The Thorndyke is a fairly large, single-floor home plan of just under 1700 square feet. It is an eclectic cottage style with Colonial Revival elements like the graceful columns and curved roof of the porch combined with the side gabled low roof line of the bungalow. Inside, the home has a number of nice amenities including two good size bedrooms, a large bathroom with both a tub and tiled shower. The living room is large. A colonnnaded bookcase separates it from the dining area, which has a large bay window. The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry and breakfast nook. A good size porch in the rear of the house is accessible from both the kitchen and one of the bedrooms. Extra storage is available in both attic and basement. All in all, this plan lives up to the Standard billing and many 21st century homeowners could find a lot to like in this plan.
"Unnecessary work is always unfair work. It is unfair for the housewife to be forced to take hundreds of unnecessary steps in the daily routine of housekeeping because she was not considered in the planning of the home. In arranging the floor plan for The Thorndyke, the architect considered first practical economy for the wife who does her own housework."