Issue 84 Table of Contents


The Huntington Japanese House, originally commissioned in 1903 as a display venue by a Pasadena dealer in Far Eastern arts and artifacts, was bought in 1911 by Henry Huntington, who moved it to his new estate, today’s Huntington Library and Gardens, in neighboring San Marino. A century later, a comprehensive restoration has revealed new ways to understand and recapture the building’s historical narrative.

Issue 84 – Purchase Here
Winter 2014

Prairie Persuasion
By Tim Counts
It took a while, but the 1913 Purcell and Elmslie house that amazed the Faheys when they first saw it as young newlyweds 35 years ago finally worked its magic on them, through the agencies of time and circumstance.

California on the Potomac
By Gordon Bock
In the Maryland portion of the greater Washington metropolitan area, most bungalows are vague about their stylistic origins. This one confidently stands out from the crowd.

Craftsman Weekend 2014
Pasadena’s annual Arts and Crafts celebration draws devotees.

The Huntington Japanese House: A Restoration Tale
By John Luke
The restoration of this gem, first commissioned in 1903 in Pasadena then acquired by Henry Huntington for his new San Marino estate in 1911, is exquisite testimony to cross-cultural craftsmanship over the span of a century.

A Family Bond: Craftmanship Is In the Blood
By David Kramer
When Justin and Laura Whipple started their business, they wanted a house with lots of outdoor area for their young daughters. Drawing on Austin’s father’s experience as a Craftsman builder, they found it in a tiny Portland Craftsman across the street.

Ramona’s Legacy: The Missions Revived
By Robert Winter
Helen Hunt Jackson’s blockbuster 1884 novel Ramona did little to aid the cause of the Native Americans she revered, but it did help spawn the Mission Revival in architecture, which gracefully adapted many of its amenities from the Arts and Crafts movement.

Departments and Craftsman Resources

A Letter from the Publisher

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

Perspective on Antiques
By David Rudd

New & Noteworthy
A selection of Arts and Crafts–inspired amenities for today’s bungalow lifestyle.

An Arts and Crafts President
By Bruce Johnson

Arts and Crafts Profile
Tiger Rug: The Quality Story
By David Kramer

From Our Friends
Bear Necessities/Trouble Bruin
By Linda Raven

Directory of Advertisers

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