Story: Home décor and furnishings

An early bungalow

An early bungalow

‘Los Angeles’, one of the first Californian-style bungalows in New Zealand, was built in Fendalton, Christchurch, in 1910. It had many design elements that were to become common to the bungalow – low, beamed ceilings, timber-panelled walls and a sense of easy flow from one room to another. The simple, heavy furniture and restrained decoration made a radical change from the typical villa interior.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-021825-G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Between the wars, 1920s and 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 March 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013