The Bungalow house plan is an all American architectural style, but the name has its roots in India. In the province of Bengal, single-family homes were called bangla or bangala. With typical features like low-pitched shingled roofs, exposed beams and wood, stone and/or stucco siding, the informal style of a Bungalow home became a very popular choice in all regions of the United States during the 1910s and 1920s.

Welcoming front porches and lots of windows invite you into open, yet cozy one to one-and-a-half story floor plans. Bungalow floor plans usually cluster the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, and bathroom around a central living area.