Cincinnati Home Style: The Bungalow

The Bungalow is a very American Style and comprises a whole host of subtypes including the Craftsman, the Cape Cod and the California, just to name a few.  This style of house is just so charming and we see many of them around Cincinnati particularly in Westwood, Pleasant Ridge and Oakley. 

The Bungalow Style reached Cincinnati in the 1910s and had rapid growth between 1910 and 1940.  The standard bungalow plan is rectangular or square and 1.5 stories tall with a low pitched roof.  Bungalows have most of their living space on the first floor and connects rooms without hallways. 

Fun Bungalow Fact: Even though this style is truly American its roots are from India.  In the province of Bengal, single-family homes were called bangla or bangala.  British colonists then adapted this these homes to use as summer homes.


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