Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A good book on Chicago Bungalows

My business partner Bob gave me a copy of The Chicago Bungalow by the Chicago Architecture Foundation soon after my family purchased our own classic city house. It's been fun relating to the history, use, adaptation and lifestyle of this personable and durable housing stock.

There has been no more a pleasurable experience than restoring and adapting a Chicago Bungalow for our family. While keeping the main parlour and den in tact, and despite my pension for modern architecture, I can not help but enjoy the transformation 50 to 100 years ago while sitting and reading by the light of a vintage lamp (or candle!).

1 comment:

. said...

That is the greatest book ever!