All images from arts-crafts.com
At some point when we were looking at selling our condo and buying a house, I became absolutely fascinated with trying to find bungalows in town that were built as kit houses in the early 1900s. I found out that most of the houses that I really liked – bungalows with super large eaves and a very gentle sloping roof – were from the Ye Planry Company floor plan books. There isn’t as much about this company online, however, so finding these beautiful plans is sometimes a bit of a treasure hunt.
The sketches in the books are gorgeous and I would give my husband’s right arm to live in one of these houses.
Look at the fireplace sketch on the first image (above). I can just imagine sitting in front of that fireplace and sipping coffee and Bailey’s, chatting on the phone with My Momma. *Look for another post later today on why she has earned that moniker*
AND THE PORCHES! Holy Lord, those porches. I love porches. You could say that I’m a porch connoisseur. And let me tell you…these porches are fantastic. I would explain the merits of these porches, but then I’d get into some long tangent on porches. As fun as that sounds, I’m going to try to stay on topic.
I can just imagine all of the amazing woodwork that must have been in these houses. I shudder to think how much of it is out there right now, hiding under layers of white paint. *CRINGE*
And I bet that there are some amazing built-ins in those houses. Is there anything more rad than a built-in bookcase, or a butler’s pantry? I think not.
One day, I will have built-ins in like every room of my house. For real.
Anyway, to see more of the Ye Planry house plans, try the following links:
• Antique Home – “Ye Planry ” First Edition Catalog of Bungalow Plans, 1908-1913 – Slideshow
• Daily Bungalow – 1908 Ye Planry House Plans Flickr Photo Stream
• Arts and Crafts Society – Ye Planry Bungalows 1909
**I yoinked the images from arts-crafts.com without permission, so if the site owner sees this and wants anything removed, just let me know**