Custom Craftsman

California Craftsman:

Back in the day, large windows, a broad front porch, and oodles of handcrafted woodwork helped define a Craftsman style house. Clusters of early 20th century homes still can be found in Old Towne Orange and the Anaheim Colony. Newer ones have emulated the design with a nod to the exterior styling, but with roomier more contemporary spaces inside.

For those wanting an original, it’s all about history, community, and craftsmanship. “The nostalgia for these homes never goes away,” says Steffie Hands, a real estate agent who specializes in bungalows. “Whether my buyers are twenty-something or retirees, if they have their hearts set on a Craftsman,they aren’t likely to budge. Maybe 10 percent will settle for a different type of home, but most will wait it out.”

Located on Crest Avenue in downtown Huntington Beach, this 2004 home is a woodworking showcase, from its floors to its custom cherry cabinets. The two-story home has four bedrooms, four baths, a kitchen with a double oven,and a wine room in 3,400 square feet. The garage holds three cars.

Sean Stanfield 949-390-4543

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