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The Swiss Chalet, 1885–1910

by Patricia Poore
Widely considered to be rare in the United States, the Swiss Chalet deserves more credit for its influence on bungalows. Those picturesque wood details people tend to call “Craftsman” are actually chalet details: the wide, overhanging eaves, big brackets and knee braces, whimsical balustrades, exposed rafter tails, corbels and banding.
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