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Narrative from the General Building Plans [November, 1953]


The "D" house ... is a single unit house designed for executive occupancy. It is a story and a half in height and has four bedrooms arranged two upstairs and two down. The distinguishing feature of the first floor is the slightly projecting wing which breaks the front wall line and permits the bedrooms to be arranged with a bath between them on the side wall. A bedroom wing hall has access to a stairs connecting the two large bedrooms on the second floor. These are in gable ends under the roof, one being cross ventilated with front dormer, the other with the gable of the projecting wing. The upstairs bathroom with a shower stall is situated in a large dormer over the kitchen, and a hall, equipped with a good sized linen closet, connects it and the bedrooms with the stairs. On both floors, the smaller bedroom has one closet, the larger two closets. Downstairs, the bathroom has a lavatory with medicine closet, a water closet and a standard sized bath tub. The living room, which has a closet for wraps adjacent to the front door, is 13' x 20' 10". The dining room, an alcove type, is 9' x 12'. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with good storage space arranged on three walls. The drawer space is somewhat less than in some of the other types of houses, but the upper cupboards with their adjustable shelves are more ample. The work shelf space and the drain board area are definitely greater, and the floor area is sufficient for several to work in this kitchen simultaneously. The finish throughout is comparable with other types.

If one wished to compare the "D" house with the average only the slightly increased room sizes and the additional rooms of service would distinguish it. It is notable that throughout the entire project a democratic principle has been adopted, so that the types of houses vary mainly in quantitative differences. These differences are reflected in the economics of housing. The few larger houses will probably be occupied by the more permanent executives upon whom certain socio-business demands are made.