Craftsman homes feel chock-full of character: the simplicity of the architecture, the natural materials, the stone details, the open porches and overhanging gables. They just have a cozy, warm look that make you want to call the structure, home.
The style boomed after the elaborate style of the Victorian era. The simple and honest craftsman home stepped onto the scene and showcased the handiwork and craftsmanship that make the home style unique.
After years of wear, your craftsman could use a siding refresh to keep it looking beautiful and protected. Thankfully, James Hardie® siding is Engineered for Climate®, with performance attributes that take your region’s climate into account. The HardieZone® System breaks down North America with climate-specific product formulations, and there’s one zone specifically for the Midwest – the HZ5® product zone.
HZ5 siding is winter ready, able to resist shrinking, swelling and cracking even after years of wet or freezing conditions.
When planning your exterior refresh, you have options with James Hardie products. A variety of siding selections highlights your architecture. The classic horizontal boards like HardiePlank® lap siding may be the first siding image that comes to mind, but you can opt for HardiePanel® vertical siding, staggered edge or straight edge HardieShingle® siding, and even different siding widths and textures (like smooth, Cedarmill© or stucco).
Here’s a roundup of Craftsman style homes clad in James Hardie® siding and trim that we simply cannot get enough of—feast your eyes on these character-filled quarters.
Staggered Shingles and Stone
Shingle siding feels right at home on this Craftsman. The homeowners opted for staggered edge HardieShingle siding in Pearl Gray. The light gray siding hue matches the craftsman stone details for a cohesive and clean look.
Cozy and Creamy
This cream-colored Craftsman is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Cobble Stone with HardieTrim® boards just a hint darker in Sandstone Beige. The two light neutral colors blend nicely with the red brick foundation, and the outdoor and indoor lighting add to the inviting ambiance.
This Craftsman style home has a modern feel, with new HardiePlank lap siding in Evening Blue and HardieTrim boards in Arctic White. The standout brick chimney nods to the classic Craftsman look and the porch is the perfect vantage point to take in the honest handiwork displayed in the details.