Treasure Lake, DuBbois, PA: New Bungalow is ready.
Treasure Lake in DuBbois, PA, has finished its first re-built bungalow--a year in the making--and it is now available for purchase.
"There is no home more American than the Arts & Crafts Bungalow," says Elaine Rhodes, the realtor who is marketing the bungalows at Treasure Lake, "which is why it is known as the "American" Bungalow."
In the 19th century the bungalow became America's first national home design and could be found in every region of the country, enjoying its greatest popularity from the end of the 19th century through the 1930s. It is known for its "simply" beautiful style, its ability to blend in with the environment and its enduring representation of strong family values. Send me more info.
Bungalows are usually one or one-and-a-half story with at least one bedroom on the first floor and have a large front porch. Rafter tails, decorative brackets and natural materials such as stone, wood clapboard and shake shingles grace their exteriors.
Porch columns are often tapered (smaller at the top and wider at the bottom) giving them the appearance of anchoring the home to the earth. They may have pergolas with vining ivy or flowers that bond the bungalow even more with its natural surroundings.
As Gustav Stickley said, bungalows are based on the "fundamental principals of honesty, simplicity and usefulness--the kind of houses that children will rejoice all their lives to remember as home."
This bungalow, which is now for sale, will be featured in 'Cottages and Bungalows' magazine later this year.