This gorgeous historic home from the Arts and Crafts period shows the incredible influence of Japanese and Asian styling married to a traditional Craftsman style home. The home's unique personality is highlighted by its low pitched rooflines and overall pagoda style.
The original entry of this historic 1930s hacienda had been obliterated by previous renovations and additions. Designers stripped it back but still wanted more original texture and character, so they sourced antique firebrick from Spain and used it in key areas to re-create the exposed original structure.
This prairie home style, made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright, was designed to harmonize with the rolling hills of the Midwest farmlands. It is characterized by long roof lines, cantilevers and lots of windows. This example combines brick, wood and limestone.
The carriage house, designed to store and display an impressive car collection, is nestled among the trees. The structure, resembling an old barn, relates to its surroundings and provides an area for running the cars' motors outdoors and includes space for outdoor display.
Popular in the Midwest, the prairie home is known for its defining horizontal lines. Prairie was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans. Prairie-style homes also feature long flat roofs, rows of windows, horizontal lines and organic patterns.
Leading the way to the second floor living area, a narrow hallway includes a low, built-in bookcase on one side to display art, books and personal treasures. The real show-stopper, though, is the vaulted ceiling with craftsman-style skylights to match the overall design of the space.
Modern slatted doors separate the living room of this historic bungalow from the rooms beyond. The transitional home is filled with a mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings, creating a pleasing mix with the traditional architecture.