A wonderful Craftsman style house. At the end of the nineteenth century, there was a turn away from the highly decorative styles of the late Victorian period. Machine-made and mass-produced ornamentation drew particular criticism, and a return to a simpler, hand-crafted aesthetic developed.
In architecture, the movement found expression in several types of houses that were built in great numbers in all parts of the nation. While the low-slung Bungalow form is the best known type of Craftsman style house. Here the form looks toward Mediterranean Revival style, while the porches hint at the Mission Revival variation on Spanish Colonial Revival style. It is not unusual for a Craftsman style house to have a mix of sources like this.
Many examples of the Craftsman style can be found in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.
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