A Bungalow style home is one that varies internationally by definition. Its roots are in the native architectural style of Bengal, India. In America, a Bungalow home is a detached dwelling that is either 1 or 1.5 stories with the 2nd story being built into a sloping roof and typically having dormer windows. Low pitched- gabled or hipped roofs, deep eaves with exposed rafters, decorative knee braces, open floor plans, large fireplaces with built-ins on either side, dormers and covered front porches are common characteristics of Bungalow homes. During the 20th Century, both the Sears Company and The Aladdin Company produced pre-fab kits that were sold from catalogs.
Examples of Bungalow Style Homes on the North Shore