In 1999, our neighborhood association was approaching 10 years old. Some of us that had been there since the beginning, decided that it was time to take the next step in our growth. We decided we needed two things, money and exposure. After some consideration, it was apparent that the best way to accomplish both those goals was to put on a home tour. We could market the neighborhood by promoting the tour and showing people what renovated homes in our neighborhood could look like and at the same time make some money by selling tickets. It was Bob Jeffrey that coined the term BungalowFest to sum up the event. After that all we needed were some home pwners that would be willing to show there homes. Our first year we had 19 homes, and while that is a bit large for a normal home tour, we wanted to make a big splash. That we did, with over 1000 ticket buyers that first year we were almost overwhelmed. After that big success, it has been one more after the other with the main challenge being only to come up with a different hook to the tour each year to help keep it fresh for returning tour goers. Please enjoy this short look back.
BunglaowFest 2001 Tour Brochure Two homes that were restored and featured on HGTV's Restore America were on this year's tour.
BunglaowFest 2000 Tour Brochure This tour included apts. and studio space on Central Ave.
BunglaowFest 1999 Tour Brochure This year was our first try at a home tour put on by the neighborhood itself.
For a list of the homes that were on tour listed by year, click here.