PORTAGE PARK — Chicago bungalow owners who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into restoring their historic homes can nominate their work for the 2014 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Bungalow Awards.
The 10th annual awards, administered by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, celebrate Chicago’s historic bungalows and their owners’ dedication to renovating and restoring them, officials said.
The awards honor the creativity and efforts of bungalow owners for interior and exterior renovations, restoration, green design, landscape design and, for the first time, window restoration, officials said.
"For many Chicagoans, a bungalow is the first house and the only house they have ever owned," Driehaus said. "For those of us who were raised in one, the bungalow will always occupy a special place in our hearts.”
The first-place winner in each category will be awarded $1,000 and a handcrafted bronze plaque.
Homes, single rooms or small projects completed within the past five years can be nominated. A panel of architects, preservation experts and civic leaders will judge the nominations, which are due Nov. 5 and must include three to five before and after photographs of the project.
The panel is scheduled to visit finalists’ bungalows Nov. 14-15.
Nominations can be submitted online at chicagobungalow.org, or mailed to the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association at 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1125, Chicago, IL 60604.
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