Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Reason Why

Just a random shot of one of the reasons I bought my bungalow. My house is pretty simple, but it does have a few pretty redeeming features.

(note the beloved sangria set purchased in Talavera de la Reina and hauled home 25 yrs ago)

9 comments:

jm said...

That is freaking gorgeous. Seriously.http

marye said...

WOW!
That is great! Everythign was removed from our house prior to use getting it so it was an old shell with new innards..and we are trying to take it back..but it is hard !

Josh @ Bungalow '23 said...

That's a beautiful buffet-- and it appears to be in my favorite room placement: in a bump-out on the outside wall with piano windows above and windows on the sides. My bungalow doesn't have any built-ins in the dining room and it is the detail I most wish we had.

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

That's pretty much the reason we bought our house as well: the beamed ceiling and the built-in. With only 800 sf, it better have something spectacular that makes it worth buying.

Hofersj said...

Beautiful buffet! It is evocative of the buffet in our house. Ours is a little larger with very similar with taller simulated divided light doors flanking the table. It also has the "tails" in the glass door mullions (which I haven't seen very often) and the beveled mirrors at the back of the buffet. Have you done any research to find the maker of your buffet? I haven't been able to determine mine yet.

Omar said...

Wow, sweet buffet! Wish our house had something like that..

Dulcie said...

Gorgeous, and so glad you are safe and sound.

StuccoHouse said...

Thanks all. I really do like it too :-)

Hofersj - I didn't even down on me to look for the maker. I'll have to do some sleuthing. I've always assumed that my house came from a pattern book from a local lumberyard.....and figured that the builtins were part of that, but now that I think about it....that's doesn't make sense. Now you have me curious.....

Hofersj said...

My understanding is that in homes of our vintage (mine was built in 1917), built-ins like buffets and book shelves were generally ordered through your local lumberyard, but produced by another company. The space for a buffet would be roughed in and the entire buffet and accompanying trim would then be delivered and installed. I bought a Curtis (a woodworking company with a strong presence in MN, IA and WI) catalog from the early 1920's hoping to find my buffet or something similar, but to no avail. I am interested in the maker out of plain curiosity, but also to find other woodworking ideas (e.g., built-in desks and bookshelves) that I can recreate in other areas of the house and will be consistent with the existing woodwork.

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