Craftsman Style Architecture

Style Summary

Craftsman style architecture, also known as American Arts and Crafts, originated in California in the late 1800s. It is a domestic American architectural style popularized by Gustave Stickley. This style is distinguished by:

  • rustic texture of building materials
  • exposed rafter tails
  • pergolas and trellises
  • tapered elements, i.e. columns, walls, etc.

When stone was used it was laid in a random pattern rather than in a coursed ashlar pattern. The lower part of exterior walls were often bell-shaped near the ground. The house colors were earth-tones and exterior materials were left naturally colored.

Projects

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