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Gordon Van Tine 131, A Beautiful Brick and Stucco Home

Within the life of every man and woman a time arrives when they desire to throw off the yoke of the renter’s lot, and a longing springs into existence for the comforts and satisfaction of a home of their own. … 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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The Gordon Van Tine #140, A Big House For Little Money

According to the 1913 Gordon Van Tine catalog description, house plan number 140 was a big house for little money. Let’s have a look at a couple of the number 140’s along with the actual blueprints from 1913 and see! Continue reading

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The West Chazy New York Sears 306 aka 215

Sears beautiful Queen Anne kit home in West Chazy, NY with original blueprints and documentation. And, it’s for sale! Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 605, An Exceptionally Well Planned Suburban Home

I had hoped to continue with at least one more blog yesterday featuring three more homes from the 1942 Van Tine System brochure making it half of them located but I am one short, well…actually I do have it but it’s … Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine Erie, A Colonial Bungalow

This house was reported last fall as a possible Sears Modern Home in the Sears Homes group on facebook. The house was on the market at the time. What I discovered when I opened the real estate listing was NOT … Continue reading

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A Popular California Bungalow Pattern Used By Sears Modern Homes and Many Others

In February of 1905 Louise W.C. Ochsner, a widow, purchased  lot 51 Block A in Los Angeles California.  In 1906 she had a very interesting bungalow built on that lot.  Louise and her daughter and son-in law lived in the … Continue reading

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FREE BUNGALOW! And The Winner Is…

This blog is part II to my previous blog.  To read that blog again click here. Last night I left you hanging. Who was the winner of this FREE BUNGALOW in the Los Angeles Herald Voting Contest? The PRIZE bungalow was … Continue reading

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The Worthingon, Aladdin’s One Year Model

Have you seen this house? Of all of the Aladdin Ready Cut homes I have only seen the Aladdin Worthington offered in one catalog. Until a few years ago I had never seen an example of an Aladdin Worthington either! … Continue reading

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