A couple of years ago I realized that I love love love Craftsman style houses.
Bungalows & Prairie Homes full of built ins, stained glass & wood make my heart flutter.
I've read books on bungalows & Frank Lloyd Wright.
It's safe to say that I'm a big arts & crafts nerd.
When we bought the Behemoth the beige stucco and square columns fooled me into thinking that our home was an early Prairie Home.
As the weeks went on I realized that the Behemoth was too old to be Arts & Crafts and fell firmly into the Foursquare category. I was so disappointed that I still say that our house is "just a foursquare."
As we've gotten into renovation we decided to play up the Behemoth's faux craftsman style. The house has the clean lines & detail that are common in arts & crafts style homes and so we're going to run with it.
One place that our faux craftsman style will shine is the front stairs.
There was nothing about the old stairs that I liked so we knew that we'd be building new stairs & finding a new railing.
My super handy grandpa suggested we go with a design based off the Bolton House in Pasadena that was built in 1906 by the architecture team of Greene & Greene.
This railing is simple enough that Jus will be able to help my grandpa build it and will tie into our faux craftsman home.
What style of architecture is your favorite?