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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
15_Page_1_Image_0001Built 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.

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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.

Norwalk, Ohio, Connie and 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!

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.

 

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.†

Winchendon, Mass., John, Lynn and Shirley Murray

Built in 1920, this six-over-six Craftsman was love at first sight 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 ìpeek holeî that was used during prohibition as a ìbar and poker roomî 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.

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!

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. Weíve put on a new roof, landscaped with perennials and added a third color of 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.

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Bungalow Features

Prairie Classic, in Good Hands 34
By Lisa Malott
The stately 1912 Columbus W. Deen house sits at the epicenter of the Lake Morton Historic District, meticulously restored to its original majesty.

Lakeland’s Boomtime Bungalows 48
By Lucy D. Jones
When central Florida’s phosphate deposits were found in the 1880s, the discovery triggered an explosion of wealth that continued through the Bungalow era. Much of that heritage is preserved today in Lake Morton’s neighborhoods.

Clean Craftsman Comfort 60
by Tim Counts
Although this classic 1908 bungalow has architectural features that ennoble it, its owner has a simpler explanation for its quality: it functions beautifully as a home.

A New Style of the Midwest 74
The 1918 Woodbury County Courthouse, Sioux City, Iowa
By Lou Ann Lindblade
Purcell and Elmslie’s Prairie School masterpieceÑan enduring, resilient public workplace is also an astonishing work of art.

Elegance Regained 86
By Holly Rosenblum
Through the years-long process of finding, then renovating, the old house on Tillamook Street, the Rosenblums developed deep bonds with the house and deeper ones between themselves.

SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE DONE
An “Age-Appropriate” Makeover for a 1911 Bungalow Kitchen 96
By Linda Kuhlmann
A 1940s kitchen in a 1911 bungalow? No: Time for the house to act its age.

Departments and Craftsman Resources

A Letter from the Publisher 1

Open House: Letters to the Editor 8
An American Bungalow house plaque becomes a poignant reminder of loss; readers salute the Winter Issue; and the owner of a Pittsburgh garlow has a question.

Family Album 14
From coast to coast, readers share their pride in their bungalows.

Perspective on Antiques 20
with David Rudd
Our consultant responds to readers’ questions on vintage furnishings.

New & Noteworthy 27
A selection of Arts and CraftsÐinspired amenities for contemporary living.

ARTS AND CRAFTS PROFILE
Perfect Timing 102
Gary Knapp, the Cats Eye Craftsman clockmaker, pondered serious woodcrafting for 30 years before jumping in with a splash five years ago.

American Bungalow News 105
Stepping into its third decade, AB News makes the move to the Web and into your Inbox.

From Our Friends
Safe Harbor 109
By Patricia M. Ziebold

Directory of Advertisers 110

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