The modest Fernwood is only about 1056 square feet. It's a very small house that manages to package all the necessities and three bedrooms into its tiny 22x24 footprint. Though diminutive, it incorporates all the characteristics of a standard Four Square with the requisite three rooms on the main floor and four square rooms on the second floor. From a construction standpoint, it's hard to imagine a house that would have been less expensive to build or more flexible for siting.
"Woman is by nature more economical than man, and her better judgment always offers protest against avoidable avenues of waste. To her rent receipts are constant reminders of funds foolishly spent, and constantly she sees a vision of a home, perhaps of The Fernwood style, which the rent money would shortly purchase."