You may be familiar with the craftsman style of home or have seen the craftsman style featured on a TV show or in a magazine. The craftsman style home is a coveted home style that many of our customers are interested in as they have great curb appeal that comes from their architectural flair. 

What Is a Craftsman Style Home? 

The craftsman style home was influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and became popular in the late 19th century as a move away from the vertical focus of the Victorian style home. Getting its name from the magazine publication “The Craftsman” in the early 1900s the name was adopted as the architectural style to describe this single-family smaller home which focused on simple architectural details with clean lines and angles. 

Common Features of a Craftsman Style Home

So how do you spot a craftsman style home? There are some tell-tale features that craftsman style homes typically embody that make the style identifiable. Common features of craftsman style homes include:

  • Exterior columns that accentuate a front porch or front door 
  • HardiBoard Siding and Shakes
  • Stone work and/or stone accents on the home’s exterior 
  • Exposed beams 
  • Gables or triangular roof pitches, often with pendants 
  • Dormers and many  windows for natural lighting throughout the home 


Craftsman Style Ranch Home Plans

At Madison Homebuilders, we specialize in building on-your-lot homes in North and South Carolina and have craftsman style one-story home plans with numerous options for upgrades to build the craftsman style home you’ve always wanted. 

Our home plans inspired with craftsman style include: 

  • The Edgefield: A three-bedroom, two-bath home with an open kitchen to living room floor plan and windows in every room. The front porch features column accents, four roof gables with a side-entry garage that combine for enhanced curb appeal. View the Edgefield floor plan. 


  • The Cumberland: A three-bedroom, two-bath home plan with a side-entry garage and a high roof pitch to include a bonus room. The front of the home features a wide front-porch accented with columns, perfect for relaxing outdoors. View the Cumberland floor plan.


  • The Jefferson: The Jefferson home plan gets inspiration from the craftsman style with its exposed columns on the wide-front porch and a centered front gable with a covered back porch as well. View the Jefferson floor plan.


Each of these home floor plans come with the option of a fireplace and all of these home plans are available for upgrades for different accent materials such as stone on the porch or fireplace, quartz countertops, or flooring options. Learn more about common upgrade options for your Madison Homebuilders home. 


Building a New Craftsman Style Home  

There is a good reason the craftsman style home has remained popular since the early 1900s. With it’s clean lines and just enough detail, it is naturally inviting. Our craftsman style home plan options at Madison Homebuilders provide a great combination of openness in the floor plan with charming craftsman details in the exterior and throughout. 

Learn more about the benefits of building your own craftsman style home with us at Madison Homebuilders. Download our free home plan book to get more ideas and contact us to get started on your new home build.