Craftsman Style

Craftsman style is mostly known for low-pitched, gable end roofs with deep eaves and exposed rafter tails. Decorative details such as brackets and corbels are also commonly found with this style. Other features that are typically found in the Craftsman style are large covered front porches with tapered columns and vertically proportioned windows with flared window trim. The Craftsman style found its way to southern California by architectural brother’s Charles and Henry Greene. They are famously known for the “Gamble House” which was constructed in 1908.


• Low-Pitched Gable End Roof Forms
• Clipped Gables
• Deep Eaves with Exposed Rafter Tails
• Vertically Proportioned Windows with
Divided Upper Window Lights
• Flared Window Trim
• Wooden Brackets and Corbels
• Large, Tapered Porch Columns
• False Half-Timbering
• Prominent Chimneys
• Exposed Structural Elements