Buildings of this style have low-pitched gable roofs with wide eave overhangs. Roof rafters are visible. Decorative beams and knee braces are widely used on Craftsman houses. Porches usually stretch across all or most of the front facade, with a roof supported by tapered or square columns, or by posts resting on piers or a balustrade. Dormers are used extensively. Weatherboard is a common wall surface material. Windows are usually double hung. The upper sash has three, four, or more panes, while the lower sash has one. Roof pitches and gables tend to be more horizontal than the Victorian building types, with a 6/12 pitch quite common.
Sketch credit: Ken Sievert, Architect