Defined by skillful custom woodworking, the craftsman style of home is valued for its innate artistic nature. Rooted in the 19th century, this architectural style was preserved by the Arts & Crafts Movement and high value of handmade products through the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
A home builder of the modern craftsman style will embrace the warmth of natural materials such as wood and stone. This style’s character is exemplified by features such as shingled siding, overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, and open porches. When first impressions count, the craftsman is a winner with stonework pillars lining a spacious entryway and wood eaves with exposed rafters covering the front porch. It is in the craftsman design that you will find an elegantly sloped gabled roof sitting solidly over an expansive front porch. Double hanging windows with custom glass planes and plenty of lighting illuminate the front of the home, creating a cozy invitation. The exterior of this home design is popularized by its majestic, yet approachable appeal.
Today’s craftsman style interiors offer open kitchens and great rooms embellished with well-crafted wood details. Custom milled cabinetry beautifully maximizes your kitchen space. Built-in storage and bookcases flow seamlessly into the wood planked walls. Living spaces are defined with functional dividers such as double sided glass fireplaces set in stone and multi-purpose built-in kitchen islands. Nooks and window seats invite you into cozy spaces while beamed, vaulted ceilings create sweeping views from the main floor to upper lofts. Attention to craftsmanship is apparent throughout your home with hand tooled furniture and custom beam work. The interior of your home is a reflection of your unique tastes, all the while excelling in flow and function.
Whether your craftsman home is a revival of past eras or styled with more modern finishes, the Craftsman is steeped in tradition. Choose this architectural style when your goal is all about comfortable living, custom functional features and a beautiful presentation.
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