Craftsman Homes For Sale
Craftsman-style homes celebrate designs and features that are handcrafted by artisans and were an early 20th century response to the prominent mass production of homes during the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Craftsman designs largely were brought to the United States by Gustav Stickley’s magazine, The Craftsman, which sold pre-designed blueprints for Craftsman homes.
Intended to showcase the value of skilled labor, Craftsman-style homes are individual in detail by nature but usually include such exterior features as covered front porches with thick, tapered wood columns, wide/horizontal-line home facades, and low-pitched roofs with exposed gables. In the interiors of Craftsman-style homes, expect to find attention to detail in terms of what is accomplished with wood in a functional yet beautiful way, with thick and detailed trims, built-in cabinets and shelves, window seats, ceiling beams, and grand fireplace facades. Despite the handcrafted nature, Craftsman-style homes have a distinct simplicity overall and are designed in such a way as to offer maximum functionality. They also tend to have a cozy and welcoming appeal, with lush natural colors and textures.
True Craftsman-style homes can be found in the central areas of Austin that experienced most of the homebuilding in the early party of the 20th century. These neighborhoods include Enfield, Tarrytown, and Rosedale, among others. Homes with styles that derive touches from Craftsman homes can be found throughout Austin.
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