The humble bungalow. A home style that now seems synonymous with what we would consider a starter traces its roots back to primitive shelters once constructed in Bengal. Here in the U.S., the one- to one-and-one-half-story home reached the height of its popularity in the early part of the 20th century, thanks to the Arts and Crafts movement. The bungalow, with its low profile and cozy porch, was inexpensive and easy to build, thanks to plans offered in pattern books. (Sears Catalog Home ring a bell?)
Here, we offer a selection of bungalows for sale right now on RealEstate.com. Most date to the 1920s or 1930s and have undergone pretty massive renovations. Take a peek and tell us: Which one is your favorite?
Blink twice and this home will be gone. We love the home's park-like setting, thoughtful interior details, including tile floor in the bathroom and herringbone brick flooring in the kitchen, and the home's secluded location. Learn more about this circa-1955 home.
Barrington, New Jersey
What a sweet little starter! This circa-1909 bungalow features three bedrooms and all the upgrades required for a family to move right in and enjoy. Perks include a recently remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Pergo waterproof floors, a new HVAC and roof. We're pretty certain you'll want to spend most of your time on the front porch, as the home is situated on a quite and peaceful road. Learn more about this historic home.
Situated on a tree-lined street, this circa-1927 home has undergone quite the transformation. A new gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops is a stand-out feature as is the living room with wood-burning fireplace. The fenced-in backyard has so much potential, and with a new roof, what's not to love? Learn more about this four-bedroom home.
This home, located in one of Richmond's most progressive neighborhoods, has undergone quite the makeover. Updates include a new roof, a new HVAC system, refinished hardwood floors, new energy efficient windows and a fresh coat of paint, both inside and out. The home sits on a double lot with a tool shed for the avid gardener. Learn more about this circa-1930 home.
This circa-1935 home sits on a two-acre wooded lot and features new EVERYTHING. Stand-out features include quartz countertops in the kitchen, a clawfoot tub in the bathroom and sliding barn doors. Plus, the large back deck is perfect for spring, summer and fall entertaining. Learn more about this conveniently located starter.
Light, bright and airy, this circa-1940 home features many upgrades. It's located in the Riverside Heights neighborhood of Tampa -- which is close to downtown and the airport. The back deck is ideal for entertaining and the privacy fence ensures quiet times. Learn more about this charming small home.
We're not sure what we like the most: the exterior colors, the interior rehab or that cozy backyard. This home, built in 1930, has been completely remodeled with new stucco, laminate floors, interior paint, remodeled bathrooms and an updated kitchen. And yes, there's a fireplace! Learn more about this single-family home.
Easy access to the downtown is just the beginning of all the reasons you'll fall in love with this circa-1928 home. Practically everything inside is new, and we love that first-floor hardwood floors were preserved and refinished. The back deck is perfect for summer cookouts. Learn more about this four-bedroom bungalow.
The wood-burning stove in the living room is reason enough to seal the deal on this two-bedroom beauty. The home was recently remodeled and boasts gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings and an upstairs room wired for surround sound (entertainment room, anyone?). Learn more about this 1,741-square-foot home.
Guys, this place was ripped down to its studs and completely remodeled! Hardwood floors have been painstakingly restored, an open concept was employed for first-floor spaces and the fenced-in backyard is perfect for a family with young kids. Learn more about this circa-1920 home.