Craftsman Bungalow1910-1930

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Craftsman Bungalow Features

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Front-Gabled Single Storey Craftsman: “California Bungalow”


The purest Craftsman style, common in Kitsilano in particular, is a front-gabled bungalow with a low-pitched roof and integral porch, small attic window, clinker brick or stone porch piers with no middle post. They occasionally have a mock-Japanese flair in carved fascia boards and clinker-brick chimneys. On the eastern side of the city, Craftsman cottages often have a simple single gable with knee brackets, sometimes with a gabled bay, also bracketed, providing a half porch.


  • Low pitched front-gabled roof
  • 1-1/2 storey
  • Often wood detailing in top of front gable
  • Full or half porch
  • Small attic window
  • Exposed soffits
  • Large brackets under eaves
  • Double-hung windows

Learn more about Craftsman and two other Craftsman styles found in Vancouver: