Architectural Styles

Bungalow and Mission Revival Styles

Bungalow Style

The Bungalow Style houses are a low house with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.


  • one and a half stories
  • low pitched roof and horizontal shape
  • living room at center
  • connecting rooms with hallways
  • most living spaces are on the ground floor
  • built in cabinets, shelves, and seats

Mission Revival

Mission Revival style houses were popular primarily on the west coast of America from 1990 - 1920. The prismatic forms and decorative elements of tile, iron and wood is still common in a lot of the modern style architecture.


  • Smooth Stucco siding
  • Roof parapets
  • Large square pillars
  • Twisted columns
  • Arced entry porch
  • Round or qua-trefoil windows
  • Red tile roofs
  • Mock bell towers
  • Arched dormers
  • Broad Overhanging eaves
  • exposed Rafters
  • covered Walkways
  • decorative elements of tile iron and wood

Both mission Revival and Bungalow

Charachteristics of both

Both Mission Revival and bungalow style houses have Earth toned colors because originally they were made from natural materials. They both have hipped or gabled roofs, columns, and covered porches.