Pasadena Arts & Crafts Homes for Sale

The Arts & Crafts architecture home movement started in England in the 1880s. These housing designs were meant to encourage individual craftsmanship and simple styles. In California, the Arts & Crafts style gained popularity when two architects, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, started to design houses. The Greene brothers combined the Arts & Crafts architecture with traditional Asian simplicity to create a new kind of house. The Pasadena homes the brothers built were economical and functional.

There are several different models of Arts & Crafts style homes in Pasadena, California.

The Bungalow is a model of house that is generally one and a half stories, with the living space mostly on the ground floor. Bungalows also feature rooms that connect directly to one another without hallways, which was an innovation in California architecture of the early twentieth century.

Another Arts and Crafts type home is the Mission Revival house style, which features stucco walls and a tiled roof. A popular style was also the Prairie House, a style marked by horizontal lines and a flat roof. One of the most famous examples of the Prairie home is the Frederic C. Robie House in Chicago, built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Another boxy house style that gained popularity in California was the American Foursquare style home. This classic home was built with many different materials such as stucco, concrete block, brick, and stone.

If you are interested in Pasadena real estate, there are a number of beautiful and famous Arts & Crafts style houses in this area.

One of the well-known homes built by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene is the Gamble House.

Gamble House in Pasadena

All of the interior details of the Gamble House were hand made by craftsmen. Another notable house built by the Greene brothers in Pasadena is the Blacker House on Hillcrest Avenue, and the home is still a private residence today.

Blacker House

The Blacker house is a large rambling house with great architectural details that has Asian touches.

Currently, there are several beautiful examples of Pasadena real estate on the market that are classic Arts & Crafts architecture houses.

Newest Arts and Crafts Homes for Sale in Pasadena