Small Houses of the Forties
With Illustrations and Floor PlansBook - 2007
From Cape Cods to Colonials, Small Houses of the Forties offers an eden of illustrations of cozy, charming domiciles, complete with color combinations, charts, and diagrams. This complete republication of a now-rare volume is also filled with vintage dollars-and-sense information for the postwar homebuyer, including mortgage guidance, amortization schedules, valuations, and construction costs of the times.
A nostalgic flashback to a simpler American dream of white picket fences, this entertaining and valuable reference will delight architecture enthusiasts, plan collectors, restorers, and historians alike.
From Library Staff
These simple, affordable designs are typical of the thousands of houses built in the Portland area during the housing boom of the 1940s. Most of the houses shown in this book are far more down-to-earth than glamorous or space-age, but they definitely have a modern tone with practical floorplans, ... Read More »