Inter-war Californian Bungalow
Another American export, which originated in Las Vegas as following on from the Arts and Crafts movement, was the Californian Bungalow. The style spread across the Australian suburbs during the early inter-war period to the late-1930s. With its weighted, earthy proportions and massing, spreading eaves and open pergola breezeways, it represented an aspiring middle-class ideal with regional adaptations seen across Australia.
Asymmetrical, often double-fronted form
Horizontal, weighted proportions
Low-pitched, spreading roof
Exposed rafters and bargeboard gables on street front
Wood shingles detailing and weatherboard construction
Verandahs’ supported by thick piers of face or succo brick with pebble-dash accents