Information on Style
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.
One of the defining characteristics of rustic style architecture is the use of natural materials to achieve harmony with the landscape. 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