BUILD A HOME FIRST Artistic Homes 1 Our Front Cover Home Design No. 15364 Build a Home First HOME! There is magpie in that word. It brings thoughts of a place that is your own — a phice where you and yours are happy — a place where you forget your cares and business problems — where your wife may rear your children, and where, as they grow into young manhood and womanhood, they may have their friends. Home at once brings to mind the comfort and companion- ship that only is found at one's own fireside. Then, too, there is the mental picture of the grounds surrounding the home. The lawn is smooth and velvety— there are flowers in beds, along the walk and the driveway— at the back is the garden where you may grow vegetables for the family table, and perhaps may have a few chickens to supply the family with that greatest of breakfast delicacies— really fresh eggs. ^ Thoughts of home may be turned into a realiza- tion of a home of your own by firmly resolving that you will have a home, and a lawn, and flowers and a garden. Building a home is a considerable undertaking, but millions of other American fam- ilies have achieved homes of their own, and what millions have done those who have not yet secured homes of their own may do also. It is to help those who would have homes of their own — those who have the normal stamina to make a resolve to build and then carry that resolve to completion that this "Build a Home First" book is dedicated. Here are a number of home building designs, shown in their natural colors — just as the homes will be after they are finished and the lawn and gardens and flowers have been secured. These home building designs are accurate in every detail —they were built from proven plans. These plans are available for you to build your house from. Our experience in planning homes is at your disposal. We are glad to give you the benefit of our experience in helping many home owners to realize their dreams of homes of their own. Should this book not contain the sort of a home you may have pictured for yourself in your mind's eye call at our office. We have hundreds of other home building designs that give you a wide range of selection. Truly there is magic in the word "Home!" Make it a reality. BUILD A HOME FIRST •1 rHIS book is designed to help you select the home you want to build. These homes are of all the most popular architectural styles. In cost they are the lowest possible in view of their styles. Each one of these homes has been actually built and, as will be seen from the exterior views, is good to look at. After any one of them has been built, its owner will be proud of it. The floor plans were drawn to include all of the modern conveniences. But that isn't all that these plans offer you. Mere matters of size and layout, im- portant as they are, have not been enough for designers of these homes. They have sought to give you more, in the form of those Httle niceties of home planning which particular people appreciate, such as closets, downstairs lavatories, fireplaces, balconies, downstairs bedrooms for servants, easy and convenient communication between rooms, step'saving arrangements in the kitchen, and a hundred other little things that mean more livability in your home. These are the things that don't cost much extra, some' times nothing extra, yet they mean much \\\ comfort and convenience. Years of ex' perience are necessary to know how to get these big little extras into a plan and still hold down the cost. It is just such experience which has gone into the planning of these homes. Nat- urally, to make sure that you get the full benefit of that knowledge, you will want to have complete plans for building your house. Only in that way can you avoid mis- takes and at the same time assure yourself that the house when finished will look just as it does in the book. It is only by using a complete plan, too, that you can get a definite estimate on the cost of building your home. All other figures are but guesses and it is dangerous to guess when building, no matter how experienced in building the guesser is. The proper person to give you a definite, rehable estimate on your home is your local lumber dealer or builder. Consult him; get the benefit of his advice on home- building conditions as they obtain in your community. He will tell you and his coun- sel will be as reliable as any can be, for your permanent satisfaction is his concern and he will see that you get it. Finally, remember that in homebuilding as in everything else, you cannot have everything you want. Compromises have to be made somewhere and probably more have to be made when building a home than in anything else. So don't give up too easily. You will find some house in this book which will come as near fitting your specifications as probably any house possibly could and in time you will probably find it fitting them better than you imagined. Begin now to know the pleasure of living in a house suited to your own require- ments, and to know the satisfaction of Owning Your Home! T Design No. - Page No. 15300 - 5 15301 11 1 5302 - -. 