Vernon Park, a group of fine all-electric homes being built by Nelson Bouchard on Vernon Street, Norwood, is outstanding in the beauty of the location and the attractive, compact, and modern architecture of the houses. A Cape Cod and a Colonial house are rapidly nearing completion and the foundations for a third home are already laid.

Mr. Bouchard, who has been in the construction and building business for twenty years, has used his experience with building and his knowledge of houses to combine the best features of several designs. Because all space is exceptionally well utilized and plans are made with care, these attractive houses arc priced under $6000.

Recessed Radiation The Cape Cod indicates the unusual features of the homes. Recessed radiation is perhaps one of the most attractive features of the houses for housewives who have long struggled with arranging furniture around projecting radiators. All radiators are level with the walls under the windows, and this device adds immeasurably to the spaciousness of the rooms. The three downstairs rooms include a large light living room, a sizable dining room, and a spacious kitchen. Upstairs a tiled bath, and three chambers arc neatly arranged with plenty of closet space. Built-in drawers in the bedrooms also save space and ensure plenty of storage room.

Neat Garage Arrangement

Space saving is also a part of the garage plan, for these are all attached to the houses thus taking as little as possible space from the grounds around the houses. Sixty-foot lots arc blocked out now. The garage is handy to the back entry and also may be reached from the cellar, a plan that also takes care of the heating of the garage. An unfinished room over the garage may be used for storage or as an extra room

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While the two Cape Cod houses use steam heat with oil burners, the Colonial will be air-conditioned. The homes offer all that could be desired in the way of design and comfort.

The location of the development is outstanding. Views from the windows of woods and rolling country arc unbeatable White Mike’s playground and park arc next door ensuring open space and unhampered country. The fact that underground electrical service rather than overhead wires and poles will be installed will further enhance the beauty of the spot. And all this desirability of location is within easy walking distance of the center of Norwood.

(All articles were originally published in the Norwood Messenger unless otherwise noted)


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