Portland Craftsman Homes Real Estate – Homes for sale
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Some of the nicest and most sought out homes for sale in Portland are Craftsman homes. The Craftsman style originated in Britain and was popularized in the United States by many different furniture makers, architects, interior designers and decorative artists. The style came about as a direct reaction to the opulence and ornate decorations of Victorian era homes and designs. Craftsman homes are known for their simplistic beauty, evidence of handicraft and use of local natural materials. Craftsman homes are known for their low pitched roof lines that are often gabled or hipped, long overhanging eaves, exposed rafters under the eaves, Frank Loyd Wright design styles, large front porches and mixed materials throughout the interior and exterior.
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This site features the homes and plans of Gustav Stickley, the leader of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
Ever thought of remodeling an old Craftsman? This person remodeled a Craftsman and documented the job.
Sears Roebuck used to sell Craftsman style kit homes, they are now known for their quality materials and are cherished relics of the early 20th century. This site features many images of Sears Roebuck kit houses as well as images of the home plans.