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Byline: Bill Kossen
Jul. 1--When it comes to selling new houses, you can tell it's the turn of the century -- it's just difficult to tell if it's this one or the last one.
"Extraordinary Craftsman homes," says a flier for a three-house development near Woodinville. "Stately traditional new construction," says another for a house in White Center. "Charming small-town character" is what you'll see if you read about a master-planned community in Pierce County.
Yes, old is in. The vision of living in spaceship-like homes popularized by "The Jetsons" on TV and at Seattle's 1962 World's Fair (also known as Century 21) has been put on hold.
The trend is not unlike what was happening 100 years ago, said Bellevue architect Johan Luchsinger,, who lives in a new-old Craftsman-style house in Woodinville.
"Back then, it was a response to the industrial revolution," and the concern that houses were taking on a bland, machine-made design. "Now it's a response to the computer generation and everything being so …