Craftsman style home design is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of 1898-1925. Examples of Craftsman architecture can be widely found as a result of Western expansion around the turn of the 19th century in America. This simplistic style was defined by such notable designers as Gustav Stickley, William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright. Traditional Craftsman-style exterior design elements were to blend with the natural environment and extend outdoor living into the indoors by way of a large front porch and a grand front door that opened directly into the living room. Exterior details such as battered columns on masonry pedestals, cornice brackets and decorative sidings are all commons features of the Craftsman style. Typically these homes were no more than a few spacious rooms ornamented with beautiful hand crafted natural woodwork, stone or brick, and an abundance of windows to let in natural light. Frank Betz Associates, Inc. Craftsman home plan designs were inspired by this spirit of simplicity and natural beauty while incorporating modern amenities.