Living in Style: The Craftsman Bungalow
We’ve partnered with Andersen Windows to bring you the Home Style Library series, starting with the most popular home style in the U.S.: the Craftsman Bungalow.
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Your home’s architectural style says a lot about you. Just like your wardrobe conveys your personal style, the design elements of your home tell their own style story. Because we know the soul of a home is made up of every brick, we’ve partnered with Andersen Windows to bring you the Home Style Library series, which details the elements that make up the most popular home styles in the U.S.
Today, we starting with the most popular home style in the U.S.: the Craftsman Bungalow. Whether you’re looking for a new home or are remodeling a current one, we think you’ll find this series to be a window into your home’s makeup.
Craftsman-style houses emerged from the traditions of Arts & Crafts designs that originated in Europe around the turn of the 20th Century and can be found throughout the U.S. The bungalow was one of the most common home styles from the early to mid-1900s and remains popular today. The style promotes a simple decorative expression of structural elements.
Key features of the Craftsman Bungalow include:
• Shallow-pitched roofs with deep overhangs and exposed rafter tails at the eve overhang
• Deep, broad porch elements with expressive structural components such as rafters, brackets and columns
• A mixture of materials such as brick, shingles and siding
• Distinctive art glass features adding dimension and color
• Double-hung or casement windows with vertically proportioned grille patterns
• Deep front porches and exteriors accented with natural stone or rock are common
While Craftsman Bungalow homes are seen in communities from coast to coast, geographic variations to the style exist. In all variations, a devotion to handcrafted beauty, quality workmanship and use of natural materials is evident.
Here are just two examples of Craftsman-style homes listed with Coldwell Banker. Click on the links below to learn more.
For more information about identifying and building in the Craftsman Bungalow style, see the home style guide on Andersen’s website.
Victoria Keichinger is the Vice President, Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. When she's not managing national media and advertising for the Coldwell Banker brand at work, she finds herself most at home in Jersey City, NJ with her pre-school crush turned spouse and son. A true Francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.