Mountain Rustic

One of the defining characteristics of Mountain Rustic architecture is the use of a deep color palette and natural materials to achieve harmony with the landscape. The rustic style was an American interpretation of the European born arts and craft movement and was especially popular in the first half of the twentieth century. In addition to vernacular architecture, many buildings of United States government agencies, such as the National Park Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the WPA, have adapted the rustic style. In addition to natural materials, rustic style is centered around the hand craftsmanship of log construction, stone foundations, battered walls, and small paned windows. Ornamentation is rustic with substantial timber trusses and outlookers. Brackets often support standing seam metal accent roofs.


•Local Materials
•Battered Stone Walls
•Outlookers & Corbels
•Gable End Roof Forms
•Thick Fascias & Deep Overhangs
•Ridge Beams
•Exposed Rafters
•Smaller Window Openings