The 1512 square foot Rio Verda was evidently a last minute addition to the catalog because it replaces another model that was pulled. Be that as it may, this home in a Spanish style offered an alternative to the less expensive Orlando model. With a stucco exterior, tile accents and pueblo style, it a simple but comfortable home that was particularly well suited for the Southwestern US and Texas, though it could be found elsewhere. A large partially covered entry porch spans the front of the house. Extra features are minimal and limited to the breakfast nook, though a fairly large bathroom is an asset. The plan has three good sized bedrooms as well as average living areas. Probably designed for slab on grade construction, extra storage and laundry area in a basement is lacking.
"Everything in life either grows or decays, nothing remains the same. The man who is not planning and saving to build a home eventually, is allowing his will power to weaken and is going backward whether he is conscious of it or not. The homelike air of the Rio Verda will cause many to renew their energies and strive harder to realize their ambition for a home of their own."