Classic Craftsman in Arlington Heights And It’s Not Old

Newly constructed Craftsman home in Arlington Heights

3701 El Campo looks like it was built in the era of Craftsman homes – yet actually built in 2012 (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Discussing an American Craftsman-designed home is perfect for post-Memorial Day musings!

A style influenced from the late 19th and early 20th Century as a rebuttal to the overly-decorative designs of Victorian homes, Craftsman homes have clean, simple lines with uniquely defining features.

As the Industrial Revolution of the 1900s brought rural workers to urban areas, these homes were built to house the suddenly growing middle class.

The master bathroom of 3701 El Campo has a soaking tub, walk-in shower and dual sinks with a large walk-in closet.

Traits of Craftsman Homes

Features of these traditional homes include low pitch roof lines, overhanging eaves, deep front porches beneath the main roof, tapered or squared columns supporting the roof, a mixture of materials and were symmetrical in design.

The Craftsman home at 3701 El Campo is such a home.  But here’s a secret…it’s not an older home.  It was built in 2012!

Kitchen in 3701 El Campo has classic design with POP of today’s materials and amenities

So who said that new construction is all the same?

While that is true for many of the Big Box Builders, this home has the look-and-feel of a traditional American Craftsman home from the early 20th Century.

First the tapered columns immediately let you know the style.

Secondly, notice a mixture of building materials that go into this home.

Another give away is the deep front porch supporting the main roof.

Only thing missing is a porch swing

A deep porch with tapered columns are part of Craftsman architecture

3701 El Campo Avenue

Throughout the entire 2,450-square-foot home of three bedrooms and three-and-one-half bathrooms with an upstairs landing/game room and an open kitchen-living-eating area there are traditional designs and features.

In addition I failed to mention the beautiful homesite.  There is nothing better than sitting on the front porch with large shade trees blanketing the direct sunlight.

You can’t fake large shade trees in today’s cookie-cutter production neighborhoods.

Furthermore there is a rear patio and a backyard for kids, pets and adult-beverage drinking people to enjoy!

This recently built American Craftsman home at 3701 El Campo is offered at $474,900 by Susanna Gorski Bartolomei of Williams Trew Real Estate.

Well that’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen!  Bring it.

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or