Conceptual Design 1437: Updated Craftsman House Plan

New House Plan on the Drawing Board 1437 is an updated version of our popular Craftsman house plan, The Markham  1299.

Craftsman house plan 1437 front rendering

4 beds, 3 baths, approx 2649 sq ft.

Conceptual Design 1437

 

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This classic Craftsman house plan is complete in Cedar shake siding and stone accents.  The garage has been relocated from a front, side entry to a rear, side entry.  The front porch is framed in columns and an arched entryway is a charming addition.

This design lives much larger than its 2649 sq ft by making efficient use of space with garage storage, a walk-in pantry, a spacious utility room and mudroom. Each bedroom has spacious closets and the master bedroom includes a sitting area and access to the back porch. This house plan has an enlarged screen porch with vaulted ceiling just off the dining room which features an inviting fireplace for year-round enjoyment. You also have a nice covered porch area off the back of the house.

This house design also enjoys a single dining area that is ideal for family meals. When the weather is nice, take dining to the screened porch and for those cooler days, the outdoor fireplace keeps it nice and cozy. The great room is spacious and opens to a rear porch while the kitchen enjoys front of house views and a large island.

Craftsman house plan 1437 first floor plan

Width – 99’4″W x 64’4″D

The master suite features a bathroom designed for two and a huge master walk-in closet with seating bench. A full bath adjoins the bedroom/study and an additional full bath and linen closet are shared by two secondary bedrooms.

The depth of the garage  has been enlarged to accommodate larger vehicles and a storage bay is available for keeping outdoor gear or lawn equipment. The oversized bonus room above offers additional space for a guest bedroom, craft room, or media room.

Craftsman house plan 1437 bonus rm

16 comments on “Conceptual Design 1437: Updated Craftsman House Plan

  1. Cynthia on

    Really like this one. Is there any way to flip the garage and 2 bedrooms so the garage is in the front with entrance to the side? About how many square feet?

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  2. Ed on

    Really like the direction you’re taking with designs that have that “old country” or “country french” look. Agree with the remarks above. Would like to see a plan that gives an option that encloses Screen Porch and uses it as a Morning Room, similar to your other plans. When we entertain, the ladies and men go their separate ways and need two distinct areas where the men can perhaps watch a game and the ladies can visit in the Morning Room.

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  3. Mary on

    I love the kitchen window above the kitchen sink, which is missing in a number of these plan variations. I also love that the kitchen is “contained” – not sticking out into the living area, or seen/heard as you enter the home from the front and walk toward the living area. This is a more graceful entertainment layout than the others. I prefer a single dining area, so this is great.

    I also agree with the one response that mentioned they would prefer the closet next to the master. I wish the bathroom had a bigger shower.

    I like craftsman, but really (really!) dislike the look of shingles, and this one has a lot of them. How can it be adapted without them? I like the look of a classic, larger front porch style “classic” southern farmhouse (low country?) plans – round columns, tin roof, arched roof over front door. Can this plan be adapted to that kind of elevation?

    Also, it would be nice if there were an entrance to the study/bedroom near the master BR entrance, where the bathroom is. If you could shift the bathroom entrance toward the front of the home to accommodate a door there, that would be nice.

    When will this one be available?

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    • Echo on

      Hi Mary, this design is still in a conceptual phase, it has not been selected for completion at this time. What we can do is modify an existing plan to have this layout and to incorporate your desired changes to this layout. You can start with The Markham 1299 and just reference what you like from Design 1437 in your modification request and let the designer know what you don’t like so that it can be changed. Our customer service team can assist you further with this process – 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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  4. Mary on

    I love the kitchen window above the kitchen sink, which is missing in a number of these plan variations. I also love that the kitchen is “contained” – not sticking out into the living area, or seen/heard as you enter the home from the front and walk toward the living area. This is a more graceful entertainment layout than the others. I prefer a single dining area, so this is great.

    I also agree with the one response that mentioned they would prefer the closet next to the master. I wish the bathroom had a bigger shower.

    I like craftsman, but really (really!) dislike the look of shingles, and this one has a lot of them. How can it be adapted without them? I like the look of a classic, larger front porch style “classic” southern farmhouse (low country?) plans – round columns, tin roof, arched roof over front door. Can this plan be adapted to that kind of elevation?

    When will this one be available?

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    • Echo on

      Thank you, Mary! You can choose any exterior material that you like instead of cedar shakes. Real stone or real brick would require modifications to support the additional weight. And you can also make modifications to change the exterior look of the design. This design is only conceptual at this time, but contact us if you would like information about getting this design or something similar. 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com.

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  5. Lucy on

    I like this plan! However, I would flip the master bath and closets; the bathroom humidity is really bad for clothes. I’d also put a sun tunnel int each of the smaller bathrooms.

    Nice work!

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  6. Anna on

    I would buy this plan today if it had a large farmstyle exterior with larger front porch!!! Is it possible to fit a double vanity in bathroom across from utility room?

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    • Echo on

      Hi Anna,
      I’m not sure that there would be space for a double vanity in the original design. But our designers may be able to redesign some things to accommodate this request.

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