A Gift of History

There was a nice surprise waiting for us on our porch when we got home the other night—the original abstract for our …

Bungalow Registry

Bungalow Registry

We received our American Bungalow Registry information in the mail Monday! I had been holding off submitting our bungalow until we had …

Original Walls

Kitchen Mystery

One thing we did take a moment to do as we scooped cups full of plaster from our heating vents was dig through …

115 Aldeah ca 2006

Architectural History

Not too long ago, the city surveyed our entire neighborhood to determine if it would be eligible as a National Historic District …

Paint Chips

Paint Horrors

So far, most of the old paint we’ve uncovered has been pleasantly surprising. We found that our living room walls were once …

Address

House Archeology

Just as we spent weeks agonizing over whether to paint the living room gold, only to find that it was one of …

Thermostat

A History of Color

We knew the old trick of looking inside the top of the toilet to figure out how old your house is (no dice, our …

Original Owners

The County Assessor’s office had estimated that our house was built around 1930 but we wanted to see if we could discover …

River Sand Plaster

We had expected plaster walls in a house built in the late 1920’s but our walls are very, very rough. It almost …

Office Before

Office Before

Although we loved this house when we first saw it online, we were concerned that was only two bedrooms. In fact, we …