A Visual Guide to Arts and Crafts Architecture
For the past 20 years, the Craftsman Perspective has educated and inspired people interested in architecture and the homes they live in. This site is not connected to any business, nor does it sell anything. It exists purely for education and entertainment purposes.
The idea for this site came about as I explored my own passion for the Arts and Crafts style and decided to post the things I discovered along the way. The most popular area of this site is devoted to photographs of houses -- over 300 examples of traditional Arts and Craft, craftsman, mission, bungalows, and related styles from 1890 - 1925. But what started out as a virtual picture book has evolved into what I hope is a good foundation for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts style.
Discover the fascinating history of the Arts and Crafts Movement - Learn how the style evolved, how it influenced later design, and why it continues to inspire people today.
Explore more than 300 photos that highlight the Style's common themes and amazing diversity, including foursquare, craftsman, prairie, and bungalow styles.
Check out my restorations of a 1918 late craftsman style and a 1912 foursquare, and get inspired to own and restore your own arts and crafts house.