1913 was the height of the Craftsman period in America. By then the style, which flourished first in Pasadena California, was also well-established in other cities like Seattle. That’s where this solid home was built – thanks to Seattle Dream Homes for sharing it.
This home baffles us a bit – it’s mostly original, the outside’s in great shape and the inside has almost all of the 1913 features. But a few, ah, questionable decorating decisions were made. No matter – it’s just paint, and that’s easily fixed.
In the living room for example – the fireplace tile, the window trim, and the coved ceiling are original Craftsman features. Even the rough-textured plaster finish on the walls is correct for the period. That color, however…
In 1913 homeowners didn’t have the luxury of the exquisitely-planned and detailed kitchens we’re used to today. Kitchens were strictly functional, and “function” in those days didn’t include lots and lots of countertops. The owners of this house have made the best of it, adding modern appliances, but keeping the original cabinets and tile.
We love this sunny spot! It looks over the backyard and several other period homes in the neighborhood!
That pointed arch is such a unique detail! It was common at the time to use plaster to create interesting shapes, including this and the coved ceilings. The triple-window arrangement in the upper photo was designed to frame a hutch or china cabinet.
Top of the stairs – a large enough landing for a quiet reading spot, and an original light fixture (a 1913 a bare light bulb was quite the big deal!).
Upstairs the Craftsman flavor is intact in the bedrooms. Just. Needs. Some. Paint.
These baths combine original Period details (hex tile floor, tile wainscot, claw-foot bathtub) and some remodeling. First time we’ve seen a shower head over a window!
This is a house we’d LOVE to get our hands on! It wouldn’t take much to polish up this gem of a home, inside and out!