"Bungalow" is a term that gets thrown around a lot in housing. But what is it, exactly? Jane Powell
has an article
on the subject in The Berkeley Daily Planet
. Her definition:
A bungalow is a one or one-and-a-half story house of simple design, expressed structure, built from natural or local materials, with a low-slope roof, overhanging eaves, and a prominent porch, built during the Arts and Crafts period in America (approximately 1900-1930). If it’s two stories it’s no longer a bungalow, though it can still be Arts and Crafts or craftsman (often known in Berkeley as a “brownshingle”).
Both our current house and the house we are considering purchasing would qualify as bungalows.