The result of the Arts and Crafts Movement between about 1880 and 1920, Craftsman style homes have an emphasis on natural materials like wood, stone and brick. They have wide front porches and low-pitched roofs. The most famous example of this style is surely the Gamble House. Now a National Historic Landmark, it was designed by brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene of the architectural firm Greene and Greene. Constructed between 1908-9, it served as the home for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company.
The Craftsman style boomed during the first 30 years of the 20th century, but was replaced by mid-century modern architecture, including the ranch, soon after. Today, however, the style is back. Real estate website Trulia commissioned a poll of 2,000, finding that 43 percent of respondents named craftsman as a favorite style. Close behind, ranch and colonial homes came in at 41 percent and 36 percent, respectively. Here’s how to create an open, Craftsman-style kitchen.