Craftsman living room showing recessed window seat, overhead beams and girders and high wainscot built with recesses to hold bits of metal or pottery. The use of lanterns hanging from the beams shows the favorite craftsman method of lighting a room. The craftsman piano exactly corresponds with the woodwork so that it seems to be a part of it.
“And to what extent can we hope for finer ideals in a country that is afraid to be sincere in that most significant feature of national achievement, the home. We are a country of self supporting men and women, and we cannot expect to develop an honest significant architecture until we build homes that are simple, yet beautiful, that proclaim fine democratic standards and that are essentially appropriate to busy intelligent people.
– Gustav Stickley, 1909