|VINTAGE North Park Bungalow celebrates its 100th birthday with appearance in Arts & Crafts Homes Magazine. See "before" image at end of this blog post.|
Photography by Gary Payne
Well, we can laugh about it now. Let’s just say—for Tom—it wasn’t love at first sight. Phyllis, however, was elated: “I knew in my heart that we could turn this fixer upper into our dream home.” She liked the open floor plan of 2,000 square feet, the multi-pane windows with wavy glass. A large family room had been added in the 1960s, as well as a swimming pool.
We closed off the sunken billiards den to create a master suite. We re-stained the original Douglas fir trim and wainscoting in the front rooms. As is typical, woodwork in the bedrooms, bath and family room is painted.
|TRILOGY. In the bathroom, only the tub was original, so the room was overhauled in period fashion. The medicine cabinet is based on a 1916 original we saw in a bungalow down the block.|