91 15303 18 15304 13 15305 14 15306 15 15307- 84 15308.. 88 1 5309..... 23 15310 90 15311 -- - 32 15312 83 15313 ..- 21 15314 17 15315 -.100 1531 6 85 15317 ,. ( 99 15318 19 15319 86 1 5320 20 15321 9 1 5322 26 15323 : 16 15324 101 15325 31 15326 102 15327 22 15328 112 1 5329 1 1 1 15330 6 15332 103 15333 :...t 114 15334 107 15335. 12 15336 104 INDEX Design No. Page No. 1 5 337 ..-- 1 1 3 15 338 30 15339 96 1 5 340 - - 89 15341 24 15342 93 15343........... 34 15344 25 15345 97 15346 - 87 15347 98 15348 33 15349 7 15350 95 15351 94 15352 „109 15353 108 15354 110 15355 105 15356 - 106 15357 29 15358 8 15359 27 15360 92 15361 10 15363 28 1 5364 Front Cover 15365..... 67 15366 68 15367 69 15368 70 15369 71 15370 72 15571 73 15372 74 15373 75 Design No. Page No. 15374 76 15375 -. 77 15376 78 15377. 79 15378 80 15379 - 81 15380 82 15381 56 15382 58 15383 43 15384 '. „..„„... 44 15385 37 15386 46 15387 49 15388 61 1 5389 47 15390 40 15391 51 15392 35 15393 - 48 15394 54 15395 55 1 5396 42 15397 36 1 5398 ...: J... 45 1 5 399 i.U..,.l 50 15400 i 53 15401 57 1 5402 38 15403 41 1 5404 59 15405 39 1 5406 60 15407 52 Design No, 15300 ^^HE two'Story gable home shown is on the order of a Colonial type of J architecture. However, it has a different interior treatment as there is lacking the central hall that marks the Colonial. The home is 26 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and contains six rooms and bath. The feature of the home is the large living room with French door opening onto the sun room. . . 2G"0"- — DiningT?oom lf'0"X \A-'0" 1 1'fc" X 17' &' Ym rLooiTUs Second Flooe Elan -if P a g e Five ]|l- Design No. 15330 T TEKE is a good type of the Colonial design of frame construction. The J-^ entrance leads into a vestibule to the right of which is the living room extending the depth of the house with a large sun room connected with it by French door. At the left is a good siz^ed dining room with a breakfast porch. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and bath. -i|[ Page Six |^ Design No. 15349 n^ HIS Dutch Colonial is made attractive by the interesting entrance detail, -/ the rough boulder chimney, the decorative shutters as well as by the very well handled planting of trees, shrubbery and flowers which does so much to set off the house itself. TlISTEGOKi' §i,com)M)Ep -*![ Page Seven J|i- Design No. 15358 TTBKE is a frame house that is most attractive. The pitch of the roof is J^ broken by a wide dormer which makes the bedroom on the second floor a delightful room. The house is 24 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep exclusive of the garage which is built into the home. The house contains six rooms. — ae>' o" >t f IIST flWKs) Second to£5) -l|[ Page Eight |?- Design No. 15321 ^T^ HE roof treatment of this frame shingled home makes it stand out as J an attractive house. The home contains five large rooms and bath. The living room extends the width of the house with French doors open- ing onto the sun porch. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms and bathroom. Second Plook. -ff[ Page Nine ]|4- Design No. 15361 r//^IDE dormers give the Dutch Colonial air to this frame home which is yy 24 ft. wide and 30 ft. deep. The living room and dining room are both large. It contains six rooms and bath besides an entrance and break- fast nook. ^it^^tTlcoEd ScoedTlco^ Page Ten 1|f Design No. 15301 ^7^ HIS Dutch Colonial home will appeal to many home builders as it is -t very popular, especially for those who are building in the suburbs of cities and in the smaller towns. As will be seen by the floor plan, it con- tains five rooms and bath. The living room extends across the front and has an open fireplace in the center. The si2;e of the home is 22 ft. by 24 ft. -if P a g e Eleven ]|f- T Design No. 15335 A VERY definite suggestion of the Colonial style is seen in the design of -^ the house above and like the true Colonial the plain, rectangular form makes possible an excellent utilisation of space in the interior arrangement while the exterior possesses a lasting attraction. Second Tlcoet -||" P a g e Twelve ]|l- Design No. 15304 TjyiilLE this shingled home has an appearance of the Dutch Colonial, rr it will be noticed by the floor plan that it is slightly different. At the front are the living and dining rooms but the central hall is absent. This home contains five rooms and a sun parlor at the end. FlKST FlDOK Fun Second PlookFian -if Page Thirteen Design No. 15305 7^ /ERE is a Dutch Colonial design with an open porch extended across ^ J- the entire front. Except for the ornamental shutters the house depends upon its good lines for effect and the result is highly satisfactory in every way. Design No. 15306 O^O many houses are being built without porches these days that many ^ will welcome a design offering an ample front porch with all the summer evening comforts that it suggests as an outdoor living room almost as large as the indoor living room itself. RRSTROOEo Skowd fwof. -if} Page Fourteen |l- FiestFlooKo -i|[ Page F i f t e e n ]|l- SkondIiool Design No. 15323 Y^HE side hang of the false roof from the second floor gives this frame 1 home a rather unusual appearance. It contains six rooms and bath and is 26 ft. wide and 22 ft. deep. The kitchen projects out from the rear giving opportunity for a balcony connected with one of the bedrooms on the second floor. 