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One of the Most Impressive Craftsman Homes I’ve Seen

Apr 29, 2008 |  by  |  Craftsman Archives  |  Share

frontdoorglass One of the Most Impressive Craftsman Homes Ive SeenWouldn’t mind coming home to this door every day. The stained glass design is simply phenomenal as are the doors themselves. James Erler of Erler Design led the charge to design and build the Loblolly House, which includes this remarkable entrance as well as countless other examples of expert craftsmanship.

The interior moulding and trim details, as well as the beams, stairs, cabinetry and…ehh, well, pretty much all the interior woodwork is outstanding. An example of Erler’s approach to creating a unique home was his crafting of all interior trim without a single butt joint. Instead he dipped into some creative techniques such as the “Z” joint (seen below), placing the Loblolly home in a class of its own.z joints.thumbnail One of the Most Impressive Craftsman Homes Ive Seen

Lovers of the Craftsman style will want to check out the photos of this home or schedule a tour if you plan to be passing through south central Virginia anytime soon. And if you happen to see James while you’re there, tell him he did one helluva job on this house and that he made us all proud to be fans of the Craftsman style. Oh, and give him a pat on the butt as you’re leaving too. Make him feel like he just sunk the game winner, because if crafting a home was a sport, this cat would be leaving the stadium on the shoulders of his fans.