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Orange Craftsman Style Homes for Sale

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Explore Orange County Craftsman Homes For Sale

As Californian as Disneyland or the Golden Gate Bridge, the Craftsman bungalow originated in Pasadena in homes built by two brothers inspired by the American Arts and Crafts philosophy of simple yet refined aesthetics. With their characteristic low-pitched roofs, square columns, and wide front porches, Orange County Craftsman homes for sale are undeniably eye-catching without being ostentatious. And, unlike the narrow single family homes of earlier eras, they offer wide footprints and open floorplans that better match the space-hungry sensibilities of modern homebuyers.

Classic examples of this style typically offer around 1,100 square feet stretched across a single floor, a trait that helps to accentuate feelings of openness. Some well-preserved Craftsman homes have maintained original features like built-in China hutches and shelving, breakfast nooks, and antique windows and ornamentation, though they have often also been updated with modern hardwoods, air conditioning systems, detached garages, and additional bathrooms. And, since they're often affordably priced, they make excellent starter homes for young professionals or families.

It's also quite common to find Craftsman-inspired features in newer builds as well, like low-pitched or flared roofs, large front porches, garden pagodas, and use of local, natural materials throughout. These homes represent a great opportunity to own this quintessentially Californian style of home while enjoying more square footage and contemporary luxury features, including:

  • gourmet kitchens with Viking and SubZero appliances
  • custom cabinetry and counters
  • free-standing soaking tubs
  • walk-in closets
  • basement wine cellars
  • drought-resistant landscaping

People who own Craftsman homes in Orange County show great pride in a space that supports simple, sophisticated, and eminently comfortable living. If this sounds like you, consider purchasing a Craftsman.

Life in Orange County Craftsman Homes For Sale

Authentic Craftsman homes are typically found in the historic neighborhoods around Orange County. These include downtown Santa Ana, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and Old Towne in Orange, which was added to the list in 1997. Aside from striking examples of historical architecture, the residential corridors in these districts are near thriving boutiques and local restaurants that are a great alternative to big chains and shopping malls. These quiet neighborhoods tend to be centers of civic pride as well, hosting local festivals dedicated to arts and culture.

Wherever they're located, though, Orange County Craftsman homes for sale are situated near some of California's finest beaches. The shoreline at Crystal Cove and Heisler Park offer challenging hikes, for instance, while the piers at Laguna Beach and Newport Beach are exciting diversions for those who like to fish, sunbathe, surf, or eat great seafood. Further inland, Orange County is dotted with attractions, from spas to golf courses and much more. Discover why so many people love life in Orange County.

Search With Style® today by connecting with Nook Real Estate. Whether you're buying or selling Orange County Craftsman homes, our expert, friendly service will guide you through the process from start to "sold."

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