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Three-bedroom contemporary home from 1961
1960s home design #6144 – SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / 1,339 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
The dramatic contrast of horizontal and vertical wood siding . . . the function and beauty of a wood-shingled roof . . . the accent of colored window blinds … all these unique features provide charm and warmth of living to this three-bedroom contemporary home.
Notice how the roof extends to provide a sheltered front approach. Triple corner windows provide additional light for the living room. Master bedroom includes oversized closets and a private dressing room and lavatory area . . . leading into the practical compartmentalized bathroom.
The family room, just a step away from the truly workable kitchen, opens to the rear activity area … a home-saver when small children return from play. And the single garage has plenty of extra room for storage … or for father’s workshop.
Vintage ’60s home plans: Modern-style three-bedroom house from 1961
1960s home design #6146 – SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / 1,354 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
Long sweeping lines confirm the spaciousness of this Modern style three-bedroom home. The overhanging roof . . . shingled with wood for longer life . . . provides protection for the front approach. Vertical wood siding highlights the front entrance.
Color and charm are provided by the rambling brick planter, which rises to form the fireplace chimney. Front entry leads to both the living room and family room. Kitchen has its own snack bar and service entrance . . . and conveniently overlooks the rear activity area.
A full bathroom is planned near the bedrooms and living area . . . while the master bedroom has its own private facilities, complete with shower. Oversized garage has plenty of room for a workshop or storage compartments.
Exposed wood beams beneath a pitched ceiling blend beautifully with the rich-grained wood paneling
SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / 1,104 Square Feet (measurement for house only) – 1960s home design #6141
Exposed beams leading into a pitched ceiling set the character of this modern ranch style home. The overhanging roofline extends to form a complementing carport, and provides protection for the front approach. Separate dining room is adjacent to the corridor-type kitchen . . . yet may be used in conjunction with the living room when entertaining.
The kitchen, just a few steps from a private service entrance, overlooks the childrens’ outdoor activity area. Notice how the bathroom is centrally located to service all three bedrooms . . . yet is just a few feet from the living room.
A sliding door allows you to separate the living room from the sleeping section. This compact home was designed for comfortable “family-type” living.
Focal point of modern beauty (1961)
1960s home design #6142 – SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / 1,145 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
Family members and guests alike will enjoy this cheerful fireside setting, featuring the natural warmth of rich wood paneling. Glass “side-light” overlooks the well-planned terrace.
Here is a new concept in Ranch style homes, with the overhanging roof providing a sheltered approach from both the distinctive carport and the front porch.
A skillful blending of horizontal and vertical siding, plus exposed beams and rafters, makes the exterior truly outstanding in every respect.
Enjoy a fireside setting from both the living and dining areas. A glass “side-light” in the living room provides a pleasant view of the patio area, enclosed and defined by a decorative screen fence.
The U-Shaped kitchen, complete with separate eating area, has an entrance leading to the well-planned carport, featuring built-in storage compartments.
All three bedrooms are conveniently close to the central bathroom . . . yet there is a separate lavatory near the living and kitchen areas. This is a home designed for both indoor and outdoor living.
SPACIOUS DINING ROOM: A separate dining room blends into the well-lighted, roomy kitchen. Diagonal serving bar creates an open feeling to the kitchen . . . will save many “setting and serving” steps.
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Traditional flavor in a modern style 3-bedroom home
1960s home design #6143 – SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / 1,376 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
Widely-spaced battens and a colorful flower pot shelf add traditional flavor to this Modern style 3-bedroom home. The “side-lighted” entry leads to both the spacious living room and the bedroom hall. Front bedroom is ideal for use as den, office or guest room.
Notice how the central bathroom serves both the sleeping and living areas. For mother … a kitchen overlooking the children’s play area . . . just a step from the separate dining room. And the entire family will enjoy summertime meals or comfortable relaxation on the screened-in porch.
Master bedroom wing includes private bathroom with shower, plus separate dressing alcove with individual closets. In addition, there’s plenty of extra storage space throughout this well-planned home.
Simple, clean lines in a modern contemporary home (1961)
1960s home design #6145 – SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / 1,311 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
This well-planned family room opens directly to the kitchen . . . yet may be screened off from the living room. Exposed beams and wood paneling add warmth of living . . . give that desired “open feeling.”
Clean simple lines make this Contemporary Modern home adaptable to any setting. The family room opens to both the living room and kitchen . . . yet is directly off the bedroom hallway and central bathroom.
High windows provide additional privacy for the master bedroom . . . which has its own lavatory facilities. Living room has corner and side windows looking out onto the developed rear area . . . and opens directly to the terrace, screened by both the garage and a decorative fence.
