Renovation Detail: The Tapered Craftsman Column

20 Nov

Renovation Detail: The Tapered Craftsman Column

I am almost embarrassed to admit that we bought our house because it has a front porch with square-tapered Craftsman columns. Though they’re wrapped in aluminum and have seen better days, their proportions are so perfect, they make me weak in the knees.

Craftsman design columns are fine, historic and simple in design. Critical in defining Craftsman or Arts and Crafts–style houses, the squared columns are often paired with other bungalow characteristics, such as deep, deep overhanging front porches, exposed rafters, gabled rooflines and built-in bookcases. Their square is guaranteed to add value to a home.

Beaconstreet Builders, Inc..

Tapered recessed panel columns and Craftsman stickwork wed to create the front porch of your own fantasies.

Stonewood, LLC

Double columns, rock along the bottom of the porch and hanging planters add interest to this expansive Craftsman facade.

Tongue & Groove

The exposed rafters in this porch roof are both decorative and structural, just like its columns.

Innovative Construction Inc..

Interior columns with dentil detailing display cabinets in this historic Georgia home.

Paul Moon Design

With a partial-width porch, wide overhanging eaves, tapered columns and an earthy green colour palette, this house suits the back-to-nature philosophy of Craftsman architecture.

Brennan + Company Architects

In Craftsman houses, dining and living rooms are often divided by low walls or display cabinets topped with tapered columns.

Alfonso and Harmon Architects

Stucco pedestals combine with squared columns to create this stately full-width front porch in California.

Alfonso and Harmon Architects

This front-gabled porch includes Craftsman characteristics, like exposed rafter tails, square-tapered columns, a roof vent and stucco pedestals.

Michael Abraham Architecture

Four inside tapered columns separate the stairway and the living room in this Illinois house. They’re complemented by rich mouldings and wainscoting.

Noel Cross+Architects

This rear entry in Northern California includes a sheltering portico supported by Craftsman columns.

Christian Rice Architects, Inc..

Vibrant white columns contrast beautifully against this Southern California home’s Hardie shingles in Boothbay Blue.

Block 16 Architects

This authentic two-story Craftsman house includes rock pedestals, horizontal siding, tapered porch columns, exposed rafters, wide eaves and decorative mounts. Phewf!

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