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Cozy Craftsman Homes for Sale Across America

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Bungalow Beauties

When it's cold outside, our historic dream house looks a little less like a fussy, ornate Victorian and a little more like a low-slung Craftsman where we can sit in front of the fire and watch the snow fall. Simple and solid, these charmers from a century ago have retained their popularity precisely because they're so homey. We've rounded up some of the prettiest on the market right now to warm your old-house-loving heart.


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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman: A Peek Inside

Oak and pine floors, a warm fireplace, and trim galore have plenty of charm, but the updated kitchen and entertainment area — complete with a bar — are the stars of the show. The owner’s suite has an office and its own living area.


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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas

$1.4 million

This three-bedroom from 1916 underwent an award-winning restoration in 2006 and blends old and new seamlessly. Outside, a front porch is ultra-welcoming, but the real prize is in the back, where the original garage has become an entertainment area with a water feature, fire pit, and more. 


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Georgetown: A Peek Inside
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Georgetown: A Peek Inside

Dark woodwork and light walls balance each other in the spacious living room,  which blends into a formal dining room. An updated kitchen opens onto a cozy sitting area.

Ville Platte, Louisiana
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Ville Platte: A Peek Inside
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Ville Platte: A Peek Inside

Charm oozes from every corner in this traditional home, which includes pine, oak, and paver floors, tall ceilings, fireplaces, and built-ins. An eat-in kitchen with tall cabinetry has storage galore, and a formal dining room offers even more room.

Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California

$6 million

The price is steep, but consider the setting: This sweet three-bedroom from 1913 is just steps from the beach and boasts ocean views from the upper floor. It has a two-story, two-bedroom guesthouse that could provide plenty of rental income.


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Santa Monica: A Peek Inside
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Santa Monica: A Peek Inside

If traditional Craftsmans are too dark for you, this one might hit the spot, with plenty of sunlight and white trim throughout. Highlights include a stacked stone fireplace, a modern kitchen and bathrooms, and intricate gardens.

Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington

$649,000

Prices are a bit easier to stomach in western Washington, where this renovated three-bedroom from 1916 awaits. Exterior highlights include a roomy porch, fresh landscaping and fencing, and a new paver path.

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Spokane: A Peek Inside

Shiny new hardwood floors, fresh paint, and a renovated kitchen combine with the charm of original woodwork and a working wood fireplace. Book lovers will adore the small library.


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Montague, Michigan
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Montague, Michigan

$916,000

While pricey for Michigan, this lakefront 1915 Craftsman offers plenty of room to stretch out, with five bedrooms and more than 3,000 square feet. But that’s the least of it: The house has 900 feet of shoreline and its own boathouse, plus an 800-square-foot porch where you can enjoy the view. 

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Montague: A Peek Inside
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Montague: A Peek Inside

Traditionalists will love the coffered ceilings, brick fireplace, built-in benches, and gleaming dark woodwork in the open living area. A butler’s pantry offers additional storage for the eat-in kitchen.

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Siloam Springs: A Peek Inside

Though it’s actually a newer home, this beauty has the warmth of a century-old Craftsman, with plenty of custom built-ins, coffered ceilings, and exposed beams. A bonus room even has a massive movie screen and its own bathroom and wet bar. 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg: A Peek Inside

The light, bright interior includes a second-floor library and a master bedroom with a huge bathroom featuring a whirlpool tub and a large steam shower. The yet-to-be renovated basement has plenty of room for a wine cellar.

Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading: A Peek Inside
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Reading: A Peek Inside

Decorative glass and natural woodwork are highlights in several rooms, and the kitchen has a butler’s pantry, oak cabinetry, granite countertops, and even radiant-heat flooring. A family-room addition adds more gathering space, and the fireplace in the master bedroom is made with local stone.

Athens, Georgia
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Athens: A Peek Inside

Solid-wood doors, crown molding, built-ins, and a first-floor master suite that opens onto the back deck are just some of the highlights in this cozy home. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated, and the family room has a wood-burning fireplace.

Pierre, South Dakota
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Pierre: A Peek Inside

The cheerful, light-filled eat-in kitchen has been modernized, and has a bar where you can grab a quick bite to eat. There’s also an office and a separate bonus room.

Portland
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Portland: A Peek Inside

A blend of white and natural wood trim brings together old and new in a warm interior that includes glassed-in built-ins, brick fireplaces, and a classic kitchen with restored retro appliances that will appeal to any nostalgia buff. 

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

$925,000

How’s this for cool? This three-bedroom built in 1913 served originally as an elementary school. Structurally reinforced after Hurricane Katrina, it’s on a roomy lot with beautiful magnolias, oaks, cypress, and azalea trees. Look over the parklike grounds from the airy front porch or back deck. 


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Bay Saint Louis: A Peek Inside
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Bay Saint Louis: A Peek Inside

Wide open living spaces, old-growth pine floors, and 12-foot ceilings call to mind this building’s past life. There’s a library with a gas fireplace, a “ship’s cabin” loft bedroom, a downstairs studio space, and much more.  

Dundee
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Dundee: A Peek Inside

Immaculate chestnut woodwork and the warm fireplace might make it hard to tear yourself away from the living room, but there's plenty more to ogle, including a chef-worthy kitchen and a 1,000-square-foot addition that could be an owner’s suite or a rental unit. 

Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville: A Peek Inside

The open floor plan has high ceilings, ornate molding, and a jaw-dropping gourmet kitchen with luxury appliances. Each of the bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, and there’s a two-bedroom guesthouse. 


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