Craftsman architecture is notable for its practical design characteristics. The extended eaves and covered entry porch help reduce heat gain during the summer months when air conditioning requirements are highest.
The tropical house features Craftsman style architecture and a metal roof. To create a cohesive design, many of the exterior materials, including board and batten and tongue and groove wood planking, are used in the interior spaces as well.
Drawing strength from Frank Lloyd Write’s philosophy of organic architecture, every element of the 8,000-square-foot home was designed in relation to one another. From the Mission-style furniture to the exposed beams, the home is alive with Craftsman character.
The owners of this craftsman-style home wanted a kitchen update that allowed them to keep existing appliances while improving the room's space plan. Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops and striking green subway tile give the space a whole new look that keeps with the architecture.
HGTV Design Star contestant Karl Sponholtz designed this kitchen addition, including the custom cabinetry and paneling. "I wanted to give the traditional Georgian architecture a modern aesthetic — dreamy!," he says. The spacious white kitchen combines the best of both worlds with traditional, craftsman style cabinets and sleek marble counter tops and island. The over sized, but elegant, chandelier accentuates a tray ceiling while recessed lights help to fill every inch of this space with light. A large, black table set against wall-to-wall windows not only provides the perfect meeting place to enjoy breakfast but also a bold contrast for the space.