Craftsman Style House - Dallas TX
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Craftsman houses are typically found in older areas of the City of Dallas and can be found in the areas of East Dallas and Kessler Park. This style house is sought after by those wanting an older styling of architecturally significant properties in the area. The style of home started in Dallas around the early 1900's and some of the most coveted Craftsman style homes are the ones which are close to, or over, 100 years old.
Craftsman style houses are located mainly in the 75206, 75214, 75208 and 75209 zip codes of Dallas. The Craftsman homes in Dallas TX price from approximately the mid $100,000's to close to/over $1,000,000 depending upon the size, condition of the home, year constructed and location of the property.
The square footage on the Craftsman homes in Dallas will range from approximately 1000 on the low end for the homes with two or fewer bedrooms to over 4000 square feet on those homes we'd consider to be luxury. Of course, the bigger the square footage, the more bedrooms, and bathrooms the home will usually have. The newer construction Craftsman real estate listings will also give buyers the current, popular upgrades like granite counters, media rooms, game rooms, multiple garage spaces, custom swimming pools and more.
Buyers of Craftsman homes can find those properties originally built around the 1920's and 1930's, but may also find new construction homes in Craftsman style by builders replicating the looks of certain neighborhoods in Dallas. The Craftsman style properties built in the 1920's and 1930's can be found on the M Streets, in Lakewood, Greenway Parks, Kessler Park, North Oak Cliff, and a few other areas.
While newer construction Craftsman real estate will generally draw a higher price per square foot than older Craftsman homes, there is an exception to that standard rule of thumb. The older houses which have been restored and brought back to their original glory will get an even higher price per square foot than the new construction homes. This is because the purest buyer looking for the Craftsman style will appreciate the older and more original home vs the new Craftsman. Buyers wanting this architectural style of home tend to know exactly what they want.
Most of the Craftsman style homes in the Dallas area will be zoned to the Dallas Independent School District. In the Lakewood and M Streets area, children will attend Woodrow Wilson High School. In the Kessler Park area, children will attend Sunset High School and in the North Dallas and Greenway Parks area, the children will be zoned to either Jefferson High School or WT White High School.
One of the most recognizable architectural styles of real estate in the United States are Craftsman homes, and it's likely because of its charm.
Craftsman homes come in one and two-stories and are defined by their garbled roofs that are either front or side facing, differing roof planes, overhanging eaves, dormer windows, wide porches with painted square or tapered columns, and a chimney and foundation walls covered in stone. As for the siding, it's a mix of slats or wood shingles, stone cladding, and stucco. The homes' windows often have inset stained glass panels, usually in a geometric design.
On the inside, these homes typically have an open floor plan on the main level along with built-in bookcases, window seats, and cabinets. Continuing the wood theme, the beams, raptors, and support poles are made of wood, as are the wainscoting and flooring. When it comes to the hearth and fireplace, they are generally stone, though, at times, you'll find them made of brick.
It's said that the landscaping for Craftsman homes should look natural and blend into its surrounding. One of the most common features is a pergola and many homeowners pair them with a trellis so they can have beautiful climbing vines.
When it comes to flowers, it's common for homeowners to choose those that were popular generations ago, such as roses, pansies, lilacs, and foxglove.
Foliage is another important element as it keeps the true essence of the Craftsmen design. Some good choices are Golden Creeping Jenny and Red-leaf Japanese Barberry.
The History of Craftsman Homes
Craftsman style homes originated during the Arts and Crafts Movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally, these homes were built for wealthy West Coast residents from wood and materials found in nature.
Craftsman homes have become incredibly popular with young buyers and preservationists who want to restore a Craftsman back to its original glory.
Traditional Craftsman homes are as different as the residents living in them. Some are going to prefer a more laid-back lifestyle with cozy furniture and children's toys scattered across the floor, while others are going to want a formal style where their home is more "dressed up" perhaps with unique antique pieces and fancier furniture.