The American Foursquare house was a popular mail-order home from the mid 1890s to the mid 30s and was a reaction to the ornate Victorian period. The foursquare home incorporated elements of Prairie or Craftsman style. Today’s charming home tour showcases a beautiful American Foursquare called the Park Hill House.
Green rattan porch furniture with accents of red greet you on the wide front porch.
An impressive fireplace with custom molding takes center stage in the yellow and white living room. Stripes on the window valances echo the wood strips on the ceiling. More stripes are captures on the pillows.
Beautiful built-ins hug the large window at the far end of the dining room, revealing the home’s craftsman roots. They just don’t build ’em like this anymore.
This American Foursquare’s kitchen wears cottage appeal with white painted cabinets, subway tile, bead board on the ceiling, and an old fashioned school light.
On the other side of the kitchen is this adorable little breakfast nook. The windows have been given a subtle two-tone treatment and let in plenty of natural light. What a cheery space to enjoy your first meal of the day.
The foyer boasts natural wood work and a wide staircase. Custom molding finds its way up the staircase.
A twin bed is tucked into a small bedroom wrapped in windows and bead board. This charming home has so many architectural details that make it truly special.
Bedroom by Gary Brewer Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Soft blues create a serene bedroom with a built-in shelving unit that hides any clutter with mini doors.
Mission furniture enhances the craftsman style of this historic home.
I love the attention to details like the topography map on the wall and the collectibles on the dresser. Vintage boxes, old bowling pins, aqua pottery, and a large metal star creates a beautiful vignette.
Back outside, the patio is graced with vintage porch furniture dressed in cheery, striped cushions and pillows. The wrought iron table adds a feminine touch!
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