In 1924 Elmer Scatchard built nine Gordon Van Tine ready cut homes in Madison New Jersey. One of those nine homes was a model 587. It was built with the intention of selling it but the Mrs liked it so well when it was completed that they moved in to it! She especially liked the kitchen. So the story goes.
The Gordon Van Tine number 587 was offered from 1920-1925. This pretty and colorful image is from my 1920 Gordon Van Tine catalog.
One of our awesome Sears Homes Group members went on a little road trip last week and took photos of a few houses for me! This is the bungalow that Elmer Scatchard built in 1924. This photo is copyright Geoffrey Wyatt and may not be used without his written permission.
The Gordon Van Tine bungalow 587 was just under 1200 square feet but Mrs Scatchard was pleased with the kitchen size and the arrangement. And, if a woman is happy with the kitchen that’s really all that matters, right?
The 1920 description even suggests the housewife will love the arrangement!
The 1920 Gordon Van Tine catalog description specifies that kitchen case style “D” is included with this kit.
This 1924 catalog page shows an example of kitchen case style D in the left corner.
Many of the Gordon Van models call for a linen closet. The specifications and the plan show that the 587 has a linen closet in the hall between the two bedrooms. Here is an example of that linen closet from my 1924 catalog.
I think this bungalow is darling! Very attractive. I prefer the pergola as shown in the catalog image, but I am a big fan of pergolas!
The Gordon Van Tine 587 was only offered for five years and the only other one I am aware of can be seen here in Rosemary’s blog.
Thanks to Geoff Wyatt for taking time to go get photos for me! This photo can not be used without his written permission.
Gordon Van Tine 587 as seen in the 1920 catalog.
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