What is Arts and Crafts?

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Updated on 6/30/16

When you are out driving around looking for Roanoke new homes, you might be completely surprised by a totally different style of home. It’s not the typical Colonials you expect to see in neighborhoods like Hampshire, The Groves or Roselawn Homes at Stone Manor. The style is Arts & Crafts, also known as Craftsman. It originated in the late 1800’s to show that simplicity could be just as beautiful as ornate, and it is not limited to just architecture but also encompasses interior design. The style has evolved over the years in different regions of the country. Boone Homes has made a commitment to not only offer Arts & Crafts style on the exterior, but to carry the style throughout the home.

On the exterior there are many differences between a Colonial and an Arts & Crafts home. Boone Homes’ Arts & Crafts homes feature areas of shingle siding, board and batten siding, square columns and often include stone. We have focused on staying true to the style, so you will see many earth tones used, sometimes with a surprise splash of color in an eave. Quickly noticeable are the different style of windows used that feature mullions, or grates, only in the top half of the window.

Walking through a Boone Homes Arts & Crafts home in Roanoke you will notice oil rubbed bronze door hardware, bath fixtures and light fixtures. The homes also feature shaker-style cabinets in the kitchen continuing the cohesive feeling of the interior with the exterior. A favorite feature in these homes is the beadboard wainscoting found in the dining room, adding an old-time charm that many homebuyers are searching for today.

Boone Homes has been building homes for almost 30 years, and during that time it has earned a solid reputation of top quality craftsmanship. Our team at Boone Homes is committed to leading you through the whole homebuilding process, so you will get what you want and enjoy your Boone Home for years to come. Visit www.boonehomes.net for more information on how Boone Homes can make the dream of home ownership a reality for you and your family.