How the Craftsman Bungalow Took Over America

You certainly recognize the basic shape of this house. It's a bungalow, a word that isn't used all that much, because Americans just see it as a "house." Before the 20th century, you didn't see that many one to one-and-a-half story homes with an encompassing sloped roof and a simple front porch. But once the century began, bungalows were everywhere, and you could even order a kit from Sears to build your own.

The style is so ubiquitous and varies so much by now that you can only classify a bungalow by contrasting it with other styles. Vox takes a look at how the bungalow came about, what makes it attractive, and how it took over America. -via Diggā€‹

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