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Architectural Tutorial: Craftsman Style

The Craftsman Style, otherwise known as Arts and Crafts, was based on the Arts and Crafts movement in Europe led by English architect William Morris in the early 1900s. At the time, art, furniture and residential architecture reflected the Industrial Revolution and Victorian Era, where machines introduced mass production. The Craftsman Style intended to combat this by focusing on a simpler lifestyle, centered around handcrafted elements, natural materials and straight lines, both horizontal and vertical. Built-in furniture, staircase details, stained glass windows and many other elements were constructed with the same "carved and polished wooden aesthetic" throughout the home (Walker 180).

The most famous Craftsman architects were Charles & Henry Greene out of California. They were a major influence on the Craftsman Style spreading in the West and were best known for their bungalows. They incorporated other styles from England, Japan, Scandanavia and Switzerland into the exterior and simple interior design of their creations. They took personal interest in every aspect of their projects, designing everything from the hardware and leaded windows to built-in and movable furniture.

One of Greene & Greene's most famous designs, the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA, was designed for David & Mary Gamble of Procter & Gamble Company in 1908.
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The front entry door of the Gamble House displays a "Tree of Life" design, a leaded glass, handcrafted masterpiece.
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Another famous Greene & Greene Arts & Crafts design, the Pratt House was designed in 1909, infusing Japanese artful beauty and American practicality.
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Another Craftsman Style pioneer was Gustav Stickley, an architect of Craftsman Style residences who was famous for his Craftsman furniture designs. He also started the publication titled, The Craftsman, a magazine that "took the basic ideas behind the English Arts & Crafts philosophy and moulded them to suit an American environment" (The Textile Blog).

Stickley's illustration of a living room fireplace built-in, published in The Craftsman in 1905.
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Here are a few of Visbeen Associates' Craftsman Style designs for your viewing pleasure...

The low-pitched rooflines, stylish overhangs and the earthy palette of the exterior blend in with it's environment and are carried in throughout the interior of this Arts & Crafts Style design called the Amblewood.

True craftsmanship and detailed woodworking are manifested in Amblewood's staircase, reminiscent of Greene & Greene details of the past. Click here to read our architectural tutorial and learn about this type of stair.

The Hampshire is one of our uniquely modern Craftsman Style designs.

The Hampshire's inglenook hearth with charming tiled fireplace is flanked by a pair of cushioned, built-in benches and pays homage to Stickley's designs. Click here to read our articles on other fetching & functional built-ins.
The Clareville is a cottage Craftsman design with an abundance of artful attention to detail.

Simplified lines, a low-pitched roof, tapered columns and exposed rafters characterize the exterior of this updated Arts & Crafts design called the Lillington.

Craftsman quality and Mission-style amenities are hallmarks of the Richmond's versatile design.

Stubblebine, Ray. Stickley's Craftsman Homes: Plans, Drawings, Photographs. Layton: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2006.
Walker, Lester. American Homes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1981.

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Energetic Dream Home on The Coast

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Infill Home Designs

The first question you may have is, what is infill? Infill is simply defined as, "the use of vacant land and property within a built-up area for further construction or development, especially as part of a neighborhood preservation or limited growth program."1 In recent years, we have seen a shift from urban sprawl to downtown residential development. Metropolitan areas are once again becoming the epicenter for work and entertainment, so instead of building homes in the suburbs, people are moving closer to where the downtown action is happening. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 80% of Americans now live in metropolitan areas.2 Some cities like Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado have put into place urban infill initiatives specifically to encourage metropolitan growth and to combat urban sprawl.3 Cities like Grand Rapids, Michigan have established "tax-free" zones to advocate residency in the heart of the city.

Are you interested in living closer to your city's center? Do you own a lot in an established neighborhood that is in need of a fitting home design? You have come to the right place -Visbeen Associates has been designing infill homes for quite some time, especially in cities like East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Check out just a few examples of our infill home designs...

The Beaconsfield was designed for a newly-cleared lot in an established, traditional neighborhood.

This Queen Anne cottage won first place at the Traditional Building Design Challenge in 2008. David & Jonathan Lorenz, of Visbeen Associates, designed this narrow cottage to contextually fit on a lot in one of Chicago's historic neighborhoods in North Lawndale.

The exterior of this brick bungalow is reminiscent of home designs of days past with the amenities and open floor plan of the homes of today, balancing the look of a historic home to fit it's surroundings on the outside and meeting the needs of a growing family on the inside.

This infill design, called the Haverhill, is a Georgian-style home whose symmetry, arched rooflines and stone masonry fit beautifully in the context of one of the oldest suburbs of it's county, with surrouding homes dating back to the early 1900's.4


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