The Van Dorne

Standard Home Plans for 1926

1926 Standard House Plans: The Van Dorne

1926 Standard House Plans: The Van Dorne

The Van Dorne is an oh-so-cute little Dutch Colonial with lots of traditional charm. A curved porch roof is a favored detail for the period with latticed columns over which one can envision the small pink Cecile Brunner roses in riotous bloom. In its 1500 square feet, it holds up its end of the bargain with some pleasant features in addition to the typical three bedroom, one bath home. They include a closed vestibule at the entry to reduce heat loss, a breakfast nook, and access to the second floor from the staircase at the rear of the house. The kitchen has convenient access to the same stairway. And for good measure, there is additional attic storage space.

"Happiness is born a twin, and only he who seeks another's good, another's welfare, another's comfort can find his own. The man who early and wisely builds The Van Dorne for a home for his family will not have to hunt for happiness elsewhere, for happiness is the product of good deeds and develops automatically within one's being."