The Kendall

Standard Home Plans for 1926

1926 Standard House Plans: The Kendall

1926 Standard House Plans: The Kendall

Regardless of decade, the Kendall is a charming, welcoming bungalow cottage that probably warms the hearts of current owners as well as the original owners in the late 1920s. It has a number of Craftsman bungalow elements such as the entry directly into the livingroom, large porch, exposed beams and rafters, and hip on gable roof with shed dormer. Large battered columns and two banks of ribbon windows span the front downstairs and are repeated in the dormer. With over 2000 square feet, it's also spacious. There are five bedrooms, four upstairs and one down. There are a number of wonderful features like the French doors in the livingroom that lead to a sun parlor and to the dining room, a breakfast nook, and a covered porch at the rear of the house just off the kitchen. Given the number of bedrooms, it's interesting that a half bath wasn't included on the main floor. For current owners only minor tweaks would be needed to bring this plan into the 21st century.

"Sunshine is to the physical body what joy is to the heart. Those frail of body should seek the sun porches of homes of The Kendall plan, and those frail of heart can find inimitable balm in the building and making complete a new home and a new environment. Health and home joy come to those who prepare expaectantly for them."