Monday, May 18, 2015

Early 19th Century Craftsman Homes

Lately, I've been missing the bungalow lined streets of Seattle's Queen Anne, Capitol Hill and Wallingford neighborhoods. And yesterday, I happened upon Antique Home Style, a website that features hundreds of original floor plans and elevation drawings. I've always understood homes as a reflection of society's values. That's why its so fascinating to watch residential architecture change over the decades - it reveals a set of shifting values. The Arts & Crafts era of architecture has always resonated with me. Take a look...












5 comments:

Betsy said...

This is fascinating. While wandering the Seattle Capitol Hill region I see a number of houses similar to the two story floor plan. Many have added or reconfigured, but the basic foot print is there. I (with others) explored a construction project near my home where one lot will now have a duplex and two town homes - 3 stories high, squeezed into space with alley and building view - and no central flow or ambiance. Density dwelling has overcome design in these cases. However, fun to have family living in a Wallingford Craftsman.

NotesFromAbroad said...

3rd one up from the bottom .. I am waiting to see if the owners will accept my offer of a small version of that house. In NY State :)
I adore Craftsman homes and everything made in those days .. I have quite a few pieces of furniture and pottery etc .. mostly from family.
I just feel better in a home that was built so well and lasts so long with looks that never go out of style.
*Oh that I could say that about myself lol*

Emily said...

L-O-V-E!!!!

Debbie said...

Yes!! My dream? To one day own and live in a Craftsmen style bungalow. It's been a long time dream. Love them !!!

Shavonda Gardner said...

Absolutely love craftsman homes. They are my fav, with Spanish bungalows coming in a close second.