This beautiful home features the basics of Craftsman style: an inviting front porch plus strong lines that include multiple roof planes and contrasting trim around the door and windows. Even the green and gold colors come from a typical Craftsman palette.
Stacked stone walls, a wood planked ceiling and lantern sconces create a warm, welcoming front entry. Patterned glass on the sidelights and transom window gives the front door a distinct Craftsman look.
This master bathroom features a walnut double vanity built in the simple, functional lines hailed by the Arts and Crafts Movement, Subway tiled walls in a buttery yellow and floor tiles in a green-beige accentuate the Craftsman look. Period sconces on either side of the vanity mirrors tie the bathoom to the past.
The simple design of the craftsman era is evident in this prairie style home. Square porch columns and low-pitched roofs are characteristic of this style. Dark green awnings standout against a neutral exterior.
Built in 1905, this two-story masonry house outside of Chicago had a lot going for it before its renovation. The residence featured numerous architectural details designed by turn-of-the-century architect Frederick Lehmer, including beautiful wood carvings that sat atop masonry columns on the porch. However, the home’s original porch steps made it difficult to enter – one of the main reasons the homeowners decided to remodel. They wanted the front porch rebuilt and a large porch landing constructed, yet they also wanted to maintain the historical character of their home.
The design of this home gym is kept simple and clean, allowing for plenty of space and focus for a good workout. The machines are surrounded with open floor space for a safe environment. Glass French doors can enclose the room while still providing a view into the living area. Wooden cabinets keep accessories stored easily and out of sight.