REPORTING ON A MODIFICATION SINCE THE BOOK WAS PRINTED
This lovely little house appears to have been built shortly after it was published in The Craftsman in December of 1912. Only a two-bedroom bungalow, the sleeping porch was enclosed in the 1950s or 60s to create a third bedroom.
The owner was faced with altering the house to hold a growing family, or selling the house, which would not necessarily have meant its survival. This home sits on a large lot and surely would have be threatened with demolition as “MacMansions” have grown like weeds in this area on New Jersey.
The decision was made to expand the home and try to retain the architectural details. A second story was added and extra room built on the left side of the home.The key interior architechtual elements were all retained.