Wednesday, April 08, 2015

What is a bungalow?

What is a bungalow? To this question a naive answer was given in the Supreme Court yesterday, during the hearing of an action in regard to the sale of a Parnell house. A witness had described the place as a “good, average, jerrybuilt house." Mr. Justice Herdman suggested that there were three types of houses—the good house, art bungalow, and a jerry-built place. Then it was that the term "bungalow" came in for discussion. The witness volunteered the information that bungalow was only a fancy name used to induce a purchaser to buy.

"Local and General News."
New Zealand Herald, 
25 March 1924, 6. Papers Past

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