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Bungalow Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Arts and Crafts Homeby Treena M. Crochet
Synopses & Reviews
The classic American bungalow is as popular today as when introduced in the Victorian era. Bungalow Style pictures a wide variety of interior details and describes how to add or restore elements that suggest a historic flair while keeping the home comfortable and functional. Common problems such as integrating modern conveniences or gaining needed space are also addressed.
Book News Annotation:
Crochet, president of an interior design firm specializing in historic restoration, offers a guide for homeowners about combining the arts and crafts and bungalow styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with modern style homes. With some 300 interior photographs, Crochet defines the architecture of each style, detailing specific features and woodwork and explaining how to update or expand the styles for modern abodes, including creating a "classic interior." She includes a primer on identifying home styles, a resource list, diagrams, and case studies. The book is oversize: 9.5x12<">. It has no bibliography.
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The classic American bungalow is as popular today as when introduced in the Victorian era. This title shows a wide variety of interior details and describes how to add or restore elements that suggest a historic flair while keeping the home comfortable and functional.
About the Author
This book is for homeowners who appreciate the historic character of their old house, whether Colonial, Cape Cod, or Saltbox style. The numerous examples are from actual homeowners who updated their 17th or 18th century homes with a sense of the past without sacrificing modern amenities or luxuries. It is meant to inspire homeowners to learn about the inherent qualities of these older homes while making it loveable and liveable for themselves in the 21st century.
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