We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This unusual Japanese-styled bungalow comes from the Highlands neighborhood of Birmingham, AL. I have seen a few foursquare houses with roofs designed in a vaguely oriental style in Nashville, but no bungalows with anything close to this level of Asian influence. Surprisingly, the Japanese styling is a good fit for the quintessentially American bungalow, which shares the traditional Japanese emphasis on asymmetry, overhanging eaves, and exposed beams and rafters.
This home is actually in the Forest Park neighborhood, though it does in fact face the golf course at Highland Park. Forest Park was primarily developed through the mid 'teens and 1920's; Highland Park which was primarily developed in the 1890's. The homes in Forest Park are a varied mix of 2 and 3 bedroom bungalows, Craftsman 4 squares and revival styles (Old English, French Normandy, Spanish Mission, Colonial, Dutch Colonial, etc... and and an occasional Swiss chalet!)