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Charming Historic Bungalows

August 01, 2023

No home is quite as cozy as a bungalow, and we’re obsessed with these historic homes that have a new lease on life.

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Photo: Danielle Boaz. From: HGTV Handmade.

For the Love of Bungalow Style

Quaint, charming and comfortable, bungalows are pleasing-to-the-eye small homes that have a balanced, well-proportioned design. Though their origins begin before they hit the American streets, the style became quite popular in the states in the early 1900s. As house rehabbers have started restoring historic bungalows from the first half of the 20th century, these beautiful homes are making a huge resurgence on the market. Fresh hues, uncovered original architecture and elevated materials bring these bungalows into the modern age.

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Photo: Anastasia Alkema. From: Copper Sky Design + Remodel.

Use Every Available Inch

Built in the 1930s, this green and white bungalow kitchen has had a true revival. Working within the original footprint, Copper Sky Design + Remodel came up with a clever plan to maximize the floor plan by making use of all the vertical space. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry provides ample storage for a modern family, and a rolling library ladder gives them ease of access.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza

Welcome With Modern Style

Found in the Adair Park neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga., this colorful bungalow brings historic architecture into the here and now. Windows trimmed in bright yellow and a front door in electric orange pop off the subtly purple exterior. The thoughtful front yard landscaping pairs contrasting gravel and mounded mulch islands for a low-maintenance design.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza

Bring 1921 to Life

Salvaged and upcycled is the name of the game in this revamped bungalow. The homeowners refurbished the entire home themselves, sourcing most of their materials from a local non-profit salvage yard. Reclaimed beams find a new lease on life as rustic ceiling beams, discarded furniture is restored and existing architectural elements become the highlights of the home.

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