What Is A Craftsman

Dated: July 3 2016

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Image title Pearce Anderson House  - 809 East 46th street 

   When I first moved to Austin, the first thing I noticed and loved were the houses with the large porches and columns. Driving through Tarrytown and Hyde Park I saw many of these homes which reminded me of a bungalow. These beautiful charming cottage styles are reminiscent of small towns with Main Streets and the local Diner. Paired with  pastel shades like yellow or blue with the hardy plank or wood paneling these homes look welcoming. Below is a bit of the history of this type of bungalow home.

   Cozy  with ample  porches, the craftsman style home was first developed as a rally against industrialization and factory building. The Arts and Crafts Movement  encouraged originality, simple forms , local materials and handcrafted elements with a goal of providing  modest homes for a rapidly expanding American middle class. The Pearce Anderson house, above, was built in 1911 in Austin. Its exterior is crafstman style. It was scheduled for demolition for a development project but was purchased by the City of Austin in 1992. It was designated by the National Registry of Historic Places as a landmark candidate, while owned by the City of Austin, therefore it was restored and relocated by the Texas Historical Commission.
Austin's unique Craftsman or bungalow style homes are especially predominant in Tarrytown and Hyde Park areas.  They are also in new developments in Cedar Park, Austin and Pflugerville. Interested in seeing Craftsman style homes for sale? Give me a call! or Text me at 505-629-3503.

Liz Woodall, Realtor


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