Print media, while not as influential as it was in decades past, remains a popular platform for the sale of house plans. When readers of Better Homes and Gardens magazine selected House Plan No. 3709-A as their favorite of those presented by the magazine in 1972, the national visibility the plan received no doubt prompted a few sales.
Recently I saw the house among selected images of “the vintage home” which were posted on flashbak.com. I recognized it immediately as I drive by an example quite regularly. The one near me has been fastidiously maintained since it was built with only a few changes. The most notable change from the following plan has been an enlargement of the garage, but the original quasi-Wrightian window detailing was carefully re-created when the garage was expanded. It’s a nice and late example of mid-century modernism… and still looks like new!