This handsomely restored Craftsman
bungalow is the result of well-considered
design choices by an architect sensitive to its
style, but the construction process began
with peeling away layers of poorly conceived
alterations (by a previous owner) in order to
reveal its hidden beauty.

The single most significant measure was
removing the vinyl soffit that concealed the
originally unenclosed eaves and rafter tails—
features emblematic of the Craftsman Style.
Although carpentry details are
characteristically simple, they are now
enlivened by a palette of deep, rich paint
colors that accentuates the home’s
picturesque quality.  Following on this theme,
vinyl siding was stripped from the dormers
and a projecting bedroom bay, and replaced
with stylistically appropriate cedar shingles—
rough-sawn and stained the color of

White aluminum “K” gutters, ill-suited to the
style of the house, were replaced with
traditional half-round gutters in a dark
copper finish.  The original front door—
stripped of paint and refinished in a deep
mahogany tone—and a new custom
screen/storm door milled from richly grained
Spanish Cedar form the focus of the inviting
Front facade.
Front porch area, including new paint palette, beaded board
ceiling, combination screen/storm door, and period lighting
fixture.  The original front entrance door was stripped of paint
and refinished in a deep mahogany tone.
Front porch area.  The deep, rich paint palette conveys a
sense of solidity and quiet composure.
Before Photos
Front facade prior to
Front door prior to
Front porch prior to
Fox Chapel Bungalow Renovations