There's Nothing More Charming Than a One-Story Craftsman and These House Plans Prove It

Craftsman Bungalow
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Looking for a Southern charmer that's brimming with delightful details? You'll find it in a Craftsman home. The American Craftsman architecture style arrived as a response to the Victorian homes of the 19th century. Rather than the ornate and intricate designs that characterized Victorians, turn-of-the-century Craftsman-style homes highlighted rich materials and skillful simplicity instead. Craftsman cottages evolved from the Arts and Crafts Movement, and their welcoming wide porches, gabled roofs, and tapered columns are still quite popular today. Once you step through the front door, you'll find cozy characteristics like built-in bookcases and natural materials. In a word, they're peak Southern charm. Here, find 11 of our favorite Craftsman-style house plans designed with today's needs in mind.

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Rustic Lake Cabin

Rustic Cabin House Plan SL-1809
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House Plan SL-1809

The two-bedroom, one-bath cottage features a spacious front porch and even larger screened-in side porch. A great room, kitchen with a breakfast nook, mudroom, and laundry room round out this 1,426-square-foot cabin.

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New Street Bungalow

New Street Bungalow
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House Plan SL-1753

The front door of the three-bedroom, two-bath house opens directly into the living area, with a spacious separate dining area off the side. A U-shaped kitchen keeps the space highly functional without monopolizing the square footage.

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Benton Bungalow II

Benton Bungalow II
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House Plan SL-1733

You'll find a lot of function packed into this under-2,000-square-foot house. A large primary bedroom with a walk-in closet has all your storage needs covered. In the dining room, you'll find a built-in buffet cabinet, another classic Craftsman detail.

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Wolfe Ridge

Wolfe Ridge House Plan
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House Plan SL-1548

With two bedrooms and two baths, this 1,500-square-foot Craftsman features an open-concept floor plan that's prime for entertaining. The welcoming front porch and gabled roof are brimming with curb appeal.

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Cantley Place

Cantley Place House Plan
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House Plan SL-1539

The Craftsman-style details on the porch and a gable roof bring the charm, while the interior packs a hardworking punch within 1,282 square feet. There you'll find a laundry closet just off the kitchen, a dining room, living room, two bedrooms, two baths, and a welcoming foyer.

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Craftsman Bungalow

Craftsman Bungalow
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House Plan SL-1444

This 1,490-square-foot bungalow exhibits textbook Craftsman architecture. Homeowners can pick their porch scene, with one in the front of the house and one in the back. A fireplace in the living room creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere inside.

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Magnolia Springs

Magnolia Springs House Plan
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House Plan SL-1350

This house plan comes with a second-floor option that features a bonus area and extra bedroom with an adjoining bath. You'll find plenty of space in the open-layout kitchen for food prep and storage, including a pantry, breakfast nook, and island.

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Danehill Cottage

Danehill Cottage
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House Plan SL-637

A gabled roof, heavy timbered porch supports, and a deep front porch bring the Craftsman spirit from the start. Inside you'll find a fireplace at the heart of the home, plus a roomy kitchen, three bedrooms, and two full baths to round out the 1,167-square-foot space.

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Breanne

Breanne
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House Plan SL-1966

A gracious front porch and an impressive entryway are designed to welcome guests with Southern charm. You'll discover three bedrooms, a large kitchen, and an elegant main-level primary bedroom in this roomy plan. A daylight basement can easily be transformed into a mother-in-law suite, playroom, or teenager hangout.

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Flint Cottage

Flint Cottage
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House Plan SL-1955

Three bedrooms, two full baths, and a charming little front porch—perfect for a rocker or two—make this 1,600-square-foot cottage as cozy as it is functional. A walk-in closet in the main bedroom, a fireplace in the living room, and an eat-in kitchen make it a winner.

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Carolina Craftsman

Carolina Craftsman, plan #050
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House Plan SL-050

Our Town Plans designed this 1,120-square-foot Craftsman with coastal style in mind. The two porches are built for taking in the surrounding views, while a spacious family room was made for entertaining.

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