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- Low-slung intersecting gable roofs with wide overhangs and exposed rafters
- Wide porches with tapered or paired square columns
- Extensive use of organic materials like stone, brick, and wood both inside and out
- Interior details wrought in carved wood
Craftsman style homes, which dominated residential architecture in the early 20th Century, remain among the most sought-after designs for those who desire quality detail in a home. While often smaller than other contemporary designs, Craftsman floor plans make up in livability what they lack in square footage.
The Craftsman style originated in California, inspired by the work of brothers Greene and Greene, who took the simple bungalow style to the next level by incorporating influences from the English Arts and Crafts movement and Asian building techniques, as did Frank Lloyd Wright with the closely-related Prairie style.
With low-slung roofs supported by exposed rafters and stone piers, Craftsman home plans have an organic feel, as if they have risen from their sites. Interior details include built-in shelving, cabinetry, and the like, with abundant use of wood carved in geometric patterns inspired by the natural environment.
Your Home in Sullivan County
Beautiful, friendly and just 2 hours from New York City are the reasons so many New Yorkers choose Sullivan County for their primary or second home getaway.
The Roscoe O&W Railway Museum, Railroad Avenue across from the red car, is a minor museum that contains artifacts and memorabilia from the old O&W railway line, a scale-model railroad, and exhibits on the area's major attractions and industry. However, after a 15-year wait, the Beaverkill Trout Car, a 1927 Lackawanna passenger car that is outfitted with live trout tanks and displays on railroading and fishing, has joined the red NY O&W caboose across from the museum. Train fanatics should check out the series of self-guided tours of O&W sites in and around Roscoe, detailed on the website.
Fans of historic covered bridges have a number to choose from in Sullivan County, including ones in Willowemoc (built in 1860, 2 miles west of town); Beaverkill (1865, in Beaverkill State Campground); and Livingston Manor (1860, just north of town). All are signed. A different type of bridge, but well worth seeking out, is the centerpiece of the Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park, Route 52 near Kenoza Lake. The three-arched stone bridge was built in 1880 by Swiss-German immigrants.