Bauckman House // 1915

The Arts & Crafts movement in architecture provided some of the most stunning and well-designed properties of the early 20th century but sadly, there are not too many examples here in New England. When I find some, I always get excited and pull over to snap a photo! This home on busy Beacon Street in Waban, Newton, was built in 1915 for Harry W. Bauckman a salesman in Boston. The designs are credited to architect James G. Hutchinson, who specialized in Arts & Crafts and Tudor style buildings in the area. The Bauckman House is Foursquare in form which basically segments the house into four, large rooms on each floor with a stairhall in the center. The home is clad with banded shingles which extend to the piers at the porch, a subtle nod to Shingle style architecture. SWOON! I was later informed by a follower that this was also the home of landscape historian and author Judith Tankard for some time.

2 thoughts on “Bauckman House // 1915

  1. Heli Meltsner August 8, 2022 / 8:03 pm

    There are lots of great Arts and Crafts style houses in Massachusetts alone. If you give me your address I will send you my book on this subject, or you can find it at Amazon, Heli Meltsner, The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts: A Style Rediscovered.

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    • Buildings of New England August 9, 2022 / 8:26 am

      Great! I will send you an email. I meant that in terms of early 20th century styles, Colonial Revival took off here much more than Arts and Crafts, but there are still plenty of excellent examples. I’m excited to learn more!


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