ABOUT BUNGALOW ARCHITECTURE
The Craftsman Bungalow is often linked with Gustav Stickley and his Craftsman magazine (1910 -1916). However, its roots are in the 19th century English Arts and Crafts movement, a reaction to the Industrial Revolution and the major changes it had caused in western society. Focusing on reform, it called for the return to a simpler and healthier lifestyle and the importance of the worker’s participation in manufacturing. Emphasizing the use of naturally-finished exterior wood siding or shingles, stucco or stone, Craftsman bungalows most often had a gently sloping gable roof with a dormer, wide eaves and exposed rafter “tails.” Wide open front porches were integral to its generally simple, compact, one to 1 Â½ story design. Window arrangements included groupings of double-hung or casement types with multiple lights, often of leaded glass.
BUNGALOW STYLE MOULDINGS
Craftsman Bungalow style door, window and ceiling moldings were simple and rectilinear with flat profiles. Other wood features included ceiling box beams, Â¾ height wall paneling, colonnades, built-in storage such as buffets and china cabinets, and flooring. All wood was typically stained and finished with varnish.