Posts Tagged ‘floorplan’

Solid Craftsman House Plan Nearly Hits the Mark

Mar 30, 2009 |  by  |  House Plans  |  Share

So much to offer, yet there's still one major detail that keeps this house plan from getting a unanimous thumbs up.

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Rustic Craftsman Home Will Make You Run for the Woods

Mar 18, 2009 |  by  |  House Plans  |  Share

The craftsman style is about simplicity, nature, and raw materials. Fortunately, the house plan's got it all.

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Craftsman House Plan Lovely on the Outside, Crazy on the Inside

Feb 27, 2009 |  by  |  House Plans  |  Share

craftsmanhome Craftsman House Plan Lovely on the Outside, Crazy on the InsideDesigns for Living has done it again. Another Craftsman style home that looks great on the outside but misses the mark on it’s interior floor plan. This 2,300+ square foot home has an upstairs full of odd angles and a layout that would make furniture placement a nightmare (see master bedroom for example). I consider it a bad sign if I  find myself trying to figure out a floor plan, which is exactly what I had to do. Just too crazy for my blood.

The main floor really isn’t that bad, but I think having the master bedroom downstairs with room #2 and 3 upstairs is a much smarter layout. The current setup wouldn’t work well for a young family of four since one of the kids would be downstairs on their own.

This is all quite a shame because I really like the exterior – the columns, the eave overhangs, and the two upstairs balconies. Good stuff. I’d just have to get an architect to gut the inside before moving on this one. My search for the perfect house continues…

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Two Story Craftsman Home with Potential

Sep 13, 2007 |  by  |  House Plans  |  Share

 Two Story Craftsman Home with Potential Get rid of the gray siding, swap the columns, brackets, and other exterior trim for raw stained wood…THEN you would have a house with some craftsman class. Otherwise the stylish wooden garage door looks awkward against the dull gray blah of the house.
The inside of this 2,200 sq. ft. home places the bedrooms upstairs and all living spaces downstairs. My personal preference in two-story homes is to have the master suite downstairs and the kid’s rooms upstairs. This floorplan in particular places the master bedroom next to one of the kid’s rooms…no good, man. No good.
The kitchen and great room are perfectly sized and the built-ins flanking the fireplace help create a definite craftsman flair. This house has a lot of potential on the interior given that there is a bonus room on the second floor and a den on the first floor. Lots of space indeed. Maybe a room to house your collection of Aquaman paraphernalia or a place to showcase your Lionel Ritchie albums. The possibilities are endless.

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Craftsman Home Plan with Beautiful Wraparound Porch

Sep 5, 2007 |  by  |  House Plans  |  Share

houseplan9 Craftsman Home Plan with Beautiful Wraparound PorchLove the columns and love the porch. My wife is a little iffy about wraparound porches though because they keep a lot of direct sun from coming through the windows. I’m not sure if that’s a big deal or not – sun coming through just makes the house hot anyways…I don’t think I care much if the sun shines through our windows or not. Anytime I see the sun beaming through I notice all those little particles floating through the air…oh, c’mon, you know what I’m talking about. It just reminds me how dirty the air I’m breathing is.
Seriously, I could do without the sun making me self-conscious about my level of cleanliness.
Aside from the porch, this house plan is severely lacking. The “formal room” is awkward, the large foyer could be resized to give other surrounding rooms the opportunity to expand and the upstairs layout offers odd-shaped rooms and cramped bathrooms with no double sinks. In order for this place to even come close to working for us it would need to be gutted completely and reworked to fit out needs and wants. It could happen, but it’s not worth the time or money to make it so.
What a shame that an house plan with so much promise on the exterior had so little to offer on the inside.
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