Bungalows, Camps, and Mountain Houses: 80 Classic American Designs

Overview

With its overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, fieldstone verandas, open floor plans, and fine woodwork, the bungalow has become a quintessential model of American architecture. A hybrid import from abroad over a century ago, its suitability for country living quickly led to its adoption throughout the United States. However, many modern homes lack the jaunty, distinctive style and attention to detail that characterize older bungalows and mountain houses.

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Overview

With its overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, fieldstone verandas, open floor plans, and fine woodwork, the bungalow has become a quintessential model of American architecture. A hybrid import from abroad over a century ago, its suitability for country living quickly led to its adoption throughout the United States. However, many modern homes lack the jaunty, distinctive style and attention to detail that characterize older bungalows and mountain houses.

This unrivaled classic reveals the designs of thirty-two American architects, including descriptions of materials, siting, sanitation, color, furnishings, and an entire chapter devoted to camps, lodges, and log cabins. More than a lovely expression of old-fashioned charm, these plans can easily be adapted to create a modern vacation home or country cottage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602390072
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 720,722
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 7.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William Phillips Comstock was the editor of Architecture and Building, a leading architecture publication at the turn of the twentieth century.

Clarence Eaton Schermerhorn specialized in domestic archictecture in Philadelphia.

Tony P. Wrenn is a widely published former Archivist and honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. He co-authored America's Forgotten Architecture.

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Table of Contents


Bungalows: A Reintroduction   Tony P. Wrenn     1
Preface to the 1915 Edition     25
Contributors     27
Introduction: The Bungalow     29
Planning the Bungalow   C.E. Schermerhorn     33
Bungalows     41
Bungalows of Cottage Type     93
Camps, Lodges, Log Cabins     115
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

    The Best of Bungalows

    It's great to see this book back in print. With lots of photos and useful floor plans this book is both inspirational and an excellent reference. It's certainly a classic in its field.

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