Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bungalows, Bungalows, Bungalows - Cowabungalow!

From Suzanne Prieur:

Jane Powell, author of five popular books on bungalows and featured designer on HGTV, will be returning to Tampa to speak on bungalow exteriors, the subject of her most recent book, Bungalow Details: Exterior.

In this beautiful book, Jane Powell and photographer Linda Svendsen identify the finer points and visual characteristics that make a bungalow a bungalow, and offer insight into the Arts & Crafts philosophy behind their use.

A sleeping porch, a pergola, an exposed rafter tail, an extensive use of wood, stone, and brick: none of these things by themselves characterize a bungalow. With Jane’s entertaining presentation, featuring many photo’s from her books, anyone can become a bungalow expert, and be able to confidently "know a bungalow when they see one."

Bungalow owners will have the opportunity to have their questions answered about paint colors, lighting and appropriate door and window choices.
An engaging speaker, Jane’s last event was standing room only, consequently, we have secured a larger venue, the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church at 6111 N. Central Ave. for Thursday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m. We will be serving our usual array of homemade baked goods. Yum!

The program is hosted by the neighborhood associations of Seminole Heights, with special thanks to the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners & the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation & the St. Petersburg Times.

On Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. Jane will be giving the same program in St. Petersburg at The Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave. A gallery cafĂ©, the venue is the perfect environment for Jane’s lush photos and informative talk.

For more information contact:
Suzanne Prieur


From the foreward of the book:

"Bungalows are like that. They’re like a pair of shoes that are immediately comfortable and don’t have to be broken in. "

". . . yet they all have the same mysterious hold on me, and charms that still reveal themselves daily. It’s not that I don’t like other kinds of houses—I do—but these are the only houses that speak to me. "

" And I’m warning you ahead of time—I have opinions. Strong opinions. Says that right on my business card: Strong Opinions, Obscure Knowledge, Bad Puns. If this is the first of my books you’ve ever read, just be prepared. I have a particularly bad opinion of things that are toxic, because I’m a cancer survivor, so you can expect to find condemnation of vinyl, formaldehyde, pressure-treated wood, and such in the text. "

"I hope that this book will arm you with enough knowledge to do right by your bungalow, to stand up to those who say it can’t or shouldn’t be done, that “they don’t make those anymore,” or that the modern replacement thing is better than the time-tested thing of which your bungalow was made. "

3/25/06 - fixed the link to Suzanne Prieur. She is also listed on the side of the blog under Real Estate and on her website you can find her phone number.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

we are interested to attend this event. do we have to sign up in advance somewhere? have clicked on suzanne's link but it does not work. pls let me know. thanks!

YesterDazed said...

email Suzanne at: suzanne@interestinghomes.net

shawn-non-anonymous said...

The event is hosted by the OSH preservation committee and is FREE. Just show up.

Anonymous said...

hey, everyone -
did you know that another bungalow expert - paul duchscherer is speaking at the st pete museum of history on friday night, april 21?
7 to 9 pm. he's speaking on bungalow architecture, interiors and gardens. it's his first talk in florida. 727-323-3343 to reserve seats; $5 for museum members; $10 for everyone else.