The Bungalow house style of architecture is a single family house type whose popularity grew in the western United States at the turn-of-the-century then quickly spread to the Charlotte area. Bungalows offered low cost, simple living quarters with an artistic touch to many Americans getting by on modest means. With its special features – style, convenience, simplicity, sound construction, and excellent plumbing – the bungalow filled more than the need for shelter. It provided fulfillment of the American dream.
Identifying Features of Craftsman Style
- Low-pitched gabled roof with wide, unenclosed eave overhang
- Roof rafters usually exposed
- Decorative beams or braces under gables
- Porch support bases extending to ground level
- Porch supports usually squared and sometimes slanting inward
- Stone and wood pillars
- Cedar shakes
- Copper flashing
- Textures with contrasts
- Rising eaves
- Large front covered porches
Craftsman Style Home Remodeling Recent Project
This home in Southeast Charlotte was totally remodeled into a beautiful craftsman style featuring a large portico at the front of the home and a large detached garage building the rear.