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Oct 2, 2011 2:23PM
I agree with Admitanada, but I believe you are thinking of The Wizard of Oz rather than Alice. All Kansas scenes are B&W and all Oz scenes are in colour that equals the same year's (1939) Gone with the Wind. Otherwise you are so correct. I would love to live in an original Arts and Crafts home. In my Sherman Oaks neighbor of California ranch home which, for all the world look similar to Nantucket or Cape Cod or Cape May, but they are being demolished and monolithic Middle Eastern luxury homes which take up the entire lot with no yard are being built much too often and much too close to my little cottage. Thank you for listening to my sermon.
Oct 1, 2011 10:37AM
Renovation on the west coast (earth quake country) would require adding additional foundation work to support the second floor. Bungalows have really weak concrete because there was no codes on the PSI ratings back then. Also all existing exterior first floor bearing walls would require all new sheathing. My pet peave is the front elevation the new second floor windows should be closer together and vinyl windows look so common and opps cheap. BUT the interiors look nice! . I live in a 1920 Bungalow in Portlandia and can be found at addarchitect at aol dot com.
Oct 1, 2011 7:57AM
Craftman houses don't need to be modernized. They ruined this wonderfully charming house...disgusting...they shoulda/coulda bought a modern house and left the charming bungalow to someone who loves them
Oct 1, 2011 7:12AM
Too bad they couldn't let the work stand for itself. Had to go from b/w to color like Alice in Wonderland.
Oct 1, 2011 5:52AM
Wow!!! The after pictures look great. But then again, having money and being able to afford an architecture can make any house look great.
Oct 1, 2011 2:57AM
Of course the "after" looks better than the "before"... they're in COLOR. Not a very fair comparison.
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