These One-Story Craftsman House Plans Are Full Of Southern Charm

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-style home. The American Craftsman architecture style arrived in 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.

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 to meet today's needs.

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Rustic Lake Cabin, Plan #1809

Rustic Cabin House Plan SL-1809
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The two-bedroom, one-bath cottage features a spacious front porch and a larger screened-in side porch. Round out this 1,426-square-foot cabin with a great room, kitchen with a breakfast nook, mudroom, and laundry room.

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New Street Bungalow, Plan #1753

New Street Bungalow
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The front door of the three-bedroom and the 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, Plan #1733

Benton Bungalow II
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You'll find many functions packed into this under the 2,000-square-foot house. A sizeable primary bedroom with a walk-in closet covers all your storage needs. You'll find a built-in buffet cabinet in the dining room, another classic Craftsman detail.

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Wolfe Ridge, Plan #1548

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

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Cantley Place, Plan #1539

Cantley Place House Plan
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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, a living room, two bedrooms, two baths, and a welcoming foyer.

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Craftsman Bungalow, Plan #1444

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

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Magnolia Springs, Plan #1350

Magnolia Springs House Plan
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This house plan includes a second-floor option with a bonus area and an 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, Plan #637

Danehill Cottage
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A gabled roof, heavily 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, Plan #1966

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

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Flint Cottage, Plan #1955

Flint Cottage
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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, Plan #050

Carolina Craftsman, plan #050
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Our Town Plans designed this 1,120-square-foot Craftsman with coastal style in mind. Enjoy the surrounding views from two porches, or spend time with family in the spacious entertaining spaces on the main level.

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