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The Bungalow Company Highlighted in the Wall Street Journal: "Looking for a New Old House"

 
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Bend, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/06/2014 -- The Bungalow Company, based in Bend, Oregon, is featured in the January 26, 2014 Real Estate section of the Wall Street Journal. The article is the latest in a growing list of accolades from The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, The Oregonian and other influential publications in the national media to feature The Bungalow Company’s exceptional approach to modestly priced New Old Homes Arts and Crafts Bungalows.

“Americans fed up with over-sized, over-designed McMansions are finding saner shelter in houses 'historic" on the outside—but full of walk-in closets and modern kitchens within.” WSJ

"Classic on the outside, remarkable on the inside—and affordable." Life Magazine.

The Bungalow Company has staked out its lot in the New Old Homes landscape by offering meticulously researched design plans for modestly priced contemporary homes that evoke the Arts & Crafts Bungalows of the 1920s. “Co-owner and designer Christian Gladu put in hours pacing off the lots of original Craftsman houses in Seattle and squinting at vintage plans from companies like Radford and Sears, Roebuck & Co.” WSJ

“In the mass-market house-plan industry, too, schemes for midsize houses that sensitively evoke other eras are selling well. And this despite media proclamations that the sprawling McMansion is ‘back.’” WSJ

While the facades remain true to historic scale and look, the designs are continually being structurally enhanced and upgraded to reflect the ever evolving and improving technologies. The cramped, dark, ill-proportioned interiors of the original Arts & Crafts bungalows are modernized and opened up to reflect the twenty-first century lifestyle, modifying and synthesizing the ersatz open plan interiors of McMansions to create a warm, open, family-friendly environment on a human scale. Co-owner, Christian Gladu points out, "The original bungalow plans were not very good. They're often dark, they weren't built on foundations so they sag and the rooms are very closed off. Opening them up definitely works."

“In 1994, Life magazine proved that, despite the marketable mediocrity of developers' "traditional" house plans, Americans craved more.” WSJ

Unlike many contractors and similar New Old Home design companies in the mass-market-house-plan industry, The Bungalow Company offers a limited selection of superior “proven solutions” Arts and Crafts Bungalow plans. The homes range from $175 to $225 per square foot to build, and each of The Bungalow Company’s comprehensive plans has been tested, perfected and evolved from The Bungalow Company’s own previously built custom designs that have been built multiple times.

All the designs are customizable and the company can adapt the designs for sustainable and green living. If questions arise during construction, the builder may speak directly to a project designer with intimate knowledge of the design.

About The Bungalow Company
The Bungalow Company, www.thebungalowcompany.com, was founded in 1996 by its chief designer, Christian Gladu.

Christian Gladu has contributed to a variety of publications and authored three books on bungalow living. He has been featured on HGTV and in the New York Times.

For more information, please contact:

Bungalow Company
contact@thebungalowcompany.com
(888) 945-9206
920 NW Bond St. Suite 203, Bend, Oregon 97701