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1914 Cottage Bungalow

Approximately 600 sq. ft.

This tiny cottage bungalow was the first of many iterations for this plan. Called by some "The Little Big House", this plan was adapted by many publishers across the country and appeared even as a kit. Its originator was George Palmer Telling, who was self-trained. Like many designers during the period, he submitted plans to popular magazines including Ladies Home Journal. The exterior picture was shown in a 1914 issue of LHJ in an article by Carey Edmunds called "The Economical Small House." In 1916, the house and plan were included in Journal Bungalows. The disappearing bed is intriguing ... we don't know quite what to make of it, but like the concept.

1914 LHJ - Cottage by George Palmer Telling

Source: —. Journal Bungalows. The Ladies Home Journal. 1916. 62 p.


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