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Small House With Many Wings

Submit an Entry: Is your house a Bungalow?

By Miralys

Small House With Many Wings

Bungalow or not? My lovely home. Click the photo for a larger view.

Small House With Many Wings

Gabled portico. Click the photo for a larger view.

About My Bungalow


We just bought it. It has lots of windows, casement I think they're called. All the doors are French doors, but they were probably replaced from the original. It has crawl space underneath. It has a gabled roof with some accents. It has a second floor with two small bedrooms with sloped ceilings. The kitchen is large with eat-in spaces and lots of windows. Three small steps lead you up the very small porch. It is wood siding; built in 1927. I'm sending a picture. I'd love to know the architectural style, and what color to repaint it. It is currently white w/gray trim. Will keep white but need to choose trim.

Favorite Details


I love the gable roof, the beautiful hardwood floors, the setting amongst old oak trees. I love the many many windows, the sloping ceilings and the coziness of the place. It's so lovely. The walls have crown mouldings and baseboards. Every detail is beautiful.

Lessons Learned


I need to build a screened porch, somewhere to the right. All the land is in the front; it has virtually no back yard.

Jackie Craven, About.com Architecture, says:


Your new home has such an interesting shape! It might have begun as a gabled bungalow with a shed-roofed dormer, something like these houses: The gabled portico and the side wings may have been added over the years. You will have so much fun exploring and learning about this house!

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