In this part of North Carolina, a story and a half craftsman home with this large front porch is as common as wings on a butterfly. Why are craftsman homes so popular and downright adorble? Well just look at the character.
Craftsman homes are beefy and give the feeling of safe at home. They have hefty columns, large entryways, and comfy front porches. This comes with our traditional Moravian star and two chandeliers. Moravian stars are popular year round in this part of NC. Many of us including me are descendants of the Moravians who settled this area in the 1700′s. Old Salem, NC is a living museum showcasing that religion and culture.
This home is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina in a very upscale neighborhood. I like that they have left the driveway and sidewalk in a natural pebble material. A carriage house is hidden on the back of the property casting back to the day when alleyways kept the stinky cars where they belonged while folks visited on the front porch.
My grandmother’s home looked exactly like this. It is so cozy and if like hers—has built in bookshelves and extensive moldings. I may knock on this door at sometime and beg to feature an inside story. Wouldn’t you like that?
I’m sure those row of windows in the dormer have been recently added but they only add to the charm don’t you think? Looks like a lot of living goes on in this home. I hope to meet the owners one day. What would you tell them?
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