Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cottage Bungalow Circa 1923

I love this tiny cottage with a front porch and an upstairs sleeping porch. I want the plan book too!
This house and plan were shown in the 1923 plan book, The Books of a Thousand Homes. It featured 500 small house plans. Most of them really were small by today's standards. This one reflects the post WWI movement away from the horizontally oriented Craftsman-style to the more modern and very romantic aesthetic of the 1920s. This particular plan was by Olsen & Urbain, Architects.
The Books of a Thousand Homes: 500 Small House Plans edited by Henry Atterbury Smith.
via ©American Vintage Home on Flickr

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great floorplan. I especially love the stairway! The left bedroom upstairs could have a much larger closet using the space under the roof and the downstairs bath could have a shower if the closet was relocated to use the space under the stairs. It could have some great built-ins on that wall.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

so adorable! Love bungalows!

mytwocentsworth said...

Looks like the house pictured hasn't used the French Doors to the front porch as shown in the drawing. I think the French Doors would be really nice. The thing I love about this house is the Sleeping Porch on the back side. In my next life I would like to have a covered, screened-in porch on the back side where one can sit and read from dusk to midnight, listen to the frogs chirp, without the mosquitoes biting. The one in this drawing would probably do quite nicely.

LANA said...

I love the old houses from the 20's and 30's. They were so romantic with vines growing on trellises, porches, archways, and oval doors. I wish they still built them that way, but alas, .....sigh.....

Cindy F. Adkins said...

I love this little house! Really like the floorplan, too. I could definitely live here!
Cindy

Millie said...

Begone all ye MacMansions. As we say Down Under 'What a little ripper!'
Millie xx

Anonymous said...

My eyes got a little misty when I stumbled upon this. I grew up in a house built using this plan! As a house plan/architectural nerd, I have been looking for this plan for a long time. My home was modified slightly from this plan: the lower level bedroom was combined with the lavatory and part of the hall to create a family room. Upstairs, the storage room had a door which lead to an unfinished attic space under the roof. Thank you for posting this.