26' 0" .DiumG.'fe.ji 1I'0"X 10' 6" ^ Second Tiooi^ Design No. 15314 TT/^HILE this brick and frame home has an appearance of the Dutch rr Colonial, it will be noticed by the floor plan that it is slightly differ- ent. At the front are the living and dining rooms but the central hall is absent. This home contains six rooms and a sun parlor at the end. -m Page Sixteen -jg Page Seventeen Design No. 15303 4 N interesting, almost square large living room and an extra large bathroom -/2 are the conspicuous features of the house plan shown above. The ex- terior displays a substantial building with a notably homelike atmosphere built into it. Design No. 15318 TTEKE is a Dutch Colonial design with a sun porch extended across the J~^ entire front. Except for the ornamental entrance steps the house de- pends upon its good lines for effect and the result is highly satisfactory in every way. MT TWJSs> Second Tlookd --i|[ Page Eighteen j|s- -l^[ P a g e N i n e t e e n ]|i- Design No. 15320 CfQ many houses are being built without porches these days that many ^ will welcome a design offering an ample front porch with all the summer evening comforts that it suggests as an outdoor living room almost as large as the indoor living room itself. ' ' •* ' <l FiKSiTioofe -l|[ Page Twenty J^h Design No. 15313 TJT/^HILE this home appears to be large it contains only five rooms, three ^^ bedrooms and bath being on the second floor and three rooms down- stairs. It is 24 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep in dimensions. The rear has an ex' tension which makes that into a breakfast room. DiHiNfiRM \\ Living Km. 12'e»"KI2'fe" ii I5'0"X 18' 0" DedIoom First Flooi^ Second FLoofo Page Twenty -one ]|r A7,,^^-'r^'^,..'J^ii. J Design No. 15327 nn HE Colonial lines were used by the architect of this six-room home. The J. house is 24 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep, with a living room 12 ft. by 16 ft. Off the living room is a sun parlor 7 ft. 6 in.xl6 ft.'O in. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and bath. TdsstEoor SecomR/jor, Design No. 15309 TT/'HILE this six'room house is of the Colonial type, the wide dormers ^/^ in the roof give three good-'si2,ed bedrooms on the second floor. The sun porch gives the home a Colonial appearance. The si2,e of the building is 28 ft. deep and 24 ft. wide. How the rooms are arranged and their si2,es are shown on the floor plan. Page T w e n t y ' t w o |^ -l| Page Twentythi-ee ]|i- Design No. 15341 ^HIS home, as will be seen, fits into a garden setting very attractively. 1 It contains six rooms. The home is 26 ft. wide and 2 ft. deep. Large living and dining rooms are features of the first floor and each of the three bedrooms and bathroom are corner rooms upstairs. IikstTlco:^ SroNDlroE 1 -if Page T w e n t y ' f o u r ]|^ Design No. 15344 OIX good large rooms and a large sun parlor are shown on the floor plan O of this frame home. The center entrance leading into the hall and a living room that extends across the side and connected with the sun parlor are features. The house is 24 ft. wide and 30 ft. long. FlKSTRODfe LP^^- -i|[ Page Tvventyfive J|l- Design No. 15322 DROKEN roof lines with several gables make this home attractive. It X-> contains five large rooms and bath and to provide extra sleeping accom- modations in the sewing room. The house is 22 ft. wide by 40 ft. the living room extending on the front. The gables in the roof make possible extra sleeping rooms upstairs. 40' O Skcond Design No. 15359 yiy^ANY who wish only a small home prefer two stories to the bungalow I rj. type and for these the six room house pictured here should meet the requirements. It is compact and inexpensive to build yet offers ample room and comfort while fitting onto the smallest lot. 28'o" \4'6"X WO" SECOlDTlffife -l|[ P a g e T w e n t y - s i X Page T w e n t y ' s e V e n ]||- '-'V Design No. 15363 T TERE we have a storyand-a-half home made larger by dormer projec H tions at both sides. The porch and the living room will appeal to those who want comfort, light and ventilation. The home is 24 ft. wide and 28 ft. deep and contains six rooms. Design No. 15357 yf NOTHER French type stucco home is shown in the illustration. The yi home contains six rooms besides the sun parlor which is made possible by the projections. The dormer makes a break in the long sweep of the roof and adds an extra bedroom. The house is 26 ft. by 24 ft. rrEStYLCPKo "EOOB SECaNDTLOfe -if Page T w c n t y ' c i g h t Jl- TiestTlcdid io'e"X9'0" CI,0 I C-LO. lO'S'X \2'0" I lO'0"AlZ.'O" Sxcam Yic0^ -ll[ Page T w c n t y - n i n e jj-- Design No. 15338 T TEKE is an excellent design for home builders who want an economical JlJ. house containing five rooms. It is only 24 ft. wide and 20 ft. deep. The living and dining rooms are large, as are both of the two bedrooms on the second floor. FlEST Yl(USs> -Second Kw^ -5|[ P a g e Thirty ]|i- Design No. 15325 'T^HERE is a fascination about this shingled home with its unusual roof -* lines and windows that will appeal to those home builders that want a design suitable for a garden setting. The home is 24 ft. deep and 29 ft. wide and contains six rooms besides a sun parlor. The sun parlor is con- nected to the living room. