Getting to Know a Craftsman Home
In the 1880’s English designers such as John Ruskin, William Morris and Phillip Webb began the Arts and Crafts movement which celebrated simple, handcrafted forms using natural materials. Inspired by the movement, California brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene applied the discipline to architecture to bring us the Craftsman.
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1100 Wolfe St, Jacksonville, FL 32205 | Zillow
Zestimate® Home Value: $214,321. Complete five month renovation on this 1920's American Craftsman Bungalow. Completely new plumbing, new electrical, new 30 year architectural roof, and new dual AC units. Completely renovated kitchen with full pantry, granite counter-tops, glass tile back splash, Samsung stainless steel appliances, stainless steel apron front sink. Master suite includes huge double walk-in his & her closets, master bath with double shower, jacuzzi tub, dual sink vanity with…
As good as new: Whole-house remodels become more common in new economy
Steve Raze looked at the green shag carpet, dark wood paneling and the gold Formica kitchen countertops and knew he'd found the perfect house. The Cape Cod-style home, built in the early 1950s, had good bones but a tired appearance. Raze and his business partner, Marc Rogers, saw past "what was"; to "what could be"; and went to work. Five months later, they unveiled a home that boasts the modern amenities and cosmetics of new construction with the comfortable charm of a home in a…
Arts and Crafts Architecture: Craftsman, Prairie, Four-square Houses
If you are fortunate enough to own an Arts & Crafts home, you own a gem — an American original — full of hand-crafted details that are rarely seen in modern housing. That 6,000 square foot McMansion that your boss just bought is built out of 1/2 inch gypsum board walls, painted MDF moldings and carpeting over OSB subflooring. Yours is full of thick, plaster walls, varnished quarter-sawn oak trim with oak strip flooring over a thick pine subfloor. Of course, your floor squeaks and his doesn't…