Arts & Crafts Houses

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Learn how to restore and decorate various styles of Arts & Crafts houses and bungalows.

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Restoration of Sears Kit Bungalow

A couple embarks on the restoration of a Sears kit bungalow, aiming to reverse a mid-century Colonial-style remodeling. Replacing one wall with a period colonnade lets light flow front to back.

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Arts & Crafts Revival Home

A new Arts & Crafts-style house made by craftspeople satisfies the desire for detail.

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Arts & Crafts Craftsman Makeover

With generous living space yet a focus on the outdoors, an undistinguished cottage is rebuilt in the Craftsman tradition.

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Restored Craftsman Bungalow Simplified

Fake siding and popcorn ceilings didn’t faze restoration veterans who saw the inherent charm of this Craftsman bungalow-style Colonial Revival House in northwest Oregon. They set about making it right again.

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A Preserved Tudor Revival

A unique mix of Tudor Revival and Arts & Crafts design, this 1912 house in Portland, Oregon, remained remarkably intact.

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Tudor Arts & Crafts Houses

The melding of two styles with similar roots, 1890–1920.

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A Texas Bungalow

A jewel of the Fairmount Historic District in Fort Worth, Texas, this chalet–bungalow has the quintessential Arts & Crafts interiors with period lighting, pottery, and Stickley furniture.

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Renovating a Craftsman in Santa Monica

An unkempt Craftsman-era house in a Santa Monica enclave gets a modern overhaul for a growing family—with careful preservation of the past.

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Radical Craftsman Restoration

After a 1960s remodeling that succeeded in changing its very style, the Craftsman house in Portland, Oregon, was virtually unrecognizable. Then the right family came along.

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A Restored 1916 Bungalow

With an artist’s eye, curated collections, and a whole new palette for rooms inside, Gwen Jones fine-tunes a handsome 1916 bungalow.

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Following Preservation Guidelines

Three families go in on a renovation, gaining knowledge and finding success as they adopt preservation guidelines.

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Downsizing to a Bungalow

Downsizing and moving into town, this homeowner, an accomplished gardener, kept things simple.

The main bath blends history and reinvented objects.

Restoring a Craftsman Farmhouse

Fueled by a passion to restore the house’s classic Craftsman lines, two home owners commenced renovation and, in the process, uncovered multiple mysteries.

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Pasadena Bungalow with Original Woodwork

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to bring back a great old house. In the case of this 1909 chalet-bungalow, it took two!

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Builder's Bungalow

A jewel of a builder's bungalow is restored with integrity.

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A Prairie Foursquare in Memphis

The 1903 house in Memphis, Tennessee, is a boldly detailed example of the Midwest Prairie School genre on the familiar foursquare type. The well-preserved house never looked better than now.

Before home-owners Tim and Paula Schmitt (below) bought the bungalow, it was obscured by towering pine trees growing in the front and back yards.

Bargain Bungalow

A Chicago couple transforms a neighborhood eyesore into an inviting home—on a reasonable budget.

The dining room’s Italian-villa red and avocado green were early colors found on the original plaster. Chris reinstalled a plate rail and wainscoting by following ghosted outlines on the wall; he also replaced columns.

Bungalow on a Budget

If you keep it simple, you can restore a period home on a modest budget.

The landscape was designed to bring out the earthy historic colors found in the freshly completed paint job.

Colorful Craftsman

With a nod to Modernism, Garrison Hullinger and J Jones refine a 1909 Portland Foursquare saved from the wrecking ball.

Green Motawi tiles and a new mantel and bookshelves made of salvaged fir replaced the subpar arrangement that the owners inherited with the house.

Arts & Crafts Farmhouse Makeover

After a remodel on this 1927 Arts & Crafts farmhouse missed the mark, a pair of Oregon homeowners stepped in to take it in the right direction.

Mercer tiles above the main entrance display dates of architectural changes; 2008 blends in with tilework set in 1904—much as the current restoration proves a seamless fit.

An Arts & Crafts Gem Restored

Despite a failing roof and decades of damage, an Arts & Crafts home gets rescued and restored.

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Old New York Cottage Gets an Arts & Crafts Interior

Plain-spoken and sturdy, the ca. 1900 house wants to be Arts & Crafts inside. With period colors and Morris-designed wallpapers, a delighted owner has played up the natural chestnut woodwork.

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A Family-Friendly Bungalow

For a budding family in Fort Worth, Texas, living in a historic house is just better.

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Restoration of an Arts & Crafts Gem

Architect Will Price’s Arts & Crafts gem in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, gets a new lease on life thanks to a thoughtful—and meticulous—restoration.

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Reversing a Sixties Update

When it comes to old homes, not all renovations are stellar. Sometimes updates left over from previous owners are better reversed.

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