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- Old English Refinement
- Melding The Old With The New
- Straight Gabled Shingle Style
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Among the most misunderstood styles, which we see around us, is the Arts And Crafts Style. Even knowledgeable people in real estate and history will tend to call these houses Tudors, Cotswold’s, Normans and even Georgians. The reason for the confusion is that the Arts And Crafts Style was more of a movement than a specific style. After a century of the rise of the industrial age, people were starting to feel nostalgic for the wonderful hand craftsmanship that was being rapidly replaced by machine made building components. There was a longing for the return of the artisan. The result was a revival of all of the middle age styles with special emphasis on the handcrafted detailing.
One of the most difficult challenges facing a modern architect is when one tries to make extensive repairs and additions to a hand crafted century old house. On both the interior and the exterior the patina on the materials that only comes with age and the hand construction techniques used must be perfectly duplicated in such a way so that the old and the new meld seamlessly together. In addition, the architect must ‘get into the mind’ of the original architect so that the thought processes driving the new design are the same ones that would have been used a century ago. Only when you can honestly not tell what is old and what is new can the design be called successful.