Bungalow Details

Bungalow Details : Exteriors

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In their latest book, bungalow experts Jane Powell and Linda Svendsen identify the finer points and visual characteristics that make a bungalow a true bungalow, and show how to incorporate these important details into a small home. The authors skillfully explain how to identify details and blend them together, and offer insight into the Arts and Crafts philosophy behind a bungalow's uses.

A sleeping porch, a pergola, an exposed rafter tail, an extensive use of wood, stone, and brick: none of these features alone characterize a bungalow. However, with Bungalow Details: Exterior, anyone can become a bungalow expert, and be able to confidently spot a true bungalow when they see one.

Jane Powell is the proprietor of House Dressing, a business dedicated to renovating and preserving old homes. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant, and is the author of Bungalow Kitchens and Bungalow Bathrooms.

Linda Svendsen, a graduate of Music and Art High School and Parsons School of Design in New York, has been a renowned photographer for more than thirty years. Her work is showcased in numerous magazines and books; she is the author of Bicycle: Around the World.
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 223.52 x 256.54 x 27.94mm | 1,315.41g
  • Layton, United States
  • English
  • 140 colour photographs
  • 1586853066
  • 9781586853068
  • 1,690,049

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What defines an Arts & Crafts bungalow? What makes it different from other small, one or one-and-a-half story houses?

In Bungalow Details: Exterior you'll learn of the elements that make up the exterior of the whole experience: sleeping porches, knee braces, river rock columns, pillars, three-part front windows, low-pitched roofs, shingle siding, art glass light fixtures, clinker brick chimneys, pergolas, exposed rafter tails, and an extensive use of wood, stone, and brick. None of these things by themselves characterize a bungalow, but it is often the way these details and others are combined-and the philosophy they represent-that makes a house an authentic Arts and Crafts bungalow.

Bungalow Details is the ultimate resource book and will show you how to incorporate these details into your home's design. Included are historical sidebars and general how-to information that will enable you to appreciate, re-create, or apply these details in planning your unique bungalow.
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An Arts & Crafts design sourcebook-the must-have guide to choosing exterior architectural details for any home.
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