Winfield, KA Glenda and Steve Campbell
When we found our wonderful 1920 “bungalow on steroids,” we had had our hearts set on an “unmolested bungalow,” but in our area they are practically nonexistent. However, it does feature oak woodwork and staircase, leaded glass, beveled glass, and original wood floors. It was originally built as a parsonage for one of the town churches. We aren’t quite sure what the official architectural style is, but after the agent showed us this house, we knew we had found our home.
Ridgefield, CT Julie and Chris Kaser
We built this Arts and Crafts bungalow in 2005 on the foundation of a 1956 ranch house. Using American Bungalow illustrations and Stickley house plans, we collaborated with our architect, James Hancock, and our builder, Neil Hicks, to design and build it. We had dreamed of living in an Arts and Crafts house for more than 20 years. Julie’s grandmother lived most of her life in a beautiful yellow brick Arts and Crafts bungalow in Oakley, Idaho, so this project ran rather deep for her. Every day in this home is a pleasure.
Green Bay, WI Ryan and Nancy Glaser
Our three-bedroom 1920s bungalow—its design inspired by English Cotswold cottages—is in Green Bay’s historic Astor District. Its features include a rolled roof, eyebrow window, built-in bookcases and window seats, crown moldings and period lighting. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and has retained some of its original oak and maple hardwood flooring as well as Ja-Nar radiator covers and Sylphon fittings.
Front Royal, VA Maureen McHugh
This ca. 1920 Craftsman bungalow sits in a beautiful valley in western Virginia, about a mile from Skyline Drive, in Front Royal’s historic district. With all of the original wood trim, floors, windows and many intricate handcrafted light fixtures intact, I knew immediately this was the home for me. It is so warm and cozy, I could not imagine ever living anywhere else.
Evanston, IL Susan and Bill Emrich
We purchased our 1916 bungalow in 2004 and love it more every day. While many of its original details have been removed over the years (DR built-in, living-room fireplace) enough of its original personality remains that reinforces our belief that it can look even better. Over the past few years, we painted the exterior, stripped green paint off the decorative red brick detail, enclosed the back porch and did some landscaping. This past winter we installed a fireplace using a salvaged Arts and Crafts mantel and handmade tiles. The results have been transformative and we feel lucky and proud to call this bungalow our home.
Houston, TX Gary and Annie Sitton
Our Craftsman bungalow was built in 1920 in the Heights area of Houston, where we are a short walk from the historic downtown with its wonderful art galleries, antique shops and restaurants. Before we purchased the house a couple years ago, it was known as “Toad Hall,” for the owner’s collection of toad artifacts. It is now known as “The Bunny Bungalow” because of our large collection of antique and reproduction rabbits.
This bungalow has a blog! You can view it here.
Arlington, VA Joe and Sue King
When we purchased our 1955 ranch in 2002 it was with the intent of eventually giving it a facelift and a bump-up with Craftsman-style details. In 2007 we transformed the mid-century house into a 1920s-era bungalow complete with front porch, period lighting and tile, salvaged doors and mantels, and reclaimed wide-plank heart-pine floors. We couldn’t be happier with the result, and we thank American Bungalow and its advertisers for helping us gain the vision to make our dream come true.
Saratoga Springs, NY Phil and Lisa Evans
This is our bungalow in upstate N.Y., built in 2006. The living and dining rooms have colonnades with built-in bookcases. The kitchen has Douglas fir counters and painted period cabinets to the ceiling. It has true divided-light windows, Schoolhouse lighting, reproduction plumbing fixtures and extensive trim carpentry. Our builder was so faithful to tradition that most people think it is a restored 1920s-vintage home.