Multi Gabled Craftsman Classic

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Square Footage

Total Above-ground living area 4208
  Main Level 2810
  Upper Level 1398
Lower level living area  
The dimensions shown are for the house only (indicating the smallest area needed to build). They do not include the garage, porches, or decks, unless they are an integral part of the design.
79 W x 53 D


Above-ground bedrooms 4
Above-ground bathrooms 4.5
Master suite Main
Lower-level bedrooms 0
Lower-level bathrooms 0


Stories 2
Parking garage
Number of stalls 3
House height    
Traditionally, the overall height of a house is determined by measuring from the top of the finished floor on the main level, to the highest peak of the roof.
Ceiling heights    
Raising or lowering the height of the ceilings on one or more floors of a house is often a simple change that can be made by your builder. However, if you want to raise the ceiling of the main floor of a two-story home, there has to be room to add steps to the existing staircase.
  Main level 10
Vaulted ceilings    
We consider a room to be vaulted if the ceiling - whether flat, angled, or curved - is above 10 feet at its highest point. If you prefer that one or more rooms not be vaulted in your new home, this is a very simple change that your builder can make for you.


LR = Living Room/Great Room
DR = Dining Room
FAM = Family Room
FOY = Foyer
STU = Study/Library/Den
KIT = Kitchen
SUN = Sunroom
MBR = Master Bedroom
MB = Master Bath
LOF = Loft
OFF = Office/Guest Room
REC = Recreation/Game Room
ALL = Entire Level
LR, BR1, BR3, BR4, BA1, REC
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You enter the house via a covered entryway that vaults to 16′ in the center. The foyer – like all the rooms on the main level except the great room – features a lofty 10′ ceiling. Natural light fills this space during the day through tall windows that flank the door, plus wider windows on either side. When you enter you’re looking directly into (and through) the great room. As you enter it, the ceiling above you soars to a dramatic 24′! An exposed wooden beam crosses the ceiling left to right, and three more beams angle off of it, sloping down towards the rear wall.

The great room features a large fireplace flanked by built–in shelving. It’ s positioned on a side wall so that it can also be enjoyed from both the dining space and the kitchen. Nearly the entire rear–facing wall is filled with tall windows that are topped by two rows of multi–paned windows that rise nearly to the ceiling, providing spectacular views and abundant natural light.

The dining space is situated between the great room and the kitchen, and is open to both spaces. Tall sliding glass doors open to a terrace where the original homeowners had a grill station and a fire pit. Opposite the door there’ s a half–wall with a built–in buffet and bar, and a large island in the kitchen with a vegetable sink on top has room for casual eating or serving.

The 10–foot ceiling in the kitchen is coffered, again featuring the wood detailing that’s employed throughout the house. The sinks are positioned beneath a trio of windows for light and views, and the outer walls are lined with cabinets and countertops. A door in the corner opens to an extra–large walk–in pantry, and a short hallway off the kitchen has doors opening to a second master suite, a powder room, and a spacious laundry/mudroom. A door on the far wall opens to a three–car garage with storage space above it.

This bedroom suite has two separate closets – one in the bedroom itself, and another slightly larger one in the bath area. It would function beautifully as a guest bedroom, or an in–law suite, should you need one.

The master suite is located on the other end of the house, where a small vestibule off the foyer provides access to both it and a handsome den. The master bedroom features a 10′ ceiling with coffered wood beams, and a tall glass door flanked by matching windows that opens to a 6’–deep covered deck area at the rear of the house. The elegant master bath has both a soaking tub beneath a pair of windows and an extra large shower, two separated vanities, a private toilet, and a dressing area with a built–in seat just outside of a walk–in closet. It also features a 14’–tall vaulted ceiling, and a grouping of windows above head height for lots of natural sunlight.

Across from the suite, accessed from the same vestibule, is a den with views to the front and one side, and coffered ceiling just like in the master bedroom. This room can be incorporated into the master suite if you’d like, as a reading room and/or a home office. A door could be added on either side wall if you’d like folks to enter the office without entering the house.

At the landing on the upper level, a door on your right opens to a huge “bonus” room with a unique multi–angled vaulted ceiling, views in three directions, and access to attic storage. A door straight ahead at the landing opens to a bedroom suite; and to your left a bridge with an open railing that looks down to the great room and out through the upper windows leads to another bedroom suite. Both suites feature vaulted ceilings (rising from 9′ to 13′ in bedroom 3 and 9′ to 11′ in bedroom 4), and views to the rear. Bedroom 3 also has its own private deck.

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Brief Description

The first thing you notice as you approach this classic Craftsman–style house are the gables – there are six of them facing the front, and a seventh over the third garage bay facing the entryway. Each of them features traditional wooden knee braces, and this wood detailing is evident throughout the interior. The rear of the house has five more gables with matching Craftsman detailing. Two stone veneer–sheathed columns support the covered entry, and this stone exterior cladding is used extensively along the lower portions of the house.

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Sometimes the house you want will only work on your property if it is built in the reverse of the original design. The plans for this particular design can be reversed by the architect, with right-reading (not mirror-reverse) words and measurements. The fee will only be added to your original order. If you wish to order more reverse copies of the plans later, please call us toll-free at 1-888-388-5735.


If you need more than 5 sets, you can add them to your initial order, or order them (by phone) at a later date.

This option is only available to folks ordering the 5-Set Package.

