Abilene, Texas, George and Sidney Levesque
We purchased this 1921 bungalow on historic Sayles Boulevard in 2006 and have been working on it ever since. We painted the exterior and trimmed back the jungle outside. Inside, we are slowly remodeling each room. There are many more projects left, but it’s looking wonderful and we feel good about saving a little piece of Abilene’s history.
Atlanta, Ga., Donald Harris
I purchased this solid, 1910 Craftsman bungalow in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta in September 2006. All the rooms are large in scale, especially the dining room, which could host a dinner for sixteen. The front porch is one of my favorite rooms of the house, complete with a wide swing, rocking chairs, ceiling fans and an eating table. This house makes a lovely home. I am thrilled!
Boise, Idaho, Phil Gerhardson
Our 2009 Craftsman Bungalow (yes, 2009) is located in Boise’s Historic North End District. It has the design and features from the past that we love combined with some of the latest technology to make a truly enjoyable living space. Builder Tim Sevig’s attention to period-specific detail has fooled many
passersby, who often compliment the nice “ remodel job.”
Charlotte, N.C., Leslie and Jordan Sykes
Our 1929 bungalow is located in the historic Plaza Midwood neighborhood, one of the original streetcar suburbs clustered around uptown. We are diligently restoring our home, enjoying its original French doors, flowing spaces and commodious front porch. The best part about our neighborhood is the spontaneous “porch parties” that begin with an afternoon visit and often end with dinner and conversation late into the night.
Norwalk, Ohio, Connie & Tim Morsher
We bought this house in August of 2006 and fell in love with the beauty of the natural woodwork and wood floors. The house has a lot of character. We love the big front porch to sit and enjoy conversation with our families. We are the fifth owners of the house and, thank goodness, not too much remodeling was done. There are a lot of bungalows on this street, both small and big, but we think our 1927 is the best!
Osceola, Wis., Sandy Caravelli
Three years ago, my husband and I purchased this weekend home on the lovely St. Croix River. As soon as I saw the house, I knew it had huge potential. I was able to locate the 94-year-old daughter of the second homeowner and have her provide some details of what the house originally looked like. We were able to see a lot of ‘ghost’ marks from where things used to be and, after having fireplace stone removed, were thrilled to discover the original Strobl tile still on the floor.
Syracuse, N.Y., Kelly and Jonas Sickler
We moved into our lovely 1924 Craftsman bungalow in 2006. Part of the Strathmore neighborhood, our home is close to great schools and beautiful parks. We’ve put on a new roof, landscaped with perennials, and added a third color trim to enhance the characteristics of the exterior. Our favorite feature is our large open front porch, where we enjoy the warm New York months.
Winchendon, Mass., John, Lynn and Shirley Murray
Built in 1920, this six-over-six Craftsman was love at first sight for my sister and me in 2001. Original hardwood floors throughout remain untouched, and there are wonderful built-ins! There is a small, walled room in the cellar with a “peek hole” which was used during prohibition as a “bar and poker room” complete with one-armed bandits when we moved in! The exterior was in need of paint and the open-air side porches have been rebuilt, but she is strong and will be well-loved for years to come.