602 West Columbia Street
This beautiful style of architecture goes to a late nineteenth-century British social movement. Around the turn of the century, this movement made its way to America. This style of house became in fashion in 1896-1906.
The house on tour is a reproduction of this important transitional style. It was built in 2015 by Bill Crowder who is well known in the Weatherford area for restoring historic homes and building reproductions of historical homes. This home was built to embrace the craftsman style. When you enter the home, you will see a Grinling Gibbons (1700s) carved wooden swag hanging on the wall. A collection of Capodimonte plates with Napoleon’s Seal of the Italian City States can be found in the entry.
The house has beautiful wood floors on the lower level. There is a lovely fireplace with a 1890-1910 mirrored mantel. The kitchen cabinets are shaker in style. The stair case is made of mahogany and has an antique newel post from the 1930s. It not only has a welcoming front porch but also a back balcony. The builder used an extensive collection of antiques architectural materials to create this home which blends beautifully in the historical district. The house lends itself to the gorgeous antique furniture found inside. Many of the piece go back to the late 1700s.
Craftsman style popularity continues because their functionality doubles as an added sense of charm. These homes have become an irreplaceable part of history.
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