$50 each

Often views or site characteristics make it either advantageous or necessary to build a house in the reverse of the way the plans were originally drawn. When reversed, the front of the house continues to face in the same direction, but rooms that were on the right side of the house as you face it will now be on the left, and vice versa. The lettering and numbers will appear as they would if you held the plans up to a mirror, but this will not present a problem for your builders, as they are quite familiar with this process.

We recommend that your order include both right-reading and mirror-reverse copies, since permit officials and lenders will need to see a right-reading version. There is a one-time cost of $50 to reverse the plans, whether you buy them all in your initial purchase, or a follow up order. The number you will need of each version is something your builder should advise you on.

Please note: If a right-reading reverse version of the plans is offered, this is definitely the version you should purchase, whether you're interested in bonds, vellums, or electronic files (when available).

SKU: DL-008
Or order by phone by calling 888-388-5735

David LiaBraaten – Residential Designer

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  • What is bond paper?

    Bond paper

    Printers stopped using blue ink many years ago - it was very difficult to read, and the fumes were dangerous to inhale. So what we used to refer to as blueprints are now called bond copies (black ink printed on white bond paper).
  • 5-Set Construction or Bid Set

    5-Set Construction or Bid Set

    If you are building in an area that requires very few copies to construct a house, all you might need is the 5-Set Package. It's also best for folks wanting either a quick bid process, or bids from more than one builder. In either case, you can always purchase more bond copies later on if you need them, or upgrade to a Mylar, PDF or CAD version (your original cost will be deducted from the price of the upgrade). Bond copies cannot be duplicated, but they come with a formal Copyright License that gives you the legal right to construct the house, and to modify the plans beforehand to suit your needs. If allowed in your area, modifications can be "marked up" (some people refer it as "red-lining") right on the plans.
  • What is mylar?


    Vellum paper is no longer being manufactured, so we've switched to a vastly superior product called Mylar. These semi-transparent sheets are actually a thin-film composite that was designed for plan modification, using a simple electric eraser. The ink that is printed on them sits on the surface (instead of sinking into a coated vellum sheet), so lines and dimensions can be erased and redrawn quite easily by any design professional.
  • Plans printed on Mylar

    Plans printed on Mylar

    If you - like the vast majority of our other customers - intend to modify the plans before construction, and you are building in an area where plans can't simply be "marked up" with a red pen, the Mylar copy is definitely what you should order (unless of course you prefer the PDF version). After the changes have been made to this "master" copy, you or your builder can then print as many copies as you need, whenever you need them, on regular bond paper. That way everyone - you, your builder, his or her subcontractors, local permit officials, and your lender - will have the final version of the plans to work with. Even though they cost a bit more initially, they will definitely save you time and money later on. Mylar copies come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. Mylar copies are shipped with a free bond copy of the plans, so that you have something to look over and mark up before making final decisions about the changes you want made to the "master" set.
  • What are PDF electronic files?

    PDF electronic files

    The acronym PDF stands for Portable Document Format. These are electronic files that can be emailed from computer to computer. You can open them on your own computer as well as email them to others, and the Copyright Release you receive with them allows you to make as many copies as you need before and after modifications are made.
  • Plans in PDF format

    Plans in PDF format

    THE most popular way to purchase plans these days is in PDF format. It's no more expensive than the Mylar version, plus you save $30 in shipping fees because the plans are emailed to you. But the biggest reason why they're so popular is because they can be passed along to others via email. The builder can zip them to their sub-contractors, truss manufacturers, and (if needed) an engineer; you can open them on your own computer to view at your home or office; and you can zip them to your builder (or builders), lender, and anyone needing to approve the plans before construction. If you'd still like to make modifications on Mylar sheets, your Copyright Release allows you (or your builder) to do this locally, and you'll only need to print a handful of the most important sheets.
  • What are CAD files?

    CAD files

    The acronym CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design. Design software from AutoCAD and numerous other companies - ArchiCAD, SoftPlan, VectorWorks, etc. - is used to draw plans in a format (DWG - short for drawing) that can be easily manipulated and modified on a computer. This can speed up the process of modification dramatically - for example, a change in one part of the plans creates an automatic change throughout the drawings -- potentially saving the person making the changes quite a bit of time, and thus saving you quite a bit of money!
  • Plans in CAD format

    Plans in CAD format

    Plans purchased in this electronic format are emailed, so you get them right away, and there's no shipping fee. Like the Mylar and PDF options, these plans come with a formal Copyright Release giving you the legal right to modify them in any way you wish, and to make as many copies of the plans as you need to successfully build one house. If the changes you wish to make to our plans are rather extensive, or structural in nature (including changing exterior wall systems), purchasing the plans in CAD format will almost certainly be your best option. Design professionals charge by the hour, and making changes to electronic files is much faster and easier than erasing and redrawing lines and dimensions on a Mylar copy. So purchasing an electronic version of the plans can save you both time and money. The files you receive will provide the drawings in at least two formats: .DWG files that will enable the person modifying your plans to do so using AutoCAD software (the standard for the entire construction and engineering communities); and .PDF files that will enable you to view the plans on your home or office computer. If the plans were originally drawn with a design software program other than AutoCAD (eg. SoftPlan, ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, etc.), this will be noted at the end of the Description of this house, and the email will include these files along with the .DWG and .PDF formats.

We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.