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and bath. fllST EOOfe Second Tlocip -j|[ P a g e T h i r t y ' o n e J?- Design No. 15311 ^HE severe wall lines of this square type home are broken by the sun ^ parlor and open porch at the ends which makes it a very attractive house. It contains six rooms besides a sun parlor. The dimensions are 24 ft. by 30 ft. exclusive of the sun parlor and porch projection. PffisrTLOoife ^ P a g e T h i I- t y ' t w o |3- Design No. 15348 O IMPLICIT Y of design is an essential of good architecture and particularly O IS this true for the Colonial home as is pictured here. In this case it produces an attractive home, comfortable and convenient, at a quite reasonable cost. ItesT'FlQnK. SECOM) ~MSd L -l| Page T h i r t y ' t h 1- e e ]| J- rjTERE is rather an elaborate design for a stucco home. It is small xIZ in si2<e but contains five unusually large rooms besides a sleeping porch and an entrance hall. Design No. 15392 A BEAUTIFUL Italian bungalow containing five rooms and bath. The living room ^ -^ has delightful open air terraces on two sides. The dining room has two balconies and each of the bedrooms has its balcony — quite an open air design. 4 r-o'- :teTTia^ \\Wl flOOR '-l|[ Page T h i r t y ' f o u r ]|l- -j|[Page Thirty-six •4|[ Page Thirty-seven "hi- Design No. 15397 y/PARTMENT house efficiency in a small home is a practical feature of The Claremont yi and one which will help bring the cost within the reach of the small family of good taste and moderate means for whom the design is intended. Through the use of a disappearing bed and a small dressing room, equipped with a built-in dressing cabinet and space saving closet, the living room may be made an attractive bedroom when required. K ^^-o" ^ DedRm- l5-OKlhO fJK« Cios* vtO* Design No. 15585 n^HE Colonial entrance and door of this little home, in their coatings of white paint -* show up well against the background of the brick walls and shutters. The manner in which the sun porch has been planned is particularly good. II LlVlNGl DiningIm: |(RecM| FIRST FLOOR Page Thirty-eight I*- Page Thirtynine Ji- H Design No. 15402 ERE IS a delightful Colonial home of authentic Colonial details, but very inexpensive to build. The rooms are well arranged. There is real convenience in this home. Second fL(S)£ CL. r HALLi ;| LlV!N(a-!?lA i8-6"x!l-6" Q t?o^: -..^■^^■ Uhu^ 1 '-'1 ^B :i mmm \ . \ r-^-^ — ' — ^ f ^ 7 ■y-T-^V h DedRa -V ^ Af — m¥- DedRm- i nR5T fLOOR U Second Floor Design No. 15405 'I 'HIS home design with shingles in the thatched roof effect is a favorite and deserves •_ -' to be. The interior is arranged very cleverly to take advantage of all the space. " V, S^k ^KA- ^, "-^l "1- J- '' ■"J^p^ m 1 \ '^ 'oinrmxEixn rroj dot .•::;„- y ■^[Pagc Forty |^ -if Page Forty-one Jj- Design No. 15390 Six rooms and a sun parlor are provided in the design above. DlNIMG-RA^TTCncHf Living-Rm s. BED-RlAObED-RM 9-O"xll-0" |^/9-<bxll-0" 3UN-PoR, l3'-0"x 7-fc" flR5T-fL(©R Bed-Rm J Design No. 15403 DELIGHTFUL little Dutch Colonial home of five rooms and bath, 26 feet square not counting the front and side porches. 13-6"Kll-0" \XLQl StCOND fLOOa SECOND -FLCIDR -i| Page Forty 'two 5*- FLi2}l3-PLAN Design No. 15396 4 FRENCH cottage in rough troweled stucco 30 by 32 feet, containing five rooms and ■^ bath. The exterior is delightful in its simplicity and the charm of good designing is carried right inside to the straight-forward, comfortable interior. 4^ Page Forty-three Jl- FIRST & SECOND FLOOR PLANS Design No. 15383 OHINGLES, laid wide to the weather, casement windows and well thought out roof ^ lines constitute no small part of the attractiveness of this exceptionally well lighted home. Its width, twentysix feet, makes it well suited to the lot of average size, and the exterior is one which will lend itself exceptionally well to landscape gardening. -l|[ P a g e F o r t y ' s i X ■^ Page Fortyseven ^f- DiK' FIRST & SECOND FLOOR PLANS 3EC0HU Design No. 15386 T^HE attractive white exterior conceals an especially efficient arrangement of the square ^ type home with seven major rooms and a bath. The arrangement of the first floor is convenient and efficient while bedrooms on the second floor are arranged to effect a worth while saving of space. Design No. 15389 Below and to the left is an attractive home, 26 by 26 feet. -4 Page Fifty > 5-0^^^ -I J Page Fifty-one J*- FIRST DiningRw- la'-oVii'-o" Roof Living Ra- DedRm- ll'-O'x IZ'-O" 5edCm- FLOOR fRONi Porch Porch Roof Design No. 15399 OPANISH architecture continues its conquest of the American home building situation ^ unabated. Here is a little gem of five rooms. SECOND FLOOR Design