I happened upon this Craftsman-style bungalow a few days ago; the bright yellow facade initially caught my eye.  The sides still display an earlier, less vibrant, color scheme.  The new look, with its dark brown shingled gable, does a better job of emulating a period Craftsman exterior than the green tints on each side.  A “For Sale” sign in the yard prompted me to go online for interior photos and I was rewarded with a handsome interior which is is interesting from several design vantage points.

All interior photos below were taken from zillow.com.


The classic Craftsman bungalow facade would be at home virtually anywhere.


The porch supports appear massive, but are L-shaped and only the thickness of an ordinary wall.


The interior woodwork is in excellent condition and includes numerous desirable built-ins such as this buffet in the dining room.


The dining room also includes this massive window seat.  The glass bookcases (and buffet) retain their original square wood knobs.


Another built-in seat defines the entry.  Original wall sconces appear to have been updated in the 1960’s with glass shades.  A pocket door may be seen to the left.  The colonnades are atypically post-free.


The slab doors are an unusually modern feature for a house built around 1920.  The storage over the closet is another nice feature.


The bathroom appears to have been updated c. 1970.  All doors appear to retain their original brass hardware.


The 1960’s kitchen is stylish once again!


Hopefully this house will not be “updated” into HGTV-style mediocrity.



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