Craftsman Variations

315 Polk St. (John & Elizabeth Caliendo) is a particularly fine Craftsman-style bungalow. It has battered stone porch posts, brick siding on the first floor, and wooden-shingle siding on the second floor. These shingles were originally stained rather than painted. It has its original slate roof. The windows are especially fine. Note also the exposed beams and rafter tails, and an unusual tiny bay window on the left side. The interior has fine mission-style woodwork in its original dark stain.

541 E. Jones St. (Diane Deresienski & Greg Lewbart) is a craftsman bungalow sided in stucco. Stucco was a popular siding on Craftsman-style homes, especially in California, the birthplace of the style. Another special Craftsman-style feature is the sunroom projecting above the middle of the roof. This type of house was sometimes called an “aeroplane bungalow” because the sunroom looked like the cockpit on an airplane of that period.

512 E. Lane St. (Agnes Stevens) is in most ways a typical Craftsman bungalow, complete with shingle siding on the second story. However, the porch columns are Doric, from the Neoclassical Revival period.

412 E. Franklin St. is an unusual and charming Craftsman bungalow, with a gable-on-hip roof. The porch is supported by pairs of battered square columns on a weatherboarded knee-wall with openings to allow water to drain.

518 E. Franklin St. (Wink & Catherine Montague) is a very fine Craftsman chalet, with triple windows and wooden shingle siding. The porch is supported by pairs of battered square columns on brick pedestals, and extends to a porte-cochere on the right side. The balustrade is also typical of the Craftsman style. The roof has very deep eaves, and is supported by large brackets.

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