This 3 bedroom property in 22301 at Rosemont Park is asking $769,000. 106 Spring St E has 2 full bathrooms and 0 half bathrooms. The average living area of homes in Rosemont Park is 2,031. Continue reading
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[Read more about buying a home] Arlington is centrally located in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Arlington is home to great schools, world-class restaurants, a plethora of shopping options and has ease of access by car and public transportation to some of the largest and best employers in the world. For this reason, real estate in Arlington can command some of the highest prices in the country. Arlington is loosely organized into a number of urban villages including Shirlington and Crystal City. Each of these villages has a unique feel and personality that make up the patchwork of Arlington County Virginia.
The bungalow is a popular architecture style around the country but its look may vary. Regional styles of bungalows prevail across the country. In fact, it’s one of the few architectural trends that spread from the West coast to the East coast, says John Brinkmann, publisher of American Bungalow Magazine.
But there is some variety in style. For example, Midwestern bungalows often have a foyer and a coat closet, but don’t have sleeping porches, explains M. Caren Connolly, who co-wrote Bungalows: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New (Taunton Press, 2006). (That’s a typical feature for bungalows built in the South or in California.)
On the other hand, California bungalows often lacked closets, and its’ owners would relocate their refrigerator to the garage. But because of a lack of central heating, fireplaces abound in California bungalows.
In Long Beach, Calif., Steffie Hands, who specializes in selling bungalows, frequently lists these three bungalow styles: Craftsman, Spanish-style (smooth, stucco exterior; Mediterranean-tile roof; and iron or Spanish-style fixtures) and California.
These narrow, rectangular one and one-half story houses originated in California during the 1880s as a reaction to the elaborate decoration of Victorian homes. The style then moved eastward to the Midwest in the early 20th century, where it remained popular until the Great Depression.
Bungalows have low-pitched gabled or hipped roofs and small covered porches at the entry. The style became so popular that you could order a bungalow kit from Sears and Roebuck catalog. The name “bungalow” had its origins in India, where it indicated a small, thatched home.
There are several neighborhoods in Northern Virginia were bungalows are not uncommon. Burgundy Village is near the Huntington Metro and many homes there were originally bungalows. There are quite a few bungalows in Del Ray in Alexandria Virginia.
Popularized at the turn of the 20th century by architect and furniture designer Gustav Stickley in his magazine, The Craftsman, the Craftsman-style bungalow reflected, said Stickley, “a house reduced to it’s simplest form… its low, broad proportions and absolute lack of ornamentation gives it a character so natural and unaffected that it seems to… blend with any landscape.”
The style, which was also widely billed as the “California bungalow” by architects such as Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, featured overhanging eaves, a low-slung gabled roof, and wide front porches framed by pedestal-like tapered columns. Material often included stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco. Many homes have wide front porches across part of the front, supported by columns.
Northern Virginia has many Craftsman homes, especially in Arlington and in parts of Alexandria in and around Del Ray.
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