What is a Craftsman Style Home?

Craftsman Style Home in Austin TX

Craftsman style homes were extremely popular in the U.S. from the 1920s through the 1940s. The American Craftsman style is based on the British arts and crafts movement, which was introduced by William Morris in the 1860s.  The movement was characterized by originality, simplicity of form, local natural materials, and the visibility of handicraft.  It first became popular in the United States in the early 20th century.  Home designers began to implement the style in their design of middle class homes, which were rapidly expanding at the time.  Craftsman bungalow style homes became the symbol of the American Craftsman movement in the 1930s and remain popular to this day.

The following features define Craftsman homes in Austin:

The layout for this style of home can be described as open and airy.  Beamed ceilings and strained or glass windows allow natural light to fill the house.

Exterior: Craftsman homes typically have outer walls made of stone or stucco.  Homes have distinct, low-slung roofs with multiple projections, and eves with exposed rafters made of wood.

Wide Porch:
Craftsman style homes have a signature porch that typically spans the width of the entire front façade of the home.  Square or round columns support the porch’s overhead covering.

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