Craftsman Architecture and Interior Design
One of the most beloved styles of American homes grew out of what's known as the Arts and Craft Movement of the early 20th century. Lasting from 1905-1930, the roots of the movement stretch back to England with a slight detour towards Japan and then a gradual flowering in California as seen in the explosion of homes that fall into the category called "bungalows." Even though Craftsman design is rooted in the past, people are still building them as seen
When modern lifestyles come to reside in the house styles of years gone by issues arise. Back in the day, closets were smaller, floor plans were not so open and kitchens were used primarily for cooking. Times have changes so architects and design-build firms are tasked with adapting our homes of yesterday to the way we live today. Here's a recent
The movement was seen as a rejection of the machine age and pointed towards a desire for a return to hand-made buildings and objects. Natural materials were employed with a strong dose of aesthetics. The movement wielded a strong influence over architecture, furnishings, and the fine arts that can still be felt today.
Frank Lloyd Wright, generally regarded as our most visionary architect was deeply affected by Arts and Craft. Wright's influence is all over the house seen above. Check out the shallow pitched roof and the dedication to natural materials on the interior. On top of all that it's also a green, LEED certified home.
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From the late 1800's until now the Arts and Crafts movement remains one of our favorite influences on architecture, interior design and our point of view. Here's a look at how the interior of a Craftsmen can be updated through
opening up the floor plan.
People love the Craftsmen style so much, some find a way to fold the look into other house styles. Here's a piece about fashioning a bungalow from a
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