Bungalow Style

Bungalow Design Details


Bungalow design details
Bungalow design details

These properties show the evolution of Federation Bungalow into Bungalow styling.

Rosemorder, 5 Murray Road Cheltenham NSW

Rosemorder, 5 Murray Road Cheltenham NSW 2119 (1911)
Rosemorder, 5 Murray Road Cheltenham NSW 2119 (1911)

Rosemorder was very ‘modern’ when it was built as a Federation Bungalow in 1911, and is in remarkably good condition.

  • It has Arts and Crafts features, such as the gable decoration and the interesting chimney design, and also Art Nouveau influence in the wrap-around verandah design.
  • Rosemorder has all the Federation design details: high ornate ceilings, original fireplaces, timber fretwork and stained glass featured throughout.
  • The angle of the bungalow gable is ‘flattened’ compared to the (approx) ninety degree Federation gable:
    Rosemorder, 5 Murray Road Cheltenham NSW 2119 (1911)
    Rosemorder, 5 Murray Road Cheltenham NSW 2119 (1911)

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The archway between living and dining rooms is not really ‘ornate’ but in a newer ‘Craftsman’ design, while the ornate fireplace has pride of place.

  • Originally these features would have been in natural timber, not painted while the pale paint scheme used is quite typical of the Edwardian period. Originally the lighting would have been gaslight.
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44 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603

Originally constructed in 1926 for the Australian Surveyor General, and overseen by the Melbourne architectural firm Oakley & Parkes (whose works included “The Canberra Lodge”), this home forms part of a limited number of properties constructed under the keen direction of Kenneth Oliphant.

  • The style is of an Arts and Crafts Bungalow, with exposed rafters and a ground-hugging design.
44 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603
44 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603

These homes were the pinnacle of their time, grand in nature and situated in tree-lined streets filled with Canberra’s unique birdlife.

  • Magnificent gardens slowly started to form, complementing the facades and adding a colourful element that would be famous for years to come.
  • Located in the central part of the new Australian capital, these public servants’ houses promised a luxurious lifestyle to match their grandiose residences. From the beginning, the suburb of Blandfordia was bound to be a classic.
  • Throughout the grounds, majestic trees stand as timely reminders of the history of this family residence, also offering a place to call home to many of Canberra’s unique birdlife.
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  • The large jarrah kitchen, with its island bench is fully equipped with exceptional storage space, bench-top areas, brand new stainless steel appliances, and generous pantry.
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  • The neutral colours and timber trim work well with the Tasmanian polished hardwood flooring flowing throughout and into spacious family and meals areas.
    Wooden floorboards are still used in the Bungalow style
    Wooden floorboards are still used in the Bungalow style

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37 Stopford Road, Hove SA 5048

Full of all the character features associated with a bungalow (with ‘Dutch’ gables); the large formal lounge is located centrally in the home and features beautiful ornate dome ceilings, luscious cornices with open fireplace.

37 Stopford Road, Hove SA 5048
37 Stopford Road, Hove SA 5048
The window and door trim echoes the 'bungalow' flattened gable style
The window and door trim echoes the ‘bungalow’ flattened gable style
  • It is the original period timber furniture which lifts the style of this bungalow
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