Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Random quote and unrelated photo of the week

(Thanks to Ellen, who probably doesn't even remember sending me this picture.)

It is impossible to add a single feature that will improve the exterior appearance of this beautiful home. While the sloping roof over the porch at the right and over the colonial gate at the left has a tendency to give this house the appearance of being very large, by studying the floor plan you will note it is very compact and will give you a very practical and conveniently arranged home at low cost.
-Sears, Roebuck and Company mail-order house catalog, 1931.


  1. Hmmm - avoidance of false advertising, or just a reflection of a world before vacuum cleaners?

  2. Do you live in a Craftsman home? Isn't that what it's called? Those are like the rage where I live. A selling point.

    I sorta "tagged" you. Feel free to ignore me.

  3. Oh i would love to have a house from the catalog they used to make some amazing homes back then. i have seen a few of those old advertisements and love them.

  4. Nonlineargirl's out of town this weekend, so allow me: yes, we have a 1908 craftsman.