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  1. Arts & Crafts

    Identifying Features:

    • Low-pitched, gabled roofs
    • Full- or partial-width porches, with roofs supported by tapered columns
    • Extra stickwork in gables and porches
    • Wide overhangs with exposed and/or elaborated rafter ends
    • Roof wall junctions with triangular knee braces

    The dawn of the Machine Age and the industrialization of England resulted in a renewed appreciation for design and craftsmanship. This movement came to America in the 1890s, and was characterized by features such as low-pitched, gabled roofs, full- or partial-width porches supported by tapered square columns, and the use of natural materials. Inside an Arts and Crafts style home, the movement embraced open floor plans, exposed beams, and mouldings. Arts and Crafts homes are also known for having many built-in elements, like seating, shelves and cabinets. Over time, Arts and Crafts style evolved into several variations, including Craftsman, Mission and Prairie.

  2. Inside an Arts and Crafts style home, the movement embraced open floor plans, exposed beams, and mouldings. Arts and Crafts homes are also known for having many built-in elements, like seating, shelves, and cabinets. Over time, Arts and Crafts style evolved into several variations, including Craftsman, Mission, and Prairie.