Craftsman Style Homes in Abbotsford, BC
The craftsman style of home design is one that never loses its appeal. Craftsman homes got their start as Victorian homes were going out of style. The appeal of the craftsman style is in the simple details that flow together to give a natural, grounded aesthetic which resonates with people looking for fine craftsmanship without wanting something ornate. At Stattonrock Design + Build, we frequently construct craftsman style homes in Abbotsford, BC and the surrounding area, and we are always excited to talk to our clients about their ideas for their next home.
What Makes a Craftsman Home?
Craftsman style homes typically have a strong focus on natural elements, especially those in the Abbotsford area. The floorplan is usually traditional, with the majority of the living area, such as the kitchen, living room, and dining area, on the ground floor and the bedrooms upstairs. Abbotsford craftsman homes will often have a basement suite or an unfinished basement, but it is not uncommon to have the basement as a designated recreation area. The inside of the home will often have easy access to the outdoors through large windows and patio space.
The exterior of a craftsman home will typically have no less than three natural elements, such as stone or brickwork, wood timbers and trim accents, and shake siding. A craftsman home is all about the details. Gabled entryways, trim embellishments, and a beautifully styled front door are all common on craftsman homes. The entryways of craftsman homes are often a strong focal point, with the front entrance styled to make a great impression on guests and any side entrance being used more for utility by leading through a mudroom or laundry room.
Craftsman Style Homes and BC
British Columbia features a wide array of different home styles and different styles are common in each area of the Lower Mainland. Although the different styles can be seen all over the area, it is more common to see certain styles in specific regions. Victorian styles are common in Vancouver, contemporary homes can be seen frequently throughout Surrey and White Rock, modern farmhouses are common in the Langley area, and the craftsman style is prevalent in Abbotsford. Craftsman homes are emerging as a popular style again, regardless of location, as an alternative to modern building styles due to their classic, detailed-yet-rustic appeal.
If you are interested in learning more about craftsman style homes in Abbotsford, BC or to find out more about the services offered by Stattonrock Design + Build, please contact us and we will be sure to get back to you with the information you need.