If you’re searching for an architectural style that displays a uniquely American look, a Craftsman-style home may be the ideal home for you. Sometimes called “prairie homes” in the Midwest, the design of this type of home is unique in many ways.
The Craftsman home was a revolution in American architectural design. Houses of this style were predominantly built from the early 1900s through the 1930s. In the latter part of the 20th century, the Craftsman style became popular again, with many older homes being restored and new replicas being built.
Some traditional interior touches in Craftsman homes include chair and picture railings and intricate crown moldings in warm wood tones. Open, airy floor plans with few hallways and lots of windows to let in the light are also features of a Craftsman home. Most homes will also feature a prominent fireplace, the symbol of “hearth and home” in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Many Craftsman homes are custom and don’t fit a particular style. Houses in the original Craftsman style typically have a low, gentle sloping roof, although some have attics and dormers. Craftsman or prairie-style homes typically will have built-in cabinets and shelving, and exposed beams used as decorative elements.
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