The Chalet Vert is a great floor plan example with a low pitch roof and tapered columns.  The "roof pitch" refers to the angle - or steepness - of a roofline.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

 

Arts and Crafts Home Interiors

On the inside of an Arts and Crafts home, you'll find: 

  • Modern amenities like home offices, mud rooms, and bonus areas
  • Warm and inviting rooms with a fluid floor plan
  • Elimination of "wasted space" with few hallways
  • Ample closet and organizational space including built-in benches and cabinetry
  • Staircases with square balusters and newel posts
  • Rustic trim in 1x4, 1x6, and 1x8 treatments

Arts and Crafts Home Interior #1:

Here is a classic example of craftsman interior design.

This version of the Brogan features built-in storage throughout the home with bookcases in the living room and bonus room, as well as built-in hallway benches and other tucked-away storage in the downstiars mudroom and upstairs laundry.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC(See a full photo tour of this home, here.)

Arts and Crafts Home Interior #2:

In addition to wider baseboards and detailed crown molding, custom window treatments are a popular craftsman feature. 

This treatment consists of a 1x4 window wrap with casing cap, top casing, fillet, side casing, then stool and apron below the window.  

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

(See an even more complex craftsman trim design that requires 13 individual pieces, here.)

Arts and Crafts Home Interior #3:

How do modern homes incorporate traditional craftsman features?

The faux wood ceramic tile in this master bathroom is designed to mimic the natural appeal of arts and crafts materials.

The square shaped windows are another indicator arts and crafts home design.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

(See another master bathroom with wood ceramic tile pattern, here.)

Arts and Crafts Home Interior #4:

This craftsman kitchen demonstrates the arts and crafts tradition of efficient use of space, open floor plan design, and casual living.

The raised eating bar opens the kitchen to the informal dining and living spaces. White cabinets and black granite counter tops give a modern feel, while maple cabinets draw in natural materials.

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC


Arts and Crafts Home Builders in North Carolina:

Arts and Crafts Style Houses | Craftsman Homes in NC

 

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.

 

 

 


 

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10 Most Popular Craftsman Homes of 2014

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 15:03 PM

Most Requested Craftsman Home Plans in 2014

Top 10 Craftsman Home Plans

Take a look at our 10 most popular Craftsman home plans for NC new homes and see all the ways these designs offer flexible spaces, efficient design, and the open feel of contemporary floor plans, backed by the tradition of hands-on craftsmanship.

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Craftsman house plans and Bungalow house plans exemplify hands-on craftsmanship, where simplicity of design meets the traditional beauty of natural materials in details like:

- Frank Lloyd Wright design motifs

- Exposed rafters or decorated brackets under eaves

- Front porch beneath extension of main roof with tapered, square columns (often with a stone base)

- Low-pitched roof lines, gabled or hipped roof, and wide eaves

- Shed dormers

- Deeply overhanging eaves

- Hand-crafted stone or woodwork

Here are the top 10 most requested Craftsman home plans, in order of popularity:

Floor plan #1: The Chalet Vert Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,707

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Two Story

Why this plan is popular: The Chalet Vert, a custom home by Stanton Homes, includes unique craftsman design throughout, including simple lines inside and out, stone accents on the front porch and two story fireplace, built-in storage and niches, staircases with square, detailed balusters and newell posts, numerous windows with square and horizontally rectangular windows, limited hallways, with an open floor plan design, rustic crown moulding and baseboard.

See a photo gallery of the Chalet Vert.

Floor plan #2: The Bryson Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,938

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, First floor master,

Why this plan is popular: From the outside, in, the Bryson exemplifies hand-crafted design.

Opposites attract in this Arts and Crafts / Contemporary home, with a unique blend of crystal and lavender against stone, wood and grey, and white that draws everything together.

Custom flagstone steps lead you into the Bryson front porch, supported by a touch of classic design - white Roman columns.

Just inside the foyer, a central stone see-through fireplace includes a hand-crafted hardwood mantle. Past the fireplace, the powder room counter is also hand-crafted our of hardwood, stained to match the wood floors. A main floor owner's suite has private access to outdoor living. The kitchen offers a huge island bar open to the great room. 

Floor plan #3: The Pasadena Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 1,608

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Bungalow, Ranch, One Story

Why this plan is popular: The Pasadena, an Alan Mascord Craftsman home plan, combines traditional design with simple lines. This Bungalow home emphasizes artistic components of the 19th century England Arts and Crafts movement - such as the use of natural materials - throughout.

The open concept kitchen is equipped with a island, walk-in pantry, and built-in recycle center. The dining room opens out to the covered patio, perfect for spring and summer gatherings. The third bedroom can be converted into a home office.

This home is perfect for home owners looking to downsize or maintain easy living space.

Floor plan #4: The Hayfield Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 3,155

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Basement, Farmhouse, Two Story, Two Master Bedroom

Why this plan is popular: The Hayfield incorporates classic farmhouse design with a wrapping front porch with square columns and a stone bases. The great room, private den, island kitchen and dining area are designed for traffic flow. An elevator offers accessibility and convenience.

There is a master bedroom on the first and second floor. A large laundry room acts as a mudroom and storage center between the garage and kitchen.

This home is perfect for homesites that are wide and slopped - with an optional basement level.

Floor plan #5: The Glen Abbey

Sq Ft: 3,515 Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, One Story, 3 car garage

Why this plan is popular: From inside and out, the Glen Abbey captures attention.

The vaulted front porch is flanked by dual Craftsman column, with intricate trim work and detailing. 

