Arts & Crafts Houses


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

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Tudor Revival home

A Preserved Tudor Revival

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

1913 Tudor

Tudor Arts & Crafts Houses

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

Texas bungalow

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.


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.

Portland Craftsman

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.

bungalow living room, vintage furnishings

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.

Craftsman-styled exterior

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.

The formal foyer, somewhat unusual for a Craftsman house, showcases stained and shellacked woodwork of Douglas fir. The library table and large Morris chair are Grand Rapids’ Lifetime Furniture antiques.

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.

Prairie style American Foursquare living room

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.

Living room with Stickley furniture

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.

Craftsman bungalow

Restored Craftsman Bungalow House 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.

bungalow home

A Family-Friendly Bungalow

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

arts & crafts fireplace

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.

Open shelving in the kitchen helps keep the space light and airy; the family room is seen beyond.

Saving a Craftsman House in Seattle

This 1906 Craftsman was too good to raze—so its preservation-minded owners moved it to a new location.

Built right on the lake, the old cottage (bottom) was badly rotted. Handsome windows and new fiber-cement siding (top) improved its looks.

New Life for a Lakefront Cottage

Nestled by the water, snug in pretty new outerwear, this cottage will weather another century.

With a flat ceiling and smaller hearth, the generous family room in the new addition (bottom) pays homage to the original great room (top) without stealing its thunder.

New Addition for an Arts & Crafts House

The owner used his packaging-designer mind to maintain the brand when adding on to a venerable bungalow.

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