The Westhaven

Standard Home Plans for 1926

1926 Standard House Plans: The Westhaven

1926 Standard House Plans: The Westhaven

The low pitched, hipped roof with overhanging eaves with the emphasis on horizontal lines clearly marks the Prairie influences of this two-story plan. Despite the veranda and sleeping porch wing there is a strong symmetry in the facade. More than 2000 square feet make this a spacious home with three bedrooms, a full bath, small sewing room, and sleeping porch upstairs. On the main floor, there is a central stairway with both livingroom and kitchen access plus a convenient circular traffic flow from room to room. Another bedroom is noted on the plan, but would just as easily serve as a den or office. Amenities include a half bath off the kitchen and a laundry room--uncommon for its location near the kitchen instead of the basement. There is a breakfast nook, laundry chute, and has the distinction of being the only plan in the book with a dumb waiter.

"Spacious homey homes like The Westhaven are usually constructed in the suburbs by those whose generous natures lead them away from the cramped and crowded districts where limited space and unlimited noises tend to choke their creative thoughts during hours of meditation. Furthermore, The Westhaven is strictly practical as well as peaceful and restful, and its dignity is undeniable in any community."