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Better Homes & Garden Idea Home 1955, Hugh Stubbins

Postby Joe » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:35 am

designed by east coast Modernist Hugh Stubbins. Any other Stubbin design homes out there?

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I have a fine example of this house just up the street. A BH&G '57 house by Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons is couple blocks over.

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:00 am

JOE STOP! Your altering our house in Photoshop doesn't fool me one bit, you're spying on us; I'm reporting you to the authorities!
Um, that's really close to our house, the layout is identical except for the placement of doors, closets, etc. Our house in 1,100 SF, wow, that's spooky!
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Postby Joe » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:16 am

close, but no cigar. the one up the street shares many details with the one in this magazine

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Postby robbhouston » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:18 pm

Um, that's really close to our house


Hey Slim: I've posted this before in the past. But incase you missed it, we also live in a Better Homes & Gardens design home. The "Five Star Plan No. 2809-A", 1961, Architects Omer L. Mithun & Harold J. Nesland. The plans were, however, modified a bit before construction.

Original BH&Gs plans...
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... ations.jpg

Modified plans used to build our house...
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... ations.jpg

The modifications might have been due to the personal preference of the folks who had the place built. But I figure it was more likely cost issues.

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Postby jakabedy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:17 pm

Stubbins is from Birmingham, AL. A home he designed here was on the market last year. I didn;t keep any of the photos at the time, though. Food for thought for self next time . . .

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Postby Joe » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:49 pm

jakabedy wrote:Stubbins is from Birmingham, AL. A home he designed here was on the market last year. I didn;t keep any of the photos at the time, though. Food for thought for self next time . . .

Nice house!


Birmingham, Al house:
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my link about has this house.

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Postby hood » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:23 am

does the article list where some of the homes might have been built?
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Postby moderns-r-us » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:32 am

There is one in KC and one in St Louis. It would not surprise me if there was one in Tulsa and/or OKC.

I think this is my favorite BH&G home; No offense to the Ridgewood design.

Stubbins was a great designer. Somewhere I copied a House & Home magazine article about this house.
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Postby Joe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:29 am

hood wrote:does the article list where some of the homes might have been built?


no. BH&G idea homes' plans were sold to builders all around the country. I don't think any records exisit to locate these homes.

In the early '50s, an Eichler plan designed by Anshen+Allen was available by mail order from House Beautiful, but there's no record of who bought and built the homes.

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Postby Joe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:33 am

moderns-r-us wrote:There is one in KC and one in St Louis. It would not surprise me if there was one in Tulsa and/or OKC.


shoot some pics and post them up. I have an H+H article on the Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons BH&G house. The one in the neighborhood looks pretty untouched too

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Postby wwilber » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:45 pm

I think this is my favorite BH&G home; No offense to the Ridgewood design.


None taken. Where is the one in St. Louis? I don't think I recall ever seeing it.

How many Idea Homes did BH&G feature over they years?

The architect for our home did the one for '56.

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Postby hood » Wed May 06, 2009 9:31 pm

hmm
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Postby hood » Wed May 06, 2009 9:35 pm

Joe wrote:no. BH&G idea homes' plans were sold to builders all around the country. I don't think any records exisit to locate these homes.


the adresses of the homes, their builders and decorators are usually listed at the end of the Idea Home article...see below.

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Postby Joe » Wed May 06, 2009 9:40 pm

very cool!

wow, there's a second in Eugene!

nice score, hood!

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Postby hood » Wed May 06, 2009 9:53 pm

just to be sure the list above is from the 1956 idea home, I was wondering if the 55 idea home had the same spread at the end of the article listing locations.
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Postby Joe » Thu May 07, 2009 9:11 am

just figured that out :oops:

I'll keep my eyes open for the magazine

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Postby moderns-r-us » Fri May 08, 2009 8:33 am

I photographed the St. Louis version about a month ago.

STL, Do you remember the street. It was near the place we ate breakfast.

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Postby STLModern » Sat May 09, 2009 4:54 am

moderns-r-us wrote:I photographed the St. Louis version about a month ago.

STL, Do you remember the street. It was near the place we ate breakfast.


Forsythia Ln. at the corner of Grandview Dr. in Olivette

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estate sale...

Postby alexforum » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:13 am

I just remembered this thread, when I saw this listing on Craigslist. -Man, I can't believe I spend time finding estate sales in Denver when I'm based in Sweden...

http://denver.craigslist.org/gms/1430372512.html


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Postby babyblue65bird » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:21 am

Did anyone else notice that the "Realistic House for Georgia" architectural rendering above has a swamp buggy in the carport?
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Postby Joe » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:41 am

SoftSupply wrote:Did anyone else notice that the "Realistic House for Georgia" architectural rendering above has a swamp buggy in the carport?


good eye, cool!


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