No. 15391 J DELIGHTFUL storyand^a-half bungalow of Colonial lines, yet retaining much of the -^ old-style popular western bungalow flavor. Five rooms are provided on the first ^ floor and three upstairs. tl^SSI^:^^ei Design No. 15407 JN economical square type home of Colonial lines. There are three square bedrooms ^ and bath on the second floor, while downstairs the big living room, connecting dining room and the convenient kitchen take up the space. The glassed rear porch opening from both dining room and kitchen is a popular part of this home. Design No. 15400 /I VERY popular bungalow design with three rooms on each floor and large front -^-^ porch. nR6T riOOR Second Floor 1 fn^STfLOOR 5LC0ND fLOOR. Page FiftyfourW*- -f^Page Fifty-five hl-n FLC2PR LkH E Design No. 15394 XTERIOR sketch below and floor plan to left illustrate this unique little four^room home of stucco construction. 4 ^ii~-\ r fr r 1'- ^^'^ f LOOR' Pl^n Design No. 15395 TTOME designs of the Spanish type continue to intrigue the architects and builders and J^ to arouse the enthusiasm of the home-buying public. Constructed of stucco in warm colors and with antique tile roofs in yellow and red, these homes of Spanish lines give indeed a new look to the suburban landscape. Design No. 15381 /COLONIAL exactitude of design and regard for proportion are combined in this six vV room home. The spacious porch virtually adds another room. Btc-Rn \Z'0\ \o-o" JLC0N17 XusM. Plan LiviN6-Rn ^,^ A17!N\NG-R/Y Rpbcn ■■■ HALL A—lKttKH DOOWS-'I 3 &-g- t J- — /fc^::— J Page Fiftyseven ^ ■ ■ -] jn .. i '^ . i' - t: . j i -^.. Design No. 15401 Y^HIS clever little Colonial cottage contains five rooms and bath yet occupies very little ^ space, being only 22 feet wide by 29 feet deep, not counting the front porch. The important rooms are of surprisingly large size for a home of these dimensions. This is a straight-forward, inexpensive home yet because of its good design and pleasing proportions will make a very attractive home in any community. riR5T TU3DR Plan FlRST-fLODR SECOND-FLCZDR -jj Page Sixty Page Sixty-one (Second Floor teT-FL^l^ 3LCiPHV-fL^2 FIRST FLOOR Design No. 15406 ^RE is a clever little Colonial, small in cost but big in convenience and comfort. The - - main body of the house is 24 feet, 6 inches, by 35 feet, but the width across the front is greatly increased without much additional expense by the private porch and the pergola. r/Ei 11 m. is B Design No. 15388 ELOW and to the right is illustrated a narrow lot Colonial home 22x28 feet contain- ing six rooms and bath. j|[ Page S i X t y ' s i X |^ The AUport Garage To the left we present an inexpensive one-car garage. The Altman Garage Above and to the left is an attractive two-car brick garage. Design No. 15365 rjEKE is a home of an unusual style of shingled frame. The roof treat- J- J- ment is such that it gives the house an attractive appearance although the wails are practically unbroken except for the windows. The house is 32 ft. by 26 ft. and contains six rooms and a sun room. The open porch that is set into the corner is another unusual feature. The floor plan shows the room arrangement and sizes of the rooms. 5-Ecom-VLooiR i|[ Page Sixty 'Seven j|§- ^ Design No. 15366 n^ HE Dutch architectural influence is shown on this very attractive shingled I house. The long slope of the roof u^ith the wide dormer projection, the shuttered windows and the entrance door all are reminders of the early Dutch homes. The house is 26 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and contains six well arranged rooms aside from the bathroom. Design No. 15367 n~^ HIS is an excellent example of a three gable frame home that is popular -* because of its economical cost. However, the addition of an entry porch and an open porch have taken away the plain lines of the old gabled house and have made it very attractive. It contains six rooms and bath. All of the rooms are of good siz^e, the living room being especially large and the use of a double cased opening between it and the dining room gives spacious^ ness to the living room. First- Floor T — r ^jfPage Sixty -eight l|l- [c -Iclq^ bed-Rm. I bECOW-^LOO^ --'|[ Page S i X t >' ' n i n e ]|i-- Design No. 15368 TT/^IDE dormers give the Dutch Colonial air to this frame home which ^^ is 24 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep. The living room and dining room are both large. It contains six rooms and bath besides a large entrance hall. Design No. 15369 TTEKE is the old style of two-gable home that is still popular with many J^ home builders. It is a frame house very much on the Colonial order. Its dimensions are 28 ft. by 22 ft. It contains six rooms and bath, a living room which is exceptionally large. - ■ ;" ■ Beo-P/a. Bed-Rm. 1 0-3x1 3-0" F!f?ST fL OOR Second-Floop -5|[ Page Seventy ]t I- i -l|[ P a g e S e V e n t y ' o n e ]|s- Design No. 15370 ^P HE steep gables with the broken roof line, the wide dormer window set 1 m the side of the roof, together with the small paned windows are attrac- tive features of this stucco home. The house is 30 ft. deep and 30 ft. wide. It contains six rooms with an unusual arrangement as will be seen by the floor plan. flR^T Design No. 15371 nn HE roof treatment of this frame shingled home makes it stand out as ^ an attractive house. The home contains five large rooms and bath. The living room extends the depth of the house and is 11 ft. by 21 ft. with French doors opening onto the open porch on either side of the fire- place. