The Bungalow - Residential Style Guide

Dated: March 9 2020

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Zach Lowe's Residential Style Guide: A brief guide to residential architecture styles. Example photos provided below.


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ORIGIN OF STYLE

  • Style originates from Bengal, India. These homes were built for English officers during the final years of the British Empire's reign over India
  • Bungalows built in the United States originated in California as a reaction to elaborate Victorian homes (1800’s -early 1900’s)

COMMON FEATURES

  • Stories: 1 - 1.5
    • Second floor is built into the sloping roof
  • First floor typically has two bedrooms
  • Narrow and rectangular with low pitched roofs
  • A covered front porch with columns under the extension of the main roof
  • Open floor plan

HISTORY

  • The half story or second story would often be left unfinished when first built. This was done so the home would be less expensive for the initial buyer. Homeowners would then be able to finish the half story or second story themselves.

  • The Bungalow style was so popular that a manufacturers kit home could be ordered from the Sears catalog.

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Zachary Lowe

Hello! My name is Zach Lowe, I am a full time Realtor with Realty Executives Home Towne (Shelby Twp). I proudly serve the metro- Detroit area! Real Estate is not just a job to me but a passion. It's a....

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