A sort of cross between a Period Cottage and Bungalow, the primary distinguishing feature of the clipped-gable cottage is, as its name suggests, clipped or jerkinhead gables on the roof. Typically situated with the broad side to the street, this type usually has a centrally placed main entrance under a projecting porch. The broad façade and lengthwise orientation of the house is more reminiscent of a period cottage, while the large porch echoes that of a bungalow.
The clipped gable roof ends lend a touch of the Colonial Revival style, while other ornamentation may imply the Arts and Crafts or Prairie School styles. The clipped-gable cottage was popular in newly developing subdivisions in the 1920s and 1930s as well as in older neighborhoods as infill. This type can also be found in rural settings on larger lots.
--Clipped (jerkinhead) gables on roof ends and porch roof
--Long roofline typically situated parallel with street
--Large front porch, usually centrally located
--Sometimes combined with other styles
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