Artemesia L.A., CA | Hilton Hyland - Artemesia is arguably the best Craftsman house ever built. It features a unique English Arts and Crafts interior, nearly two acres of wooded grounds with waterfalls, the second-largest pipe organ in the country, amazing views to the ocean from most rooms, and a 2,000 sf ballroom.... Artemesia is the largest Craftsman residence in the U.S. Constructed in 1913 as the family residence of the largest builder west of Chicago, no expense was spared nor corner cut.
1918 by EW Stillwell, design #R-88. 1st fl bedroom, put a bath in its place attached to the den and the hall, larger closet in den as well. The kitchen should lose the door directly to the dining room, breakfast nook could be a small greenhouse or sunroom, back porch could be a pantry / mud room. 2nd floor: lose the dressing room, turn into bath. Existing bath is incorporated into sleeping porch and larger landing
There are several reasons No. 580 appeals to us, even though the position of the kitchen chimney is oddly placed relative to the range, which most likely would have been a woodstove in 1918. It's a simplified Craftsman-style bungalow, a basic rectangle so it would be relatively easy to build, with two bedrooms and a bathroom, and reasonable size living rooms. As small houses go, it even has a respectable amount of closet space without counting the basement storage.
Many Arts & Crafts houses were built from kits manufactured by Sears, Roebuck & Co., Aladdin and other kit makers. Kits weighed about 25 tons, included a detailed assembly manual, extensive blueprints, and about 10-30,000 individual pieces. Sears alone sold over 70,000 kit homes from 1908 to 1940.
Historic Bungalow Colors::Vintage Palette::1910 to 1920 Source: Aladdin Homecraft Marketplace, antiquehome.org. 1916 Historic Bungalow Colors and Suggestions for Color Schemes for Homes circa 1910 > 1920. Close ups of the paint chips available in the links in the notes. This company marketed Kit Houses by catalog. Kit Homes were houses that were pre-cut like a jigsaw puzzle. You would order it by mail and it would arrive by boxcar. Color Scheme Collection I've collected images of the exte...