i love home plans. i used to look at them all the time when i was a little kid. strange hobby, i know, but i’m an only child, so what do you expect?
over the years i’ve collected some of these. some of them are in magazines. i have a giant collection of better homes and gardens from the 1950’s…in fact, i may almost have them for all of the 50’s. my favorite house is from the october issue in 1958.
this house was so awesome. i always wanted to build it and live in it…but i thought that it was lacking a pool. see the below images.
a view from the back side into the living room. i love the open floor plan. the architect designed this for his family to live in. in just 1800 sqare feet there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. the kitchen is in the center. the bedrooms are on each of the 4 corners, and the bathrooms are in between them.
here is the actual floor plan for other people who actually like to look at them…i’m sure there are few. notice the four ‘C’s by the entry? those are closets. they were elevated from the floor at the bottom, which was somewhat common in the 50’s. this was so that dust didn’t invade the bottom of the closet.
don’t you think this would look great in portland?…or on a large enough lot somewhere nearby? it could make someone a great beach house.