The American bungalow home grew out of the Craftsman tradition. But where Craftsman houses have a specific and distinct style bungalow house plans may adopt the details and decorations of a number of different styles. The bungalow home is low, ground hugging, with a large, single gable roofline. Usually of one story, or with a second story contained within the attic, the bungalow home adopts the materials and styles of its surroundings. In the Southwest bungalow homes may be finished in stucco with Mission Style details. In the North-East they may be shingled, with river rock porch columns. They can even take on the trappings of Colonial Revival and Queen Anne decorations. But they always remain bungalow homes, designed for simple, economical living.
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Dogwood Bungalow - 1923

A traditional small home plan ideal for modern living
$37 - 3 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 26' x 40'
1+ Stories, 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath
Built in 1923, Woodlawn, Maryland
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1988

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Dogwood Bungalow - 1923

The bungalow, a true American vernacular, can be found from coast to coast, in every region of the country, gently adapted to its surroundings, climate, local materials and immediate setting. This classic example from Maryland embodies a common type, simply roofed with a deep gabled attic and large dormers. The attic efficiently accommodates 3 bedrooms. The main level comprises an Entry, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, each space freely flowing into the next. With only the smallest of modifications this plan can be adapted for many different needs and settings.

As a work of art these prints are worth purchasing in their own right. For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer an excellent starting point. Some possible adaptions might be to glaze a portion of the front porch to increase the size of the Living Room, to open the Kitchen and Dining Room to each other to create a Family Room, and to extend a small wing off the back to allow for a main level Bedroom and Bath. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a moderately sloping one. This house would be comfortable in a town, suburb or country setting. Including porches, this house has outside dimensions of approximately 26'x40'.

  • Building name:      Dogwood
  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown
  • Date of construction:      1923
  • Location:      Woodlawn, Maryland
  • Style:      Bungalow
  • Number of sheets:      3 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Front Elevation

  • First Floor & Attic Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Side Elevation , 1/4"=1'-0"

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1988, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Bungalow house plans and for a large variety of house plans in many other styles as well.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, by US Postal Service, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL Bungalow Style home, not a pseudo-bungalow tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (BU001)

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