Craftsman home style was an early 20th-century American invention, influenced by the English Arts & Crafts movement, and a reaction in part to the soullessness of Moderism.
In California in particular, Craftsman became the default style for Bungalow homes. From the west coast Craftsman Bungalows spread across the country - there are numerous examples in the close suburbs of most large cities in America.
Properly done, a Craftsman home can contribute to a closer relationship between a home and the people who live in it - something that should be the goal of any new home design.
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