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Standard Homes Company

Best Homes of the 1920s

It has required years of painstaking effort…to bring before prospective home builders the hundreds of practical, money saving ideas offered by this system… A little study of each plan shown will convince any thoughtful person that these are, in reality, the most carefully planned homes in America. — Better Homes at Lower CostFaithfully reprinted from the Standard Homes Company's popular Better Homes at Lower Cost, this collection of early twentieth-century house plans was created with a simple system of standardization that allowed 1920s-era home builders to reduce construction costs while maintaining the integrity of an attractive and soundly built abode. Scores of excellent photographs, drawings, and floor plans depict seventy-seven meticulously detailed homes of wood, brick, stucco, and stone. From the substantial beauty of the eight-room “Homestead” and the classic colonial “Cambridge” to the spacious Spanish-style «Ponce de Leon,” this is a rare and delightful time capsule for builders, home preservationists, architects, and readers interested in nostalgia and vintage home illustrations.
177 printed pages
Original publication
2012

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