Today’s most popular plans have something in common: a Craftsman-inspired exterior style that exudes warmth and down-to-earth curb appeal. Here’s the newest crop of designs with the right look.

More Room to Expand Downstairs

Photo by Todd W. Reed
Photo by Todd W. Reed

Welcome to this gorgeous Craftsman home, where every bedroom is a suite and the layout is open and flowing. Outside, decorative trusses and paired porch columns add curb appeal. Inside, the great room flows into the informal dining area and then the island kitchen. Other places to enjoy a meal include the elegant dining room and outside on the fireplace-warmed screened porch. Bedroom 3 offers lots of privacy and space to guests or relatives. Across the home, the master suite invites owners to unplug and relax (they can leave laptops in the computer alcove) with its huge shower, lovely tray ceiling in the bedroom, and private door to the porch. Don't miss the study or the ultra-organized mudroom on the way in from the garage. If buyers want more space, the basement can be finished to hold two more bedrooms (one a master suite!), a kitchenette, and various fun rooms. See more images, information, and floor plans.


Bright and Luxurious

Photo by Summit Pro Media 
Photo by Summit Pro Media 
This rugged mountain lodge home displays a dramatic entry with stone columns and gorgeous exposed brackets. Inside, the entry ridge continues as a continuous 17-foot vaulted ceiling all through the entry foyer and great room, with a large wall of windows at the back showcasing the view. The plan features three suites downstairs (including the luxurious master suite with its deluxe bathroom and access to the terrace) and an additional suite upstairs that can share its bath with the bonus room area. Don't miss the dining nook, which offers incredible views with glass on three sides, or the kitchen's cooktop island with snack-bar seating. See more images, information, and floor plans.