Like this new house in Iowa, recent projects show that the Arts & Crafts Revival continues to thrive -- and evolve with the resurgence of craftsmanship and sustainable design.
Mike and Susan Hoien (Hoien Construction, Spirit Lake, IA) were diligent in their research once they committed to building themselves an Arts & Crafts-inspired home. Motifs throughout show a command of the original style and even of the movement’s antecedents in Great Britain. Although they incorporated aspects of Prairie School, Shingle Style, and Craftsman houses, the interior maintains a consistent flow through the use of nature imagery and a naturalistic palette.
Photos by Paul Crosby
Proving that American A&C goes beyond Stickley’s Mission style, this house by architect Matthew Bialecki drew inspiration from Adirondack lodges, some of the work of Greene and Greene, and his client’s pleasant memories of a lakefront vacation home. The result is a spacious house that blends the Craftsman vocabulary and a rough-hewn, organic aura with the latest in energy efficiency.
Photos by Gross and Daley
Revival magic happened in this New Jersey house completed by two artist-decorators. They distressed oak cabinets, created stencils (using state-of-the-art software and materials) to make hand-painting go faster, glazed exterior shingles (made of a modern product, not wood), and added shredded raffia to sandstone plaster. The result is a house that looks old world – anything but new. Learn more at www.specfindesigns.com
Photos by Bob Skinner