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Plan No. 126

1908 Bungalows by V. W. Voorhees of SEattle

Plan No. 126 is typical of many western bungalows that have an open floor plan. Voorhees specified cut stone for the porch and chimney and slash-grained Douglas fir in a Mission style for the interior. A central hall with three small bedrooms opening out into it takes square footage, but provides more privacy. One feature of many of Voorhees' plans is the small, but accessible bathroom in almost all his plans.

So far Voorhees remains the first to show this particular home design. The same photo is shown in the June 1912 issue of Keith's Magazine on Home Building in the design section, having been submitted by The Bungalowcraft Company with a different layout (shown below). It was entitled "A Typical Los Angeles Bungalow." The same house appears, again with a different layout, in two subsequent Stillwell plan books including the 1922 Little Bungalows.

1908 Western Home Builder - No. 126

1912 Bungalowcraft Plan

The plan below loses a bedroom, but gains substantially in usable space.

1912 Bungalowcraft Home


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