Craftsman house plans are a quintessential American design: unpretentious and understated, with quality design elements. Craftsman house plans feature a signature wide, inviting porch, supported by heavy square columns. Details include built-in shelving, cabinetry, and an abundant use of wood throughout the home. The low-slung roof, often with a dormer, gives the home a "built-in" feel. Other signature details include decorative trusses, shingle siding, and exposed rafter tails.