The Thurston is not large. At about 1250 square feet, it has plenty of space for a small family. It's a Dutch Colonial style with gambrel roof. The second floor has full head room with the addition of shed dormers front and rear. The clapboard siding in the lower portion of the house is balanced by the shake siding on top. Inside, the floor plan shows several interesting features. The stairway access to the second floor is at the rear of the house in the far end of the living room. By providing access to the same stairway from the kitchen, wasted hall space is minimized. There are three bedrooms and a large bathroom upstairs. Storage is limited, so extra space is likely to be required in the basement.
"When one wishes to build a home, there are three points to be considered: first, the size of his pocketbook; second, his family and their requirements; and third, the type of house out of which he can realize the greatest profits if it becomes necessary to dispose of it. The Thurston is not only a practical house for a home, but is always the salable type."