Browse Prairie Craftsman homes for sale in King County, WA.
Prairie Craftsman homes blend the beloved handcrafted feel of a Craftsman with the classic characteristics of a Prairie style home. The two work in perfect harmony together.
Craftsman style homes were born in the 1800s and 1900s thanks to Britain's industrial revolution and the subsequent Arts and Crafts Movement which rejected mass-production in favor of handcrafted works of art. There is something so comfortable, cozy, and truly American about a craftsman style house - from inviting porches, triangular roofs, overhanging eaves, muted tones, and (often) exposed beams are characteristic of this home style. This style of home architecture is found in many parts of the country and emphasizes functionality, simplicity, and modesty.
Similar to the Arts and Crafts movement, Prairie architecture is uniquely American and is known as the first distinct American architectural style. It features strong horizontal lines and earthy materials - echoing the plains of midwestern landscapes. Expect large chimney, masonry piers, long porches, and cantilevered floors.