The Craftsman Bungalow

Welcome to The Craftsman Bungalow! (formerly This Old Bungalow)  My goal for this site is for it to become a resource for people who love old homes - and more specifically - Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, and Bungalow home enthusiasts.
As a starting point, I’m going to be chronicling the house (pictured above) that my wife and I are currently restoring - or maybe more appropriately… resurrecting - a Craftsman Bungalow in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.  I’ll also be recounting some of the restoration projects we completed at our previous home.  
Hopefully along the way, I’ll learn some things, you’ll learn some things, and knowledge, experience, and inspiration about restoring old homes will be shared and gained.

Craftsmanship Is In The Blood: American Bungalow Feature Article and Profile

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The Winter 2014 edition of American Bungalow magazine is out now, and I’m excited to have contributed three articles to the issue.  The first is a feature article (found on pages 78-89) about the home of Austin and Laura Whipple, owners of the Scout Books, a custom-printed craft notebook company,  located in P...

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Craftsmanship In The Blood: American Bungalow Feature Article and Profile

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The Winter 2014 edition of American Bungalow magazine is out now, and I’m excited to have contributed three articles to the issue.  The first is a feature article (found on pages 78-89) about the home of Austin and Laura Whipple, owners of Scout Books, a custom-printed craft notebook company,  located in P...

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The Craftsman Bungalow: Vote For Your Favorite Article of 2014

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As I’ve done in years past, I thought it would be fun to countdown our Top 5 most popular articles from 2014.  Last year, instead of determining the most popular article by simply looking at the total number of hits that each article got, I added a new wrinkle to help even the playing field:  I left it up to YOU...

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The Craftsman Bungalow: Your Favorite Article of 2014

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UPDATE:  You voted and the results are in!  It was neck-and-neck right up until the end, but “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park, Illinois Designs: 1889-1913” edged out the rest as YOUR favorite article of 2014.  Thank you to everyone who voted, and Happy New Year!

As I’ve done in years past, I thought it would be...

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The Craftsman Spotlight: Asheville Tileworks

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Diana Gillispie’s eye for design and acute attention to detail has made her a fixture in the Asheville, North Carolina art scene for more than three decades.  Having first moved to the area in 1978, she became one of the pioneering artists of Asheville’s River District when she started a small pottery...

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House: A Prairie Masterpiece

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When Frederick Robie commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for him and his growing family in 1908, neither man knew that the home’s iconic design would become the celebrated jewel that it is today.  Considered by many architectural scholars to be one of the most influential and important residential...

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The Craftsman Spotlight: CustomMade, Bringing Customer Craftsperson Together

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Sometimes the hardest part about purchasing furniture, lighting, metalwork or other decor for your home isn’t figuring out what you want, but rather, how and where to get it.  Finding quality, handmade items has become more difficult with each passing year, as “big box” retail chains across the...

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Greene Greene’s William T. Bolton House: A Journey of Restoration Through The Years

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The William T. Bolton House in Pasadena, California is a prime example of Charles and Henry Greene’s early emerging California Arts & Crafts aesthetic.  Taking its name from the prominent physician who commissioned it in 1906, the home predates Greene & Greene’s larger commissions – i...

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The Craftsman Spotlight: Caledonia Studios, Making History One Piece At A Time

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Having grown up in Pasadena, Tedd Colt’s obsession with Arts & Crafts furniture and architecture was inevitable.  So it’s no surprise that he pursued a path in the arts that led to him founding Caledonia Studios in Oakland, California, a small company dedicated to building the finest handmade Arts...

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