We began this project with a 975s.f 1940's original home. The owners wanted to design their house in a style close to their Illinois roots, a prairie or craftsman style. We decided on the craftsman style. It is a 2800+ s.f. 4 bedroom, 3 bath residence with all the craftsman details; stained wood interior trim and mouldings, wood windows, touches of stain glass and built-ins throughout. They also wanted a maintenance free structure. All of the exterior materials are prefinished wood or a composite material that will require little to no maintenance. Except for the wood porch columns and the fascia trim. This is the house they want their childrens chidren to grow up in.