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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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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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Steamstrike Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The space where the roof slants in the rooms is not very useful though, you can't hang pictures on the walls or sometimes even stand there, depending on the slope grade. It definitely looks nice but it's not very practical for logistics.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
We have a rule where we can't declare square foot if the space is less than 5 feet, so often, with this situation, we build a 5 foot high wall where the ceiling height is at 5 feet. That way, you can put a piece of furniture up against the wall...
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Steamstrike Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, at least that is more useful then. I went on a tour looking at houses in America a couple times, and I saw a few where there was only maybe 18" to 2' of wall that wasn't sloped, and you had to bend over when you got halfway across the room. It was quite impractical - especially with the windows being right against the floor in the winter. Cold air naturally falls, the fact that the cold air is already being put on the floor just makes it harder to even the temperature in the room!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Yup! that's right...compromise compromise compromise...
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PencilAndPaperNinja Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow this is really an amazing picture. this kind of stuff is right up my alley.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Simple but perfect bungalow style. You always get a perplexed look from the people that live in the neighborhood when you stand in the street and draw a house, but by the time your done, they're ready to invite you in for a glass of water.
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PencilAndPaperNinja Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yeah it would be kind of strange to see a guy staring at your house for about an hour
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
They get a bit concerned, then they relax when I say: "I'm a local architect, and I'm drawing a sketch of your beautiful house."
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