John Barrentine and Chuck Marquardt of the RED Real Estate Group recently sold this stunning Craftsman in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood, and affirm that the discerning use of color, including classic red and yellow on an olive background, added immensely to the curb appeal.
Joanna Gaines was inspired by the arched door on this small, 1927 brick home. Restoring that single original feature – which had been concealed by an add-on porch – helped inform her design plan for the entire home.
Dark Gray Craftsman-Inspired Home With Attractive Landscaping
A beautifully-landscaped yard and paved walkway lead to this charming two-story Craftsman-style home. Craftsman style emphasizes natural materials — wood, stone and brick. Wide front porches and low-pitched roofs are typical.
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe occuppies a remodeled home in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The impetus for the project was to create the "book retailer of the future." Achieving this vision required an adaptive reuse design, an addition and a pioneering approach to the neighborhood bookstore. The challenge would be to convert a dilapidated single-story Craftsman into a refurbished mixed-use project. The owners were dedicated to creating a balance of history and modern sustainability, so architect Jeff Pelletier imagined the building like an aged book cover with crisp, clean pages on the inside. In order to connect the space with the street-scape, Pelletier added a raised front porch for cafe seating.
Lake View: Howard Hughes’ Summertide Nevada Estate
The original log cabin main house holds court over spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. Summertide, a 5.5-acre property in Crystal Bay, Nev., once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes, has 500 feet of frontage on the famous lake. The Adirondack-style estate sits on five parcels and has a buoy and a pier to maximize waterfront living.
The new and spacious addition addresses the homeowners’ need for a larger porch stair landing and an expanded living room. The renovation of both spaces pays homage to the original historical design of the period.
Removing the aged awning and opening up the porch made all the difference in helping restore the home's traditional Craftsman appeal. Other exterior enhancements included subtly offsetting the existing trim in a khaki-cream and painting the front door in blue for added punch.