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The "Graceful Green" Craftsman - Calming & Serene

Updated: Feb 3, 2021


This plan is influenced primarily in 3 multiple building styles known as craftsman, and farmhouse, and bungalow. But as we know it, we believe craftsman is where this plan can best be categorized. So what is craftsman style? What merits that distinction?


By definition, Webster's dictionary offers the following definitions for craftsman:

*A worker who practices a trade or handicraft.

*One who creates or performs with skill or dexterity especially in the manual arts.


On a personal level we believe on adding to the upper definition with this statement.

A true craftsman is one who cares, one who sees and operates under a vision for each project, and one who "goes beyond the camp" and strives for only perfection. Is that obtainable? Perhaps not in it's fullness, ... yet. However, anything less than that attitude will certainly result in a level of disappointment. There is no "Good, Better, & Best", as one former large retailer used to offer. Good and Better have failed, and now only the BEST remains. So are the demands of the discreet home buyers.


To some this may sound quite obsessive, but we see it as a mandate for living, such as is the great Millennial Vision that will soon be so very blessed. While some warn of a very dark winter, we see the greatest winter ever, and it is happening right now! Every day of every week is full of goodness and very soon the spring of 2021 will roll in. Little robins and bluebirds will return and sing their wonderful songs, and flowers will arise from the ground once again. The opportunity to serve and to deliver fine homes to others will also abound.


And of such is the multi-faceted inspiration of this blog post and plan design, which we have simply named ... The "Graceful Green" Craftsman.

A closing thought here: If one could color God's Grace ... would it then be Green?

Architectural Notes

Overall Structural Footprint: 79'-5" wide x 93'-9" Deep

Total House Dwelling Area On 2 Levels: 3,809 Square Foot

Total Garage & Bonus Area Over Garage: 1,985 Square Foot

125 Square Foot Of Front Covered Porch - 605 Square Foot Of Open Rear Deck

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths - An Open Floor Plan & Balanced Exterior Elements

Showcasing Popular Contemporary And Rustic Elements, Including:

  • 2" x 6" Framed Walls - Beadboard & Tongue & Groove Wall Finishes

  • Engineered TGI Floor Joists, TGI Roof Rafters, & LVL Beams

  • Upper House & Garage Gables, Upper Dormers - All Wrapped With Cedar Shake Siding

  • Tongue &* Groove Decking Under Upper Roof & Porch Roofs, & Inside Ceilings

  • Stoned Foundation, 2 Fireplaces & Chimneys, & Entry Area Pier Columns

  • Natural Finish Doors, Windows, & Trim

  • Low-E Clad High Performance Windows & Entry Door

  • Standing Seam Metal Roofing With Copper Roofing Over Front Entry Porch

  • Entire Structure Insulated With Foam For High Energy Performance

  • Furniture & Other Decor Displayed For Spatial Conceptualization

* This Plan Is Available In Timber Frame, All Log Profiles, & All Other Popular Building Options


Main Level Amenities

  • Open Kitchen, Dining, & Great Room Area

  • Master Bedroom With Exposed Heavy Timber Roof Beams & T & G Wall Finish

  • Front Entry Porch & Open Rear Deck

  • Glassed Aviary Room For The Family Pet Birds

  • Large Glassed Sun Space Plus A Comfortable Sitting Area By The Fireplace

  • Stoned Masonry Fireplace, Hearth, & Chimney - Heavy Timber Mantle

  • Carlisle Pre-finished Hardwood Flooring

  • Premium Clad Casement Windows & Exterior Doors

  • Solid Wood Interior Doors

  • Laundry Room & Mud Room Located Between Kitchen & Garage

  • Tongue & Groove Interior/Exterior Ceiling Finish

Upper Level Amenities

  • 2 Large Bedrooms & Closets

  • Full Upper Bath

  • Bedrooms Have Large Dormers, Ample Windows, & Rustic Furniture Decor

  • Upper Balcony Faces The Great Room Below

  • Large 3 Level Timbered Staircase In Dramatic Opened Floor Area

  • Solid Wood Interior Doors & Sliding Barn Door

  • Premium Clad Casement Windows

Lower Level Amenities

This Plan Is Currently Set Up For A Full 10' High Basement

This Basement Plan Is Ready To Design Per Customer's Choices

Options Include: A Walkout Basement, Crawl Space, Full Slab, Or More

Below is a gallery of 33 images of The "Graceful Green" Craftsman plan, organized in the following order:

  • 4 transparent exterior perspectives

  • 4 exterior colorized technical perspectives

  • 3 colorized daytime exterior perspectives

  • 3 exterior twilight perspectives

  • 3 additional colorized exterior perspectives

  • 15 colorized interior perspectives

  • 1 sepia colored main level floor plan overview


Thank you for taking the time to stop by our site, and for reviewing this blog post.

Be Inspired - Be Blessed!

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