I recently purchased a vintage House & Garden Magazine at an estate sale in south Kansas City. The issue was published in April of 1959, and focuses on leisure. The courtyard house, which was a growing trend in 1959, “makes the most of leisure”. This type of home is what almost all of my buyers want these days; it is too bad so few of them exist! I am going to keep these house plans and drawings handy for that day when I finally hit the big time and get to build a custom home.
WHY WE LOVE MODERN COURTYARD HOMES:
- For the natural light
- Because they incorporate the outdoors into the interior living spaces
- The expanse of glass and windows makes interior rooms feel larger
- For the efficient use of the lot size
- They offer privacy for outdoor leisure