September 18, 2013Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Homes for 1952
You may recall my post last week, where I mentioned a big box of Better Homes and Gardens magazines that I scored. I thought I missed out on the 50s box, but in the box with my 60s mags, I found this awesome house brochure. Let’s take a look at some of the choice houses inside, shall we?
I have mentioned before my deep deep love for flat roofed houses. Absolutely love, and not a house style that is very common here at all. I also love the vertical wood siding on this house. Gorgeous!
Here’s the full layout. I also like that you come into an actual entryway with two closets (so much storage!), and that it is 1-1/2 baths.
The picture shown for this house is of the rear, and I absolutely love the large expanse of windows.
Here’s the full plan. I find it interesting that the description makes mention that the architect specifially designed it for air-conditioning. As I live in a part of the world where most people don’t have central air in their homes, I found it a little odd. This design would work well for really efficient heating though, too.
The front of this house is quite interesting, as it has no windows at all. Not a style that you see too often! I like the sprawling ranch-yness of it’s shape.
However the back of this house looks to be nearly completely windows! A definite style for indoor/outdoor living. I really like this look, even though it’s pretty impractical where I live.
The full plan makes mention of the house having few walls. However, closer examination of the plan also shows that it is a house that has a dressing room in the master bedroom. How fantastic is that?
I would love to hear what you like/dislike about these houses! Also – come back on Friday where I will share my favourite of the Five Star Homes for 1952. I would move into it in a second!