Good morning. This is Tina, and I am going to take you on a little trip to Los Angeles, California, home of the California Bungalow.
When I was a very little girl, before my sisters came along, my Grandpa Pop remarried. His wife was Anita (which is "A Tina" when you turn it backwards, and that always fascinated me for some reason). Anita and Pop lived in the most wonderful tiny (2 bedroom, 1 bath) little Spanish-style bungalow in Los Angeles. Anita worked for the telegraph company for many years.
It was not fancy, and they never remodeled it or had a gardener, or anything. It was just as it was built, in all its tiny splendor. To the right side was the driveway, which led to a wonderful big garage which was filled with all kinds of interesting wood-working tools and lots of fishing gear.
On the right back corner of the house was a little service porch, which if I remember right had a roaster oven sitting on one of those special holders that put it up at counter height, a small refrigerator, because there was no room in the kitchen, and a washing machine. There was a door that led to the driveway.
The backyard had a small patio and a very tiny little guest house. No bathroom, just a bedroom and a closet area. Grandpa Pop used to barbecue for us out on the patio when we came to visit.
So many similarities, driveway on the right. The tower door in now on the outside of the tower to make the inside a vestibule entrance. Good idea for a small house.