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.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park, Illinois Designs: The Prairie Period 1900-1913

Authors: The Craftsman Bungalow

This article is Part Two of a two part series highlighting the homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in Oak Park, Illinois during the years 1900 to 1913.  Part One focused on his transition to the Prairie Style and the Oak Park homes he designed from 1889-1899.

During the years of 1889 to 1899, Frank Lloyd Wright’s s...

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Wharton Esherick: Integrating Life, Art Craft: American Bungalow Cover Article

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The Spring 2014 issue of American Bungalow is out now, and I’m very excited that my article entitled, “Wharton Esherick: Integrating Life, Art and Craft” made the cover!  If you’re not a subscriber or haven’t received your copy yet, you can read the article here.

Photography by Alexander

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park, Illinois Designs: The First Decade 1889-1899

Authors: The Craftsman Bungalow

Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked in Oak Park, Illinois from 1889 to 1909, and during that time, he designed hundreds of buildings and developed the ground-breaking Prairie Style for which he is universally known.  The homes he designed during this early prolific phase of his career span the creative spectrum of...

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The Craftsman Spotlight: The 27th Annual Grove Park Inn Arts Crafts Conference

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The 2014 Poster by Tom Bojanowski

This February 21-23, the eyes of the Arts & Crafts community will once again be focused on Asheville, North Carolina, as this year marks the 27th consecutive year of the National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn.

“It has been a perfect match,” explains...

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Westwood Park: A Vast Bungalow Enclave in Victorian San Francisco

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San Francisco is well known for its abundance of elegant Victorian architecture, but tucked away among the tens of thousands of Victorians, there exists a small enclave full of hundreds of charming bungalows.  Westwood Park, located just south of Mount Davidson, was originally a grove of tall eucalyptus trees –...

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines: An Architectural Homage to Greene Greene

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to see an authentic Greene & Greene-designed home up close, then a visit to The Lodge at Torrey Pines might be the next best thing.  Taking its design cues from two of the Greenes’ most iconic “ultimate bungalows,” The Blacker House (1907) and The Gamble...

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The Craftsman Bungalow: Your Favorite 2013 Article

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UPDATE:  You voted and the results are in!  In a closely contested race, “A Resurrection in New Orleans: Restored Bungalows of the 9th Ward” emerged as YOUR favorite article of 2013.  Thank you to everyone who voted.

 

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The Craftsman Bungalow: Top Five Most Popular Articles of 2013

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As I did last year, I thought it would be fun to countdown our Top 5 most popular articles from 2013.  Last year, I determined the most popular article by simply looking at the total number of hits that each article got, but that method is flawed because articles that were posted earlier in the year had more time to...

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The Craftsman Bungalow: Your Favorite Article of 2013

Authors: The Craftsman Bungalow

UPDATE:  You voted and the results are in!  In a closely contested race, “A Resurrection in New Orleans: Restored Bungalows of the 9th Ward” emerged as YOUR favorite article of 2013.  Thank you to everyone who voted.

 

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A Portal to the Past on the Oregon Coast: American Bungalow Cover Article

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I’m very excited that an article I wrote for American Bungalow magazine made the cover of the Winter 2013 Issue #80!  The article is about an amazing home on the Oregon Coast that sits on a secluded cove with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the rugged Oregon coastline and a 1920s-era bridge that was part...

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