Bungalows

Historically, refers to modest one-story houses, originally with thatched roofs, derived from examples in India; by extension, in British contexts, use for detached one-story houses; in American contexts use more specifically for one- to one-and-a-half-story houses generally characterized by low-pitched gable or hipped roofs, usually with widely projecting, often bracketed eaves, dormers, and conspicuous front porches; popular in the United States from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
2609
Names
bungalows Spanish
bungalow
bugalow Dutch
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005495. The J. Paul Getty Trust.