Friday, March 10, 2006

Sweet Craftsman in the LBC

This is a home in Long Beach in a neighborhood called Carroll Park. It's usually called "the historic neighborhood of Carroll Park." Unless you live here, it's a relatively unknown neighborhood, but it's a pocket of homes that are amazing for their architectural interest, the California Craftsman being prominently featured here, in Carroll Park, and throughout Long Beach. I'm a fan.

9 Comments:

At Friday, March 10, 2006 1:02:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

There are a gazillion houses that look like this in my city. Albeit, the houses are smaller. I'm not really a fan. I didn't know they were A&C. I thought it was sort of British tudor-ish Victorian missmash. I like houses with simple lines but not the ultra modern.

 
At Friday, March 10, 2006 9:49:00 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

The Craftsman era in the US created the best homes, and what influenced Wright to create the Prairie, of course.

I love the built-ins, the flow from room to room and the gumwood wood work in a lot of them.

Did you know that there was a time you could buy a Craftsman house and have it delivered to your site? From Sears?

http://architecture.about.com/library/bl-bungalowplan-index.htm

 
At Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:05:00 PM, Blogger bird said...

I love Craftsman!

My momma lives in Ventura area and there are lots of historical Craftsman homes.

About 10 years ago, they were sort of affordable for a broken down fixer upper.

I could kick myself for not scraping enough together to buy one.

Now, they are on the moon!

 
At Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:07:00 PM, Blogger bird said...

Oh, and off topic: how is the singing going?
Are you ready?
:)

 
At Monday, March 13, 2006 9:11:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Mike - I had no idea that Sears would sell and deliver a craftsman to your door, but that web page was totally great! ^5 on the excellent trivia!

Bird - I hear ya. I wish I had gotten into the real estate market at all. And the new song is going great for me, thanks for asking. I hope the bass player learns it in time, there's only 1.5 more weeks now till the gig!

 
At Monday, March 13, 2006 9:11:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

ffleur - you're in Seattle, right?

 
At Monday, March 13, 2006 10:11:00 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

Well, not really to your door, they sent the door with the house.. :)

 
At Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:04:00 PM, Blogger Matt Vella said...

Damn, that's a sweet house.

 
At Wednesday, March 15, 2006 11:30:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Matt - This place is fantastic.

Mike - ;)

 

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