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

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

  1. Tom L on

    We love this design and it’s about 95% of our perfect home. The area we are in, a majority of the homes are built with basements, so I would add the basement stairs. Our property that we would build this house on is a walk out site, which means everything you see on the screened porch/regular porch will be mimicked in the basement area. We could even do a walkout garage, depending on our budget. Our comments below are what we would like to change to suit our needs and tastes and are not negative towards the design in anyway, as we feel the design is very well-matched to our styles. We’re ready to pull the trigger on this design right now, if we can incorporate our changes.

    Garage

     Four (4) Car garage and offset the above garage bay from the 24×23 garage bay to add dimension to the elevation
     Correct door swing in garage where it doesn’t swing into screened porch door. Screened porch door to swing outwards and the door in garage to swing inwards to the wall
     Door in garage to landing of stairway to basement

    Stairway

     Add basement stairs
     Open up stairways with no walls in front of stairways, giving it a greater scale feel
     Window at landing of up stairway

    Bathroom/Garage Entry Hallway/Utility Room

     Barn style pocket door in bathroom off of the bedrooms. Slide towards linen closet
     Remove closet in hallway across from stairways and make that area a “family studio” with lockers and cabinets (Can be done after drywall stage with cabinet contractor)
     Replace storage closet off of pantry with a countertop and cabinetry for an “L” shaped “E” space
     Barn style pocket door in utility room. Slide towards W/D (Possibly no door and just finished opening)

    Bedrooms

     Barn style pocket doors on closets with writable/erasable surfaces

    Dining Room

     Sliding cavity doors in dining room. Cavity to be in wall of stairwell. Use TDL’s/SDL’s in the glass slider to simulate craftsman house style

    Great Room

     Sliding cavity doors in great room that meet in the middle. Cavity’s to be on each side (Right/Left) of the sliding glass door units. Use TDL’s/SDL’s in the glass slider to simulate craftsman house style

    Kitchen

     Rotate kitchen island 90° similar to plan 1290/1378/1379 (Can be done after drywall stage with cabinet contractor)
     Take upper wall out above cabinets on right side of kitchen to the left of the range so the “E” space is viewable
     Hidden door to the right of the range that matches the kitchen cabinets that leads into the pantry
     Eliminate current pantry door to allow for “L” shaped “E” space

    Bedroom/Study

     Put built-ins in bedroom/study in place of closets. (Can be done after drywall stage with cabinet contractor)
     Hidden door in bedroom/study to bathroom that matches bedroom/study wall finishes. Swing outwards into built-in

    Master Bathroom

     Eliminate tub in master bathroom
     Put in a toilet closet area where the toilet and shower are and put a door that swings inwards to the toilet closet along the same wall where the door to the bathroom is
     Relocate where the toilet is currently to the area where the shower was
     Put an “L” shaped vanity in the master bathroom, from where the one sink is on the master closet/bedroom-study bath wall and die it into the toilet closet wall for a double sink/vanity
     Area where tub and sink/vanity were, make a large shower, from wall of master bedroom to wing wall in master closet
     Keep windows in the new shower area, but with obscure glass, so the exterior elevations do not change
     Barn style pocket door into master closet. Slide to the left

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    • Echo Jones on

      Hi Tom, Our designers would be happy to assist you with your modifications! Submit your requested changes (copy and paste what you’ve typed here) in our online modification request form and a designer will respond within 2-4 business days with a quote. You will then have the opportunity to talk with them in more detail. We look forward to working with you!

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  2. bonnie lane on

    The above posts are great ideas. I love this plan. I like the idea of the bigger porch, but I am not sure how that will fit. It might have to be wider and then extend across the front. That may affect the roof line. I also like the idea of a closet and bathroom in the bonus room. However, the more bedrooms, the more taxes – 3 bedroom house vs. 4 bedroom house. I also think it would be great to have a double vanity to serve the two guest bathrooms.

    I think that overall this is a great layout for the size of the house. Thanks for the advice about looking at the Markham and combining some of the features. Again, the suggestions were great from the previous people. However, to accommodate the changes, the house may lose a few features. To give access to the bedroom/study from the master room may cause the bathroom between the two rooms to be taken away. Tough decisions. I like a bathroom to be handicap accessible since I am getting older and who knows what will happen. That’s why I like the toilet close to the master bedroom and there appears to be room for a wheelchair. I also would get rid of the tub and just have a big shower. I know people like tubs for future resale, but most of the people I know don’t use their tubs. Besides tubs can be in a another bathroom. I also like pocket doors to save some room. When will this floor plan be available? I like the Havelock plan, but it is larger and of course more expensive to build. This is a nice option.

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    • Echo on

      Great feedback, Bonnie! This design is still in the conceptual phase so we are still gathering information to determine if it will be added to our portfolio. If you would like more information on ordering this design to get it on our design schedule or about modifying another design, contact us at 1-800-388-7580 or info@dongardner.com and we would be happy to discuss your options!

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  3. Ellen on

    This is a good start and getting closer to my dream home. I am definitely looking for a garage at the rear. I would need a reverse image. I’d want a sitting room like in many of your other plans such as the Birchwood. I do like the master suite otherwise but can’t tell dimension in this drawing. I am hoping for space for a wheelchair to access the shower and toilet. I would want the front porch to be about 8 feet deep. I would want a space for an extra refrigerator in the laundry and I believe it would fit in this plan. I do not understand why anyone would put a bonus room upstairs without a closet and a full bath. This hurts the resale value a good bit–not to mention the resale appeal. I’d also personally want a BR upstairs along with the bath and closet and, of course, access to attic storage.There appears to be room for a small bedroom at the rear by decreasing the size of the bonus if a closet & bath & attic access could be added over the bath/utility area below. I’d like both a DR and a breakfast room (like in the Birchwood) but it would be more economical to leave it as drawn here and I like the window over the kitchen sink. I’d want the foundation to be a slab with almost zero entry access for wheelchairs since my mother needs that to enter the home. Is there a possibility that something like I have described will ever be drawn?

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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