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Craftsman Contemporary

by Regina Cole
Craftsmanship and intimate spaces define a new house that’s part modern, part rustic, and part North Carolina vernacular.
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Dreaming Up a Craftsman in Portland, Oregon

by Brian D. Coleman
Far away, a girl longed for a house like this one, and when she grew up, she found it. . . A 1914 Craftsman house IS restored with sensitivity, and decorated with pizzaz.
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Woodwork & Finishes for the Craftsman Home

by Patricia Poore
Woodwork and trim are style-defining characteristics of bungalows, Tudors, and other houses of the Arts & Crafts period. Paneled walls and wainscots, plate rails, colonnades, built-ins like bookcases and breakfast nooks, ceiling beams, and robust moldings are being lovingly restored—and installed anew in houses of the revival.
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Revival Today This stunning modern Craftsman house rose on the foundations of a tired “oversize rambler” that sported a concrete-block first floor and stingy metal windows.

California Echo

by Brian D. Coleman
Led by construction manager Kevin Chick and architectural designer Joshua Stewman, a recent rebuild in Pebble Beach recalls the architectural legacy of Southern California.
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Furniture & Interior Style A hearth is the focal point of the living room.

A New Craftsman Interior

by Patricia Poore
This new interior for a recent house is a pleasing example of interpretive design: using the Arts & Crafts philosophy not to re-create the past, but in a contemporary twist on the revival.
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Textiles Kits allow you to re-create modern interpretations of very old patterns, like this Uzbek from Ehrman Tapestry.

Craftsman Pillow Kits

by Mary Ellen Polson
Popular since the second half of the 1800s, the pillow kit is widely available in revivals of historic patterns, especially those of the Arts & Crafts period—in which style simple stitches are fairly easy to learn and execute.
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Revival Today Materials are robust and details unfussy on the new house. Stained shingles and green and brown trim echo the stone of the first story.

English and American Traditions in a New Craftsman Home

by Patricia Poore
An enlightened architect's interpretation of British Arts & Crafts precedents, for a house in New Jersey.
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Furniture & Interior Style In the grand, circular living room in Jim Marrin’s apartment at the Castle Green, rare Stickley settles commingle with silk Fortuny lamps, Breuer’s Wassily chairs, sculpture, and a vintage Chinese rug.

Craftsman-Style Apartment at Castle Green

by Mary Ellen Polson
Marrin, a 22-year resident of the fabled Castle Green apartments, began collecting Stickley originals in the late 1960s. “I consider it the first modern furniture,” says the retired graphic designer and educator.
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Revival Today Entirely remodeled, the 1969 house more than doubled in size.

House Re-imagined: Craftsman-Style Interiors in a 1969 Seattle Bungalow

by Regina Cole
Rebuilt and expanded, a nothing box of a house has become a neighborhood-friendly bungalow with stone piers and stained shingles, and an updated Craftsman interior.
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Tiny Cabin to Craftsman Bungalow

by Brian D. Coleman
In a far corner of Washington State, a basic house is made over in a rustic Arts & Crafts vein, clad in cedar shingles and fieldstone masonry. Welcome to Raccoon Cottage!
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Doors, Windows & Garage Doors

Simpson Door

by Arts and Crafts Editor
Since 1912, hand-crafting some of the nation’s finest wood doors. Products include door series in the Craftsman and Shaker styles, plus the Mastermark and Mahogany Collections, and the interior Knotty Pine Doors collection.
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