Craftsman Design 39 Stories

What it is: Craftsman homes were primarily inspired by the work of two architect brothers — Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene — who worked together in Pasadena, California, at the turn of the 20th century. The Greene brothers were influenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement (a reaction against...
Renovation Detail: Arts and Crafts Interior Trim
The practical job of window and door trim is to hide the gap between the rough opening in the wall and the door or window frame. Beyond the practical, trim is an aesthetic choice, allowing you to express your personal style or pay homage to your home's...
Houzz Tour: A Craftsman Cottage Expands for a Growing Family
Nadia Blair was a single teacher in 2011 when she purchased a charming 844-square-foot, 1941 Craftsman cottage near downtown Austin, Texas. “It was perfect for me,” she says. “It was recently remodeled and in a great neighborhood,...
My Houzz: Creative Color in a Seattle Craftsman
There’s truth to the idea that artists help one another. Sometimes they even help you find your home. When Edward Mossheart, a psychotherapist, decided to start his own practice in Seattle, a move from rural Ellensburg, Washington, was in order. “We...
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Elements of Craftsman Style
Craftsman homes dominated the American landscape in the first few decades of the 1900s. But the mix of wooden details with a minimalist Asian mind-set and the handcrafted quality embraced by the English Arts and Crafts movement got pushed aside...
Houzz Tour: Water and Openness Inspire a San Francisco Remodel
Past and the present exist side by side in this San Francisco home. The house was built in a Craftsman-influenced style during the dawn of the 20th century. A lot can happen in 100 years, and this house saw its share of changes — including the obscuring...
My Houzz: Putting the Craft in an Ohio Craftsman
Chelsea and Kiel Mohrman had a clear idea of what they were looking for in their first home together. “We wanted an older home with a history that tells a story,” says Chelsea, a nurse who enjoys dabbling in DIY projects at home and for her blog,...
Houzz Tour: Major Changes Open Up a Seattle Waterfront Home
The home wasn’t all bad. There was plenty of space, it had a great view toward Vashon Island (off the coast of Seattle), and the interior brimmed with vintage charm. But a slipshod second-floor addition built by a previous homeowner simply had...
Houzz Tour: Turning a ’50s Ranch Into a Craftsman Bungalow
Maureen and Ray O’Bryan were at that in-between age. Some of their kids were leaving the nest, but the O’Bryans weren’t ready to move into a retirement community. If anything, they wanted more space — so they could entertain...
Houzz Tour: Bridging Past and Present in a California Craftsman
It’s a dilemma every owner of a historic home faces: How much do you alter your life to accommodate your house? And how much do you alter your house to accommodate your life? When a California couple...
My Houzz: Light and Airy 1920s Seattle Apartment
Betsy Greenman said goodbye to her must-have list the moment she laid eyes on a gorgeous Craftsman-style apartment in Seattle's coveted Capitol Hill neighborhood. "I wanted a garage, a security building, an outside deck, in-unit laundry and something...
9 Beautiful Craftsman Touches
Sandwiched between art nouveau and art deco chronologically, the American Arts and Crafts movement revolted against the mass production of home goods and the overcomplicated design style of the Victorian era. This design era favored originality, craftsmanship,...
Houzz Tour: A California Craftsman Bungalow Lightens Up
When this homeowner bought her Craftsman bungalow in Pasadena, California, it had been stripped of many of its charms by bad renovations. She and her boyfriend at the time worked on the house constantly, but they went a bit overboard on Craftsman style....
My Houzz: Artistry and Craftsmanship Create a Heartfelt Home
Beautiful weather and Pacific Coast views enticed Robert and Phyllis Frank to choose Cayucos, California, as the location for their new home. But then the house became something to admire on its own, thanks to its detailed design, heartfelt commissioned...
Houzz Tour: Patterns and Colors Flirt With Wood in Los Angeles
When a couple — he’s in media finance; she’s a child psychologist — moved into their Craftsman-style home in Los Angeles' Hancock...
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