So many models of homes in America, for example Craftsman House, Victorian style, Farmhouse etc.
But we don’t discuss other styles.
Why is this style that we are discussing? First, the Craftsman House style is very attractive, easy to apply.
Secondly, the Craftsman House design uses materials that can be easily found.
With a little decorating skills, the handmade touch itself is the hallmark of this house.
Having typical wide terrace, and beams that hold the house canopy and large columns, this house is very comfortable to live in.
What is The Craftsman House
The Craftsman House is a contemporary American model of architecture, interior design, and decorative art style.
It began in the last years of the 19th century or was estimated to be around the 1860’s.
The hallmark of Craftsman homes is a low and protruding roof with a gable or hipped roof (modification of a pyramid / trapezoidal roof), an open window grille.
It also has reinforcing elbow under a very beautiful roof terrace, a front porch under the extension of the main roof, the tapered roof support square, double-glazed windows, hand-made stone or wood, and symmetrical shapes.
This can not be separated from the start of the retreat of the Victorian Style era where houses were built in a very complex form, complete with towers that symbolized the social disparity of the bourgeoisie at that time.
With an asymmetrical shape, a small back room that places a maid in the back area with as little space as possible.
While the Craftsman House is the opposite.
Craftsman House is a kind of innovation put forward by a number of architectures to accommodate homes that are more friendly to American workers.
With a lower cost because unlike Victorian homes that have 2-3 stories or levels, the shape is symmetrical and full of personal or handmade touches that are even more attractive.
The Craftsman House, does not separate the owner’s space and household assistant, because at that time American hard-working people did not have an assistant to hire.
Therefore this house is very friendly where the back corners of the house that was small, narrow and near the kitchen, are made open and comfortable so that the whole family can gather at any time of the day or night.
The division of the Craftsman house is not as complex as a Victorian house, where there is a Formal Dining Room, long aisles and various openings.
The Craftsman house is more simple, populist and very functional.
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