The Townhome/Duplex is a combination of the Craftsman and Colorado Farmhouse styles.
Popularized during the first three decades of the 20th century, directly influenced by the earlier 19th century Arts and Crafts movement in England, the Craftsman house features low pitched gable roofs, deep overhangs reinforced by brackets, a mix of wood and stone materials, and an open floor plan. The simple formality, horizontal proportions, and warm color palette of these 1- 2 story homes evokes a sense of harmony with the natural surroundings.
Many people who relocated to Colorado in the late 1800s came to build their future on a farm. The rustic farmhouse borrowed elements from traditional Eastern Seaboard architecture and Midwestern farmhouses. Initially limited to local materials, exteriors combined lap siding, board and baton, corrugated metal, and stone. A simple rectangular form characterized by an L-shaped gable and a front porch with a shed roof supported by wood columns.
- Combination of gable roof forms
- Single building mass with attached porch
- 1-2 stories
- Medium slope
- Medium overhangs
- Open eaves with brackets or exposed
- Combination of lap siding, board and/or rusticated stone
- Brick or Stone used at base
- Wide flat trim boards
- Accent shutters are common
- Accent window or vent/stick work at gable ends
- Full width or wrap around
- Shed or gable roof
Windows and Doors
- Grouped or double-hung windows
- Divided lite in window sashes
- Partial lite doors – rustic appearance