Third bedroom opens to the living room … is ideal for use as a den, study, or office. And you’ll love the open, spacious feeling made possible with exposed beams and a pitched ceiling throughout this straightforward home.
Vintage ’60s home plans: Spacious split-level home
1960s home design #6212 – SIX ROOMS / 1,170 Square Feet – 3 bedrooms
The rambling exterior of this Split-Level home tells the story of interior spaciousness. Guests gain immediate access to the large living room where a sloped ceiling directs attention to the novel, yet practical dining balcony.
A well-planned U-shaped kitchen is just a few steps from the separate rear service area. Minimum bedroom hall opens directly to a full-sized bathroom . . . and includes separate linen and towel closets.
This home has two medium-sized bedrooms and a master bedroom with separate lavatory facilities.
Lower level includes a daylight laundry room, a complete bathroom with shower, and plenty of area for recreation, extra bedrooms or a full workshop.
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Split-level house with 3 bedrooms – Mid-century modern design
1960s home design #7202 – SEVEN ROOMS – 3 bedrooms: Split Level — Half Basement / 1,459 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
A raised-hearth fireplace forms the focal point of this well-lighted living room. Wood-paneled wall extends to the formal entry and to the upstairs bedroom area.
Here’s the ever-popular Split-Level home . . . complete with cantilevered lookout balcony to take advantage of that commanding view.
Front entrance and garage access open conveniently to the central hallway leading to the recreation room. This room is ideal for use as a den, office, study or extra bedroom. Living room and dining room each feature corner windows for cross-ventilation and added light.
The kitchen, planned with built-in appliances, is just a step away from a service entrance. And the family will enjoy informal mealtime settings at the dining room snack-bar.
A half story up . . . three bedrooms and a full bath clustered around a foyer. Two of the bedrooms open to the balcony. And, there’s basement room left over for laundry facilities . . . plus a recreational activity center or an extra bedroom. Garage includes handy built-in storage compartments.
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Flexible living seen in these vintage ’60s home plans
1960s home design #7109 – SEVEN ROOMS – 4 bedrooms, with or without basement – – 1,478 Square Feet
This wood-paneled family room may be used in combination with the living room, or may be closed off with folding doors. “Pass-through” creates open feeling to the kitchen… is a real mealtime step-saver.
A straight-forward design sets off the exterior of this 4-bedroom Contemporary home, functionally planned for modern family-type living. A screen wall extending from the front wing adds dimension to the home, and provides seclusion for the patio area.
The kitchen is conveniently placed just a step away from all areas of activity . . . and directly across from the laundry room.
Wood-paneled family room opens to the patio for combination indoor-outdoor living . . . yet may be used as a dining room if desired. Master bedroom features an exceptionally large closet . . . and has its own dressing area and lavatory facilities. Notice how the main bathroom serves both the living and sleeping areas of this well-planned home.
Private terrace in spacious California-style house
1960s home design #7110 – SEVEN ROOMS – 4 bedrooms, with or without basement – – 1,508 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
This raised-hearth family room fireplace includes an indoor wood storage compartment. Outdoor extension provides a practical and inviting barbecue for the terrace area.
Four bedrooms … a compartmentalized bathroom … a family room with raised-hearth fireplace, leading to an outdoor barbecue . . . these and many other features of this spacious California-style home make it unique in every respect.
The roof overhangs to form a sheltered front approach . . . and extends to the garage to provide a covered breezeway, leading to both the side entrance and the outdoor patio area. In addition to a broad expanse of countertop working surface, the kitchen is planned for built-in appliances, a laundry area and uninterrupted access to the family room snack bar.
Additional privacy for the terrace area is provided by the oversized garage. Built-in storage compartments are ideal for storing outdoor furniture.
A large two-story, 3 bedroom traditinal home from 1961
1960s home design #6211 – SIX ROOMS – 4 bedrooms / 1,610 Square Feet
This two-story, three-bedroom Traditional home, the largest in the series, was truly designed to meet the needs of expanding families. Large corner windows define the living room, which may be used in conjunction with the combination dining-family room . . . providing ample room for teenage activities or adult entertaining.
The kitchen has been placed conveniently close to the laundry area, and has its own private service entrance. A full bathroom is convenient to all downstairs rooms.
Notice the “all purpose room” just off the front entry . . . ideal for use as a guest room, den, office or study. Upstairs … a sewing or study area . . . two bedrooms with oversized closets . . . and another full bath. And this spacious home requires a lot only 46′ wide!
A distinctive snack bar defines and services the comfortable family room of this Contemporary home. Door leads to rear activity area and garage . . . makes a wonderful service entrance for the kitchen.
