A Country Bungalow
by Percy Lancaster, Architect
Percy Lancaster, architect and designer, submitted his country bungalow to House Beautiful in 1908 and was published in July. The two-page spread shows front, back, and side elevations for a modestly-sized house of two bedrooms furnished with built-in beds. Other built-in window seats, cupboards, and nooks allow plenty of storage and cozy charm. The second story allows room for the servant's quarters. From a 21st century perspective, it's a functional and pretty little house.
No record of Lancaster exists in the 1900 or 1910 US Census or other common US records, so his identity is something of a mystery. It is possible that he is the English Manchester-born artist later considered a major Edwardian artist. This Lancaster, initially trained as an architect, turned quickly to the fine arts becoming a prominent watercolorist, also known for his fine etchings.
Or it could be someone else entirely. Any information would be welcomed!
Percy Lancaster's Country Bungalow
Source: Lancaster, Percy. "A Country Bungalow." House Beautiful, Vol. XXIV No. 2 (July 1908): 38-39.
Update(from the Mailbox)
Your article is spot on. This bungalow was certainly designed by Percy Lancaster, architect and artist from Southport, Lancashire.
I am his granddaughter and I have many of his etchings, but sadly none of his watercolours or oil paintings. I know his style and handwriting very well and the drawings shown in your feature are typical of his signature. I was very excited to find yet another example of his work, thanks.
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