In a sea full of Colonial and Cape style homes, could New Englanders be taking a liking to Craftsman style homes?
Like all design trends, they tend to repeat themselves. In the late 19th century through the early 1930’s, American Craftsman Style homes were the home style of choice for the expanding American Middle class. The Craftsman home plan is still extremely popular today with their lasting influence and attention to detail, but we don’t see too many here in New England. From the Mid-West to the West Coast it remains a favorite home style of choice. Many house plans have desirable wide front porches supported by tapered columns. Materials often include stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco. Other features may also include large gables, shed dormers, decorative brackets or timber detailing. Interior features are comparable to traditional open floor plan homes, like most newer Colonial features, giving plenty of living space for the 21st Century family.
As we see more and more tear downs in the dense Suburbs of Boston, take notice. This style home is on the rise and it’s a nice welcoming change from the sea of Cape and Colonial style homes we here in New England are accustomed to. Could this change from our traditional New England homes be hard for some and come with a little resistance, possibly. However it’s hard to resist this Craftsman style with it’s notable attention to detail. It’s hard to not to slow down, stop even to take notice of these homes, while driving through towns where once stood a smaller Cape or Colonial.
Are you thinking about your next home? Is building a home in your future? Maybe you’ll consider the Craftsman Style home. It’s a nice change to compliment our New England landscape.
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Mary Beth Buliung, Architectural House Fanatic