This Week on Upstater: Going from Fancy to Functional with Home Styles of the 1910s – 1930s

  |  November 28, 2016

A c.1917 Arts & Crafts Style Bungalow at 13 Lake Street, Stamford, listed for $189,000.


The period between 1910 and 1930 was bubbling with change. Old Victorian belief systems were giving over to progressive labor movements. Women were fighting for their right to vote. The Industrial Revolution was in full swing but resulted in a rebellion, of sorts, within the design world. It was a call to return to meticulous craftsmanship executed by human hands while favoring functionality over the fancy flourishes of the 19th century. And thank goodness for it, or else we’d never had the Arts & Crafts movement, a beautiful example of which is depicted above.

And then the Jazz Age happened, and everyone went crazy again. Art Deco design went crazy and opulent for a while before scaling back once more into the more subdued look of Minimal Traditional homes, leading into the Mid-Century Modern look that predominated during the 1940s – 1960s.


Art Deco stained glass. Via


This week on Upstater, we’ll be looking at homes built between 1910-1930 currently listed on the market. Since there are innumerable examples of houses built during this time period all over the Hudson Valley and Catskills, we’ll be culling the listings for the best of the best. Stay tuned…



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