One of the defining characteristics of rustic style architecture is the use of 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, hipped roofs and small paned windows.


Use of local natural materials

Stone foundations

Battered walls

hipped roofs

Oversized fireplace with stone chimney

Small pane windows