This spectacular Craftsman style bungalow is located in Birmingham, AL. At the end of the nineteenth century, there was a turn away from the highly elaborate styles of the late Victorian period. Machine-made and mass-produced ornamentation drew particular criticism, and a return to a simpler, hand-crafted aesthetic developed.
In architecture, the movement found expression in several types of houses that were built in great numbers in all parts of the nation. The low-slung Bungalow form came into wide use after 1900 and was enormously popular. The bungalow is the quintessential form for this style of home and this is a fabulous example.
Craftsman is one of 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of photos in Chapter 2 of Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.
Understanding the style of a house is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house.
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