There are so many reasons to loathe the Open Floor Plan concept. HGTV (Houses Getting Totally Vandalized) is the most egregious offender, encouraging every old-house homeowner to rip out a home’s interior walls, and decimate its historicity, charm and appeal.

Not to mention, eviscerating its structural integrity.

Recently, a 100-year-old bungalow in St. Lake City made national news when someone improperly removed a supporting wall.

Old houses are very overbuilt and can endure all manner of abuses that would take down a more modern structure, but even sturdy old bungalows have their limits.

If you want an old house, buy an old house. If you want a new house, please stay away from 100-year-old bungalows. They’re fast becoming an endangered species.

The original article on this house is here.

To read more about why the Open Floor Plan is a plague-spot on America’s housing, click here.

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Turns out, those interior walls actually have a purpose.

Turns out, those interior walls actually have a purpose.

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Open Floor Plans are a plague-spot on American housing.

Open Floor Plans are a plague-spot on American housing.

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Here's one way to bring more light into the house.

Here's one way to bring more light into the house.

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But probably not the BEST way.

But probably not the BEST way.

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Despite its personal suffering, it's still hanging on to life.

Despite its personal suffering, it's still hanging on to life.

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The original article on this house is here.

To read more about why the Open Floor Plan is a plague-spot on America’s housing, click here.

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