Various theories are circulating. Probably all have some merit, and nonce can be singled out as the one ad only cause. So, here are the facts and you decide for yourself.
The second story of Craftsman structures must be setback a minimum of five feet from the main plane of the front facade and may not exceed 70 percent of the floor area of the first floor.
This language restricts the Craftsman style homes to one style; The Airplane Bungalows (A.K.A Pop-up Bungalows). This restriction limits construction to one or two rooms on the second floor or a two story addition attached to the back of the existing main house.
Remove second floor restrictions of Craftsman Style Homes. An example would be the American Foursquare which is a house style that incorporates elements of the both Craftsman and Prairie homes.
Encourage property owners and builders to build more Craftsman style homes. Allow homeowners to add a second floor that is the same size as their first floor. This promotes full with front porches and prevents the small bungalows in our neighborhood from being dwarfed. Promote the PRESERVATION of our most prevalent architectural style.
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