Vintage Bungalow

Trend: California Craftsman

Back in the day, large windows, a broad front porch, and oodles of handcrafted woodwork helped define a Craftsman style house. Clusters of early 20th century homes still can be found in Old Towne Orange and the Anaheim Colony. Newer ones have emulated the design with a nod to the exterior styling, but with roomier more contemporary spaces inside.

For those wanting an original, it’s all about history, community, and craftsmanship. “The nostalgia for these homes never goes away,” says Steffie Hands, a real estate agent who specializes in bungalows. “Whether my buyers are twenty-something or retirees, if they have their hearts set on a Craftsman,they aren’t likely to budge. Maybe 10 percent will settle for a different type of home, but most will wait it out.”

This single-story 1925 Santa Ana bungalow on North McClay Street has Craftsman cred right down to the original wood floor and baseboards. The two-bed one-bath home with 1,152 square feed has a white kitchen with red accents, and a breakfast nook. The property has low water landscaping and a detached one car garage.

Desi Reyes 714-544-5456

Facebook Comments