Bay City, Michigan: International Timber Company, ca. 1944. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 39, profusely illustrated w/ color drawings and plans. Very good. Item #19952
Sterling homes offered an economical home of high quality by doing all their milling off site, and shipping the precut framing to the construction site for assembly. Some people elected to assemble their houses themselves, and Sterling supplied directions for those who wanted to do that. This pattern book illustrated dozens of Sterling homes with floor plans so that customers could select their ideal house. It's unusual to have a pattern book in color. It features the "Dresden," an interesting name for a WWII era American house! This is a nice snapshot of home design in the 1940s.