See dozens more at Bungalow Home Stylewith its focus on just bungalows.
Is modern your style? Check out the plans at Mid Century Home Style.
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"The study of history requires investigation, imagination, empathy, and respect. Reverence just doesn't enter into it." ~ Jill Lepore
A unique book of plans is Practical Bungalows published by the Los Angeles Investment Company in 1912. We've gone through the book and added new plans including a few of our favorites:
Other new plans come from the 1928 Matot Distinctive Homes. Though located in Portland, Oregon, the Matot plans can be found up and down the West Coast. After the Crash in October 1929, Matot eventually sold plans to different publishers and builders for inclusion in their publications.
Adirondack Style is a brand new release (September 2011) and we were lucky enough to get a review copy. It's a beautiful coffee table book with rich photography and the histories and details of more than three dozen "great camps" built in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. Most are turn of the 20th century summer homes built by the wealthy, but you can easily see where many of the rustic details for the American Arts & Crafts movement came from. A few others are new, but tie in well with their predecessors. More ...
One home style that was always on the radar and continues to be popular with a small group of home builders is the rustic style, most frequently expressed now as a log home. From 1900 to 1960, rustic, artistic, small houses were built at the beach and in the mountains as getaways and summer homes. More ...
New images are going up this month from Henry Atterbury Smith's The Books of a Thousand Homes. Plans are taken from Volume 1 - 500 Small House Plans, but it's important to note that a second volume, while planned, was never produced. The plans range from very small houses of just three rooms to rather grander than average homes of five to seven rooms. The English, bungalow, and colonial styles are particularly well represented.
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