The Craftsman style, originated in southern California, was the dominant style for smaller houses built throughout the country during the period from 1905 until early 1920’s. These 16 townhouses were designed to mimic craftsman style houses and include gabled roofs, decorative brackets under eaves, deep front porches with tapered columns, enhanced trim work, and a unique arrangement of mixed materials (brick, horizontal and shingle siding, and cultured stone). In addition, distinct color combinations, decorative fencing on the front porches, and landscaping were used to achieve the desired visual appearance. These townhouses include a living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry room, and a half bathroom on the first level, and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second level. A closet underneath the stairs utilizes the space appropriately, and an attached storage shed is also provided at the rear of the townhouse. Centrally located on the site is an administrative unit with an office, bathroom, storage, and maintenance room.
Adjacent to the townhouses are two “L” shaped apartment buildings with centrally located stairs and breezeways. The materials used on these apartments complement the nearby townhouses and continue the Craftsman style theme. These two mirrored apartment buildings include a total of 8 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units. Each unit includes a living and dining room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room with washer and dryer hookups, a storage room, and a balcony. Also located on the site picnic areas, a fountain, and site seating in well-landscaped areas.