ARTS AND CRAFTS CRAFTSMEN STYLE
Arts and Crafts Movement 1900-1920 • Bring back the craftsmenship in home construction • Revolt against technology • Great details in woodworking is a primary concern for the craftsmen style house.
Two types of bungalow became popular in Victoria between 1900 and 1920. The Colonial Bungalow developed from Victoria's connections with Britain's East Indian colonies and resembles the original Bengali house type with its bellcast roof, projecting eaves and inset verandahs--usually one and a half stories above a half basement.
The California Bungalow testified to the City's north-south connections. The cottage like form, owing much to the chalet, featured projecting rafters, exposed beams and brackets, was built from standard plans sold from San Francisco. Both bungalow types utilized rustic materials, especially shingles, random rubble masonry and art glass windows.
Contemporary Arts and Crafts style houses stress elements over craftmenship