You 've seen it in Hollywood movies, small British towns, major shelter magazines, and even on the streets of Toronto.
Uniquely, their unusual roofs and thick pillars support steep roofs, dormers and wide porches, home of crafts-or more often artisan bungalows-making a comeback.
In fact, Google's search for "building a new home of artisans" found more than 200,000 sites, including hundreds of construction companies that offer mail services
The campaign has swept the landscape south of the border, so much so that recent books have touted the return of this style: The bungalow country; The Bungalow;
The increase in interest is likely to be related to the Times.
The Arts and Crafts movement, which began in Britain in the 1880 th century, was a reaction to the alienation of the Industrial Revolution.
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Scale housing is so attractive.
As a bungalow website says, bungalow life is about "a simpler quest for life, less house cleaning ".
"Alan Seymour, Toronto restoration architect, can be reached.
His love for the 1926 crafts home he now has took 12 years to blossom as he often passes by bike on his way to work.
"The more I look at it, the more I like it," he explains . ".
So, he dropped a letter in the boss's mailbox asking for a notice if they decided to sell it.
Soon after, Seymour rode by and saw the family empty the house, then the family.
Sales signed up.
When Seymour and his wife, Catherine, finally got in, they could see the original state of it, with lots of craft details in it.
Despite the slowdown in the market and the need to do a lot of work, the company has made multiple bids.
However, in the interest of Seymour, his offer contained a letter promising to respect the integrity of the House by repairing the house rather than renovating it.
That was nine years ago, and since then we have replaced the wires, pipes, sanitary sewers and sewers, rebuilt the chimney, insulated the attic, re-built the roof and installed it
Inside, they wash the walls, sand the floors, oil them, remove the peeling original wallpaper and salvage as much as possible.
They repainted the original color-found under the switch board and light fixture-and left the original layout: a small foyer next to the front entrance;
A spacious and spacious living room with an original Quarter-cut oak floors; built-in bookcases;
And a brick fireplace.
Original Kitchen, built in
Door-to-door, small crystal knob, counter and deep porcelain on the front-Casting paint bagiron sink.
There is also a corner closet, a silly waiter, and two folds.
Iron and ironing board.
Finally, the couple had historically appointed houses because they felt very strongly about the number of historically important houses that were razed or disfigured.
Allen said: "When a house is designed and constructed with high quality, the integrity of the original designer should be respected.
We see ourselves as managers of this future home, especially because we promise our past owners that we will be responsible.
Toronto librarian, historian and writer Barbara migerrod felt the same way.
In 1973, she moved into the beach area with her husband and three children.
When she finally changed the kitchen two years ago, she followed Jane Powell's bungalow kitchen.
"I did this, Jane said, and there was no laminate, no melamine or medium fiber board (medium-
Cabinet, no recessed lights.
"I wanted to knock the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, but there was no way to do that.
"It will bring in more light, but I am traditional and it is more in A and C style to leave the wall," she said . ".
In other ways, she also stuck with the style: Carpenter Ian Anderson built the cabinet for four centscut oak;
The floor is made of rust and black marble tiles, laid in a linear pattern;
The original restaurant chandelier can now illuminate the Island of the kitchen.
Looking for other elements, I have traveled through the city, such as porcelain sinks, original cabinet latch for salvage shops, and an old-fashioned 1930 gas stove, found the perfect order of work in Parkdale's real estate sales.
Anything new has to fit in with the times, such as the black subway tile back panel, mission light to repair hardware and 1940 s-affected by Frank Lloyd Wright Japan-
Radio Times at Bay Bloor.
While I was immersed in years of knowledge of art and crafts that studied Toronto's history, Lauren mileyer, another Beach resident, was relatively new.
She discovered the neighborhood for the first time in 1981 and was attracted by the features of the area and its connection to the lake.
She has always had a lot of affection for the old house, she said, "but a lot of the old houses have been renovated to a point where there is no personality . ".
She and her husband Nigel Megan are attracted to the style of the 1918 craft homes they now have because it is "well built and the space is used very well ".
I also like this home very much, its character, not attacked, and has the feeling of hand-made.
You can't do this anymore.
"Their home is H.
Addison Johnston, a well.
The famous beach contractor, he either designed the house himself or borrowed the plan from books such as the craftsman's house in Gustav stikly: plans, drawings, photos.
However, although the renovation was relatively mild and did not destroy the original footprint and the details of the craftsman, the house was not in its original condition.
While some changes are sad, they are easy to reverse, such as the white paint on the intricate wood paneling carved in the restaurant.
Although the kitchen has been renovated, it is still in front of the house.
Millier and Meakin also renovated the small bathroom upstairs, creating the clearance space by banging the roof, but the contractor matched the roof very well and you can't see it from the outside.
In fact, these roofs are the biggest challenge of renovating the home of crafts.
Shelley Kirsch, a fan of this style, redesigned many of these houses, including one on Glengrove Ave.
On Bathurst Street.
And Lawrence Avenue. area.
The Toronto designer says it is a tricky balance to retain the carefully crafted elements and scale, but to meet the needs of modern families. "This bigger-is-
Kirsch said: "The better spells often ruin the character and size of a family, and while renos can provide modern life, they often look like giant apartments without an internal definition.
However, these houses may also be dark, with insufficient traffic for modern demand.
Kirsch's solution is to open the entire Glengrove house without losing the integrity of the original building by incorporating details at the ceiling height.
She pointed out that the arches and semi-walls do not affect the circulation of floor space, but can still improve the feeling of space and light.
In addition to the front room that retains its original footprint, Kirsch has removed almost all of the main floor walls to create a greater connection between the rooms.
However, in order to preserve the original artistic and handicraft feel of the House, the handmade details were added: the tiles of the local artist Susan Colette, plus the previous
Tiles in A and C style were made with Pratt and Larsson;
Color custom carpet in family room;
Square half-pillar between family and restaurant;
Iron kitchen hardware with copper accent.
Kirsch also integrated the new forging.
Iron railings and mirrors and Frank Lloyd Wright
The stained glass in the front foyer was inspired.