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Craftsman Bungalow Addition

Craftsman Bungalow Renovation
After - Addition and renovation completed in 1998


Built In Storage BenchBuilt in storage bench in the back mudroom


Built In Storage BenchOak bench, slate floor and entry to the powder room


"We bought a 3 bedroom, one bath home near downtown Naperville as a newly married couple and needed more room as our family grew.  We were looking for a builder that respected our interest in preserving the architectural integrity of our Craftsman bungalow.  Acorn Custom Builders was the only contractor who didn't try to sell us "something better."  We were trying to match the interior trim and exterior lines.  Acorn Custom Builders became our partner.  They not only shared our vision, but researched historical details and found ways to build them.  Acorn Custom Builders is committed to quality.   We're thrilled with the outcome.  Our best compliments are when friends say they can't tell there's an addition from the outside or the inside."

Gillian & Steve Climo


This 1928 classic craftsman bungalow had 3 bedrooms and a hall bathroom on the 2nd floor.  The addition included a master suite on the 2nd floor, a family room and powder room on the 1st floor, and a full basement under the new addition.  All of the siding was replaced with cedar clapboard.  Open eves with beaded ceiling above the rafters and below roof sheathing, plus custom brackets and cedar gable vents gave long lost details back to this home. 

Beaded Ceiling Soffits
Beaded ceiling soffits and cedar rafter tails are details that took extra time but any other way would have been inferior.  


Attention to DetailCeiling beams, display cabinets, and window seat in the box bay


Red Oak FlooringThe red oak flooring is 1 ½” wide to match existing dining room.


Cedar-lined StorageThe bay window seat has cedar lined storage.


Custom Cushions

Custom cushions finish it off.