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You can find all Craftsman homes for sale in Atlanta right here. To refine your search and find a Craftsman home in a particular area or price point, simply click the blue button below that says "Refine Results".

Interested in learning more about Craftsman homes, architecture, history, different types of Craftsman homes, and design elements? Below are all of the listed Craftsman homes for sale on this page for an in-depth article about Craftsman homes.

Note: All of the homes seen here are listed in the Multiple listing service as "Craftsman" by the listing agent. It is common for homes to be listed in multiple categories to be made more visible to more buyers. We can't control that some of these homes will not be classified correctly.

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What is a Craftsman Home?

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With their distinctive architectural style and attention to detail, Craftsman homes have a timeless charm that appeals to many homeowners. These homes are characterized by their low-pitched roofs, wide front porches, exposed rafters, and tapered columns. The use of natural materials such as wood and stone gives Craftsman homes a warm and inviting feel.

In addition to their visual appeal, Craftsman homes are known for their functional layouts. Features like open floor plans, built-in cabinetry, and ample storage space make these homes both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

History of the Craftsman Home

Craftsman homes originated in the early 20th century as a response to the mass production of homes during the Industrial Revolution. Architect Gustav Stickley popularized the Craftsman style through his magazine "The Craftsman," which showcased the simplicity and beauty of these homes. The popularity of Craftsman homes formed out of the larger Arts & Crafts Movement peaked between 1905 and 1930 and has seen a resurgence in recent years as homeowners seek out unique and well-crafted homes.

The Craftsman style was also a departure from the ornate Victorian architecture that dominated the late 19th century. It was a reaction to the industrialization of the building process and a return to the principles of craftsmanship and simplicity. Craftsman homes were designed to be functional and comfortable, with an emphasis on natural materials and handcrafted details.

Common Characteristics of a Craftsman Home

Craftsman homes are known for their attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. Here are some key features to look for:

One Story Homes

Craftsman Home ExampleAt a basic level, a Craftsman home is typically a one-story home. There are 2-story Craftsman homes and many that were originally one-story homes that have had conversions or updates throughout the years. It's also common to see them built on crawlspaces here in Atlanta and one of the areas that should be inspected prior to purchasing. Original-era Craftsman homes that have basements are usually the unfinished variety many of which have dirt floors and would be difficult to finish.


Starting from the top, the most common design for a roofline on a Craftsman home is a comparatively low pitch. The low-pitched roofs of Craftsman homes give them a cozy and inviting look. The gables add visual interest and provide space for attic storage. These gables also provide useful light and space for people who have finished out attics and help to make the second story more useable.

Wide Front Porches

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Craftsman Home Example with a wide porch

Craftsman homes often have wide front porches that are perfect for relaxing and socializing. They can wrap around the sides of the home but it is not a requirement. These porches are typically supported by tapered columns or piers and are covered adding to the overall aesthetic appeal.

Exposed Rafters

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Craftsman Home Example with a wide rafter tails

One of the defining features of Craftsman homes is the exposed rafters. These structural elements add a touch of rustic charm and showcase the craftsmanship that went into building the home. With original examples of Craftsman homes, the exposed rafter tails were literally the rafters for the roof that extended out.

For newer builds, engineering advances have changed the way roofs are held up and these rafters and the tails are often added on later as decorative pieces only and have no structural component to them.

This image shows the rafter tails in yellow highlights.


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Craftsman home window examples

Windows are a major architectural element in Craftsman home design. Craftsman homes typically feature double-hung windows, which allow for easy ventilation and add to the overall aesthetic appeal of the home. Any true-to-form Craftsman home will utilize wood for the windows since natural materials and earthy tones are primary characteristics inherent to this style. Vertical, rectangular windows are the most common shape featured in Craftsman homes and it is common to also see smaller square windows are often used in dormers up top.

The interior view of windows in Craftsman homes is usually a casement as this image indicates. Attention to detail and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of these homes and all things from the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Open Floor Plans

Craftsman homes are known for their open floor plans, which create a sense of spaciousness and allow for easy flow between rooms. This makes them ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. The open floor plan also represented a departure from the compartmentalized floor plans of Victorian homes that came before them. It also reflects on the overall theme found in the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Built-in Furniture

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Craftsman home with built-ins

Craftsman homes often feature built-in cabinetry and shelves, which provide ample storage space and add to the overall functionality of the home. They offer utility and contribute to the overall Arts & Crafts concept as well. Generally speaking, built-in furniture is representative of woodworking and truly is one of the integral components of any true Craftsman home.

Common built-ins found in Craftsman style homes include window seats, benches around fireplaces, bookcases, desks, a colonnade that separates two spaces such as a living room and dining room, sideboards, and virtually anything you might be able to buy as an independent piece of furniture.

The main characteristic common throughout true Craftsman homes with regard to built-ins is that these pieces would have typically been custom and handmade and they generally would have kept natural colors and wood tones.

Natural, By Design

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Craftsman home color palette example

Craftsman homes are built to last. Sturdy construction and the use of natural materials such as wood and stone shape the overall feel of the natural Arts & Crafts style that Craftsman homes characterize. Natural materials not only add to the visual appeal of the home but also ensure its longevity.

Typical colors utilized on Craftsman homes are commonly earth tones and other colors found organically in nature. This color palette example from Sherin Williams provides a relatively good example and captures the theme of the general concept seen on most homes.

Where Can You Find A Great Craftsman Home To Buy In Atlanta?

The simple answer is just about anywhere you are already looking to live. Virtually every area of Mero Atlanta has Craftsman homes available. They range in price from the low $100,000s to well into the multi-million dollars. Contact us and let us know where you want it and let our team help you find your dream Craftsman home!

Craftsman Homes In Atlanta For Sale

Any easy way to find Craftsman homes for sale in Atlanta, or in any of the Atlanta area cities is to search by "House Style" in the "Additional Features" section of the advanced search page right here on the website. Next, narrow the search by selecting the city or cities of interest to you along with any of the other advanced criteria available. If it's listed for sale in the Mulitple Listing Service, we have it listed for sale here on the website. This page shows all of the homes listed as Craftsman homes for sale in Atlanta starting with the newest Craftsman home listings first.

Neighborhoods With Craftsman Homes

Atlanta is home to numerous neighborhoods with Craftsman homes. If you are looking for "authentic" Craftsman homes that were built in the early 20th Century, you'll find them in many of Atlanta's Intown Neighborhoods. Here are some good places to start your search; Midtown, Virginia Highland, Morningside, Decatur, Druid Hills, Old Fourth Ward, Kirkwood, Oakhurst, East Atlanta, and West End. More generally, many of the "ITP" neighborhoods will have some craftsman homes. On the other hand, if you are more interested in the architectural style than you are finding a home built almost 100 years ago, location is of no concern. Craftsman architecture is considered a time-tested style and newer representative examples can be found in most parts of Atlanta, including the newer suburbs.

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