House Crazy Sarah has had a slow-brewing fondness for American craftsman bungalows over her many years of house-peeping.
There’s just something about them that is so grounded and quaint.
The rich quality and level of craftsmanship…. can we just say it one more time: they don’t make houses today like they used to!
Such is the case with the Cates-Cobb House in Burlington, North Carolina.
Priced at $325,000, this beauty dates back to 1918 – the heyday of the craftsman home era.
The “Cates-Cobb House” in the West Davis / Fountain Place Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But don’t expect a traditional interior.
Inside, the look is light and refreshed with modern whites and accents of grey.
Now, the purists amongst us may bemoan the fact that the original trim work is painted over, but the white-washing does have the effect of showcasing the gorgeous original wood floors.
And how fabulous are those leaded glass windows?
This listing description describes this home as “understated”, but serene may be a better descriptor.
This is one of those homes where the feminine and the masculine merge expertly in the perfect fusion of elegance.
Handsome pocket doors separate the living room from the den:
There are multiple fireplaces in this home, though some of them are no longer functioning.
From the curb, craftsmans like this one look compact and squat. But this home is deceiving because it has over 2,700 finished square feet!
The layout of this craftsman bungalow is typical with the exception of the wall that was removed between the dining room and the kitchen.
It gives the space an airy, open feel.
The main level has one of the four bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The white walls and ceilings continue on the second floor.
It’s shiplap heaven up here!
There are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the top level.
This one is being used as an office and it has a little bonus room off to the left:
Every room is graced with beautiful original leaded glass windows.
And the rooms keep coming!
Outside in the backyard, the lot is irregular but private and nicely shaded.
$325,000 is not a bad price in these over-heated market times.
In fact, as this post goes to publication, this home is now listed as ‘under contract’.
Nevertheless, a craftsman bungalow is always a pleasure to view!