WOW! A Re-Done Houston Bungalow! Amazing!

A once small, three-bedroom, one-bath bungalow needing some TLC in theBrooke Smith neighborhood in the Greater Heights area now stands as an authentic, accurate and admirable tribute to the original American Arts and Crafts style.

While celebrating its own open house, the local larger-scale “ultimate bungalow” even turned heads and attracted visitors during the recentAmerican Institute of Architects Houston 2014 Home Tour. The house, located at 512 Archer St., is now for sale at $825,000.

“It was the house that we first lived in together. We literally got married on the front porch of this house.”

The 2,460-square-foot residence blends period details with modern features. Taken to the studs, careful craftsmanship is evident throughout, from reclaimed hardwoods and shiplap; antique doors, windows, lighting fixtures and shutters salvaged from historic structures; to custom cabinets and bookshelves. The four-bedroom charmer also offers 400 square feet of covered and screened porches, including an outdoor kitchenette, making nature very much a part of the living experience on the 5,000-square-foot lot.

So who is behind this local authentic American Arts and Crafts revival?

Meet Anthony Harnden, president of The Contemporary Craftsmen, a company of six determined to meticulously represent classic Craftsman style in its projects.

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