Gordon Van Tine, like the other vintage kit house manufacturers, offered a wide range of kit homes in various styles during the first half of the 20th century.
Delivered to the home owner’s city from a manufacturing facility, each home came virtually complete. Everything was included.
The homeowner had to construct the foundation and begin assembling the home from pre-cut pieces according to the building instructions.
With the help of a few friends or family members or by hiring a local carpenter, American homeowners could construct handsome, high-quality homes for less than having a comparable home built locally.
Below are some fantasy drawings of the interior of your Gordon Van-Tine home. Your 1930s home may have had a pink bathroom! The company was offering fifteen-year mortgages; with a 25% down payment, you could own a pre-cut house that you had to put together yourself.