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Craftsman Bungalow by Built4ever Craftsman Bungalow by Built4ever
There was quite a bit of interest in a house I designed that was craftsman style, so here's a real one from downtown Greenville, SC, drawn in my sketch book in pencil from the street (no photo) , plus I measured and sketched the porch, a perfect porch. Some of these were "kit" houses, which means that a catalog company like Sears sold a complete kit to build this house, and you built it yourself (with help.)
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guardiannnangel Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  New member
Heres the house I wanted to build. Is this house expensive to build? Does the curve in the roof line add a lot of cost?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
On this particular design it's not that bad. This is a small bungalow supposedly from a kit. Very good design, small by our standards, but could be adapted. I was especially interested in the generous porch dimensions. That's a perfect porch, I was up on it for a while.
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abcard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
sweet/ design is awesome
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks Ab! Glad you like...
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TheDescendantofKehAn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've always wanted to own a home of the Craftsman style. You did an excellent job of capturing "homeyness" of the style. It's such an elegant and clean style... plus "inglenook" is just fun to say!;)

Well done!:)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks for nice words! Yes, I think the craftsman bungalow is the ultimate American home really, perfect for town, suburb, or country, and sized right for any average family. Just update the floor plans, but the exterior "look" can be the same as hundred year old houses!
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abd-alrahman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
i like this kind of houses .. we called it " beit reefy " in Egypt :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
OHH? What is "beit reefy?" I'm surprised at the amount of interest in the craftsman bungalows that I have posted. They are an ultimate American type of architecture, invented maybe a hundred years ago...
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Steamstrike Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
People would be able to tell you're a draftsman just because you use axonometric and isometric perspectives alot.

The house looks beautiful from the outside, but inside on the upper floor, the use of space would be severely restricted by the slope of the roof...
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Yes, but very nice space it is! That's a big "shed" dormer, so it carves a big notch at a reasonable ceiling height, plus, it's well lit. Good philosophy: always live in the roof, or use up attic space. Old houses did this, but new houses here often have huge roof trusses which negate use of space. The European idea of calculating volume doesn't work here. We use volume poorly!
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