When Less is More 18
By Douglas J. Forsyth
At Buffalo’s Darwin D. Martin House complex, now a National Historic Landmark, visitors admire the grandeur of the main house but imagine themselves living in the lovely Gardener’s Cottage or the Barton House, a “small and nearly perfect jewel.”
In Nature’s Embrace, A Home as a Way of Life 44
By David Mathias
Life on a Porterville, Calif., ranch inspired Henry
Greene to design this iconic California ranch
home that has sustained the Richardson clan for
At Home with Modernity 64
By John Luke
In 2003, Arts and Crafts collector Beth Cathers
opened her home to share her furniture collection
with American Bungalow. Here, she reminisces
about how this beautiful furniture connects her
with the world even after she has passed it on.
Fire on the River 76
By Edward S. Friedman
The author takes us back to turn-of-the-20thcentury
Pittsburgh, illuminating the then-burgeoning
artistic culture. He also examines the
work of three of the region’s important artists
who found as much beauty in steel mills as in
the rugged hills of Western Pennsylvania.
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The “Bungalow Guy” Builds a New
Portland Bungalow 90
For this modern interpretation of a classic American
bungalow, the biggest challenge was finding
a suitable lot. The rest came easily.
A Moveable Feast 98
By Stacy Luecker
Following the guidance and recipes found in
a hundred-year-old cookbook, seven friends in
Fort Worth, Texas take turns recreating a year’s
worth of Sunday dinners, fittingly hosted in their
historic bungalow homes.
Open House: Letters to the Editor 8
Subscribers share native gardening resources,
lament a larcenous houseguest, suggest improved
caption readability, And ask for help with a quest
for a frameable William Morris quote.
Family Album 14
From coast to coast, readers share their
pride in their bungalows.
Perspective on Antiques 36
With David Rudd
A colorfully painted table rescued after years
on a front porch in upstate New York turns
out to be one of Gustav Stickley’s rarest forms.
New & Noteworthy 40
A selection of Arts and Crafts–inspired
amenities for today’s bungalow lifestyle.
ARTS AND CRAFTS PROFILE
Bungalow Bob’s Pet Designs 96
Master woodworker and animal lover Bob
Schroeder makes elegant Arts and Craftsinspired
pet furniture that appeals to the
aesthetic tastes of bungalow enthusiasts
across the country.
Detroit City is the Place to Be: 106
The Afterlife of a Metropolis
By Mark Binelli
Reviewed by John Luke
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