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Craftsman Style

Illustration by Maksim Koloskov

How to Spot a Craftsman Home

1. Low-pitched roof

2. Wide eave overhang

3. Exposed roof rafters, decorative beams, or braces under gables

4. Porches with square columns supporting roof

5. One or 1.5 stories but can be two

6. Combination of materials (stone, wooden clapboard, wooden shingle, brick)


The best neighborhoods to find them in are North Park, South Park, University Heights, Normal Heights, Golden Hill and Hillcrest.


Excerpt from the San Diego Magazine article A Tour Of Classic San Diego by Erin Meanley Glenny, March 2020

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