Single Family Dwelling
Three Bedrooms ~ One Bathroom
Approx. 1300 sq. ft. ~ 50% Basement
146 Homes Built: 1948 - 1949
The R-house is one story tall with basement. Interior floors are hardwood oak with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom.
Architecturally, many of the houses were based on the Ranch form that was pioneered by the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. True ranch-style homes first made their appearance in the 1920s. Other designs include modern minimalist ideals fostered in the 1930's and pyramidal (foursquare) and colonial box-house forms.That led to a boom in the building of these homes from the 1940s through the 1970s. Their livability, flexibility in floor plans and uncomplicated design were perfect for the post-World War II growth of American suburbs.
The letter houses' interiors used sheet rock instead of the older lath and plaster method that was common until the late 1930's. The interiors of all the letter-houses had wood floors. The duplexes and the U and V houses (pre cuts) used softwood fir floors and the single-family homes used hardwood oak. The kitchens and bathrooms had real linoleum flooring (pressed cork processed with linseed oil). Interior decorative features include cornice details along with molding strips along the outside corners of walls. The interior doors on the older homes had two (or more) flat panels of solid wood surrounded by a border of thicker, molded solid wood (hollow core doors were a few decades away). Later doors typically had a single panel of wood inside of the thicker surround. Doorknobs were fairly close to today's standard but were slightly smaller. Brass was a common finish with plated chrome used inside of bathrooms.
|“A” House||“K” House||“U” House|
|“B” House||“L” House||“V” House|
|“C” House||“M” House||“Y” House|
|“D” House||“Q” House||“Z” House|
|“E” House||“R” House||1 BR Prefab|
|“F” House||“S” House||2 BR Prefab|
|“G” House||"T" House||3 BR Prefab|