Just left 1920s Unhealthy Home rental. Dreaming of renovating it.
4 months ago
last modified: 4 months ago
What do you think of this 1920s bungalow layout? Do you instantly see things you would do it it? Could you work with it, or is it terrible?
I flatted in this house for 12+ years, and have just had to move out due to the landlord now selling because of Healthy Homes. It's up for auction soon.
(If you click to zoom, and then drag that image to a new tab, you can see it big.)
All the dimensions are a guess – this was done not from the house, but I think I've got it very accurate regardless. (And most of this is rounded off to the nearest 5cm, because I used 1cm for 1m, with a grid of 20.) I did this both for memory's sake, because I have an emotional attachment to the house and would buy it if I could, and so I can draw over top of it of what I would do to it. I've had 12+ years to come up with ideas and I've got lots. The only way I'd like to see it demolished is if it was at my command and I was building something that recreated the things I like about it.
I find the crazy asterisk style layout fun. Everybody comments on that centre room. The bedrooms are the biggest weakness. One is noisy (which can probably be fixed), one is tiny, one is unbearably hot, and I'm sure the people who lived in concrete block one have complaints.
I really want to buy it.