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Craftsman Foursquare

The Craftsman Bungalow is the hallmark of the Arts and Crafts movement in North America. It represents a flexible design that focuses on honest use of materials and creating a connection with nature.

Other Arts & Crafts styles: Bungalow, Craftsman, Tudor

Foursquare Exterior

Exterior Charateristics

  1. 1 to 1 1/2 stories
  2. Dormer Windows
  3. Exposed beams
  4. Low roofline
  5. Elephant foot pillars
  6. Generous Porch
  7. Multi-pane windows (3 over 1 etc.)
  8. Knee braces
  9. Double-hung windows

Arts & Crafts Interior Charateristics

Arts & Crafts Interior

  1. High quality wood trim
  2. Stained-glass windows behind fireplace
  3. Built-in furniture and shelving
  4. Lantern type light fixtures
  5. Quarter-sawn oak floors
  6. Fireplace in Living Room
  7. Gustav Stickley furniture
  8. Elephant foot pillars (see exterior)

Decorating the Interior

For more information on early 1900's bungalows see The Craftsman Bungalow, and Bungalow Mania.

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