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[[File:Craftsman House.jpg|thumb|the front of a Craftsman style house]]
 
[[File:Craftsman House.jpg|thumb|the front of a Craftsman style house]]
A '''craftsman style''' house is characterized by careful craftsmanship. Craftsman houses are generally modest in size and expense. This style was developed in the United States and emphasizes quality work to make a basic home well designed and affordable for "the masses". The style grew out of the British Arts and Crafts movement started by [[William Morris]], John Ruskin, Philip Webb, and others in the late 1800s. (The style is also called Arts and Crafts.) Then U.S. [[designer]] and [[furniture]] maker, [[Gustav Stickley]] popularized the style in America with a magazine called ''Craftsman'' where he published home plans in the style. [[Frank Lloyd Wright]] was also a noted designer of craftsman style homes.
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A '''craftsman style''' house is characterized by careful craftsmanship. Craftsman houses are generally modest in size and expense. This style was developed in the United States and emphasizes quality work to make a basic home well designed and affordable for "the masses". The style grew out of the British Arts and Crafts movement started by [[William Morris]], [[John Ruskin]], [[Philip Webb]], and others in the late 1800s. (The style is also called Arts and Crafts.) Then U.S. [[designer]] and [[furniture maker]], [[Gustav Stickley]] popularized the style in America with a magazine called ''Craftsman'' where he published home plans in the style. [[Frank Lloyd Wright]] was also a noted designer of craftsman style homes.
   
[[File:4200GlenalbynDrive_LR-Wikipedia-ccxsa-Emack2020JPEG.jpg|thumb|left|A representative American Craftsman interior, with period-appropriate furnishings at the Ernest and Florence Halstead House in Los Angeles, California. It was completed in 1912. (courtesy of Wikipedia and photographer, Emack2020JPEG)]]
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A common layout for a Craftsman house is 3 or 4 rooms on the first floor: a [[kitchen]] in the back, a [[living room]] in front, a [[dining room]], sometimes a [[bathroom]], [[den]] or [[office]]. [[Bedroom]]s are upstairs -- usually 2 or 3, one large and one or 2 small and a [[bathroom]]. If there is a [[garage]] it is usually detached in a classic Craftsman house.
A common layout for a Craftsman house is 3 or 4 rooms on the first floor: a [[kitchen]] in the back, a [[living room]] in front, a [[dining room]], sometimes a [[bathroom]], [[den]] or [[office]]. [[Bedroom]]s are upstairs -- usually 2 or 3, one large and one or 2 small and a [[bathroom]]. If there is a [[garage]] it is usually detached in a classic Craftsman house.
 
   
The front of the house is normally symmetric, with a simple triangular [[roof]] sloping down to both sides and a [[porch]] in front. The yards are often small, narrow and larger in back. The combination of the porch and shorter front yard, especially in a neighborhoods with many Craftsman style homes that tend to have sidewalks feel very neighborhood friendly. These characteristics encourage neighbors to walk and to sit out facing the pedestrian traffic, stopping to talk or catch-up on the neighborhood news.
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[[File:Craftsman_House_3.jpg|thumb|left|Another example of a craftsman style home.]]
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The front of the house is normally symmetric, with a simple triangular [[roof]] sloping down to both sides and a [[porch]] in front. The yards are often small, narrow and larger in back. The combination of the porch and shorter front yard, especially in a neighborhoods with many Craftsman style homes that tend to have sidewalks feel very neighborhood friendly. These characteristics encourage neighbors to walk and to sit out facing the pedestrian traffic, stopping to talk or catch-up on the neighborhood news.
   
[[File:Craftsman_House_3.jpg|thumb|Another example of a craftsman style home.]]
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Other common characteristics of a Craftsman house are the use of local, natural materials (local stone and wood), grouped windows, exposed beams, detailed woodwork or ceramic tiles. (Notice that the decorative elements tend to be labor intensive, but made of inexpensive materials. Originally a good home for someone who might be a first generation home owner in the U.S. and willing to put much work and pride into home care.)
Other common characteristics of a Craftsman house are the use of local, natural materials (local [[stone]] and [[wood]]), grouped windows, exposed beams, detailed woodwork or ceramic [[tile]]s. The decorative elements tend to be labor intensive, but made of inexpensive materials. Simple, repeated patterns using wood, [[glass]] or tile, including things like [[stained glass]] are often used.
 
 
Originally craftsman homes were good homes for someone who might be a first generation home owner in the U.S. and willing to put much work and pride into home care. Nowadays, some larger homes are created using this style. Periodically it becomes popular again. The homes tend to be sturdy and many older craftsman homes have held up well over time.
 
 
[[File:Shady.jpg|thumb|left|Stained glass lamps like this fit in with the craftsman style.]]
 
   
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[[File:Craftsman_House_2.jpg|thumb|Craftsman house]]
 
==Styles==
 
==Styles==
 
Other home styles:
 
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* the related [[Mission style]]
 
* the related [[Mission style]]
   
[[File:Craftsman_House_2.jpg|thumb|Craftsman house]]
 
 
==Related==
 
==Related==
 
* [[House]]
 
* [[House]]
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* [http://www.craftsmanperspective.com/ Craftsman Perspective]
 
* [http://www.craftsmanperspective.com/ Craftsman Perspective]
 
* About.com's architecture section with [http://architecture.about.com/od/artsandcrafts/ig/Craftsman-Houses/ Craftsman House Pictures] and [http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles/arts-crafts007.--2w.htm 1905-1930: Arts and Crafts (Craftsman)]
 
* About.com's architecture section with [http://architecture.about.com/od/artsandcrafts/ig/Craftsman-Houses/ Craftsman House Pictures] and [http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles/arts-crafts007.--2w.htm 1905-1930: Arts and Crafts (Craftsman)]
* The House Designers on [http://www.thehousedesigners.com/craftsman-house-plans.asp Craftsman House Plans]
 
* [http://www.dfdhouseplans.com/plans/craftsman_house_plans/ About Craftsman Style House Plans] - Direct from the Designers
 
* {{w-ref|Craftsman furniture}}
 
* [https://www.craftsmanstyle.co.uk/ Craftsman Style] deals in French and Gustavian Style of Furniture. These furniture are also inspired from the style which came into existence because of the movement of Art and Crafts by Gustav Stickley. The Business operates in United Kingdom and Ireland for the time being.
 
 
[[Category:Structures]]
 
[[Category:Structures]]
[[Category:Style]]
 
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