The Craftsman style was similar to Arts and Crafts but less detailed. The value of natural materials and truth in form are still very evident.

The Craftsman style was similar in intent to Arts and Crafts with its use of handcrafted detailing and local, natural materials such as stone and wood. However, Craftsman homes were often more modest and many were based on ready-made plans. This attractive, affordable style became quite popular in Edmonton from the 1910s until the early 1930s. 

 

Characteristics

  • 1 - 2 stories 
  • Low-pitched gabled or hipped roofs
  • Cedar shingles used on the upper half of the house and cedar siding on the lower half
  • Wide overhanging eaves
  • Exposed rafters 
  • Decorative brackets under gables
  • Partial or full-width porches beneath overhang of main roof with tapered, square columns supporting roof
  • Double-hung windows with multiple lights over a single pane below. Multiple windows appear together in banks.
  • Shed, gabled or hipped dormers

 

Details

Character Defining Elements

Bay window, Brackets, Clapboard siding, Clinker brick, Columns, Corner boards, Exposed rafters, Gable roof, Half storey, Hipped gable roof, Hipped roof, Irregular footprint, Nailed frame structure, One storey, Pier or Pillar, Porch, Rectangular footprint, Stucco cladding, Two storeys, Wooden shingles

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