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March 3, 2014

6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

By RetroRuth

Here is some more mid-century eye candy for you this fine Monday morning! This week we have some great mid-century home plans from the book “Let’s Plan A Home”, which was published in 1946 by Surface Combustion Corporation.


The Valley View001

The “Valley View” by Henry Otis Chapman and Randolph Evens. Check out that sun terrace!

The Ambassador006

The “Ambassador: by Maxmillain R Johnke. I am loving the outdoor living space, and the small, recessed area in the living room for the sofa.

The Paragon003

Another lovely design by Max Johnke. Once again, it has some great outdoor space!

The Pendleton004

This home by Robert G. Cerney is GORGEOUS! I love the first floor with the fireplace and the living/dining room combination.

The Transitional002

This home by Maxwell Arden Norcross has some great curb appeal.

The Wenatchee005

This final house, again by Robert G. Cerney, is really a neat floorplan! I love the wall of storage closets in the main room, and the combined laundry room and kitchen.

What about you guys? What is your favorite home or feature?

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4 Responses to 6 Mid-Century House Plans from 1946

  1. Andrea Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Love the “Valley View”! Would be a fantastic house to build on a ravine, lake lot, etc. I would gladly take any of them, though!

  2. Ann Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Love the houses, although I would have a hard time wanting to purchase plans from the “Surface Combustion Corporation.” Sounds like a house fire waiting to happen. I can only guess that the Surface Combustion Corporation did not have a marketing team.

  3. sherree Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing these! I love the Valley View and Wenatchee!
    I am always on the lookout for the plans of our 1951 (or 52?) L-shaped brick ranch, built here in the Midwest. Many homes in my mid century neighborhood are duplicates of each other (some reversed or tweaked in some way) but there are not another like mine.

  4. Jen Reply

    March 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I must be boring, because “The Paragon” and “The Ambassador” are my favourites (though I worry they may not have enough room for my library…). What lovely designs! They’re all quite sharp, and best of all, not a pain in the neck to landscape around.

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