I’ll bet more of you are going for walks now that the weather is warming up. Do you like to walk around pretty neighborhoods while admiring the daffodils and tulips? I know I do. One of my favorite housing styles I like to see on my walks is the charming craftsman style that originated right here in the U.S.
Classic bungalows have such great curb appeal and are considered an offshoot of the British Arts and Crafts style. Arts and crafts came into style after the extravagance of ornate Victorian homes.
Craftsman style grew in popularity in large part to their wide offering in catalogs. My first home was a Sears Kit catalog home. You might live in one yourself!
A pair of second-story bay windows creates a lot of curb appeal on this dark blue beauty of a home.
You’ll often find square or thick columns on the front a an arts and crafts style home. This one has pretty landscaping and an amazing picture window.
This is the type of street I like to walk down – except with more trees. There’s so much to look at and enjoy!
Here’s some houses that I’ve seen on my walks in various areas. This pretty blue home with a lime-green front door is in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
And how about this white charmer in the historic district of Aurora, Illinois? So many great houses to see in this university neighborhood.
This charming bungalow in Riverside is a bit more feminine looking but still has the classic low-slung roof and dormer windows.
A small gray bungalow in St. Charles, Illinois increases its curb appeal with a white picket fence and cottage flowers.
Red Adirondack chairs flank a mission style front door on a craftsman porch. Such an inviting welcome to a charming home.
Are you a fan of craftsman style homes? We have quite a few in our area and they’re always a joy to see.
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