Maybe you’re already a Craftsman fan who can spot a hipped roof at 50 paces. Or maybe you’re more in the “Frank Lloyd Who?” camp. Either way, take a look at the Modern Craftsman elevation styles available at Stepping Stone. You may find just the home style you’ve been craving.
Six Shea models are available in three styles, one of which is Modern Craftsman (seen in these images). Taking their cues from the early 20th century American Craftsman aesthetic, these home exteriors feature telltale details such as mixed materials that include handcrafted wood and stonework, low-pitched rooflines, multi-paned windows, and clean, crisp lines.
Just in case you didn’t opt for that Architecture 101 class, the American Craftsman style grew out of the 18th century British Arts and Crafts movement. Reacting to the Industrial Revolution’s depersonalizing, mass production practices as well as the overblown, fussy details of the Victorian period, this new movement emphasized handwork, natural materials, and simplicity. Perhaps its most highly recognized proponent was the venerated American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
This timelessly appealing design lives on in historic, urban neighborhoods such as Denver’s Wash Park and Park Hill. But for families who prefer a new home (and all the delightfully carefree plumbing and low-maintenance electrical that suggests), Stepping Stone offers the ideal compromise. The Modern Craftsman elevation artfully blends period detailing with up-to-the-minute styling and floor plans tailored to the needs of today’s families.
So, if the clean lines of Modern Craftsman speak to your heart, think about one of these models at Stepping Stone. And when you’re ready to complete your new home’s look, get inspired on the Craftsman-oriented pages of Houzz and Pinterest.