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When choosing a paint color for your Craftsman-style home, go with colors that make the architecture stand out. This house was given a fresh coat of olive paint with white and cranberry trim, a sufficient departure from the surrounding greenery. The contrasting trim accents the horizontal lines of the stucco vintage bungalow.
The front porch roofs of Craftsman-style homes are often supported by tapered square columns, as seen here. Stone along the base of the porch and lanterns flanking the front door add interest to the facade.
Many Craftsman-style houses, such as the one seen here, have stone foundations, porch posts, and conspicuous chimneys. The contrasting yellow-and-white color combination brightens the exterior of this charming bungalow.
Arts and Crafts detailing gives this home character. Decorative brackets and exposed rafter tails lend architectural interest, as do square columns with brick bases that extend to the ground level. In keeping with the style, a wooden bench and flower boxes on the steps add curb appeal.
This Craftsman bungalow's broad proportions, deep eaves, and exposed brackets are typical of Arts and Crafts construction. Roofs are either single- or double-pitched.
This authentic two-story Craftsman home features stickwork, tapered porch columns, exposed rafters, wide eaves, and decorative brackets. Although Craftsman homes are traditionally seen in darker tones, this home has been painted a light blue-gray for a fresh look.
Many Craftsman-style houses feature a single upstairs dormer, and the windows may be arranged in groups. The low-pitched roof often forms a protective front porch--usually open but sometimes screened, as seen here.
Exterior renovations to this Craftsman-style home focused on playing up the Arts and Crafts aesthetic, which favors clean lines and natural materials. Horizontal lines are punctuated with deep eaves and heavy brackets. Additionally, cultured stone wraps the exposed basement with a combination of stucco and cedar shakes above.
This Craftsman-style home doesn't leap into full view all at once. It reveals itself a little more with each step through the courtyard and beyond the metal sculpture in front. Note the trellis treatment above the entrance.
A combination of earthy materials and a muted color palette lend Arts and Crafts style to this bungalow. The front entry features a sheltering cantilevered roof supported by wood and steel beams rather than posts. Wood supports on either side of the door anchor the entry and give it a balanced look.
Colorful flowers in window boxes dress up the exterior of this Craftsman-style cottage. A renovation of this home also included shingles, gables, window styles, rooflines, and details such as exposed rafter tails to help the new addition mimic the original structure.
The homeowners named this 1916 Craftsman bungalow "Camellia Cottage" after the 200-year-old camellia bushes around the property. The home is also flanked by many mature trees, which fits well with the back-to-nature attitude of Craftsman architecture.
A well-placed window box or an authentic period porch light can provide a focal point that sets the tone for an entire exterior. Garage doors can have even more power. The doors pictured here manage to stand out and blend in simultaneously, greatly enhancing the classic Craftsman styling of this home. Recessed panels in the garage doors mimic those in the front door, calling attention to the entry and lending the home a welcoming overall look.
The upper level of this home is an addition that blends seamlessly into the original 1911 Craftsman bungalow design. A garden of more than 100 plant species complements the architecture.