Bungalow Style Homes

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These narrow, rectangular one and one-half story houses originated in California during the 1880’s as a reaction to the elaborate decoration of Victorian homes. The style then moved eastward to the Midwest in the early 20th century, where it remained popular through the Great Depression. Bungalows have low-pitched gabled or hipped roofs and small covered porches at the entry. The style became so popular and was so economically accessible that you could order a bungalow kit from Sears and Roebuck catalog; entire neighborhoods of these catalog-ordered homes exist to this day, especially in the Midwest. The name “”bungalow”” had its origins in India, where it indicated a small, thatched home.

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Edit Credit: The FMLS article is based on research from numerous sources, including but not limited to: Architectural Digest Magazine, REALTOR.org® Architecture Guide, REALTOR.org® Architecture Coach, Traditional Home Magazine, Wikipedia, GreatBuildings.com, PreservationDirectory.com, Architecture.About.com, HomePlans.com, CraftsmanPerspective.com and AntiqueHome.org.
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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.