See The 2019 Chicago Bungalow Homeowner Winners Preserving The City's History

Rob Hart
December 14, 2019 - 12:35 pm
Chicago Bungalow in Montcare, Chicago

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Homeowners in Chicago have been recognized for their care and upkeep of a piece of Chicago history.

The Chicago Bungalow Association recognized 14 homeowners for the care and upkeep of their bungalows from around the city in its annual Dreihaus Awards, created in 2005 to honor creative home improvements, landscape design and restoration projects.

Grand prize winners receive a $1,000 and a plaque honoring their work. 

From 1910 to 1940 the Chicago bungalow allowed the middle class to have a home of their own. There are still 80,000 bungalows in Chicago today, and award winners represent the home's staple to the city. Houses in Austin, Belmont Cragin, Portage Park, West Ridge, Greater Grand Crossing, Hermosa and more were honored.

"People are recognizing that these homes have been around for 100 years," said Gillian Wineman, Deputy Director of the Chicago Bungalow Association. "They're built to last and they're built to last another one hundred years."

The Association honored homeowners for such categories as best interior or exterior renovation, best restoration, best landscape project, and best window restoration.

Check out more winners like Abimeal Gonzalez on the Association's website