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History of the Craftsman Style Home - Find One in Nashville!
The History of the Craftsman Style Home - Find One in Nashville!
If you drive down Music Row here in Nashville you won’t find many brick Commercial buildings or mirrored glass skyscrapers; popular structures that one would expect to find in the heart of the city that produces most of the Country music you hear on the radio. Instead you will find two quaint and humble streets that look more like streets you'd find in a neighborhood featured in a Christmas catalogue. In fact, the mecca of Country music is primarily made up of what appear to be warm and cozy single-family homes - homes known none other than the Craftsman Style Home (also known as the Arts & Crafts Style Home).
Introduced in the late 1900’s during the British Movement by staunch socialist William Morris , the Craftsman Style Home hones its crafty, yet simpler domestic style as being a reaction to the complicated and embellished design of the Victorian Era – an era noted for being “over-decorated” and aristocratic; an architectural style stemming from the Industrial Revolution. The Craftsman Style Home focuses on the appeal of the hand-made appearance, rather than the mass-produced, utilizing locally handcrafted wood, ... more
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