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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Jimmy Carter Bungalow - 1922

A single-story bungalow home plan for an informal lifestyle
$42 - 4 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 40' x 74'
1 Stories, 2+ Bedrooms, 1 bath
Built in 1922, Plains, Georgia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1989

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Jimmy Carter Bungalow - 1922

This classic example of a southern Bungalow was the boyhood home of President Jimmy Carter. Its expansive porches front and back, and its floor plan ingeniously arranged so nearly every room has windows on at least 2 sides and plenty of cross ventilation proclaims this as a house admirably suited for the southern climate. Its simple forms make for efficient and economical construction. All in all this is a timeless design.

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. The basic shell could be configured many different ways inside. The current plan has a Living Room, Dining Room and large Kitchen running the length of one side of the house, with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a flexible room that could serve as bedroom or study, running the other length. This plan is ideal for a flat site. This house would be comfortable in a town, suburb or country setting. Including porches, this house has outside dimensions of approximately 40'x74'.

  • Building name:      Jimmy Carter Bungalow
  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown
  • Date of construction:      1922
  • Location:      Plains, Georgia
  • Style:      Bungalow
  • Number of sheets:      4 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Information

  • First Floor Plan & Section, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • 2 Sheets, Elevations , 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 1989, 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. (BU002)

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