I finally got to visit the latest creation of Anthony Harnden of The Contemporary Craftsmen. His 512 Archer St in Brooke Smith is nearing completion and is on the market.
12/02/14 Update: The price on this home was just dropped from $849,900 to $799,900 and is under contract. This quality home will not be found again at this price. Anthony does custom homes now, so contact him if you want a true Craftsman style home.
(See my Neighborhood Page on Brooke Smith Homes for details on this part of the Heights)
512 Archer St. is the most stunning and most true to period Craftsman style home I have seen in the Heights. Its design is pure California Greene and Greene style. In his giant book, author and conservator Edward Bosley wrote:
“Charles and Henry Greene in the early 1900’s produced some of the most sensuous and beautifully crafted architecture in America.” Their style reached its peak in Southern California in the early 1900’s.
The Contemporary Craftsmen has now brought that style to the Heights. It surpasses the first single story iteration that he did last year.
The details of 512 Archer:
This is a remodeled/expanded bungalow that is now 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Craftsman style homes of the 1920’s were designed to combine the indoor and outdoor spaces. This home continues this trend by having 400 SF of covered and screened porches, including an outdoor kitchen. Handcrafted cherry cabinets, oak trim and flooring, plus Arts & Crafts style trim not found elsewhere.
Anthony’s wife, Kay Harnden, is marketing this house at our office, Berkshire Hathaway HS Anderson Properties.
For more information on the Heights/Greater Heights please see:
- My page on the Heights/Greater Heights, the one source for understanding the Heights
- Heights Historic Districts. Maps, locations, descriptions of 7 Heights historic districts
- Interactive Heights Map See how this jigsaw puzzle of neighborhoods fit together