Posted by: phillipsre | March 22, 2016

Seattle Loves Craftsman Homes

imageCraftsman style homes are very popular in the Seattle area, they are built well, generally have beautiful wood work and are spacious for growing families. The love and obsession for craftsman homes started in Seattle in the early 1900’s.

Between 1900 and 1910, Seattle’s population tripled, from just over 80,000 to more than 230,000 people. The rooming houses and small apartments in the center city couldn’t accommodate the influx of new residents. Land was inexpensive in the neighborhoods both of Seattle so many people would buy a do-it-yourself craftsman home kit and build their own home. This article and story from NPR has more on the history of craftsman homes and our current obsession.


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