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12 Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

Craftsman House Plans for Raleigh NC Custom Homes

Craftsman homes continue to be one of the most popular design requests for Raleigh NC custom homes. Classic and contemporary craftsman homes have similar design features, such as: 

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Architecture that emphasizes simple lines, but with detailed accents

Stone accents, especially on front porches

Decorative cross hatches on eaves

Square or horizontal rectangular windows



12 Ideas for a Craftsman exterior:

From traditional designs to exteriors with contemporary modifications, these Raleigh NC custom homes will give you exterior paint color ideas:  

Exterior Style #1: English Country Craftsman Exterior Paint Colors

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #2: Two Story Craftsman House Plans

This craftsman home includes tons of windows to take advantage of the wooded, acreage lot views. 

Craftsman ideas include: beams in the cross hatches, metal roof accents, stone accents, craftsman style wood and stone porch column, and white trim details. 

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #3: Country Craftsman Estate

Although craftsman home exterior colors have historically emphasized complementary earth tones (you'll see several examples below), many contemporary Raleigh custom homes are starting to incorporate brighter and bolder exterior paint colors.

This version of The Horse Country Estate blends natural earth-colored stone accents with brown garage doors and trim, alongside earthy orange/brown tone siding.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #4: Urban Craftsman

Craftsman exteriors often incorporate natural materials, including stone siding and exposed wood details.

Historically, rafter tails were literally rafters that extended past the roof for structural support. Today, rafter tails are often added as decorative pieces designed to increase curb appeal by "exposing" more of the home structure. 

Below is an example of a subtle use of exposed rafter tails (added to accentuate the front porch roofline): 

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #5: Traditional Craftsman

Complementary vertical and horizontal lines -- particularly in the roof peaks -- are common craftsman touches found in traditional exteriors.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #6: Craftsman Ranch

This ranch style (single level) craftsman home features a blend of earthy tones that reflect shades akin to fields and forests.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #7: Contemporary Mountain Craftsman

Check out the windows on this contemporary craftsman exterior. Square windows are more common on craftsman homes, as well as linear rectangle windows (like the ones located above the garage).

Note how wide and short -- rather than thin and tall -- several of these windows are:

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #8: Contemporary Craftsman

White and grey exteriors are popular contemporary color combinations. This home is equal parts urban contemporary and craftsman.

While round columns replace square tapered columns, stone bases blend in a touch of traditional craftsmanship.

Take a look inside this home to see more craftsman details in the floor plan layout, staircase design, and efficient use of space.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #9: Country Craftsman

Tapered square wood columns paired with stone bases are a staple for many traditional craftsman home exteriors. 

Deep eaves are another common arts and crafts touch.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #10: Cottage Craftsman

As a bungalow style home, this exterior emphasizes a contrast between dark brown finishes and neutral green siding. Stone column bases and steps lighten up the front porch.

A low pitch roof stands out as a common craftsman exterior design.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #11: French Country Craftsman

Dark red, a bold choice for a craftsman home, follows the French design of this craftsman home.

Another traditional French country home design addition is the non-symmetrical front with a single curved roofline accent.

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

Exterior Style #12: Hillside Craftsman

This Raleigh custom home highlights the craftsman trend of incorporating windows arranged in groups, often with a simple geometrical design. 

Craftsman House Plans | Craftsman Exterior Colors

 

More Info On Craftsman Style Homes and Floor Plans: 

- What is an Arts and Crafts home?

- Where to find Craftsman house plans

- 10 Popular Craftsman floor plans


Raleigh, North Carolina Craftsman Homes:

When building a custom home in North Carolina, you can choose which craftsman details you love, and which to leave out. For instance, craftsman floor plan elements include:

Limited hallways in the floor plan

1x4, 1x6, and 1x8 interior trim treatments

Built-in storage including bookshelves, cabinets, or niches

Staircases with (wood) square balusters and newell posts

What do you love about these popular home exterior styles, and what would you change? Tell us about your new home ideas -- click here to get started on building your new home



 

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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 Popular Exterior Styles [Craftsman House Plans]

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, May 21, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

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Popular Craftsman Home Design in Raleigh NC

Craftsman home exteriors continue to be one of the most popular requests for new Raleigh custom homes. Some signature details can include combinations of:

  • Architecture that emphasizes simple lines
  • Stone accents, especially on front porches
  • Decorative cross hatches on eaves
  • Built-in storage including bookshelves, cabinets, or niches
  • Staircases with (wood) square balusters and newell posts
  • Square or horizontal rectangular windows
  • Limited hallways in the floor plan
  • 1x4, 1x6, and 1x8 interior trim treatments

See 10 ways to build a craftsman home exterior in the photo examples below.



10 Ways to Build a Craftsman Home:

From traditional designs to exteriors with contemporary modifications, these Raleigh custom homes emphasize craftsman design and building techniques. 

Exterior Style #1: Country Craftsman Estate

Although craftsman home exterior colors have historically emphasized complementary earth tones (you'll see several examples below), many contemporary Raleigh custom homes are starting to incorporate brighter and bolder exterior paint colors.