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms and bathroom. Second l-= fLO<9R Flf?ST I I Second Floor Page S e V c n t y ' t w o J!- .§11" Page Seventy-three j|i- Design No. 15372 Jlyf ANY who wish only a small home prefer two stories to the bungalow iVJ. type and for these the five room house pictured here should meet the requirements. It is compact and inexpensive to build yet offers ample room and comfort while fitting onto the smallest lot ' -> , £6'^- l4-0"5<.ir-6" Living- i 13- oV i5'-o' I . I Design No. 15373 OET among the trees as in the illustration this shingled home is a beauty. ^ It is 26 ft. wide and 28 ft. deep and has a living room extending the full width of the house. The house contains only five rooms but all of them are large and com- for table. ViHim-R l|-0"x/3-3" Livings -Room 26'-0"><l3-3" flRST-FLODy vf)EC0ND-FL<2DR -^|^ P a g e S e V e n t y ' f o u r ]|l- First fL^oR Second-Floor --ls[ Page S e \' e n t y ' f i V e Jj-- Design No. 15374 ZLT'ERE is a stucco home that is reminiscent of the early houses. It is J^ a storyand-a-half home containing five rooms, there being a large bed- room in each of the two gables. Additional sleeping room is obtained by the inclusion of a concealed bed in a closet off the living room. The home is 28 ft. wide and 24 ft. 6 in. deep. Design No. 15375 n^ HIS cottage type bungalow contains only four rooms and bath. How- -* ever, the living room is designed so that it makes a combination living and dining room. This is an excellent design for a home to be built on a narrow city lot as it is only 24 ft. wide and 21 ft. deep. Floor 3econd-Flgdr Floop-plan -K'[ Page S e V e n t y - s i X ]|i- -l|[ Page Seventy-seven Jl- i Design No. 15376 n^ HE gable in this stucco bungalow gives considerable attic space which is -^ useful for storage or other purposes and helps to keep the home cool m summer and warm in winter. The house is 43 ft. deep and 24 ft. 6 in. wide and contains five rooms, all of them good si2,e, especially the living room which is 23 ft. by 11 ft. Rough stucco covers the outside walls. Design No. 15377 J PLEASING combination of frame and stucco is used in this five^room. -^ frame bungalow. The use of the stucco in the gables and upper walls together with the wide clapboards covering the foundation are features. The living room is reached through the opening off the recessed porch. The house is 24 ft. wide and 36 ft. deep, making it a good design for a narrow lot. -llF Page S e V e n t y ' e i g h t ]|§- -jf Page S e V c n t y ' n i n c J|i~ Design No. 15378 n^ HE open porch with the projecting roof and the exposed rafters that J- cover It have transformed this small cottage type house into one with a very attractive exterior. The home contains five rooms and bath. The numerous windows at the front of the living room makes it do a double duty of the ordinary living room and sun parlor. The house is 24 ft. wide and 33 ft. deep. Design No. 15379 fPOR the narrow lot, a small frame bungalow like this is always a good ^ and effective type of home. Within its 24 by 36 foot walls provision has been made for every requirement of the average family with the addi- tional luxury of a breakfast nook. -ff P a g e Eight y|t- -j|[ Page Eighty-one Design No. 15380 ^7^ HIS Mission style stucco story-and-a-half home contains five rooms. The -/ artistic roof arrangement with the dormer windows and the severe lines of the stuccoed fireplace chimney carry out the mission effect. The house is 28 ft. wide and 22 ft. deep. The floor plan shows the arrangement of the rooms and their si2,es. ■ZS'-O" Design No. 15312 ^ HE Dutch architectural influence is shown on this very attractive shin- ^ gled house. The slope of the roof with the wide dormer projection, the shuttered windows and the entrance door all are reminders of the early Dutch homes. The house is 24 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and contains six well arranged rooms aside from the bathroom and breakfast nook. FLOG Second Floor -i|[ P a g e E i g h t y - t w o ]|l- ;| P a g e E i g h t y - t h r e e ]|^ Design No. 15307 Design No. 15316 77SSENTIALLY English in architectural style in this home which con- jlL tains seven rooms and bath. The design of the home is such that each room is individual. The living and dining rooms are at the front, while one bedroom and kitchen are at the back. