This bungalow is one of the later additions to the housing found in Andersonville. By most neighborhood standards, it and the bungalow next door are relatively new, having been built in 1925. It is a custom built home by A.E. Norman, architect, with construction and craftsmanship under the direction of A. Lundberg. The home has many unusual features beginning with the side entrance and porch large enough to accommodate table and chairs. The design influence of this building is American Craftsman, noted especially in the brick porch columns that narrow at the top and the simple limestone ornament. The roof-line is reminiscent of German cottage architecture and the large bay with French windows are additional design elements that indicate a custom home.
Inside the home, the hallway separates the large and spacious living room from the rest of the house. It features original stained glass in a modern geometric design. The floors are oak and the woodwork is birch which was originally finished to look like mahogany. The electric fireplace is brick with a diamond pattern. It is built in with a mantel and bookcases. It is said by neighbors that the original owner, Mrs. Becker, had some fear of fire and would not have a wood burning fireplace in her home.
The dining room is separated from the front hall by French doors. The wood trim in the dining room is oak. The French doors show the oak on one side and birch on the other. There are no built-ins in the dining room and the east exposure of the room allows for morning light and cool evenings. The kitchen at the back of the house is under construction and not be open. Back in the front hall, you can enter the music room. This room connects to a small back hallway and another room which are not open today.
As you climb the stairs to the second floor, you are in for a surprise. The staircase is of simple Craftsman design with turned newel post and straight spindles. At the top of the stairs, you will see a wide pocket door which has been installed to separate the second floor from the stairwell. This may be for protection from fire or to lessen the heat loss that occurs on the first floor with an open staircase. Just past this pocket door is a central hallway. A narrow hall goes to the back of the house and additional rooms. You will be seeing the master bedroom which has windows opening across the front of the house. A storage area on the left has a window which is just above the open porch.
Presently, the house is under its sixth owner. Previous owners have included a minister and, for many years, the Lowry family.