My bungalow is in a handsome u-shaped French Revival-style exterior face of brown brick, sandstone, and panels of terracotta details. A geometric wrought iron fence encases the backyard’s coy pond and fountain. The courtyard reaches inside flooding the loft, creating ever-changing shadows and accents. The porch is pale glazed brick, ornamental cast iron, Mexican floor tiles, and polished wood.
Overlooking the coy pond, is a small writing office with a square wooden coffee table and loveseat. Through floor to ceiling glass doors is a particularly large salon; curtains are red and gold cotton. A fireplace juts out from the brick wall, linking the porch and salon.
Inside, above the fireplace is flanked by floor to ceiling built-in shelves filled with antique books and candles. A slim HD-TV sits on a rolling table out of the way. In the center of the room is a rug, on top of which is a couch, antique Byzantine conversation couch, and two chairs huddled around a coffee table. Strewn about the coffee table are periodicals. Between the couch and the fireplace is an eight-person dining table, with two wing back black chairs at the heads of the table; the remaining six are three pairs of Edwardian chairs. The parallel wall is lined in tiers trailing many feet to the ceiling is a large art collection.
French doors to the right of the salon lead to the bedroom, whose three walls are painted different shades of cement grey, with a fourth for the trim; the fourth wall is the large bubble glass that faced the courtyard. A large Ottoman stained glass room divider obscured the bed from the glass. A curtain rod ran across the ceiling with green and watermelon sheer curtains that could be drawn. There is a Victorian fainting couch next to the French doors. In the corner is a large mirror. There are four armoires in the room: one against the wall to the side of the mirror, and the other three lined the parallel wall. The wrought iron bed, with antique white European country chairs acting as side tables, are in the center of the room, with a black rug underneath.
Opposite the bubble glass is the bathroom, which is black and white art deco with subway tile, and accented with green and bamboo. The free-standing sink, toilet and claw footed bathtub, are porcelain; the rainforest shower and fixtures are nickel. There’s a small door across the bathroom entry that lead to a laundry room.
The kitchen is French rustic with plenty of work space that run along the walls, with a rolling island that allows the room to retain an open feeling. There is light filling the white and natural wood filled room from a window that is over the in-counter brass country sink. Storage and the pantry are beneath the counter space on display in glass containers. The appliances are warm red and teal, designed to appear country and antique. Eighteen inches from the ceiling runs a shelf around the kitchen that holds knick-knacks, which provide character that anchor the décor in a whimsical domestic fantasy.