1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

HOUSE OF
GOOD TASTE

Three houses - traditional, contemporary and modern - fully furnished and provisioned down to liquors on the coffee table, are on exhibition in this homemakers' center. The buildings are sponsored not by one exhibitor but by scores of building, decorator and housewares companies. Their aim is to provide visitors with a yardstick of home building and decorating standards. In addition, there is a stripped-down house that enables visitors to look into the walls and see secrets of construction that are ordinarily invisible.

* Admission: 50 cents.
 
Highlights
 
TRADITIONAL HOUSE. This house of white plastic clapboard, with terrace and swimming pool, is an adaptation of a rambling New England farmhouse. It has three bedrooms and displays such features as a party room with indoor barbecue fireplace and a kitchen with a sewing nook.
CONTEMPORARY HOUSE. Sliding-glass walls and a living room skylight make this a house of light and space. Furnishings are both antique and contemporary, there is a separate family room, and in the garage are a Finnish steam bath and dressing room. Most of the rooms open onto sun decks, and the grounds have no fewer than three pools, as well as a summer house.
MODERN HOUSE. Edward Durell Stone's "inward looking" house was designed for the suburban lot, with the house enclosing the grounds to ensure privacy. A patio is in each corner, and a garden is in the center under a glass dome. The 36-foot-long living room is hung with modern American paintings on loan from museums, galleries and artists.
HIDDEN ASSETS. The innards of a house, such as wiring, plumbing and heating systems that normally stay out of sight, are on view in the open-wall structure.

HOUSE OF GOOD TASTE

Three fully furnished houses -- traditional, contemporary and modern -- display the latest in comfortable living.

Sponsored by scores of building, decorating and housewares companies, the houses are designed to serve as a yardstick of construction and decorating standards. A separate exhibit reveals details of construction ordinarily unseen.

TRADITIONAL HOUSE. This up-to-date version of a New England farmhouse is faced with white plastic clapboard and features a sewing nook, a fully equipped nursery, a pool and an indoor barbecue.

CONTEMPORARY HOUSE. Reflecting pools, sliding glass walls and a living-room skylight create a feeling of spaciousness. The decor is inspired by Asian designs.

MODERN HOUSE. Privacy is the theme of this "inward looking" house built around four enclosed patios. Its central core is an indoor garden under a big glass dome.

RESTAURANT. Steak is the specialty of Jim Downey's restaurant. A sidewalk cafe' serves light foods and beverages.

Admission: adults, 50 cents; children under 12, free.

2.18.05

Three houses - traditional, contemporary and modern - fully furnished and provisioned down to liqueurs on the coffee table. This is The House of Good Taste whose aim is to provide visitors with a yardstick of home building and decorating standards. They're now on display in Bradd Schiffman's Feature presentation.

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