Acadian Style House Plans with Wrap around Porch
Acadian style house plans with wrap around porch inspired from the Frenchman country house or Craftsman cottage. The Craftsman cottages, a style of home design inspired by the movement of artisan furniture, proliferated in the United States in the early part of the 20th century. Two architects, brothers Charles and Henry Greene, who were based in Pasadena, California, usually get credit for popularizing the style. Many craftsman cottages and bungalows remain in use today.
The Craftsman style, a reaction to the ornate Victorian style that preceded it, emphasized simplicity and traditional materials. Gustav Stickley, one of the main proponents of the new style, believed that an artisan’s house represents “a house reduced to its simplest form.” Artisan houses emphasize functionality and naturalness. The low and wide form of houses helps them to integrate into their environment. Wood, stone, and stucco were the favored building materials.
The typical craftsman’s house features a prominent front porch that spans the full width of the house in many examples. Porches that cover approximately half the width of the house often appear like this. A stamp of artisan country houses, stone pedestals holding the porch columns give the houses a natural look and a feeling of substance. The pedestals also come in brick and wood. Columns of wood and stucco above the pedestals are frequently displayed as well.