"The Lexington"

"The Lexington"

John W.
"The Lexington" was a catalog house designed by Presidential Homebuilders (headquartered in New Jersey) during the 1960s. The original catalog shows the house with a brick base, white siding, and black shutters rendered in tempera. According to the catalog, the Lexington features "Beamed ceiling in living room. Working fireplace. First floor powder room. 10-lite double doors from living room to rear patio." The house is 1600 square feet. The plan could have been built for about $20,000 in 1965 in a "gas light" community (that is, one with gas driveway lights, city water, and possibly sewer). These houses are prevalent in older "middle class" neighborhoods in the northeastern United States; since so many are owned by the original owners or their descendants, the floor plan is pretty much the same in all of them, though some houses are flipped.
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