A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

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Another House-iversary Has Come and Gone

I missed the 5th anniversary of owning this fine house by a month! Ah well, we’re not going anywhere, so there will be plenty more. Today is a little overcast and we got some much-needed rain last night, so I snapped a few quick photos to chronicle the changes year-by-year. June 2007 Here is how…

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3rd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour! Be sure to visit all 10 or so bungalows on the tour (links from-and-to the next blog are provided at the bottom of each bungalow’s post). As always, comments and questions welcomed and encouraged! Built in 1929, our bungalow is a classic Chicago-style brick bungalow, one of…

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Happy House-iversary!

Three years ago today we became the proud owners of this fine bungalow and haven’t regretted it for one minute. The blog began about a month earlier, and it has been great to “chronicle” all that we’ve done and see how much the house has changed. Since I recently compiled the renovation highlights in the…

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2nd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour

I’m pleased to join the Bungalow Blog Tour that StuccoHouse organized this year — be sure to check out all the bungalows on the tour by following the links at the bottom of each post. Welcome to our near-north suburban Chicago home! Here in the Windy City we do many things Chicago-style, from politics to…

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Bungalow Expo not just for Bungalow Owners

Attention all Chicago-area homeowners: The Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo takes place TOMORROW, Saturday, October 17 at the Merchandise Mart from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Speakers include Lou Manfredini, “Mr. Fix-It” from WGN Radio, Bob Yapp, former host of the PBS show The House Doctor, and Kelly Edwards, co-host of HGTV’s Design…

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Hips, Gables and Sheds

Pete and I have been talking extensively about our roof this weekend. One of the things that has always really bothered us about it is the gable dormer in the front. Bungalows are supposed to be ground-hugging with a low-pitched roof but ours looks like the roof is about to take off! That’s not the…

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Bungalow Art Glass

I don’t think I’ve talked much about our art glass windows. If you’ve read my blog for a while or have seen it on Houseblogs.net, you know my banner used to look like this: Nowadays I’ve taken a more subtle approach in the banner and just use a few elements from the windows, but there…

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Who was Thomas K. Valos?

In the Cook County Recorder of Deeds files, one name that kept popping up with many of the houses in the neighborhood was Thomas K. Valos. In later years of the logbook I noticed a reference to Valos Realty Company. This led me to believe that he was perhaps the developer for the neighborhood. His…

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Brick by Brick

If you pass by our house, it appears that we live in a red brick bungalow, and that’s the way I think of it as well. In reality, though, the face brick is made up of many different colors: reds, yellows, greens and browns. I would love to add color to the window trim —…

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Now What?

Take a peek at our new house! Here is the “bay” in the living room. There are 7 of these windows: 2 on the sides, 2 forming the angles and 3 in the middle. In the close-up shot you can see what inspired my blog banner graphic. I really like how the windows have that…

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