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A Model Five Room Bungalow, Gordon Van Tine 522

Lost in Hooker, Oklahoma, a model five room bungalow from Gordon Van Tine! “After building this house, Mrs. Rose Wright of Hooker, Oklahoma, wrote to us: ‘I am very thankful to the Gordon Van Tine Company for giving me the … Continue reading

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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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Unusually Well Planned Craftsman Bungalow, Gordon Van Tine 611

May 25, 1925 was an exciting day for a poultry farmer from Schenectady, New York. After contemplating for many months and taking into consideration arguments both for and against these types of (kit/machine cut) houses, H.E. Chesebro decided on a … Continue reading

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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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Gordon Van Tine – The Arlington, One Cannot Resist A Second Glance at this Home!

The Gordon Van Tine Arlington is a model we haven’t seen much of, not yet. This English Tudor model was offered 1932-1937. Thanks to a blog reader I have one to share! To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 116, A True Craftsman Bungalow

The Gordon Van Tine 116 was a craftsman mission bungalow design borrowed from California. Other kit home companies such as Sears and Lewis borrowed bungalow designs from California in the early years. I’ve featured a few California bungalows in blogs in the past that were used by kit home companies. 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 547, An Economical and Ever Popular Type

The Gordon Van Tine number 547 is an attractive but simple home with no unnecessary ornamentation, just the cozy home for which you have been looking. Its’ comfortable appearance and convenient arrangement have gained favor with many. 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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