#1302 – This Small Craftsman Ranch Lives Larger Than Its Square Footage
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Luxurious master suite with sitting room
- Large bonus room measures 533 sq. ft.
- Big screen porch with fireplace
This Craftsman ranch, The Bluestone, may look small but it lives a lot larger than its 2,195 sq. ft. (not including bonus room). This family-friendly home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The bonus room offers many opportunities for expansion as a home theater room, extra bedroom, or hobby room.
One of this home’s distinctive features is its secluded master suite. Located on the opposite side of the home from the secondary bedrooms, the master suite offers dual walk-in closets and well-appointed master bath. One of the secondary bedrooms could also double as a study, with its convenient location adjacent to the foyer and great room.
The Bluestone provides an open living space as the great room, kitchen and dining area flow together, making the interior perfect for a busy lifestyle. Speaking of busy, this home can accommodate a family and all of its gear. It provides lots of convenient storage space at every turn. The kitchen includes a pantry and the home also features a large utility room, multiple walk-in closets and attic storage.
This home was designed for people who love the outdoors too, with its inviting screen porch with fireplace. Two more porches grace this home, including a rear porch that features skylights and a cathedral ceiling.
See more house plans like this on the Don Gardner website.
The Chesnee – Plan #1290
Home Design Quick Facts:
- 864 sq. ft. bonus room
- Big kitchen and dining room
- Rustic influences make it feel like home
At first glance this Craftsman ranch looks identical to home plan 1239, The Birchwood, but it offers several differences to fit your lifestyle. The Chesnee features a larger kitchen and dining room than the Birchwood; which differs in that it includes a breakfast room. Where The Birchwood features 4 baths, the Chesnee offers 3. Both homes are outstanding examples of a Craftsman style that is very popular today.
As with The Birchwood, The Chesnee offers an expansive great room, accented by built-in cabinetry. Depending on your lifestyle, some people prefer The Chesnee’s floor plan which features a more centrally located dining room. The Chesnee, like the Birchwood, also offers several porches, including a screen porch with fireplace.
While The Birchwood offers a 795 sq. ft. bonus room, The Chesnee’s is even more generously sized at 864 sq. ft. A large bonus room provides so many possibilities for a growing family as an in-law suite, a hobby or game room, or extra bedroom.
The Birchwood and The Chesnee represent variations on a popular Don Gardner Craftsman home design. Whichever you choose we’re sure you’ll be amazed at the home’s character and quality.
See more house plans like these on the Don Gardner website.
Residential Building – Online Edition
It’s hard to overstate how important windows are to the look and feel of a house. “The size and shape of windows and doors can make or break the design of an intended aesthetic,” builder Stephen B. Quick IV said in this month’s Q+A. Because the categories are so important, Residential Building has designated the August online edition as their Window and Door Issue.
Here are some stories you’ll find this month:
- Architect Ed Binkley shows how to maximize light with glass walls
- A Texas house inspired by Austin’s Hill Country
- Electronic faucets are everywhere; are they here to stay?
Craftsman Old World Charm Blends with Modern Details
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Windows, porches, skylights and vaulted ceilings define the atmosphere
- Room for expansion
- Lower level suite offers many possibilities
This Craftsman home design exudes Old World charm but it’s intended for the modern homeowner. Luxury and utility go hand in hand throughout this nearly 2900 sq. ft. angled floor plan. The square footage doesn’t include the 550 sq. ft. bonus room. This two story hillside walkout features four bedrooms, four baths, great room with fireplace and cathedral ceiling, and well-appointed master suite. For those who prefer an open home plan, this home provides a single dining area as the kitchen and dining space flow together.
A Family-Friendly Craftsman Home Plan
Family living couldn’t be easier with the mud room and utility room located just off the attached garage. Storage can be accessed in every area of the home, via walk-in closets, pantry and e-space. Invite guests to stay in the lower level that features two bedrooms and two baths plus a rec room. These rooms would make a great in-law suite.
Luxurious and Fun Outdoor Living with this House Design
Outdoor living is easy with this single living space Craftsman home plan. A relaxing screen porch with cathedral ceiling is located off the dining room, and a covered porch with skylights can be accessed from the great room. The rear view allows enjoyment of scenery from multiple directions. The back of the home beckons people outside with patio space just outside the rec room.
Convenient, luxurious living awaits in The Butler Ridge
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