Vaulted ceilings open up rooms throughout this Frank Betz home plan. Two fireplaces warm up the inside, one in the keeping room and one in the grand room.

A courtyard style rear deck is outlined by an angled breakfast room and master suite sitting room. A guest suite welcomes extended stays.

Floor plan #6: The SabrinaMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,170

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Wrap Around Porch, One Story, Bungalow

Why this plan is popular: A wrapping front porch welcomes visitors to this Arts and Crafts home plan.

Inside and out, the Sabrina emphasizes Craftsman design with tons of tapered columns, mixtures of brick and wood, and hand-carved details from built-in bookcases to integrated desks.

This home is a great aging in place design, with full first floor living.

Floor plan #7: The GarrettMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,650

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, 3 Car Garage, Country, Ranch

Why this plan is popular: The Garrett is a large one story home with a covered porch entry and decorative columns. A second covered porch can be reached via a door in the nook. Additional columns separate the great room from the vaulted formal dining room.

The kitchen placement in this home is unique - typical home plans open into a foyer, with lines of sight into the great room and kitchen. In this plan, the kitchen is tucked to the left of the great room, with the island out of sight.

The master suite includes a vaulted salon, a bath with spa tub, private access to the laundry room, and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms at the back of the plan share a jack-and-jill bath.

Floor plan #8: The JasperMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 2,591

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Ranch, Bungalow, Optional Bonus, Cottage

Why this plan is popular: A cottage exterior and cozy front porch welcome you to the Jasper, an Alan Mascord Craftsman home plan.

This home featuresa split-bedroom design with a home office with a wall of built-in cabinets, second-level storage area, two dining spaces, and open concept layout. The vaulted great room features a fireplace and tall transom windows. A covered porch at the rear provides sheltered outdoor entertaining space.

This home is perfect for families looking for a first level master bedroom placed at the back of the home. This master suite is tucked away from the main living areas, behind the garage.

Floor plan #9: The Amberg

Sq Ft: 3,489

Bedrooms: 3Most Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Lodge, Large Footprint, One Story

Why this plan is popular: This sprawling Craftsman home plan offers all the best features you'll want in a one story living home.

The Amberg joins easy-living convenience with guest pampering.

Set under a double gable decorated with braces, the entrance partitions the public and private spaces of the home.

The main living spaces - the kitchen, dining room, and great room - are clustered at one end for easy use of entertaining and family spaces. The rooms are big enough to accommodate crowds and the openness allows guests to seamlessly overflow into adjacent areas. The kitchen's long island is positioned for buffet-style dining, and it directs traffic into the large dining room for seating. The great room is the main seating area for guests. A recreation room is above the garage.

The main private spaces - the master suite and other bedrooms - are clustered at the other end. This home is perfect for young families, with a nursery adjacent to the master suite. Looking for flexible design? The nursery can easily convert into a studio later on.

Floor plan #10: The TimbersedgeMost Popular Craftsman Home Design | Raleigh New Home Builders

Sq Ft: 5,708

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Floor plan style: Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Lodge, Northwest, Basement, Outdoor Kitchen

Why this plan is popular:

This home incorporates elements of classic Northwest living in a lodge-inspired Craftsman design with tons of built-in functionality.

Tall, oversized windows and a unique outdoor kitchen connect home spaces to their natural surroundings. A large great room features a high, vaulted ceiling and generous built-ins. The two-island kitchen features an adjoining nook, built-in wine cooler and a separated, built-in desk area.

Millwork and beams exemplify the Arts and Crafts design and encourage a lodge-like feel - with tons of rustic details.

This home is perfect for a mountain or country homesite.

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Craftsman Style Homes | What does a Craftsman Home Look Like?

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 09:05 AM

Craftsman Style Homes in Raleigh, NC

What does a Craftsman Home Look Like?

There are many special details that can make a craftsman style new home stand out.

Below are photos of craftsman style trim and crown moulding - just one example of the types of treatments that can make a craftsman home different. Take a look at these Raleigh custom home photos, and see why our homebuyers love the craftsman style. 

What is a Craftsman Home? Craftsman Interior Design

 

One of the most elaborate craftsman crown moulding styles uses 13 pieces of material to create an eye-catching look - like the one pictured to the left.

 See how commanding the craftsman trim style is in this Chapel Hill custom home?

 Also, notice the craftsman style block newel posts in the staircase, hardwood flooring, and simple, flat decorative chair rail.

Watch a video tour of this version of the Penelope - and see how many more craftsman details you can find!

 

What is a Craftsman Home? Craftsman Interior Design

 

 Craftsman crown moulding can be placed above doors, entryways, and windows.

Pictured to the right is another great example of craftsman trim work.

These breakfast room windows also have a transom above, for more visual appeal and natural lighting.

Watch a full video tour of this Hillsborough custom home - a version of the Carwile.

 What is a Craftsman Home? Craftsman Interior Design

 Here's another example of craftsman touches.

In this custom home foyer photo, you'll find:

 - Craftsman window casements

 - Transom windows surrounding front door

 - Dormer above front door

 - Large plant/art shelf above front door 

 - Site-finished hardwood flooring

 

 

Craftsman Style Homes | What does a Craftsman Home Look Like?

 

Not all craftsman homes use elaborate trim treatments.  A craftsman look can also include more simple, block trim, using a combination of 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x6, and even 1x8 trimwork.

What is a craftsman style home? Get a list of design features and selections you'll commonly find in a "typical" craftsman home in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

 

Get floor plan ideas here. Many of these plans can be transformed into a craftsman style homes, with the help of our design team. Or contact us to learn more about building a custom home in central North Carolina. 

 

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