Architecture Coach: Craftsman

Popularized at the turn of the 20th century by architect and furniture designer Gustav Stickley in his magazine, The Craftsman, the Craftsman-style bungalow reflected, said Stickley, “a house reduced to it’s simplest form… its low, broad proportions and absolute lack of ornamentation gives it a character so natural and unaffected that it seems to… blend with any landscape.”

The style, which was also widely billed as the “California bungalow” by architects such as Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, featured overhanging eaves, a low-slung gabled roof, and wide front porches framed by pedestal-like tapered columns. Material often included stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco. Many homes have wide front porches across part of the front, supported by columns.

Information taken from Realtor Magazine, Architecture Coach column.


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Author: niaknowles

Real Estate Broker, Christian Yogi, Mother of three

3 thoughts on “Architecture Coach: Craftsman”

  1. I was under the inpression that alot of the craftman style homes were sold in packages by Sears way back when.

  2. Published monthly between Oct 1901 and Dec 1916, Gustav’s The Craftsman was “the bible” of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States, which emphasized spare design, hand-crafting, and the importance of the individual craftsman.

    The Craftsman demonstrates 100s of Craftsman Home Design Plans and 100s of Craftsman Home Furniture Designs.

    The Craftsman magazine, a total of 31 volumes (over 180 issues), remains one of the most complete resources for scholars, professionals, collectors and others interested in the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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