I've been fighting a summer cold over the past several days (I know there are far worse things, but having a cold in the summer is not so fun).
Rob's been sick, too, so we're having a hard time even keeping up with housework, let alone tackle any of the home improvement projects on our to-do list.
Know what I do when I'm sick? Hunker down on the couch, watch seasons of my favorite TV shows on DVD and daydream about old houses.
Lately, I've been checking out books from the library with actual advertisements and floor plans for houses built in the 1920s. Some of these titles include "The Most Popular Homes of the Twenties " and "90 Houses of the Twenties ."
I can't say I read them cover to cover, but they are fun to browse. There's something so fun about seeing bright, shiny illustrations of houses that are now 90 years old. And I can't help but wonder about the people who pored over these plans, hoping to build the right home. What made them choose one style over another? Was it that breakfast nook, or a space for an icebox conveniently located next to the back door?
I know it's nostalgic, but hey, I've been sick. Plus, sometimes, I recognize similar styles of homes in my neighborhood.
I found a website, Antique Home Style, that shows similar illustrations and floor plans for all styles of homes, and thought it would be fun to share some of the floor plans they have there.
If you live in a '20s house, have you ever found a house similar to your own on websites or in books like these? I haven't found our house yet, but I've always got my eyes peeled.