• October 2, 2006

The Work Goes On

Restoring a bungalow hallway

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  1. Dave

    While my bungalow isnt two storied like yours, whomever owned our house previously enclosed our patio as well. Im guesstimating around the 1930′s-1940′s they did this. Ive now got a small (like 8′x8′) office with 6.5′ ceiling and a decent sized dining room, but with a low ceiling instead of the porch. Ive already redone the office… looks nice… and about to embark on ripping up the dining room and redoing it since it was poorly enclosed and without insulation at all. I think I can do a much better job! We also have these louvered glass windows too.. I wonder if that was period to the year our homes were built or some change later on?

    Great job you guys! Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. OA

    Yeah, that bright green, if it’s the same as what we found on ours (also having gotten down to the original layer) has an ”Ajax” hue to it…must’ve been pretty popular at the time.

    By the way, those doors with the art glass (shown in picture 6) are beautiful — custom made? You two are going to have one showpiece of a house when it’s all said and done!

    Hope little Winston’s doing well.



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