We’ll always have a soft spot for an elegant Victorian or a midcentury modern, but another favorite architecture type is the craftsman bungalow. This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath in Portland, Oregon, was built in 1908 by H.L. Camp & Co, one of 20 or so influential architecture firms that designed and built historic homes in the city.
Known for their exceptional woodwork and attention to detail (architect Herbert Camp started his career as a carpenter), H.L. Camp & Co’s signature wood detailing is seen throughout the 3,888 square foot home. On the exterior, boxed windows feature carved corbels underneath, there are decoratively carver raftertails on the roof eaves, and a front porch adds charm.
Inside, the home boasts an extra deep chair rail, pocket doors, and boxed beam ceilings in the dining room. A living room has a cozy fireplace as a centerpiece and wood floors throughout add charm. Updates have tried to keep the home’s historic integrity, including things like grass cloth wall coverings and historic reproduction light fixtures.
Looking for a bungalow of your own? 5304 Northeast Cleveland Avenue is on the market for $829,900.