Celebrate the history of these charming, magical homes. First built in the 1950s, Cinderella Homes changed the perception of tract housing in Southern California. They were so popular that they threatened to put other home builders out of business. Many of them ended up imitating the Cinderella style.
Cinderella Homes were first built in Anaheim, CA. They were also built throughout the state of California, as well as in Nevada, Kansas and Texas (& Arizona). Over 6,000 homes were built. There's a Cinderella Drive located in Claremont, CA, and a Cinderella Lane in Santa Barbara, CA.
The first Cinderella custom home was built in Downey, CA, in 1953, two years before Disneyland opened. Jean's brother, Shannon, had the idea to build them as tract homes. If you live in a Cinderella Home today, or once upon a time, we would love to hear about your personal experience living there.
By Chris Lukather
The true story behind the original Cinderella Homes. Designed and built by Jean Vandruff in the 1950s and '60s, these homes were characterized by their elegance, charm and comfort. Innovative at the time, Cinderella Homes combined the aesthetic and quality of a custom-built home into a tract home development—at a price families could afford. These magical, well-built homes are still popular today. Jean Vandruff, who is 98 years old, was interviewed extensively for the book.
Format: Softcover, perfect bound, 10x10 inches, 120 pages.
Includes many vintage color and B&W photographs.
Introduction by Jean Vandruff.
NOTE: Book is available at a discount for schools, libraries, museums and other nonprofits. Contact for details.
BOOKSTORES: Discount available for multiple copies.
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