Capitals & Bases
Craftsman style bungalows usually have these features:
Many Craftsman bungalows also have:
The first American house to be called a bungalow was designed in 1879 by William Gibbons Preston. Built at Monument Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the two-story house had the informal air of resort architecture. However, it did not express the true Bungaloid style.
Two California architects, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, are often credited with inspiring America to build simple one-and-a-half story bungalows. Homes designed by the Greenes were publicized in magazines, and a flood of pattern books followed.
The Greene brothers also built a few elaborate, landmark "bungalows." The Gamble House (1909) in Pasadena, California is a vast two-story home with a third floor pool room. Purists argue, however, that homes like this are contrary to the spirit of the Bungalow. True Bugalows (say the purists) represent structural simplicity, efficient use of space, and understated style. Most of the living area is placed on the ground floor.
years after Bungalows took America by storm, the style remains a popular
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