Ever dreamed of owning a vacation home? In 1960, the Douglas Fir Plywood Association offered “18 new leisure-time homes built with fir plywood.”
The house plans are attractive yet economical, as the brochure states “the Charming Tea House Cottage is for those who want to keep costs at a sensible level” and “the Cape Cottage can be completed in gradual stages as the budget permits and as space is needed.”
Most people can’t afford a second home today; I wonder how many were able to realize this dream in 1960. It would be interesting to know how much it would cost to build one of these homes today. The designs would need updating to meet current American building codes and may cost a great deal more now than they did 50 years ago.
The Charming Tea House Cottage is my favorite. Although I’d be happy to own any of these mid-century beach homes. I’ll share more designs from this booklet in a future post.