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Concrete Block Bungalow

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By Diana

Concrete Block Bungalow

Zuni House. Click the photo for a larger view.

Concrete Block Bungalow

Original porch minus wrought iron. Click the photo for a larger view.

About My Bungalow

Built in 1952, this house has only 697 square feet. There are two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, a kitchen, and a short narrow hall (5 long, maybe). The ceilings are eight feet high.

Favorite Details

Features include an all-wood built-in linen closet with five deep drawers and all-wood built-in kitchen cabinets (not boxes mounted to the surface of the wall). The home is constructed with concrete blocks and has crank windows. The interior of the porch roof is tongue & groove paneling.

Set in the middle of approximately a half acre lot, the home has a huge eucalyptus tree in the back yard.

Lessons Learned

  • I'm currently restoring the house with a new water main, new plumbing, new electrical wiring, etc.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:

Although you don't mention where your home is located, it suggests the kind of simple Minimal Traditional home constructed in the United States during the post-World War II building boom. The window boxes and wrought iron grates are charming!

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