(7) For the birds Inspired by California Craftsman
bungalows, this birdhouse kit, designed in L.A., provides a fun wintertime project that helps support local wildlife-a win-win for the holidays.
-- My love of 100-year-old California Craftsman
bungalows -- those low-slung, early 20th-century Arts and Crafts-era homes known for their clean, horizontal lines and sturdy woodwork -- runs long and deep.
Rice's name is not so well known as his style: rugged but elegant California craftsman
block prints, often of plants or natural landscapes, in intense but subdued colors.
The house is a California Craftsman
: three stories, nearly 12,000 square feet, with eight cedar columns fronting the porch.
Mazzi Ernandes - named after his grandfather, as was the restaurant - became intrigued by wood-burning ovens at a few bakeries in the San Francisco area, and helped a California craftsman
* Each of the three floor plans (California Craftsman
, Spanish Revival, and Traditional) is two stories and has a three-car tandem or split garages.
Above the path on a towering bluff overlooking the Pacific is the Long Beach Museum of Art, housed in the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House (a California Craftsman
mansion built in 1929).
One edge of the project borders a residential neighborhood of one- and two-story California Craftsman
Disney's California Adventure, a 55-acre resort adjacent to Disneyland, will include the 750-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, which will reflect a style reminiscent of California Craftsman
architecture, and Downtown Disney which will be a 300,000-square-foot retail, entertainment, and restaurant district.
But then my spousal guilt kicks in, so I decide to bite the bullet and go all out at Montage Laguna Beach resort and spa: California Craftsman
Where to stay: California Craftsman
meets Asian-accented warmth at the three-year-old Ambrose hotel, located 3 miles from the art show locale.
Future shows include "Crafts in Interior Design," March 29 through June 15 (a juried competition for California craftsmen in lighting, seating, and floor covering); "Puppeteers as Craftsmen," June 26 through September 7; and "Southern California Craftsman
," September 20 through November 9.