While the term originally implied a single-story modest house, wide and large two-story homes of the bungalow style exist as well. The reference to a modest single-level home tends to be the more accepted connotation and has transcended several styles of architecture in the United States. “Spanish bungalow” in Southern California refers to the thousands of small, single-level stuccoed dwellings common to the region. Some refer to modest Tudor and Colonial Revival houses of the early 20th century as bungalows as well.
More noticeable in this example than the others are the open rafter ends peeking out from under the eave line. This is another distinctive trait of the Craftsman style. At the turn of the 20th century, this was a significant departure from eave forms enclosed by trim and classical entablatures of preceding fashions.
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