This classic Milwaukee style’s most outstanding features are its clipped gable roof with broad simple bargeboards, a covered front porch with tapered columns and a row of four to five windows. It gained popularity around 1910 and was built through the 1930s. It is Milwaukee’s variation on the Craftsmen style that was popular during the same time. The interiors are all similar. They include a foyer, a living room with two small windows high on the side of the house, a dining room with a coved ceiling and built in china cabinet; two bedrooms, with the front one usually having a door to the hall and another to the dining room. Options included a fake fireplace and stained glass windows. The second floor usually had enough useable floor area for one large bedroom and with one or two side dormers, some actually had a complete second living unit upstairs. Milwaukee Bungalow’s still are a style of choice today because the floor plan is so functional and the craftsmanship is typically excellent for a modest home of this size.

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