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May 22, 2011

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Carrie

Really beautiful. Very rare to find today, if at all in new homes that are punched out. Thanks for sharing the history.

Joanne

Let's just hope the right buyer will appreciate the architectural detail and restore the home.

Hopefully it does not get torn down and a McMansion in it's place as is so prevalent these days in Burlingame.

holyroller

What is it that defines an Arts& Crafts Home?

Joe

There's quite a lengthy description at Wikipedia under "bungalow" here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungalow

The simpler version is a home designed in a style that was a reaction to Victorian clutter and dark interiors using more window area, lower pitched roof, weight-bearing walls all on the perimeter and, usually, one or one and a half story construction. Shingles, brick, natural stone and a sizeable porch are typical. B'game has (had?) an amazing inventory of arts & craft bungalows. The furniture follows the simpler, more rustic approach. You could check out Barbara Mayer's book "In the Arts & Crafts Style" or Duschscherer & Keister "Inside teh Bungalow" as good starting references. The photo on this post is quintessential A&C.

holyroller

Thank you Joe.

Joe

You're welcome, Holyroller. By the way, I happened to find an very cute, Very short street of Arts & Crafts houses today. Check out Hilltop Ave, that wraps around the corner of Bellvue and El Camino just south of the B'game border in San Mateo. The scale and variety give a great sense of the bungalow neighborhoods of old. They even have a larger house under construction so you get the full effect.

Joe

This lovely home just sold again after being purchased by someone who did a very respectful, quality renovation. It went for $1.3M for 113% of the asking price and was on the market for 0 days! No need to tear down classic B'game bungalows--developers can get good money out of reasonable updates!

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