We have always held a soft spot for the classic American Bungalow - a detached one or one-and-a-half-story house with broad eaves, an open porch, and design details in the Arts and Crafts style. Though many other Bungalow styles have emerged over the years, the term most often describes homes with a wide porch as the main design feature. Craftsman Bungalows, West Coast Bungalows, and Swiss Chalet Bungalows all have a few things in common: the wide porch, a connection to the Arts and Crafts movement, and an efficient floorplan. As Builders, what piques our interest most, is the origin of the style. This article does a fantastic job detailing the emergence of the Bungalow, how it evolved, and what it means for today's architects and homeowners. Below, photos of a few of our favorites from legendary architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene.
As builders, we love it when we see the little ones into building blocks, Legos, Lincoln Logs, or any other sort of engineering toy. With the holiday coming up, we found this article with cute gift ideas for the budding designer or architect. With inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright and the toys from his childhood that helped shape his career, this article may be a great source of inspiration for you while you're doing your holiday shopping. With the overwhelming amount of tech toys out there on the shelves, it's nice to give the gift of learning to the younger generation. Some of these gifts may even lend themselves to some quality time with your special youngster.
If you look at any of our Moffitt Built homes, it will come as no surprise that a lot of inspiration is drawn from the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. One of his most famous homes in Los Angeles, CA, the Hollyhock Home, has recently been remodeled and we've got a sneak peek! For those of you lucky enough to be in the area, the home can be toured during regular operating hours. For the rest of us, the legacy can be seen in our homes as inspiration.
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