Craftsman Style Homes

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Editor’s Note: This is part of A Is For Atlanta’s ongoing series profiling architectural styles.  Each profile represents a category of homes listed in the FMLS, the Atlanta-area multiple listing service.

Many people confuse the Craftsman style homes with the Bungalow style homes. However, there are some major differences between craftsmen type and bungalow type homes.  Bungalows are 1 to 1½ story houses which most often use elements of the Craftsman style.  Craftsman homes are larger scale, 2 or more full stories, and while the exterior ornamentation is comprised of simple materials, the level of detail work and ornamentation exceeds the modest Bungalow’s.  The signature wide and deep front porch is supported by heavy square columns and functions as an outdoor living space; it is not the ornamental type porch on many homes.

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Edit Credit: This FMLS article is based on research from numerous sources, including but not limited to: Architectural Digest Magazine,® Architecture Guide,® Architecture Coach, Traditional Home Magazine, Wikipedia,,,,, and

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.