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September 20, 2013

Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Homes for 1952 – My Fave!

by Andrea

Last Wednesday, we took a look at some of the houses from the Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Homes booklet from 1952.

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Although I showed some awesome houses, I didn’t show my personal fave, which I have here today!

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Here’s the full plan – let take a closer look at some of the awesome details of this house, shall we?

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Although this house isn’t a totally flat roof (which is my favourite), it is quite a low pitch roof, which I do like.  I am also absolutely loving the aqua and coral colour scheme, the front door, the built in planter, and the matching fence.  Gorgeous!

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Maybe it’s because I am a stay-at-home-mom with a small child, but I really like that the yard was designed so you can watch your kids from the kitchen.  I don’t know that I would go for the all concrete yard, though!

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I would also like the furniture that they show here with it.  Especially that cabinet!

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I am not always the biggest fan of yellow, but this yellow kitchen is so cheery!  Love the rounded end.  Love the matching washer and dryer, too, not to mention the awesome curtains and light!

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I am not the biggest fan of the carpet in here, but everything else I would gladly take – especially the sideboard and the dishware!

This house is also pretty much the perfect size, in my opinion, and I love that it has 1-1/2 baths as well.

What did you think?  Are you as in love with this house as I am?

 

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11 Responses to Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Homes for 1952 – My Fave!

  1. AtomicVault.etsy.com Reply

    September 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Me likey! A lot of this actually reminds me of our house which is a California style ranch with 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths! We even have the vaulted ceiling with the half wall between the kitchen and living areas. Love it!

    • Andrea Reply

      September 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Ooh, nice! Sounds like you have some great features in your home!

  2. RetroRuth Reply

    September 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Love that yellow kitchen!!! The first time capsule we ever toured when we were looking for a house had a sunken dining room and a yellow Geneva kitchen. It was soooo awesome…and had a HUGE hole in the roof! Yipes!

    • Andrea Reply

      September 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Damn! That kitchen sounds like it was gorgeous, but yeah, a hole in the roof would send me running as well!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    September 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Oh yes, I agree – that home is awesome! Now, where can I find one around here?! 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      September 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

      I’ve got the same question, Sara! 🙂

  4. amy Reply

    September 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love books like that – gives you a true look into that era

    • Andrea Reply

      September 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

      I agree completely, Amy, it really does!

  5. Greg Reply

    August 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Check out bhg August 1954. Great house.

  6. Priscilla Reply

    April 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I live across the street from this very house! The granddaughter of the current owner inherited it from her grandfather who passed away in December. It needs a lot of repair and work but still has the original kitchen and light fixtures. Over the years a 2-car garage was added and an addition put on. The granddaughter has a copy of the 1952 Better Homes and Garden magazine that features this house. She is very excited about bringing it back to life.

  7. Priscilla Reply

    April 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    P.S. The kitchen cupboards are still painted yellow. The owner insisted they had to remain that way.

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