One and One Half Story
Bathroom: 1 and 3/4
Sq. Ft.: Approx. 1281 sq. ft. + Basement
Built: 1943 - 1945
The D-house is one and a half stories with a basement. Interior floors are hardwood oak with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. This simple design leaves plenty of opportunities for decorating and design innovations. With your new Richland, WA, home, you're buying time-tested quality.
The original letter houses' interiors used newer, heartier products that last longer than houses built only a decade earlier. The interiors of all the letter-houses had wood floors. 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 and doors mad of 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.
This D-house is part of the letter houses developed in the Tri-Cities. As the need for housing increased, Spokane architect Albin Pherson was hired by the U.S. Government to develop the housing to accommodate the large need for housing in the area. Mr. Pherson took on the challenge and in less than 90 days the community of Richland was planned on paper. The construction process took even less time. On March, 20, 1943, the construction crews broke ground for Richland, and just one month later on April, 28th, the first house house (a B house) was completed.
Mr. Pherson opted to apply the ranch house design--pioneered by the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright--to promote clean, symmetrical lines and standardized design that was uncomplicated and efficient. The ranch-style homes first made their appearance in the 1920s and their easy yet sturdy construction appealed to developers and contractors alike. The ranch home quickly gained popularity, leading to a boom in the building of these homes from the 1940s through the 1970s. These designs in the Tri-Cities areas, as you'll see, still continue to be viable to today's real estate market because of their livability, flexibility in floor plans and uncomplicated designs.
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