Dutch Colonial is a Gordon Van Tines Kit Home. Van Tines kit homes are often mistaken for Sears Catalog homes. I wrote briefly about Sears Catalog homes in Ranch Style House Time Traveler where I want to go back in time to the early 1900s to buy a Sears home for the Back To The Future price of $650-$4,400.
This Dutch Colonial is however, a Gordon Van Tines mail order Kit Home. If you live in the Haddam, Connecticut area it is on the market for $549,000. Built back in 1929, the house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1650 square feet on 3 acres. I fell in love with the house at first glance. The exterior blue color melts my heart. The porch entrance and whimsical half-moon shutters seal the deal. I want to wear it around my wrist like a charm bracelet. I don’t say it lightly. This Dutch Colonial exudes charm.
The house still has the original kitchen and bathroom features. The listing details on OldHouses says this Dutch Colonial is a “Classic Gambrel Kit Home.” … Continue Reading
House plans with photos features an Ericson Southern Plantation house plan from houseplansandmore. It’s 2014 and l am dreaming of this cottage type house. As dreams go, three dormers on top, abundant columns, and an across the front of the home front porch and wide entrance steps makes for “undeniable curb appeal” as seen on houseplansandmore.
A fan window above the front door, oh yes please, completes the dream. What I love about this Ericson Southern Plantation house plan is that it can be for different house styles like a cabin or cottage plan where I found it. A Ranch style house, Farmhouse, Cape Cod, New England, Colonial, Traditional, and Waterfront house styles.
Some great decorating and design ideas are also another reason I like the Ericson Southern Plantation house plan. If you read Housekaboodle you may already know I like yellow painted walls, elegant furnishings, and a comfy cozy appearance. Let’s take a lookie because this design has great decorating inspiration.
Picture perfect Ericson Southern Plantation home with three bedrooms and two full baths. The homey great room with vaulted ceilings has a built-in entertainment center and fireplace shown below. Not shown but also included with the house plan is walk-in shower, double-bowl vanity, whirlpool tub in the master bath and walk-in closet. I am staring at the fan window above the front door.
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