House Interiors (early 1900s)
I'm a research junky. This board includes images from early 1900s catalogs, advertisements and other relevant research sources for an early century Craftsman / Bungalow / Arts & Crafts style home.
Cork may be the perfect flooring. It is a resilient floor and has a little "give" so feels soft to the foot. Yet it is extremely strong and durable. Modern finishes give cork a high level of protection from dirt and chemicals, and cork is naturally waterproof. With proper care, cork floors last 100+ years, and if damaged, can be easily repaired. Damp mopping with a mild detergent is all that is required to maintain a cork floor. It does not stain easily or require cleaning with harsh chemicals.
An upstairs laundry room in the Wright house. Again, the goal was to imagine a laundry room that Wright might have designed, and to use materials that are found elsewhere to integrate the space into the rest of the house. The sink is a contemporary utility sink that is identical to one from the early 1900's, but the porcelain legs came from a salvage source. The cabinetry is based on the designs for the bathroom vanities, but the real key to the success of this space are the undercounter washer and dryer with integrated panel fronts. Upon first entering the room, you could easily miss them and just assume that this is a period utility room, which is what we wanted.
Irvington Craftsman built in1910, Portland, OR. Fine Douglas Fir woodwork abounds on the first floor. Original pendant light fixtures greet guests in the entry hall. Through the hall towards the kitchen to the left of the stairs is the owners' collection of Roseville pottery.
100+ year old Classic estate house built in 1912 sits on apprx. 25 acres in Historic Waverly. American craftsmanship at its finest are on display in this Arts & Craft style Mansion. Beamed ceilings, panelled walls, tin ceiligs, oak floors, tile and marble bathrooms. A barn and second outbuilding provide potential for the equestrian in you. A must see!
In the early 1980s we partially restored the 1906 Bolton house in Pasadena, CA, by architects Charles and Henry Greene. The house had been modified and enlarged several times, and original features lost. Some early changes, like the 1918 bay window, had acquired historic status. When possible, we recovered the Greenes' original designs. View of restored entry hall shows original stair and 58" wide entry door. Note the Greenes' art glass in door. Photo is courtesy of Popular Woodworking.
We completely restored the (1909) Ashbourne House by architect Frederick Noonan. Entry and principal rooms on first floor were restored to their original appearance, while upstairs bedrooms and baths were reworked. Night view of restored living room taken from dining room shows restored woodwork and tile fireplace.
The long neglected Arts and Crafts (1910) Mead house by Louis B. Easton was still basically intact. We restored every surface inside and out. Restored entry shows clear redwood paneling made from 1 x 24 inch boards. Easton wire-brushed paneling to accentuate grain pattern. After we cleaned the wood it was finished with a tung oil preservative.
1071 N Garfield, Pasadena, CA - Estately $640K. With the application of an astonishing amount of money, this one could be restored to grandeur; the wood is still there, but most of it has been painted. Enormous Craftsman built in 1895. Downstairs is a formal entry, formal living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, a library with a fireplace, two bedrooms, butler's pantry, kitchen, laundry/mudroom, breakfast room, bonus room, and bathrooms. Upstairs is four bedrooms, and bathrooms.
972 N Los Robles AVE, Pasadena, CA - Estately $1.3M! Historic Beaux Arts residence was built for Mary Elliott in 1911-12 by prominent architect B.Cooper Corbett.The grand entryway begins the journey into this 4 BR, 4 1/2 BA lovingly restored home. The interior renovation retains the original features adroitly mixing the old style while meeting the demands of 21st-century living.The expansive living room, showcases a dramatic floor to ceiling Batchelder fireplace.