In 1948 Kellogg's produced a set of what has now become one of the hardest to acquire American-made cardboard houses. They were called the 'Kellogg’s Modern Home Kits' and were available through mail order on boxes of Kellogg's 'All-Bran' cereal. Today Toys and Stuff is proud to bring you the 'Blandings Dream House' based on the movie “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas.
The set had some unique features I don't believe were ever repeated by a manufacturer, especially a cereal company.
-They were based on articles in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’, 5 Star Homes series
-Full-color models in 3/16” - O-scale
-Designed by architects, not toymakers
-Floor plans, decorating hints, elevations, and interior sketches were included for all models
-A set of working drawings was available to those who were interested in building an actual house
The set itself consisted of:
No. 56 Cape Cod
No. 84 Town House
No. 810 Concrete Colonial
No. 1066 “The Colonial Cottage”
No. 1510 “Home For Beginners”
Blandings Dream House Kit
Here's the back of an 'All-Bran' box showing some of the kits along with a still-intact mail-in request.
The envelope the houses would have come in
a partial floor plan - landscape chart
The booklet which came with the No. 95 Suburban Home
At 35 cents, the Blandings Dream House was the most expensive in the set and measures 10 1/2" (26.7cm) L x 5 7/8" (14.9cm) W x 5 1/2" (14cm) H.My Wife & Me Enjoy it Enjoy! The Berg's Enjoy :)