The Craftsman style home was first constructed in the early 1900s with an emphasis on hand-worked goods and quality craftsmanship, allowing a superior home design to be available to the masses. This style is still just as popular today as it was over 100 years ago. With distinct and charming characteristics such as tapered columns, overhanging roof eaves and welcoming, covered porches, the Craftsman style home is one of the most desirable architectural designs on the market.
For those shopping for homes offering low maintenance and adaptable or easy living, a modern Craftsman ranch home could be what you’re looking for. Aside from the iconic charm and aesthetic appeal, a Craftsman style ranch home offers additional benefits that may be compatible with your lifestyle and needs, including:
Single Floor Living
The absence of stairs is ideal for many people, and a primary reason a ranch style home is preferred. The hassle of going up and down stairs throughout the day is eliminated. As an added benefit, there is less noise from above without a second story.
Wide Open Spaces
New construction ranch homes have large open floor plans with high ceilings and wide doorways. This makes it easier to navigate and provides a natural flow from one room to another. Entertaining is more enjoyable as the homeowner is able to remain connected to guests while preparing food or drinks in the kitchen.
Ranch style homes are typically level with the yard, making them especially conducive to indoor-outdoor living. Access to the outdoors is also easier in a ranch and natural light from typically larger windows is allowed to pour into the living space, positively affecting mood, energy level and overall health.
Age In Place Adaptable
For those seeking more accessible living, a Craftsman ranch home offers both space and style and is ideal for homeowners as their life needs change. If mobility ever becomes an issue, single floor living will allow the homeowner to stay at home longer than they would in a traditional 2-story home. Single story homes are also easier to maintain, inside and out.
If these benefits and design characteristics appeal to you, the A.I.R. Houzing community may be a perfect fit. Our homes offer virtually maintenance free living with aesthetic appeal. Features include: 30-year warranty roofing systems, James Hardi plank siding, Andersen windows, Azek composite decking, and a minimum of paintable surfaces.
A.I.R. Houzing embraces the Craftsman style inside and out with quality construction and features such as covered, wrap-around porches, open layouts, 5 inch trim package and a prominent fireplace. Modern, functional amenities may include a NEST system (which can be expanded to include climate control, lighting, security, entrance door locks, appliances, garage door), gourmet kitchens, an elevator, and homes are built following “green” design criteria including insulation and energy efficiency.
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