Monday 16 September 02:30 PM
A perfect Craftsman Bungalow is an informal, one-and-a-half-story, front- or side-gabled house, with dormer windows lighting the up-per floor, and always with a broad, deep front porch. The roof pitch is low and spreading, and, in the Craftsman mode, there are deeply overhanging eaves with exposed rafters and knee brackets.
Bungalows exemplify the Craftsman ideal of blending the home with the natural world around it. Built low to the ground and almost seeming to spring from the earth,they encourage easy movement between indoor spaces and out. The ubiquitous front porch was designed for comfort—shelter from the elements and a companionable spot to sit and chat and watch qthe passing world. The porch may sport sturdy, squared-off or chamfered posts, which are often battered (sloping inward toward the top); fat, smooth columns; or squat piers often topped with truncated posts, columns, or substantial planter boxes—another link with nature. He trademark pillar stones are local river rock and stand the rest of time like our crafty style.