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1930s Bungalow

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By Ted Welch

1930s Bungalow

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1930s Bungalow

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About My Bungalow


We are in the process of purchasing this home as pictured. We know it was built in 1930 according to the abstract. It is a two-bedroom, one-level house with a tuck under garage and full basement. We would like to know if the attic area could be used for another bedroom. Doing that would require stairs being built. Do you know if this is possible and where we might obtain original specs on the home?

Favorite Details


Interior and original wood, plus the layout of the living room and dining room. The home also has a tuck under garage which allows the vehicle to be park for easy access to the house. Everything is on one level.

Lessons Learned

  • We are currently living in a very small apartment of 900 square feet, having moved from a 1,500 square foot home 200 miles away. We had to drastically cut down on our items to make the move.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:

Congratulations on your new home! It's a lovely example of a 1930s era American Bungalow. Before building a new stairway, you'll want to show your house to an architect or structural engineer. Since your house is eighty years old, I think you may find it difficult to find detailed specs. With a bit of investigating, however, you can find many clues about your home's original structure. Here are some articles that may help you:

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