Tag Archives: Vintage House Plans

Sears Modern Home Number 164

The Sears Modern Homes No 164 was offered from 1911-1917. The 1913 catalog tells us this model was built in Miami, Fla. Closter, NJ. Beach Haven NJ. Dunkirk NY. New York, NY. and Rochester, NY.
See two examples in this blog. Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 198, A New Two-Family Plan

A two family plan that can be built for the price of a single house. A duplex kit home, the Gordon Van Tine 198. 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 539, An Inexpensive Home of Good Appearance

Brought to you from Gordon Van Tine of Davenport Iowa we have an inexpensive home of good appearance. Gordon Van Tine began offering home plans in 1907, a year prior to Sears. To learn all about the Gordon Van Tine … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 121, Distinctly Out of the Ordinary

This plan is distinctly out of the ordinary, and shows good taste in every line. When built it is one of the most attractive houses imaginable outside and in. Many architects have attempted houses of this general plan, but we … 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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