Cottage / Bungalow
Commonly considered the pre-cursor to the Craftsman, Cottages and Bungalows are both architectural styles that describe a small, cozy, single-family dwelling. Historically, these types of homes were more commonly found in rural or semi-rural areas, but nowadays cottage-style dwellings and bungalows are popular choices in cities as well. The footprint of these homes is typically small with low-pitched gabled roofs and small covered porches at the entry. Interesting historic fact: the Bungalow became so popular in the early 1900s that Sears and Roebuck sold ready-made kits to homebuyers through their mail order catalog.
Elements of design:
- Small, single-family living space
- Wood frame
- Low-pitched roofs
- Sheltered interior with small spaces
- One to one-and-a-half stories