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Spacious home with a well-planned kitchen
1960s home design #6140 – SIX ROOMS – 3 bedrooms / with or without basement – 1,411 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
A front-wing screen-wall adds dimension to this “up-to-the-minute” modern style home, providing a sheltered front approach plus extra privacy for the rear activity area. Entry leads to living room, kitchen and family room . . . yet it is distinctively set apart from the living area with an “eye-catching” room divider.
Notice how this spacious home centers around the well-planned kitchen . . . within a few steps of the front door, yet close to the rear service entrance and laundry area. Fold-down combination breakfast-snack bar extends into the family room, with a convenient “pass-through” from the kitchen side.
Central bathroom easily serves all three bedrooms and the living area. Master bedroom has its own private lavatory facilities and two separate closets.
Vintage ’60s home plans: Five room home design from 1960
Design number 5165 – FIVE ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,321 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
Living room and master bedroom open to a spacious sheltered terrace which, together with breezeway, offers welcome space for summer relaxation.
Here’s a long, low house with a traditional flavor — and the modern advantage of having the living room face the back to enjoy the garden view. Two bedrooms use the main bath, while the master bedroom has its own lavatory and dressing area.
The compact U-shaped kitchen can serve the dining room or breezeway with equal ease. Center hall plan reduces traffic through living areas. Note generous closet space and built-in storage in garage.
Economical-to-build rambler will appeal to the large family
Design number 7106 – SEVEN ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,395 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
With four comfortable bedrooms, a bath and a lavatory, this economical-to-build rambler will appeal to the large family. A 20′ planter brightens the exterior . . . while narrow horizontal siding contrasts effectively with wide vertical siding and the open framing of the carport. Big corner windows and the upward slanting ceiling add to the spaciousness of the large living room. The efficiently arranged kitchen includes laundry equipment, and is just a step from the bedroom hall, living room, dining area and sheltered terrace.
ATTACHED CARPORT: The oversize carport features a handy storage wall, and also serves as a sheltered play area.
CONVENIENT FAMILY ROOM: Family room has a gay snack bar for children’s meals . . . also provides indoor play space.
Vintage midcentury home with L-shaped design
Design number 6138 – SIX ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,326 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
A covered entry, low roof lines, shutters and diamond-paned windows give this 3-bedroom home a comfortable, inviting, snug look. Plan is L-shaped, with the entry hall giving direct access to all areas — living room, kitchen, family room, and bedrooms.
Division of bathroom facilities adds to convenience for guests and family. Living room has no through traffic. Garage provides extra storage space for toys and garden equipment.
TWO-WAY FIREPLACE: A massive fireplace wall adds beauty and utility to both kitchen and living areas. Living room also features built-in bookshelves.
With a winter garage or airy summer porch
SIX ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,136 Square Feet (measurement for house only) / Design number 6136
This distinguished Contemporary style home features a fully enclosed winter garage that converts to an airy porch in summer by installing screens in slide-up door opening.
Inside, the two-way fireplace gives a focal point to both family and living areas, and can be used for barbecue cookery. A short hall off the family room leads to the 3 bedrooms and bath. There is generous storage including closets at both front and rear entrances.
Vintage ’60s home plans: Contemporary home with three bedrooms
SIX ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,434 Square Feet (measurement for house only) / Design number 6133
The living room gable adds architectural interest to this Contemporary home as well as providing a sheltered approach to the front entry.
There is direct access to both the family room and kitchen . . . and the gracious living and dining rooms. A short hall leads to the 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own full bath. Second bath has a 7′ built-in vanity. Oversize garage provides extra storage.
Here’s the popular split-level style in a new and fresh design
Design number 6137 / SIX ROOMS — Split-Level — Half Basement 1,144 Square Feet
Here’s the popular split-level style in a new and fresh design. A central hall connects the front and rear entries. To one side, living room, dining room, and kitchen are conveniently grouped.
On the other side — a half flight up — are 3 bedrooms and bath with generous storage. Master bedroom has its own balcony. A half flight down is space for utility room and family room, or additional bedrooms if desired.
WELL-PLACED FAMILY ROOM: Family room, with snack bar, is handy to kitchen and back yard . . . well separated from living and sleeping areas.
WOOD PANELING FOR BEAUTY: This attractive living room features a ceiling that slants upward with the roof line, exposed beam and post construction, and the friendly warmth of wood paneling.
COOL, SECLUDED PORCH: Porch gives view of garden and play yard. It is quiet and private, and convenient to kitchen for serving of meals.
Modern American style — with a skylighted entry-breeze way!
Design number 5164 – FIVE ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,185 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
A low, wide planter and a combination of vertical and horizontal exterior siding add to the beauty of this inviting home.
The sheltered entry with coat closet serves both living and dining areas. The bedrooms are light and airy. Efficient corridor type kitchen includes laundry appliances.
