Over time, the word ‘bungalow’ became more widely used in the English-speaking world to describe any single-story house with a low-pitched roof and a wide veranda or porch. In the early 20th century, bungalows became a popular architectural style in North America, where they were often associated with a relaxed and informal way of living. Today, they can refer to a wide range of single or double-storey houses, from simple cottages to more elaborate and luxurious homes.
Bungalows in India
In India, the term bungalow and villa refers to any single-family housing unit, as opposed to an apartment building with different families living in it. The normal custom for an Indian bungalow is one-storey, but as time progressed many families built larger two-storied ones.
Typically, genuine bungalows have some common characteristics. For instance, a spacious open floor plan that allows the living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor to flow together. The accent being more single-storey, bungalows are often more manageable than multi-storey homes, for people with mobility issues or those who prefer to avoid stairs. With wide front porches and large windows, bungalows are designed to maximise natural light, creating a bright and airy living space.
Gems Bougainvillas near Joka Metro is one of the first residential projects comprising genuine residential bungalows in Kolkata, offering 12 inviting designs to choose from – cosy and comfortable to roomy and regal. They feature terrace gardens, wide balconies, private lawns in front and back, and so on, providing ample space for outdoor living and entertainment.
All that glitters is not gold
It might sound audacious, but most real estate touted as ‘bungalows’ are not architecturally genuine like Gems Bougainvillas (awarded Credai Bengal’s ‘Best On-going Villa Project’ in December 2022). They are buildings that are designed to mimic the architectural style of a bungalow, with similar rooflines, porches and other exterior features, but their internal layout may not be consistent with the typical features of a bungalow. They are architecturally called ‘faux’ or mock bungalows.
If you are looking for a genuine bungalow experience, look no further – Gems Bougainvillas near Joka Metro with its 12 types of lovable bungalows beckons.
A distinctive neighbourhood
Rows of bungalows in a neighbourhood can have an impact on the overall character and feel of the area. Expectedly, at Gems Bougainvillas Joka where all the homes are genuine architectural bungalows, there is likely to be a strong sense of community and a cohesive aesthetic, with all the homes in a single row sharing a similar architectural style. Neighbourhoods of only bungalows also offer more privacy.
Delight to the senses
Bungalows at Gems Bougainvillas are both a delight to the senses and a pleasant relief in the urban context, since open space in Kolkata (like any metro city) is hard to come by. Starting from 2BHK row houses and affordable 3BHK bungalows to luxury 4BHK and 5BHK villas – altogether more than 600+ (as of June 2022) – this pioneering residential project comprising genuine architectural bungalows in south Kolkata is truly one-of-a-kind.
Gems Bougainvillas provides the right mix of privacy and community living, alongside a host of lifestyle facilities and daily conveniences. Visit the site now and discover genuine bungalows in south Kolkata.