Thursday, September 06, 2007

One Month to Beautiful Bungalows Weekend

For the third year, Pleasant Home Foundation presents Beautiful Bungalows: A Celebration on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. Beautiful Bungalows features events celebrating Oak Park’s bungalows, their variety, craftsmanship and modern use. Three special events make up the weekend, with the highlight being the bungalow house interior tour on Sunday. New this year is a Restoration Forum at Pleasant Home, free and open to the public. A benefit fundraiser for the restoration of Pleasant Home will also be held in a private George Maher-designed home in Oak Park. Details on all of the events follows:

Pleasant Home Restoration Forum
Saturday, October 6
9 am - 12 noon
Find lots of ideas for your own renovation and restoration projects at this free open forum of local preservation experts and resources at historic Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue, Oak Park. Free, open to the public.
Exhibits will include:
- Furnishings
- Financing restoration
- Lighting
- Green materials
- Getting a permit
- Kitchen design
- Art glass: new and old
- Using the Internet
- Researching your home
- Color analysis
- Historic fences
- Planning an addition
- Historic windows
and more.

Maher’s Bungalows – A Pleasant Home Benet Reception
530 North Euclid Avenue, Oak Park
Saturday, October 6
6 - 8 pm
Join us at George W. Maher’s wonderful Erwin House for a special evening benet reception featuring cocktails and hors d’ouevres, and a presentation on Maher’s bungalows by architectural historian Kathleen Cummings.
$25 (advance registration requested)

Oak Park Bungalow Tour
Sunday, October 7
11 am – 4 pm
Enjoy this unique opportunity for docent-led interior tours of some of Oak Park’s most spectacular bungalows, most never before open to the public, and a self-guided walking tour of their historic neighborhoods.
No tickets will be mailed. Check-in, ticket/map pick-up and day-of registration begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue.
$35 (advance registration), $40 (day of the event)

To register, call 708-383-2654 or visit

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