Updating spanish style homes
Orange shag carpet, ceilings falling down, sad and in need of someone who could see what it would become.” Although she’s not a designer, she took on the challenge of restoring and redecorating it as “a labor of love.” Now she’s selling it, so let’s take a look!
It’s amazing what a difference it made when she cleaned up the landscaping a bit in the front yard. Not sure what I love most about this — the ivy on the ceiling, the oversize lantern, or that gorgeous front door.
The color is unconventional, but the details are typical for a California Bungalow.
This colorful bungalow in Texas has a spacious porch with a wide gable facing the street.
The original ship-lap siding was shingled over, presumably in the 1950s.
It also appears that the original front porch spanned the entire house, but was later used to increase the living room size.
California is home to the American Bungalow style, and the bungalows that evolved there have become iconic across the USA.
Features of a California Bungalow include: Spanish Colonial architecture influenced the design of this stucco-sided bungalow.
With only one or one-and-a-half stories, bungalows are compact and economical houses, but just take a look at the photos below to get a sense of the variety of small homes that date to early 20th century.