A California Cinderella-style home from 1960
Design number 6135 – SIX ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,344 Square Feet (measurement for measurement for house only)
Here’s the Cinderella-style home, so popular on the West Coast as well as in other sections. Center hall plan gives direct access to the living room, bedrooms, or dining room and kitchen.
Master bedroom has its own lavatory. All rooms are light and airy, and feature generous closet space. The large terrace sheltered by the double garage, and the porch opening off the living room and master bedroom invite outdoor living.
FORMAL— OR INFORMAL— DINING: Dining room paneling matches the snack bar-divider and kitchen cupboards . . . folding screen separates rooms for entertaining.
HIDDEN GARDEN! Living room and front entry share this surprising secluded garden . . . protected from wind and weather and from street traffic.
Midcentury home design with seven rooms and private entrance patio
Design number 7107 – SEVEN ROOMS — with or without basement – 1,581 Square Feet (measurement for house only)
Here’s a home full of surprises — yet it doesn’t go to extremes in design. A 2-car garage is placed well in front of the house, thereby creating a private L-shaped entrance patio and garden.
The living room, kitchen, and family room all enjoy a view of the back lawn. Four bedrooms provide space for a big family, and the economical 3-way compartmented bath gives the convenience of two baths.
Cozy, picturesque rambler-type home design from 1960
Design number 6134 – SIX ROOMS— with or without basement – 1,340 Square Feet
Colorful flowerpot shelves give a picturesque cozy look to this Rambler type home. The three bedrooms are served by a compartmented bath that saves money and space, yet gives the convenience of two baths.
The kitchen is conveniently located by the front door and also has its own service door. The long living room is at the back, overlooking the terrace and garden. On cool days the cheery fireplace will say “welcome.”
This kitchen with the golden glow looks friendly and inviting. Doors, woodwork and ceiling beams blend with the rich, warm tones of cabinets and paneling.
TRADITIONAL FIREPLACE: Fireplace creates a focal point for living room. Note a separate dining room through a wide archway.
The simplicity and good taste wood paneling offers an agreeable background for modern or traditional furnishings. There’s a warmth and charm to the softly gleaming luster of the paneled walls and ceiling in this room.
Bold decorative elements here are blended in perfect harmony against a background of knotty pine paneling. Versatile knotty pine is well-suited to both modern and period decor, and it lends itself beautifully to special color treatment.
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Awesome list with good information. I’m planning on using one of these to help me make a model.
Looking for ideas of how to update the house I grew up in- 1967 ranch. Love these plans! It’s funny we r making houses similar to these now- the no-formal DR w the adjoining kitchen and peninsula w/stools. The w/d near or in KIT so many people want now instead of lugging laundry up and down stairs.
Thanks for sharing…it makes me appreciate the style and design of smaller homes/ they can be stylish and not boring!
7106 Is the closest to what my parents’ ranch looks like. There isn’t a hallway between bedroom 1 & 3, instead that’s were the closets went, bedroom 1 was me and my brother’s bedroom and there were two pocket doors at both ends where the hallway should be, my dad hated wasting space on halls but I always hated my bedroom always being on public display.
The kitchen/dinning and living room are reversed and bedroom 2 is the actual living room, again with two pocket doors on both ends where the hall is supposed to be and we didn’t have a dinning room, just a bar in the kitchen.
Instead of a carport, we have an attached garage that’s almost as big as the house itself. It fits two vehicles, a back porch, washer, dryer, two freezers, firewood, and more junk than you can imagine.
If I can ever afford it, I would revamp my parents’ house to the layout in 7106 and replace all the birch paneling with Tudor-style paneling or drywall-wainscoting and replace all the pocket doors with swinging doors. I would also extend the back porch to twelve feet, raise it up to house level, and enclose it. The garage itself is just fine as is, just needs shelving on both sides and to paint the inside white to brighten it up because with the lights on at night, it’s terribly dark with all that plain unpainted wood.
This was a lot of fun, of course I can see changing almost any of them, but everyone has preferences.
Can’t believe kitchen layouts with stove/fridge on wall next to each other like someone realized they had to get put somewhere.
I Grew up as one of six kids.
We had two, two-bedroom apts. joined, more square footage than four-bedroom floor plans. These apartments were at best 20 feet wide bldg. was at best 22 ft. wide, they ran front to back of bldg. 96 ft.
My parents looked at homes in the original Levittown, Nassau Co. N.Y. Mom walked in, looked like she was serious and knew even maxed out making a garage living space wouldn’t work.
I noticed many plans didn’t have a carport or garage, just a front walk from the sidewalk, that could alter entrances.
Many of these plans are great for one or two people, costs require whole developments to be built with one builder to be justified.
Singles and couples would do great with these as starter homes. I can see asking an architect to come up with plans including an artist rendition of what the outside would look like and frame everything, an incentive to make it real.