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a sewing room. , The dimensions are 24 ft. by 24 ft. ^*^^ TffiST KoOKi) ^Kom YioofD ^T^HIS brick and frame home will just suit those who want to build this type 1 of house and want to do it economically. It has straight walls, which mean low construction cost. At the same time the entrance door and the windows, together with the roof makes it very attractive. As will be seen by the floor plan, the home contains six rooms, there being three bedrooms and bath on the second floor. -if P a g e E i g h t y ' f o u r ]|h Second YwoId -|l[ P a g e E i Design No. 15319 Design No. 15346 TTEKE is another of the English type of stucco homes. The numerous J^ gables with panels in them, the fireplace chimney and the windows are beautiful features that set this house out of the ordinary run of homes. The house contains six rooms and bath. It will be noticed by the floor plan that all of these rooms are large and well-lighted and ventilated. ;^ TTEKE is another of the English type of stucco homes. The numerous -tjl gables with panels in them, the outside fireplace chimney and the shut- tered windows are beautiful features that set this house out of the ordinary run of homes. The house contains six rooms and bath. - a4-' o"- LJ=L BedIm. ^ HALL / Dzd'Km, |-3'0"X9'0" flK5T RoCfe SZCOND YlOCWo -if P a g e E i g h t y ' s i X ]|^ I TltSTtolD S^COSDlt©^ -§|[ Page E i g h t y ' s e V e n ]|r Design No. 15308 Design No. 15340 ^pBB duplicate of this home will be found in many English villages. It J is of stucco with battened walls in the sharp end gables. The house contams six rooms with a living room 12' 6" x 16' 0". The house is 22 ft. by 28 ft. □J aa|ao.]\ U \ MLl \ ~1 BedI^oom io'6">: I'l-'S" ^Ml Bed 'Soom I2'&"X 16'0' Second Yioo& TTEKE is an unusual home building design as will be noted by the exte- J^ rior view. The home contains six large rooms and bath. The living room extends across the end and is reached through the entry door. The outside fireplace chimney and the shuttered windows are features. The home is 26 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep and is constructed of frame set on a concrete foundation. fll^TiaOR) STONDilOI^g:) -S|[ P a g e E i g h t y ' e i g h t ]|l- -l|[ P a g c E i g h t y ' n i n c ]|3- Design No. 15310 Design No. 15302 ^HE dormer projection from the second floor of this gable house and the J- unusual treatment of the fireplace chimney with stucco and brick are the features of this six room house. The home is 24 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep. This is an economical home to build and provides plenty of room for a good si2,e family. -94=^ 7^- L' , Iter E00R9 ^COND YlOORj OET among the trees as in the illustration this square home is a beauty. It O is 24 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and has a living room extending the full width of the house. The house contains six rooms but all of them are large and comfortable. -l|[ P a g e Ninety ]|i- -m Page N i n e t y ' o n e |l- Design No. 15360 Design No. 15342 OTORY and half bungalow. The siding and shingle combination are ^ unusual. All the rooms are large and well ventilated. ^T^HIS unusual frame home will attract home builders because it is attrac- J- tive and original. It contains five rooms and bath. The large living room with the dining room adjoining on the front are features of this home. It is 32 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and is of frame construction set on a con- crete and brick foundation. -as'O" TlKT ScOEo SiCOND TLC0E55 -if P a g e N i n c t y ' t w o ]|l- Z'0"X l4-*0*' 25'0"X IS"0" Scorn) -if P a g e N i n e t y - 1 h 1- e ^ ]|i- Design No. 15351 ZT'INE example of English architecture. The long steep gables make Jl possible large rooms in the second story. The brick chimney and entrance are features of this home. tote) Design No. 15350 TTEKE is a combination of siding and shingles that is most attractive. ^n^ The long steep pitch of the roof makes the bedroom on the second floor a delightful room. The house is 22 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep. The house contains six rooms. Tkst YiOEj -i|[ Page N i n e t y - f o u r J|l- ■v|] Page Ninety-five ]|l- i\ Design No. 15339 rjERE is a good substantial home for the man desiring good plans and M neat, inexpensive exterior. It is of the square type with grade en- trance. Design No. 15345 ■* ^HIS six room frame home with its unusual roof treatment provides room J for a large family, there being four bedrooms and bath. The first floor bedroom is a convenience not found in many two story homes. riESTTLQCIKc) Second iLffiKs^ -if Page Ninety -six ]|=- -l|[ P a g e N i n e t y - s e V e n ]|l- I I 1 M Design No. 15347 OHINGLES have been used effectively on the walls of this six-room home. O The unusual lines of the gable and the well-balanced windows make the exterior attractive. The entrance door leads into the living room, off which is the dining room, both of which are large rooms. The house is 24 ft. by 28 ft. BiSTTLCORc,^^, cSlCOMDaCOfe Design No. 15317 n^ HIS cottage type bungalow contains only four rooms and bath. How- ^ ever, the living room is designed so that it makes a combination living and dining room. This is an excellent design for a home to be built on a narrow city lot it is only 26 ft. wide and 26 ft. deep. FLOOR PLAN -||[ P a g e N i n e t y ' e i g h t Jr -v|[ Page N i n e t y - n i n e j|i- Design No. 15315 OHINGLE8 have been used effectively on the walls of this five-room O bungalow. The unusual lines of the gable in the porch roof and the well'baknced windows make the exterior attractive. The house is 24 tt. by 34 ft. )0'O"XM'O 0'0"X13'0" Tra IivimgEm. I 12'0" X\2'6" |. Dining KM' — 34-' 0" r -||r P a g e One Hundred J|r Design No. 15324 rn HIS bungalow is a combination of stucco with a tile roof^ The contrast 1 between the stucco and the tile roof is very attractive. This bungalow contains five rooms, all of them of good size. How these rooms are ar^ ranged and the size of each are shown on the floor plan. This is a very excellent design for a family that wants an unusual bungalow home. -l|[ Page One Hundred O n e ]|j- • - Design No. 15326 rp HIS narrow lot bungalow is the type that is popular m the city. The 1 dimensions of the house are 22 ft. by 28 ft. exclusive of the sun parlor pro- jection. The large living room with the sun parlor adjoining is a very attrac- tive feature. The house contains six rooms and sun parlor which is a large room of itself. Design No. 15332 -^T^HIS storyand-a-half bungalow type home contains six rooms exclusive of -* the sun parlor that adjoins the dining room. The house is 32 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and is of frame construction with the addition of pillars at the porch. The dormer set in the roof gives light and ventilation to the bedrooms. Ywsi Tlooil Secom YumMd -ll" P a g e One Hundred Two ]|§- KTTLCOK9 -if P a g e One Hundred Three ]^l- Design No. 15336 4 rrmS frame home, 24 ft. by 30 ft., contains five unusual rooms. These 1 are made so by the dormer roof lines which permit windows on the second floor. "j TlBST iLODfe SecondTlcokd Design No. 15355 OTUCCO and shingles for the exterior makes this two apartment build- ^ ing rather attractive. The excellent floor plan will appeal to many build- ers on account of its good room arrangement. ir6"xi('0" CVJ (VJ Living B^. l4'-6" X 13' 0' DiNm&ai. 2'0"AII'0" 46' rfPage One Hundred Four TypicalIcceSW -l| P a g e One Hundred Five |l-- Design No. 15356 Design No. 15334 ^HIS two family house has all the earmarks of a residence and will be ^ a credit to any location. The rooms are all light and well ventilated. ^P HE demand for apartment buildings is so great that many builders are ^ concentrating all their efforts on this type building. The exterior of this one has pleasing lines and the floor plans are excellent. -ifPage One Hundred S i x ]|t "RisT Floor Second '^uxe. -f|[Pagc One Hundred S even |i- ^ /I 1* nil esii nil Ki nil SMI ini lit ^i A Design No. 15353 NE of our most popular two apartment buildmgs Each floor has six rooms with bath placed so as to be convenient to all bedrooms. Design No. 15352 ZT'HE open front porch is a feature of this two apartment building that is often overlooked in this type building. The building is only 24 ft. by 40 ft, and each floor has five large rooms. ■40'0' Typical Ticoi.'ftAN' 4 P a g e One Hundred E i g h t ]|l~ -^[Page One Hundred Nine "fes- 4 Design No. 15354 T-sf "xrrrr^rsVoL- — ;' " Typical IjxfeTu^ -if Page One Hundred Ten> Design No. 15329 r TNVSUAL lake cottage. The large front porch and combination living ^ and dining room are features that make it attractive. Living 5> J Dining IM. p| ["BATH/ ^:: lo-o-x aro Bed Km. )0'6"X8'0" jl IV7 ^ AL I-* — ■ ■ -22'0 Flooe, Tlan One Hundred El even r-l- Design No. 15328 Knn.P can be erected at no more eipense than Jloos Plan One Hundred T nv e 1 v e >- Design No. 15337 N account of its many unusual features not found in most lake cottages this one will make a strong appeal. Note attached garage. -if Pag teTKooRp Second aooE^ -l|[Page One Hundred T h i r t e e n )=■- A A Design No. 15333 SEASIDE cottage w,,h , shmgl^i ext.no,. The hmce «o,k u„de, to». potch help set off this good lootatg ™»met home. 4 J 4Pagc One Hundred F o u r t e c n > Beautifying the Home TIME and attention given to the grounds that surround the home pay dividends in satis- faction. If the home owner does the work himself he will find a great deal of pleasure and health in taking care of the lawn, the flowers and the vegetable garden. Aside from the work that may be spent on the lawn and the garden and dower bed soil, there are many artistic pieces of garden equipment that may be installed to aid man and Nature in beautifying the yard. Some of these are shown in the illustra- tion on this page. At the bottom, the photograph reproduced was taken in a garden that had been equipped with an arch, trellises and seat. These are graceful pieces of garden equipment, and after vines or climbing flowers have been trained over them they add enor- mously to the beauty of the garden. It requires only a small amount of lumber to build such pieces of garden equipment, or furniture, as they are sometimes called. The material for these additions to the garden, or the pieces them- selves may be secured at our yard at a small cost. Arch trdUses and a trellis summer house are attractive features that may be used to beautify the home garden.