Sharing traits with Traditional Craftsman design homes, the Northwest Craftsman is the creation of architects and designers in the Pacific Northwest and is particularly suited to lifestyle in this unique part of the country. This home is usually simple in design, devoid of excessive exterior details and made mostly of wood. The roof is usually medium to low-pitched with deep overhangs and wood shake covering. Windows are often large in size, allowing more natural light to reach the interiors of the home. These houses are popular in all regions of the country and can serve as a primary home or vacation home.