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Gordon Van Tine 603, A Typical Colonial Home With Sun Porch

The Gordon Van Tine 603 is an example of distinction in the practical residence. I have two examples to share in this blog. To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints click here! If you know of a Gordon … Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine 552, A Popular Home – Fine For a Narrow Lot

This house because of its width is especially good for a narrow lot. And at the same time it is two full stories in height, has six big rooms, a bath, and plenty of closet space.

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The Gordon Van Tine #555, A Fine Looking Home At A Big Saving

In this home is another pleasing variation of the standard, ever-popular, square house. The popularity of a square house efficiently planned is deserved because of the wonderful opportunities it represents in home utility, not an inch of wasted floor space. Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 566 “A Well designed Home of Moderate Cost”

If you read my last blog you will remember that a housewife and her husband, a contractor,  praised their plan cut Gordon Van Tine home.  Gordon Van Tine plan cut homes were popular for many contractors and carpenters because of the … Continue reading

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A Sears 124 in Clayton Georgia

About five years ago I started searching for testimonial homes as a way to help me learn all of the models offered by the kit home companies. Two weeks ago I got a new laptop and as I was going … Continue reading

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The Sears Osborn and Oriental Peaks

This 1911 Seattle Bungalow was the inspiration for the Sears Modern Homes ‘Osborn’. Continue reading

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A Picture Perfect Aladdin Massachusetts in Webb City Missouri, Seriously!

“A distinctly original type following swiss lines, yet this beautiful structure is perfectly adapted to modern ideas of what an American home should be.” That is the description given to the Aladdin Massachusetts when it was first offered in their … Continue reading

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Sometimes it just isn’t a kit house…..but, it might be something else!

A couple of years into my mail order catalog kit house search I learned about another means of building houses from the 1900’s. Plan book houses are also known as  pattern book houses. What? Well, they are just that…. a plan or … Continue reading

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