Our long national love affair with the American bungalow

Marc Maron isn't the only one who fancies this throwback style of architecture

Bungalow Real Estate
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What do Back to the Future (1985), Old School (2003), and IFC's Maron (2013–present) have in common? Their characters live in American bungalows, also known as Craftsman and/or Arts and Crafts homes — typically one story, rectangular shaped, mostly brick with low-pitched roofs, generous windows, and thick porches.

Bungalows are also the homes of characters in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), Training Day (2001), Monster-in-Law (2005), Must Love Dogs (2005), Beverly Hills 90210 (1990-2000), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), and Grimm (2011–present).

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