What is a Craftsman?

Phyllis Patterson

Have you ever heard the term, “craftsman,” when someone described the style of a home? You may be familiar with and be able to identify homes that are designated as colonial, federal, split-level, or Cape-Cod. Although some homes can look easy to identify, some are not as simple. Today, I am going to tell you about the craftsman style of home, the style featured in our new construction listing on Fort Hunt Road, and popular throughout Alexandria.

A craftsman home can be identified by several characteristics on its exterior. A front porch is often on a craftsman home, providing a welcoming and inviting quality, often with tapered columns. On the exterior, you will also notice a low-pitched roof with single or double gales and overhangs. It also typically has painted siding, traditionally a shaker shingle style. These homes are also full of natural light with double hanging windows. Craftsman style homes also use natural materials, so it’s common to see earthy paint colors and flagstone on the exterior.

No matter the house, we hope to help our clients find their home here in Alexandria. If you love the craftsman style and are looking for new construction, 8633 Fort Hunt Road is the home for you! This home features a beautiful craftsman exterior with four bedrooms inside. It boasts three levels of living on a half-acre lot and features 10 foot ceilings on the main level and nine foot ceilings on the lower and upper levels. This model has HardiPlank siding, a three car garage, a partially finished basement with full bath, and is located in the Waynewood Elementary school district.

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