Touches of rustic, Craftsman-inspired style grace the exteriors of many new and popular house plans. Here are a few standout designs.

Great for a Sloping Lot with a View

With its finished walkout basement, this home would fit beautifully onto a hillside lot. On the main level, the great room flows into the dining nook (which opens out to the deck) and the island kitchen to form a large, welcoming living area. The master suite resides on this level and offers a walk-in closet, a view to the rear, and easy access to the laundry room. On the lower level, a generous family room steps out to the patio, while a second bedroom and bath offer space for family or visitors. Don't miss the handy storage area down here. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Optional In-Law Apartment

Photo courtesy of Archival Designs
Photo courtesy of Archival Designs

All three bedrooms access the extensive outdoor living (including two patios, a terrace, and a porch) in the back of this impressive home. An optional fireplace on one of the patios warms up the night. Highlights of the interior include the kitchen’s substantial island, the master suite’s jaw-dropping bathroom (don't miss the back-to-back vanities and the central tub), and a large laundry room. Two separate bonus spaces upstairs include a full guest apartment with a kitchen over the garage and another bedroom suite in the main house. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Family Home with Upscale Details

This eye-catching home fits up to five bedrooms in a compact footprint, including a guest bedroom on the first floor. The island kitchen opens to the fireplace-warmed keeping room and the breakfast nook, which steps out to the deck. Another fireplace creates a focal point in the spacious family room. Upstairs, the master suite includes an impressive tray ceiling, a sitting room, and a vaulted bathroom with double sinks. One of the additional bedrooms includes a private bath, while the other shares a Jack and Jill bath with the loft, which can be finished as bedroom 5. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Remarkably Adaptable Layout

Touches of stone add to the curb appeal of this versatile one-story layout. Inside, the study can easily serve as a fourth bedroom with an adjoining full bath that also opens to the hallway. Secluded in the left wing, the master suite opens to the screen porch, where skylights create a bright sitting spot. The kitchen's counters overlook both the open dining nook and the great room. If more space is needed, the bonus room (featuring more skylights) can be finished upstairs. See more images, information, and the floor plan.