Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties

In a Nutshell

Title:  Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties: Illustrations & Floor Plans of 254 Characteristic Homes

Author/Editor:  Robert T. Jones

Publisher:  Dover

Date of Release:  August 17, 2016

Source:  The publisher provided me with a galley proof of this title (which will self-destruct in approximately 60 days) in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Despite the fact I will probably never build my own home, I love to look at houses and floor plans. These are from the 1920s and I’m sure you’ll see quite a few homes in the book that you’ve seen in real live. These homes are from the Architect’s Small House Service Bureau who helped people who were moving into their home homes during the Roaring Twenties, but maybe didn’t have the funds to hire an architect.  I love there are many different styles – from Spanish with roofing tiles to New England colonial. These have a little larger footprint than the tiny homes that are becoming quite popular. Many of the titles of the homes include names that utilize terms like “cottage” and “bungalow.” Some even have attached garages.

This is a great book whether you’re looking to build a smaller home or if you’re like me and just enjoy looking at the houses and plans.

Have a great week!



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