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About Rancher Bungalow Homes
The Rancher Bungalow is a North American home style/type, but it has its roots in India. In the province of Bengal, single-family homes were called bangla or bangala. British colonists adapted these one-story thatch-roofed huts to use as summer homes. The space-efficient floor plan of bungalow homes may have also been inspired by army tents and rural English cottages. The idea was to cluster the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, and bathroom around a central living area.
The first American home to be called a Bungalow was designed in 1879 by William Gibbons Preston. Built at Monument Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the two-story home had the informal air of resort architecture. However, this home was much larger and more elaborate than the homes we think of when we use the term Bungalow.
Two California architects, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, are often credited with inspiring America to build Bungalows. Their most famous project was the huge Craftsman style Gamble home (1909) in Pasadena, California. However, the Green brothers also published more modest Bungalow home plans in many magazines and home plan books.
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