The Architecture of the Arts and Crafts Gardens
California Bungalow Style
The Bungalow style of architecture is characterized by the long
over hanging eves and gables as well natural wood and brick building matterials.
The bungalow style was popularized by the brothers Charles and Henery Greene
in California in the early 20th century. Bungalows will often have deckcs concealed
underneath the long gables of the tiled roof. The bungalow had long horizontal
lines that held it squat to the ground allowing for better incorporation of
the building into the landscape. The natural wood toned bungalows of Greene
and Greene's time give a very earthy and natural feel and fit well with the
Arts and Crafts garden. Unfrotunately, when the word Bungalow is mentioned many
think of the"Sears Bungalow" which are far less elaborate than the
early bungalow styles.
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The English Country Cottage
The English Country Cottages of the Arts and Crafts period were primaraly built from brick and stone. These materials helped the building to have a Medieval air about them and conected them well to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts gardens. These country cottages were often set on rather large estates set amid some very elaborate gardens. Thes buildings also had rather long horizontal lines which incorporated the building easily into the gardens that it surrounded.
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