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Architectural Spotlight | Craftsman Homes

Originally a rally against prominent Victorian-era design, the Craftsman style home was first popularized in the late 1800’s. Up until World War I, when the Craftsman movement slowed, Gustav Stickley was at the forefront of the style creating hand-crafted artistic bungalows for the working class. After World War II, world-renowned designer Frank Lloyd Wright evolved Stickley’s original designs into the popular ranch-style homes that dot nearly every neighborhood across the United States.

The Craftsman movement saw a resurgence in the 1990’s – one that continues today. Let’s experience this popular architectural style with five captivating Craftsman homes.


$3,200,000 USD | Harrison, Idaho | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

A Coeur d’Alene trophy home, this waterfront Craftsman home is private, yet spacious, boasting over 230 feet of waterfront and over 8,400 square-feet of living space. Comprising five bedrooms, five-and-one-half baths, this home features radiant heated floors, five fireplaces, hand-stressed oak flooring, outdoor kitchen, and a deck ideal for enjoying majestic sunsets.


$4,950,000 USD | Calistoga, California | Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty

This beautiful craftsman/vineyard estate enjoys an ideal location in the valley with views over sprawling Zinfandel vines, plus hundreds of acres of other vineyards and gorgeous sunset vistas. The main house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and includes a one-bedroom apartment. The game rooms are perfect for playing billiards or cards and the wine cellar and bar make for a gathering place to enjoy the property’s vintages.

From Cape Cods to Castles, discover homes’ design roots in previous installments of Architectural Spotlight


3 988 000 $ CAD | British Columbia, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Located in the highly desirable lifestyle community of Beach Grove, this oceanfront Craftsman home enjoys views of Boundary Bay and close proximity to Vancouver. The home’s gourmet kitchen features Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, bespoke cabinetry, and granite countertops among its finishing materials. The detached outbuilding has parking for three cars, a full bathroom, a prep bar, and a second story flex space.


$3,995,000 USD | Bethesda, Maryland | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by award-winning architect Sutton Yantis and constructed by acclaimed Sandy Spring Builders, this Colonial Craftsman home contains over 9,300 square-feet of unparalleled finishes, materials and expert workmanship. A dramatic center hall entry foyer with 10 foot ceilings and exotic stenciled hardwood floor introduces a sensational floor plan traditional in its function, but open and its design. From the elegant formal living and dining rooms with custom millwork, to the stunning gourmet kitchen, no detail has been compromised in presenting this masterpiece of Craftsman architectural execution.


$3,695,000 USD | Durango, Colorado | Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty

Privately situated on a forest bench looking across the north Animas River Valley, this exquisite 35-acre property with a custom lap-siding, stucco, and moss rock home features a unique and elegant design that incorporates a multitude of stunning views from virtually every window within the home. The estate includes an impressive array of luxury features and is surrounded by the natural beauty of the exclusive Celadon gated community and its amenities.

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