Arts & Crafts and/or Craftsman Style

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  1. nana-san

    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    I am curious to know if one were building a home what would be some aspects that could combine the Arts & Crafts style home with the Craftsman style. Or are there purists out there who would never combine the two styles.


    Any thoughts?
     
  2. TNHermit

    TNHermit Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Those two are the the same Craftsman may be a little more inclusive.
    Are you thinking about greene & greene or maybe prairie style. they all pretty much run the same idea but have their own fans
     

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    Westwood Well-Known Member

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    What works is what YOU like. To heck with the purists!
     
  4. FolioMark

    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    Strictly speaking from an architectural historians point of view, its a non issue.
    They are really pretty much the same style. Perhaps you could make the case that Arts and Crafts style houses...like the work of Greene and Greene are more up market and that craftsman style homes are more plebian, the middle class poor mans version of the high class style, but frankly its splitting hairs in my book. :rolleyes:
     
  5. nana-san

    nana-san Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll look up Greene and Greene.
     
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    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    Heres a website for the Gamble House the best known work of Greene and Greene.
    http://www.gamblehouse.org/

    Lots of photos to look at. The real issue with Arts and Crafts and Greene and Greene is that the woodwork is extremely intricate and expensive.
    Lots of very interesting but costly joinery. You better have deep pockets or lots of time and woodworking experience if you plan to reproduce the Greene and Greene style. Craftsman homes are for the handyman and the financially challenged. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks again.