The Highland Bungalow
This 1922 bungalow is a single family unit located close to Washington Park. The interior layout clearly differentiates front and back spaces. The front areas are highly decorated with architectural details. A fire place with a wooden mantle is the central attraction of the living room. The dining room, also part of the social front of the house, is architecturally ornate with wood detailing and cabinetry. Like the other front-zone rooms, large windows illuminate the dining space.
A hallway connects the front spaces to a more private section of the house. We can see evidence of a door between the kitchen, and the hallway. In the kitchen we find remnants of a wall that has been partially removed. All these modifications speak of changing values and spatial hierarchy within the house.
In the back zone, we find two bedrooms, one bathroom, the stairs that lead to the attic and kitchen. This portion of the house is minimally ornamented reflecting its less formal function. In 1925 a garage was added to the home and, in 1998, a fence and a deck were built property.
Mike and Judith Howden, interview by Leonardo Moises and Salman Hussain, June 2014.
Home documentation by George Ananchev, Paula Chinato, Bridgette Binczak, June 2014.
Mike Howden describes his bungalow and its architecture.