The Devonshire

Standard Home Plans for 1926

1926 Standard House Plans: The Devonshire

1926 Standard House Plans: The Devonshire

This home combines a rolled roof reminiscent of the English cottage "thatched" style and stucco exterior finish with the classic Greek Revival fluted Doric columns, and interpreted label molding around the front ribbon windows. The segmental pediment over the front entry is reinforced by the inset arched dormer which contributes a French flavor. Purists adhering to any particular style would probably throw up their hands at this mix of styles, but it is good example of American Eclectic. In just over 1500 square feet, the Devonshire is a surprisingly modern floor plan. There are two bedrooms with a possible third as a bedroom or den, and one bath. Two pairs of French doors open to the front porch and another set to the dining room. For a little house it makes good use of the space with minimum waste.

"The happiest homes, like the happiest marriages, are those in which the woman takes the most sacred part, and uses her secret power to guide for permanent good. Any woman who a mated to the man of her choice, and is permitted to enjoy her freedom in a home like The Deveonshire, can surely make it a paradise for worldly peace."