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Bungalow Bold trim enlivens the shingled exterior of this 1909 Wilson Plan bungalow.

Plan No. 382: A Model Bungalow

by Sarah Hilbert
Grace, beauty and comfort can be found in this 1909 California bungalow.
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Bungalow An open floor plan, circa 1906

Myths of the Open Floor Plan

by Charity Vogel
Like solitude and quiet, walls and closed doors aren’t always bad.
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Bungalow Decorative half-timbering on this gable hints at an English look.

Bungalow Gables

by Patricia Poore
There’s just no label, or precedence, for some of the gable ornaments and trim dreamed up by carpenters of the Arts & Crafts era.
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Bungalow Nothing made more of a difference to the property than the switch from bland anonymity to landscaped welcome, both out front and in the family’s back yard.

From Bland to Bungalow

by Patricia Poore
Built new on the footprint of a nondescript ranch, the project has character and scale, and a new spatial sense for the property’s approach. Check out these dramatic before-and-after shots.
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Bungalow Fanciful woodwork and generous windows are original to the house, built of arroyo stone and wood shingles.

A Well Tended Bungalow

by Sarah Hilbert
An Easterner discovers California’s allure as she restores a modest house with very nice details and ample space for living outdoors.
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Bungalow Arts & Crafts Homes books

Books for Bungalow owners, recommended by the editors

by Patricia Poore
Do a search at amazon.com and you’ll see there are dozens of books about Bungalows and the American Arts & Crafts movement. Some of the now-classics are out of print but you can always find a used copy. Here is a basic library for owners of Bungalows old and new:
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Bungalow Typical of a California Bungalow, the house has a strong horizontal orientation emphasized by a low-slung roof and shallow dormer.

Compact Comfort in a Bungalow

by Sarah Hilbert
Along with a discerning use of salvage, homeowners in Pasadena relied on research and keen observation of the house to bring back a modest bungalow.
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The Bungalow : A Short History

by Patricia Poore
How the darling house style of the first quarter of the 20th century lost its cachet, and why the American Bungalow has come back stronger than ever as part of the Arts & Crafts Revival.
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House Styles: The Craftsman Bungalow

by Patricia Poore
The word “bungalow” may seem today like a synonym for “cottage,” but in its heyday the Craftsman bungalow was prized both for its exotic, Anglo-Indian associations and its artistic naturalism. Bungalow designs originated in the late 19th century with close ties to the Arts & Crafts movement and remain popular today.
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Tiny Cabin to Craftsman Bungalow

by Brian D. Coleman
In a far corner of Washington State, a basic house is made over in a rustic Arts & Crafts vein, clad in cedar shingles and fieldstone masonry. Welcome to Raccoon Cottage!
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Defining the Arts & Crafts Movement

by Patricia Poore
The American version of Arts & Crafts was simpler than the European movements, emphasizing wood tones and earthy materials and colors. It was also more egalitarian as it embraced machine production of many goods.
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