Driehaus Bungalow Awards
“The Driehaus Bungalow Awards were created in 2005 by the Chicago Bungalow Association, with the generous support of The Driehaus Foundation. An annual juried competition, the Awards honor the creativity and efforts of homeowners for the work they’ve done in interior and exterior renovations, restoration, and landscape design.
“Having grown up in a Chicago bungalow on the South Side of the City, Richard H. Driehaus personally knows the value that the architecture of these homes bring to both families and neighborhoods, and the importance of celebrating bungalow owners’ dedication through these awards in order to inspire others. Mr. Driehaus is CBA’s strongest supporter, and his generous grants fund the work of CBA, including these awards.
“Be inspired by past winners, and submit your own home improvement project for a chance to win up to $1,000 in 7 awards categories.
Exterior Rehabilitation: Appropriate rehab or restoration of exterior areas (including garages), or compatible new additions
Interior Rehabilitation: Rehab of interior area for contemporary use while main maintaining significant bungalow features
Interior Restoration: Accurately recovers historic details and forms of the Chicago bungalow
Small Project: Completed at a cost of $5,000 or less
Green Project: Demonstrates sustainability or energy-efficiency
Landscape Design: Gardening and landscaping to enhance the home’s visual impression
Window Restoration: Repair or restoration of original wood windows (NOT window replacement)