It sounds like an oxymoron, but jumbo bungalows do exist. These darling dwellings of over 2,000 square feet feature Craftsman detailing just like their cozy smaller sibs—there’s just more space to spread out.
These big bungalows expand on the notion that a bungalow should have only two or three bedrooms. They’re ideal for a growing family, home-office workers, or popular hosts.
You’ll find a few of these oversize homes in bungalow-rich neighborhoods across the country. We’ve rounded up nine of our favorites that are currently available for sale. Have a look at what happens when bungalows hit the big time.
Price: $1.88 million
Size: 2,154 square feet
Built in 1908, this four-bedroom home with stone columns anchoring the front porch is true to Craftsman style with hardwood floors, original built-ins, Batchelder-style tile around the fireplace, a farmhouse sink in the kitchen, claw-foot tub, and subway tile in each bath. Everything is either original (and in nice condition) or modern (but keeping the period’s style in mind). The next owner will also enjoy an abundance of fruit: a drought-tolerant garden produces lemons, figs, and pomegranates.
South Pasadena, CA
Size: 3,408 square feet
Tucked into a walkable suburb immediately north of Milwaukee, this four-bedroom bungalow from 1915 has room for a fifth bedroom upstairs. On the renovated lower level is a theater, wine cellar, and gym—plus the start of a third bathroom addition. Updates throughout include heated travertine floors and granite countertops in the kitchen, renovated baths (with heated floors!), and French doors between the foyer and living room.
Size: 2,313 square feet
Built in 1913, this bungalow sits on a double lot in Naperville’s historic district, offering plenty of room to play or plant a garden. The four-bedroom has a gorgeous front porch and is just a short walk to downtown. Design details galore abound in the kitchen, including Chicago brick in the backsplash and soapstone countertops. Same goes for the baths—the master bath features Carrara marble and a claw-foot tub. Original features like leaded-glass windows and coffered ceilings have been thoughtfully preserved.
Size: 2,985 square feet
It’s not difficult to find this cute three-bedroom—just look for the blue paint and yellow front door. Built in 1910, the home is true to its period with features like leaded-glass built-ins, a claw-foot tub, and box-beam ceilings. An updated kitchen features an eat-in bar and tons of cabinetry (something original bungalows lacked). Plans for the basement have already been approved (cue home theater).
Price: $1.475 million
Size: 3,193 square feet
Among Charleston’s historic housing stock, a few bungalows lurk. This five-bedroom example was built in 1930. Inside, you’ll find original woodwork, a fireplace, butler’s pantry, and French doors. There’s plenty of natural light, and every bath and bedroom has been recently updated.
Size: 2,990 square feet
Built in 1905, this five-bedroom bungalow is in one of Seattle’s most desirable neighborhoods. Not only have systems been updated (plumbing and electric), but the open floor plan was also revamped, making it perfect for entertaining. Two bedrooms and a bath—both on the lower level—were recently renovated as well. The home’s two kitchens means this place has the potential to generate income, or host in-laws.
Size: 4,058 square feet
If you want a newly renovated house, this is it. Last changing hands in 2017 for $295,000, this 4,000-square-foot bungalow has been drastically improved. Stone countertops and a patterned marble backsplash now grace the kitchen, shiplap walls can be seen in the living room, and closet-organizing systems have been installed. Best part? Live like you’re in the burbs—not the country’s third-largest city—thanks to a huge 2.5-car garage.
Size: 2,118 square feet
With a wide front porch, this is the ideal home for a buyer who wants to get to know the neighbors. Everything in this three-bedroom bungalow—originally built in 1920—has been redone. It looks like a brand-new home with custom cabinetry and quartz countertops in the kitchen, plantation shutters, and two master suites.
Size: 2,939 square feet
Located in the Belmont Conservation District, this three-bedroom bungalow from 1922 boasts complete curb appeal, thanks to the pretty blue exterior. A screened porch around back offers shelter from Texas’ hot summers. Thirteen years ago, the upstairs level was added, featuring a master suite, office, and flex space.