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:
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
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.
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.
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):
Exterior Style #5: Traditional Craftsman
Complementary vertical and horizontal lines -- particularly in the roof peaks -- are common craftsman touches found in traditional exteriors.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Info On Craftsman Style Homes and 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
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