This version of The Horse Country Estate blends natural earth-colored stone accents with brown garage doors and trim, alongside earthy orange/brown tone siding.

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Exterior Style #2: Urban Craftsman

Craftsman exteriors often incorporate natural materials, including stone siding and exposed wood details.

Historically, rafter tails were literally rafters that extended past the roof for structural support. Today, rafter tails are often added as decorative pieces designed to increase curb appeal by "exposing" more of the home structure. 

Below is an example of a subtle use of exposed rafter tails (added to accentuate the front porch roofline): 

 

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Exterior Style #3: Traditional Craftsman

Complementary vertical and horizontal lines -- particularly in the roof peaks -- are common craftsman touches found in traditional exteriors.

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Exterior Style #4: Craftsman Ranch

This ranch style (single level) craftsman home features a blend of earthy tones that reflect shades akin to fields and forests.

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Exterior Style #5: Contemporary Mountain Craftsman

Check out the windows on this contemporary craftsman exterior. Square windows are more common on craftsman homes, as well as linear rectangle windows (like the ones located above the garage).

Note how wide and short -- rather than thin and tall -- several of these windows are:

SmokeyRidgeExteriorFront

Exterior Style #6: Contemporary Craftsman

White and grey exteriors are popular contemporary color combinations. This home is equal parts urban contemporary and craftsman.

While round columns replace square tapered columns, stone bases blend in a touch of traditional craftsmanship.

Take a look inside this home to see more craftman details in the floor plan layout, staircase design, and efficient use of space.

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Exterior Style #7: Country Craftsman

Tapered square wood columns paired with stone bases are a staple for many traditional craftsman home exteriors. 

Deep eaves are another common arts and crafts touch.

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Exterior Style #8: Cottage Craftsman

As a bungalow style home, this exterior emphasizes a contrast between dark brown finishes and neutral green siding. Stone column bases and steps lighten up the front porch.

A low pitch roof stands out as a common craftsman exterior design.

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Exterior Style #9: French Country Craftsman

Dark red, a bold choice for a craftsman home, follows the French design of this craftsman home.

Another traditional French country home design addition is the non-symmetrical front with a single curved roofline accent.

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Exterior Style #10: Hillside Craftsman

This Raleigh custom home highlights the craftsman trend of incorporating windows arranged in groups, often with a simple geometrical design. 

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Raleigh, North Carolina Craftsman Homes:

When building a custom home in North Carolina, you can choose which craftsman details you love, and which to leave out.

What do you love about these popular home exterior styles, and what would you change? Tell us about your new home ideas -- click here to get started on building your new home.


 

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Craftsman, Lake, Cottage Custom Home Plans | Max Fulbright Designs

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 13:11 PM

Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans

by Max Fulbright Designs

Lakefront or mountain lot custom homes typically exude a relaxation appeal, and today's most popular designs meld that sense of comfort with understated elegance.

Here are three of the most popular, unique designs from custom home designer Max Fulbright, including craftsman, lake, and cottage styles.

Craftsman and Mountain House Plans

Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans | Max Fulbright DesignsThe Asheville Mountain is a craftsman style house plan, perfect for a sloping lot.

The open layout invites mingling and an atmosphere for "hanging out."

A wrap-around rear porch with hexagon outcrop provides lots of space to sit and look at the views, with an outdoor fireplace that extends the season.

 

 

Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans | Max Fulbright Designs

The Asheville Mountain Floor Plan:

Total Living Area:2,618 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4.5

Stories: 3

Style: Lake, Mountain, Craftsman

 

 

 

 

Lake and Waterfront House Plans

Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans | Max Fulbright DesignsThe Banner Elkis a craftsman style lakefront house plan with a wraparound porch, tons of windows, and artistic Architectural details throughout.

The double deck capability lets your friends and family enjoy all that outdoors has to offer, with lots of space to spread out.

 


Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans | Max Fulbright Designs

 

 

 

Total Living Area:2,052 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3 1/2

Stories: 3

Style: Lakefront, Rustic, Craftsman

 

 

 

 

Cottage House Plans


Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans | Max Fulbright Designs

The Acadia Mountain Cottage  takes advantage of an open layout and extensive porches that make this small home live large.  

The kitchen, dining area, and family room open up even further with vaulted space above.  The family room has a stone fireplace and access to the wraparound porches that enjoy views on two sides of the house.

 

Craftsman, Lake, and Cottage Home Plans | Max Fulbright Designs

 

 

Total Living Area:1,402 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3 1/2

Stories: 3

Style: Cottage, Rustic, Craftsman

This cottage house plan offers an optional basement that can be finished to include a recreation room, two bunk rooms, and a full bath.

 

 

Max Fulbright Designs is a family oriented home design business with over 25 years of experience.  

Max Fulbright Craftsman, Lake, or Cottage designs are unique, with great use of space and intriguing layouts. 

Browse more Max Fulbright plans here. 

Want to know how much it costs to build a Max Fulbright house plan in central North Carolina?  Request a full estimate here!

All photos, elevations, and floorplans pictured above are copyright Max Fulbright Designs Inc, all rights reserved.

Tags: Craftsman House Plans, Lake House Plans, Cottage House Plans, craftsman floor plans