Heritage Society Home Tour, Part I

21 Oct

On Friday, we were fortunate enough to have our bungalow showcased in a Home Tour.   Approximately 50 people made their way through the house, asking questions and taking in all the great craftsman detail our home has.

Built in 1920, our little bungalow has a very rich history.  It was originally owned by a Justice of the Peace who later became our town’s mayor.  He married the daughter of one of the original families that settled here.   Together they owned a market and department store in our downtown Village.  Though the market and store are long gone, the Village remains the focal point of our Foothill community.  Since buying the house 23 years ago, we’ve done our best to restore it to its original roots and maintain the integrity of the bungalow style.  It’s hard to believe but we’re only the third owners in this house that’s nearly 93 years old.

Since you probably missed the tour, here are a few photos I took on Friday…

They were able to tour the outside as well, so I’ll post more pictures soon.  I hope you enjoyed this little tour.  I’d love to hear from you, especially if you were here on Friday!  Be well.

8 Responses to “Heritage Society Home Tour, Part I”

  1. Michelle October 22, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    I really like the washer and dryer…

    • My Bungalow Days October 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

      LOL! Sad to say, we JUST put them in last summer. They had been keeping my garage floor warm for all those years. We still have work to do in the laundry room but it’s getting there.

  2. Pat lambert October 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Hello–I was on the planning committee for the excursion tour and was working another ph event the day of the tour. I wish i could have joined the tour, but was helping with workshops in another lovely craftsman home. Your home is absolutely stunning–a true labor of love. your dining room built in is gorgeous–i wish mine my had survived in my 1925 home. I hope you enjoyed your visitors–your bungalow neighbor and cw committee member pat

    • My Bungalow Days October 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      Hi Pat ~ I’m sorry you weren’t able to join us on Friday too. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and were very quick to thank me for opening up my home. A very nice group of people. I wish I could have seen the other homes on the tour. If possible, I’d love to get a listing of the other properties if you’re able to share it. If so, let me know and I’ll be happy to email you. Thank you for your lovely compliments on our home, we love it and it truly is a labor of love.

      • Pat lambert October 23, 2012 at 4:36 am #

        I’m not sure what other homes the group visited. I know the dar house was a stop, as was la fetra center. I think the castle was also a stop.There are a number of pre 1920 homes scattered throughout. I know time was a factor, as folks had to eat lunch before leaving.
        As for the Pasadena homes, most were in the northeast district–the one I worked at was in Altadena. Did you have a chance to go on the Sunday home tour and visit the expo? I bought a lovely vase from sassafras pottery–looks perfect in my bungalow. If you like art pottery, visit her web site.

      • My Bungalow Days October 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

        Unfortunately we weren’t able to tour the homes on Sunday, my husband hosts a live radio show and we weren’t able to be in two places at once. Really would have loved to go though, we went last year.

  3. Pat lambert October 23, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    I forgot to add–feel free to email me any time. I may not have answered you question–long day!

    • My Bungalow Days October 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks ~ and thank you again for stopping in to see my blog. I hope you enjoy it.

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