Ryan Homes Shenandoah Colonial Floor Plan & Marketing Materials…

July 23, 2009 | by Fred (email) |

Are you ready for a blast from the past?  We recently came across the original (from1984!) marketing slick sheet for our Ryan-built colonial home dubbed The Shenandoah “A”… Take a look at what you could get back then for (a penned-in) $149,900:

Brochure Front – Click to Enlarge

ryan colonial home brochure

Brochure Back – Click to Enlarge

ryan colonial home brochure shenandoah layout

The text on the second brochure is quite amusing:

The elegance of yesteryear is tastefully combined with modern spaciousness and luxury in this two story Colonial which features Western Reserve styling.

The Shenandoah offers a master suite and your choice of 3 or 4 additional bedrooms.

Downstairs you’ll find a powder room, with large living and dining rooms and a paneled family room.  Fireplaces are optional in family and living rooms.  And, there’s wall-to-wall carpet to enhance the luxurious atmosphere of this home.

The kitchen includes a breakfast room, a pantry and handsome custom cabinets.  In addition, there’s a laundry or mud room, a full basement–and options for a one- or two-car attached garage.  Ryan’s Standard Energy Package super-seals and insulates your home against the elements.*  And we conduct presettlement and six-month service inspections to assure complete satisfaction.

Some of the elegance of yesteryear included dark wood paneling and matching spindles between the rooms (both are now gone)… and isn’t it interesting that wall-to-wall carpeting added to the luxurious atmosphere?  Sounds like pretty good salesmanship to us 🙂

10 Responses
  1. Josh says:

    Neat-o! I’d love to find a brochure like this for my place. I’m struck by how traditional the layout is. It’s very clearly a center hall colonial– similar to houses in my neighborhood from another colonial revival 50 years earlier.

  2. It’s good to be sealed against the elements – a roof, walls and windows work wonders!

  3. Debbie says:

    That’s awesome!! I hope I can find something like that on the 101 year old house I’m buying. I love old documents!

  4. Lisa (Fred's sister) says:

    interesting to fine the old floor plans to your house. Interesting that you could have had a 5 bedroom instead of a 4. Love the updates you and Kim have made since you’ve been there.

  5. haus356 says:

    I’m resurrecting this blast from the past back from the past (or something). I live in a very similar Ryan Home, the Westmoreland, which was built in 2008. The Westmoreland is basically the same house with an integral garage instead of an attached garage. It’s interesting to see how little the floor plan has changed through the years – the master bedroom closet and bathroom are a little different, but that is about it.

    • Fred says:

      Haus, we have a few of those in our neighborhood. Would love to have you send us a picture of yours, and we can update this post with the other model.

  6. William Brown says:

    I am looking for blueprints/sales book etc.. for my 5 bedroom ryan home built in 1972 could have been forrunner for the Shenandoah. Built in PA Westmoreland county, but have seen in Allegheny count also.

    • Fred says:

      William – likely to be tough to find. I called Ryan a while back and they said they no longer had the plans from homes they built that long ago.

  7. John Born says:

    We recently purchased one of your two story
    Colonials in Clay, NY in the Country Meadows Development. The home was built in 1999. Could you please send us a copy of materials used to construct the home. I’m very interested in finding out what is underneath the vinyl siding. Thank you.

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