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Welcome to The Craftsman Bungalow!  My goal for this site is for it to become a resource for people who love old homes – and more specifically – Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, and Bungalow home enthusiasts.  Hopefully along the way, I’ll learn some things, you’ll learn some things, and knowledge, experience, and inspiration about living in and restoring old homes will be shared and gained.

DAVID KRAMER - Bio PictureAs a starting point, I’ve been chronicling the house (pictured above) that my wife and I are currently restoring – a 1917 Craftsman Bungalow in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.  We’re now one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, TEN years into the project, and while we’ve been able to accomplish a lot so far (mostly the easy stuff), there are plenty of projects that are on-going, and many many more that are yet to be undertaken.

I’ll also be featuring content about other historic landmark homes, in Portland and beyond, as well as links to other things that I find interesting or amusing.  As you read the site, please check back often as new content will be added regularly.  And please, feel free to leave a comment, and let me know about your old bungalow or a project you’re currently working on.

Again, thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you!

David Kramer
Writer / Photographer
The Craftsman Bungalow