Best Homes of the 1920s
by Standard Homes Company

Standard Homes Company: Best Homes of the 1920s (Dover Publications)

Dover (2007) unabridged republication of Better Homes at Lower Cost, Standard Homes Company, Washington, D.C. 1928. 80pp. 11 x 8.375. Paperbound. ISBN-10: 0-486-45430-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-45430-6.

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“It has required years of painstaking effort…to bring before prospective home builders the hundreds of practical, money saving ideas offered by this system…. A little study of each plan shown will convince any thoughtful person that these are, in reality, the most carefully planned homes in America.” — Better Homes at Lower Cost

Faithfully reprinted from the Standard Homes Company's popular Better Homes at Lower Cost, this collection of early-twentieth-century house plans was created with a simple system of standardization that allowed 1920s-era home builders to reduce construction costs while maintaining the integrity of an attractive and soundly built abode. Scores of excellent photographs, drawings, and floor plans depict seventy-seven meticulously detailed homes of wood, brick, stucco, and stone. From the substantial beauty of the eight-room “Homestead” and the classic colonial “Cambridge” to the spacious Spanish-style “Ponce de Leon,” this is a rare and delightful time capsule for builders, home preservationists, architects, and readers interested in nostalgia and vintage home illustrations.

Cover design by John M. Alves.

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